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A Sad Day: Henry Hyde Retires

Henry Hyde announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election in 2006. Hyde has served in Congress since 1974 and is the best argument against term limits I know. He will be sorely missed.

Hyde mixed gravity and levity in proper proportion. Hyde was a warrior for all the causes we associate with Ronald Reagan Republicans and no member of Congress did more for the Pro-Life cause. He also served as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee during the Clinton impeachment. As Chairman he once asked: "Would the gentlelady from Texas like more time to impugn the character of the Chairman of the Committee?"

Here are news reports on his retirement from the ’Chicago Sun Times’ and the ’Chicago Tribune’.

Discussions - 2 Comments

He is also a dirtbag who had a long and taudry affair that broke up an innocent man’s family.

Rep. Hyde will be missed, advocate of the rights of the unborn, a stalwart supporter of reduced taxes, proponent of defence... Mr Hyde has been carrying Reagan’s platform for the Republican party for the past thirty years.

Unfortunately, I’m not certain who will carry this banner for the party...

John

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