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    Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82

    Excerpted from “Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82” By Emma Brown, Washington Post Staff Writer, The Washington Post, Wednesday, August 11, 2010; 1:41 PM
    Dan Rostenkowski, 82, a product of the Chicago Democratic political machine who rose to become one of the most powerful members of the U.S. House of Representatives before he lost his seat and was jailed on felony corruption charges, died Wednesday at his home in Wisconsin. …
    One of the great politicians of the twentieth century who suffered the consequences of changing ethical standards.
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    Re: Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82

    Hmmmm, I'm sorry he passed away. I'm sure he did more good things than bad things, but I surely wouldn't call him one of the great politicians of the 20th Century if he was jailed for corruption. Orrrr, maybe I would. I'm from the Chicago area. I didn't care for the guy myself.
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    Re: Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82

    Just another elected official turned thief, probably 90% of Chicago based Politicians are corrupt.
    Some of them then go on to other jobs.

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    Re: Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82

    This is an RIP thread, so I'll be gentle.

    How on earth can someone who went to jail for corruption be "one of the great politicians of the twentieth century"? I suppose by that standard, Nixon was one of our greatest Presidents of the twentieth century.

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    Re: Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    One of the great politicians of the twentieth century who suffered the consequences of changing ethical standards.
    a product of the Chicago Democratic political machine who rose to become one of the most powerful members of the U.S. House of Representatives before he lost his seat and was jailed on felony corruption charges,

    That may be the best line ever written about a politician...

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    Re: Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82

    He was a thug and an embarrassment to the good, decent people of IL. Our politicians are mostly dirty pukes. Barack Hussein Obama included. Ugh.

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    Re: Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82

    a crook who deserves no tribute
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    Re: Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82

    Um... whatever happened to keeping negative comments out of RIP threads?

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    Re: Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82

    Whatever his other deeds, public service is commendable.
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    Re: Dan Rostenkowski, former congressman, dead at 82

    Honestly, as fat as he was, I thought he probably died a long time ago.

    RIP.
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