Remembering a conservative lion

The tributes to the late Charlie Norwood are rolling in, here and elsewhere. I’ve written a piece about him myself for Human Events and for Townhall, and below are links to a few other memoriae:

From John Fund, in today’s OpinionJournal:

I remember Mr. Norwood as a friendly but tough-talking dentist who always drilled through to the heart of a problem. When unions complained of Bush administration efforts to require them to fill out more extensive disclosure forms on their expenditures and political activities, Mr. Norwood was adamant in his role as chairman of the Workforce Protections subcommittee in the House. “If we are going to have more corporate disclosure in order to force companies to be more transparent and accountable, why should unions get off the hook,” he told me in 2003. “What’s fair is fair.”

Here are Demonbeck and shep1975 (and more Shep1975); Adam has several links and summaries here. And, if you want to get your blood pressure up, here’s a snippet from the liberal HuffPo, which is more than a bit on the vitriolic side.


  1. CHelf says:

    No one can say anything about Charlie without remembering the suspenders. I remember the Crawfordville parades where people would always comment on how Charlie would get in front of the crowd looking more like a good old Georgia public servant than a stuffed shirt DC politician. If there was something even just simple to remember him by it was the trademark suspenders. This in no way diminishes all of the other memories but it is something that he could always be noticed by in any crowd even detached from the Congressional or campaign modes.

  2. Jeff Emanuel says:

    Skeptical, if you follow the link to the story about HuffPo’s response, you will see a nice note at the bottom of the page in which the poster thanked DU profusely for their classy treatment of the situation.

    Thanks from me, as well.

  3. Skeptical says:

    As I’ve said before, I may not have agreed with him on just about anything, but he’s still a great family man and he served this country honorably, both in the military and in Congress, and I thank him for his service and I am glad that he is no longer suffering. I’m thankful that he was able to come home and be with his family before he passed away.

  4. commonsense says:

    Stop looking to be offended, please.

    People say stupid things, but here it’s not even a blogger, it’s a commentor. For all we know if could be a twisted GOPer trying to make the left look bad (I’m not saying it is but an anonymous comment isn’t exactly the hight of atribution).

    Like him, hate him, Norwood was human and the loss of a human life is in some sense always tragic.

    But seriously you guys are starting to act like the radical left, always looking for a reason to be offended. If you look hard enough I’m sure you can find a justification but don’t we all have better things to do?

  5. DeacfromGA says:

    Those HuffPo people are just miserable excuses for human beings. They probably have no friends and no families that love them.

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