R.I.P., Jesse Helms
July 4, 2008 6:05pm CST
Former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms died today at the age of 86; it was said on the news a few moments ago that he'd probably have been pleased to have left this life on Independence Day. He was often quite a controversial figure and was known as "Senator No" by both Democrats and Republicans. Everyone here knows I'm a Democrat - at least those who know me - so I won't initiate this post with any disrespect to a man who has just passed away but I'd like to read what you think and thought of him. I think it's possible to discuss someone's legacy as a U.S. Senator without being disrespectful even if there are things you didn't agree with, so let's try to do that. Annie
• United States
4 Jul 08
Sadly, I don't think he'll be resting in peace. I'd imagine he's got some 'splainin' to do! Either way, I do send my condolences to those who loved him.