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Walter Mondale passes

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  1. OklahomaGator

    OklahomaGator Jedi Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    Just saw a report will try to find a link
     
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  2. OklahomaGator

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    Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93

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    MINNEAPOLIS — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93.

    The death of the former senator, ambassador and Minnesota attorney general was announced in a statement from his family. No cause was cited.
     
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  3. OklahomaGator

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    Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93

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    MINNEAPOLIS — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93.

    The death of the former senator, ambassador and Minnesota attorney general was announced in a statement from his family. No cause was cited.
     
  4. tampagtr

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    The news is all Minnesota
     
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  5. tampagtr

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    First campaign I worked on was Carter Mondale in 76
     
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  6. duchen

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    RIP VP Mondale. Thank you for your years in the Senate and as VP. A truly decent man.
     
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  7. murphree_hall

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    I honestly had no idea he was still alive. R.I.P.
     
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  8. OklahomaGator

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    I didn't agree with him politically, but he was an honorable man. Thanks for his years of service to our nation and prayers for his family.
     
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  9. mutz87

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    RIP.

    One of my colleagues told a story after his passing about how when she was a doctoral student in political science in DC, she was trying to hail a cab to Dulles and was desperate because she was flying overseas to a conference. When a cab pulled over to her, Mondale was in the back seat and asked where she was going--saying she looked stressed. She said Dulles, so he had the cab take her to Dulles and then to wherever he was going, paying for her trip. She said he was wonderfully gracious and talked to her the entire time.
     
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    Incredible life - RIP

    off topic but the # of high ranking politicians living well into their 90s lately has got my attention. Ford, Carter, Bush Sr, now Mondale etc. interesting
     
  11. tampagtr

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    Josh Marshall was noting that on Twitter
     
  12. tampagtr

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    What a great story. Thanks for sharing
     
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  13. VAg8r1

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    Walter Mondale defined the modern Vice Presidency. Before Mondale, the vice president had no meaningful role. Mondale was the first vice president who had a meaningful role in a presidential administration. Before Mondale, the role of VP could be summed up in a famous quote by John Nance Garner, FDR's first vice president when he told LBJ that the vice presidency “ain’t worth a bucket of warm shit.” (Schoolbook historians Bowdlerized the last word to “spit.”)
    The Vice Presidency Was a Joke Before Walter Mondale
    Walter Mondale reinvented the vice presidency. Both Biden and Harris should thank him for it.
     
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    Listened to a podcast yesterday that talked about how Charles Krauthammer worked for Mondale when he first got into politics. Krauthammer said that Mondale was the nicest person he ever dealt with in politics.
     
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