Monday, October 25, 2010

In Memory of Paul Wellstone

I saw a couple articles from Ezra Klein about U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone from Minnesota today. This is the eighth year after his death in a plane-crash along with his wife and daughter, and five other people. He was one of the only politicians that I've met in person, and one of the only that I felt was actually worth listening to.

This interview was done in October 2002 in Minneapolis shortly before he died:



An introduction to Paul Wellstone, created by his children's Wellstone Action foundation:



Wellstone speaking against going to war in Iraq:



An example of one of his campaign commercials:



I highly recommend his book, "The Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda".