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, former member of the United States Senate fr...

, former member of the United States Senate from Minnesota. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

… and I remember thinking he was a winner.

Yes, I know that I am supposed to do something just to make myself happy, and blog about it … but today, when I saw this, I thought of how important it is to do things … not to make myself happy, but because it is the right thing to do to help someone else.

That is the kind of man Paul Wellstone was. And today is the tenth anniversary of his death.

No, he wasn’t my representative to anywhere, but I remember that he seemed to be doing something worthwhile … worth doing … and was willing to work for what he believed in.

Somehow, even though he wasn’t from my state, I felt better knowing he and people like him were serving in the Senate and the House.

Today is the 10th anniversary of Senator Paul Wellstone’s tragic death. He was a legend in political circles for always standing up for causes that had no voice, for people who had no chances, and for American values we all hold dear. Learn about him. Share his story. Then challenge yourself to live like him.

I don’t know all the facts surrounding his death. I know that there was a sadness for me when I heard about both his and John Heinz‘s death. Both people who seemed to fight for real people … for me … and did not care what the rest of the world … or their own party … thought of them.

There was a blurb on the internet which I may or may not be able to get here for you to see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-MjcGF1V-wM#!

They really don’t seem to make politicians like this anymore.

And we are worse off for it.

But maybe, just maybe, on this the tenth anniversary of his death, some politician out there will remember … and not say the next vitriolic hateful thing. Will not block legislation that could help people just because of the party of the writer.

Maybe someone will hear of this and decide to do as the quote said …  “Challenge yourself to live like him.”

And that will make me very happy.

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