Both Robert Novak and Rose Freidman have died today. Novak was the columnist and a beginning TV pundit who thought big government was the worst thing on earth and he HATED communism. Bob was known to get his sources for news at the bar with a martini or 4. He also was spotted at "the horse racing" from time to time putting more than $2 down on a wager. That didn't make him a bad guy. Now that I think about it, I have a "friend" who is known for his drinking and gambling and sometimes witty anti big government stances.....Yeah people will pick on his CIA Valerie Plume article back in 03 that almost put "Scooter" Libby in the fun house, but Novak was so much more than that.
Rose Friedman was 97 and the widow of Milton Friedman, one of the greatest economists ever. But Rose was no regular housewife. She was an economist too. A real good one as well. This duo wrote a book called "Free to Choose" bashing big government meddling in the free economy. Milton always said Rose helped him with everything he wrote. Pretty heady stuff. There's a role model for all young ladies out there. Not these assclown-ettes (thanks to E for that word!) in Hollywood or on the boob tube.
So god bless to them both and all their family and friends. I almost always enjoyed their stuff and we really need more of these types of folks. Perhaps now more than ever.