Hillary Clinton has just announced on the Senate floor that Senator Moynihan has passed away. While I was politically opposed to Moynihan on every issue, he certainly knew how politics and idealism could meet, even if ever so infrequently. Every time we lose a man in politics who would, even once, stand on principle, it is not a good day.
Of course the irony that Hillary Clinton, a woman of fluid principles and non-existent morals, would announce his passing is almost too much. But hopefully, he is in a good place, where he can miss her announcement and rest in peace.