Skip to comments.Charlie Wilson dies at age 76
Posted on 02/10/2010 1:04:33 PM PST by Liberty Valance
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) Former longtime East Texas congressman Charlie Wilson has died. Staff at Lufkin Memorial Hospital confirmed the report. He was 76.
According to a Memorial Hospital press release, Wilson died after suffering from cardio pulmonary arrest. He was pronounced dead at 12:16 p.m. in the hospitals emergency room.
Wilson served in the 2nd U.S. Congressional District from 1972-1996 and was known as the Liberal from Lufkin. A book about his efforts in the U.S.s covert war against Russia in Afghanistan was chronicled in the book, Charlie Wilsons War, which was later made into a movie.
Sad to say, you dont see those sorta Democrats anymore.
I enjoyed reading his book. Of course, it was better than the movie.
I wish I coulda met the man - I lived in the district he represented.
Awww....Not good time Charlie! RIP MR. WILSON....
Rest in peace Charlie. He will be remembered.
A real page turner. I loved the book.
“I enjoyed reading his book.”
Didn’t George Crile write the book?
Now THIS was a man.
The book reveals how he out-foxed both sides of the aisle and the CIA to whup the Soviets.
Wow! Charlie, you’re the second guy I want to meet in heaven.
Granted, I may not make it there, but I know you will.
One of the few Democrats I liked. One helluva story there. He could’ve shown Bill Clinton a thing or two as well LOL.
Of course, I loved the movie. My favorite line was something like this (from memory):
Tip wanted me to ask you if --
He wants me to take a seat on the Ethics Committee.
Well, hell, I'm on the other side of that issue!
Charlie Wilson was a rascal with a good heart and a solid core of patriotism. I trust that he and Ben Franklin are now swapping tales.
Thank you Mr. Wilson.
Or perhaps he and Murtha are swapping tales...
RIP Good Time Charlie.
Well Hell, Charlie was one of those ol’ style East Texas Dems, I miss ‘em too! Still have a few friends cut from that cloth.
LOL! Great lines.
At another point in the movie (he drank a lot) he was coaching his secretaries what to tell the press if asked why he wouldn’t go into rehab ...The standard reply was to be: “Because they don’t serve scotch in rehab”.
I am confident that Charlie Wilson with a handler like the Lady Speaker would have behaved just like all the other Dem rats.
A lot of hookers and bartenders are crying today.
Larry Liddle: Miss?
Charlie's Angel #1: Yes sir?
Larry Liddle: It seems to me lookin' around, that it's almost all women workin' here; and that they're all very pretty. Is that common?
Charlie's Angel #1: Well... Congressman Wilson, he has an expression. He says uhh, "You can teach 'em to type, but you can't teach 'em to grow tits."
Larry Liddle: Well, that's... charming.
He was always a straight shooter, never lacking for some great one-liners.
Back in the 1980’s - “The American people are smart - they elect a Democrat congress to protect their benefits, but elect Republican Presidents to keep their taxes low.”
When a heretofore obscure Primary challenger won a ten million dollar lottery jackpot midway through the campaign - “He can have this seat if he’ll hand over that lottery ticket.”
When learning he was the worst offender in the House bank overdraft scandal — “I never claimed to be an accountant.”
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