Mayor Pete Buttgood called him a “mentor” - that should explain a lot...
Sen. Lugar will be missed. Period.
He will be missed. He will be missed so dearly.
I wonder if there will be a state funeral, if Trump, Pence will attend or if there will be a televised funeral mass.
By, by turncoat.
I called his office once to give them my opion and was told that he did not care about my opinion. They said since I helped him win office he was there to give HIS opinion NOT mine. I will not miss him. He really stood for nothing.
He seemed to be pretty good early on, but as he aged, his priorities no longer seemed to match mine very well anymore. May he RIP
A decent Senator and may he RIP.
Another RINO ex-Senator assumes room temperature.
Otherwise no great loss. He wasn't worth a pimple on a bull's ass.
Very chummy with Obama and Obama full of praise for him. Plus a lifetime in the senate. He may have been a ‘good man’ but that reeks of establishment Rino.
“Lugar was a senator from 1977 to 2013, before that serving as Mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975.”
The guy never had an honest job?
Your comments on Luger tell me more about you than this globalist RINO.
Who cares? Just another parasite gone off the DC gravy train
He was part of the DC establishment swamp.
Rather have a Luger in my pocket than a Lugar in the Senate.
Good riddance Dick Lugy.
McCain Opposed Talbott
In 1993, when Talbott was nominated by President Clinton as Ambassador at Large and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State on the new Independent States (of the former Soviet Union), Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor to declare that, despite Talbott being a close friend and personal pick of the President’s, “I cannot in good conscience vote to confirm his appointment.”
McCain said that Talbott, as a writer for Time magazine and a commentator, had been guilty of making “mistaken observations” and suggesting “flawed policy solutions” on the matter of whether Russia “will evolve peacefully and democratically, collapse into chaos, or return to totalitarianism, be it Communist or fascist.”
McCain noted that Talbott opposed all of the Reagan initiatives, including deployment of missiles to Europe and the Strategic Defense Initiative, which had kept Europe free from Soviet control and eventually resulted in the demise of the Soviet empire. McCain said that “it would require many more hours for me to cite all the examples of mistakes and inconsistencies upon which Mr. Talbott bases his reputation as a Soviet expert.”
However, on April 2, 1993, Talbott was confirmed by the Senate to this post by a Yea-Nay Vote of 89-9. One of his leading Senate backers was Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar. The nine voting against Talbott were Craig (R-ID), Faircloth (R-NC), Gorton (R-WA), Helms (R-NC), Kempthorne (R-ID), Lott (R-MS), McCain (R-AZ), Smith (R-NH), and Wallop (R-WY).
Excerpt from the article
51 posted on 3/4/2008, 11:29:50 PM by BARLF