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Ex-senator, presidential nominee
George McGovern enters hospice care

Reuters, by David Bailey

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Posted By:draggingtree, 10/16/2012 2:56:44 PM

Former senator and Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern has entered hospice care in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the hospice center said on Monday in a statement approved by his family. McGovern, 90, who lost to Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election, was admitted to the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, part of Avera McKennan Hospice Services.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: janylou, 10/16/2012 3:11:10 PM     (No. 8937691)

Like the man or not, at least he was honest about what he believed unlike the lying dins today. I pray he doesn't have to suffer much longer and that he has made peace with his Maker.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scrubber, 10/16/2012 3:31:56 PM     (No. 8937770)

McGovern was a bomber pilot over Europe in WWII. He was a friend if the great writer of that war, Stephen E. Ambrose. Ambrose wrote of him in one of his books, and very carefully painted McGovern as one who shirked his duty (to put it delicately). Quelle surprize!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/16/2012 3:33:05 PM     (No. 8937775)

The WW2 generation departs. He did his duty.

Ditto 1 & 2.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tylertexan, 10/16/2012 3:49:42 PM     (No. 8937807)

Prayers to him and his family, and may his remaining days be as comfortable as possible.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bob913, 10/16/2012 4:32:28 PM     (No. 8937914)

Lost? He was trounced!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 10/16/2012 5:38:02 PM     (No. 8938052)

Gonna go with the consensus--he was a desperately wrong-headed liberal, but he was honest about it. I have a lot more sympathy for him than for your run-of-the-mill, intelectually dishonest, morally bankrupt lib.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/16/2012 5:45:18 PM     (No. 8938067)

McGovern went into business after the trouncing and rapidly learned the realities of regulation and taxes. He said if he had known this, he would have never taken some of the positions he took.

I give him credit for this. May his last retirement be peaceful and filled with friends and family.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/16/2012 5:47:29 PM     (No. 8938074)

Also, McGovern hasn['t made a nuisance of himself after his defeat, popping off with inappropriate things, like Jimmy Carter and Lurch Kerry. He gets credit for going gracefully too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Java D, 10/16/2012 9:39:10 PM     (No. 8938602)

At least he wasn't a Socialist.

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