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Former Congresswoman and Ambassador
Lindy Boggs Dies at 97

ABC News, by Chris Good

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 7/27/2013 8:56:58 PM

Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, who filled her husband´s seat in the House of Representatives after his plane disappeared and went on to serve 18 years as a tireless advocate for women and minorities, died today at the age of 97. "She was remarkable in every way," ABC´s Cokie Roberts, one of Boggs´s three children, said. "She was able to accomplish a great deal for a great many people around the country and around the world, but doing it in an always gracious, always pleasant way that would serve as a great lesson for folks of today

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Remarkable woman...R.I.P.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 7/27/2013 9:27:34 PM     (No. 9445921)

She has the look of a woman you better not mess with. R.I.P.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/27/2013 10:08:53 PM     (No. 9445938)

Lindy Boggs was, of course, Cokie Roberts and Tommy Boggs´s (of Washington D.C.´s Patton, Boggs and Blow) mother, and the widow of Hale Boggs, whose plane disappeared somewhere near the Alaska coast back in the Nixon years. Mrs. Boggs lived an interesting life, and is worthy of our respect.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: richwill, 7/27/2013 10:27:09 PM     (No. 9445958)

I never feel bad when a liberal bites the dust.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 7/28/2013 1:08:35 AM     (No. 9446050)

And she lived down on Bourbon Street in the Quarter, almost to Esplanade, behind the simple façades that opened into a picturesque gardens ...

Another dicotomy of N´awlins when we lived there...

And a lagniappe, indeed ...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lalo, 7/28/2013 1:16:56 AM     (No. 9446056)

Good try, #2...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: olhokie64, 7/28/2013 3:21:21 AM     (No. 9446087)

A remarkable lady and a beautiful lady. I had the honer of meeting her once when she presented my Scout Troop with a American Flag that had flown over congress. I agreed with her politically some of the time, often not, but I always had a lot of respect for her.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 7/28/2013 5:16:33 AM     (No. 9446116)

I´ll try to mourn another elitist lefty. Oh, I give up, can´t do it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/28/2013 10:04:23 AM     (No. 9446382)

She was blessed to live long enough to see her daughter grow up to be fine and famous communist. I knew I could it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: readaholic, 7/28/2013 2:37:32 PM     (No. 9446720)

I´m boo-hooing along with #´s 3 & 7.

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