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RIP Jack Kemp

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Good Doctor, May 2, 2009.

  1. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback, Congressman and Vice Presidential candidate Jack Kemp has died.
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Damn, not many people can say they won championships in the AFL and had a distinguished national political career. Kemp was a good man, probably too good to ultimately succeed in the presidential arena. RIP.
  3. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Always liked him. RIP, congressman.
  4. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Man, that sucks.

    His kids went to HS with my younger brothers when he was a congressman from Buffalo.

    He was a tough sonuvabitch in those AFL days.

    Any word on cause of death?

    RIP Mr. Kemp.
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Was diagnosed with cancer in early January.

    Only thing I've seen so far: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jjHS8S3jIndU2oI6WHB_KqB-pvwAD97UFM800
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Lived a pretty amazing life.

  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Respected the hell out of him. That sucks.

    RIP Mr. Kemp.
  8. Beachey

    Beachey Member

    He was the speaker at my high school graduation; my high school was in his district. Some peace activist group protested because he supported some nuclear missile program and thought it was inappropriate for him to speak to a group of Catholic school boys. We all thought it was cool because our graduation made it on all three local news channels.

    RIP #15
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    A spokesdroid says Kemp died after a long illness but didn't specifically say Kemp died of cancer.

  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    He should have been the guy at the top of the ticket in 1996.

    This is very sad news. A class act has left us.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    A real loss. Sometimes, the loss of a respected opponent hurts worse than any other kind.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting guy.

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