It was a long night, Mr. Speaker, when we heard back the reports as the news reports said that a plane has gone down in Ely, Minnesota, and it was thought to be containing Paul Wellstone and his partner, Sheila Wellstone, and their daughter and several other campaigners. We hoped all night that what we thought might have happened didn't happen, but at the end of the evening, we learned that that tragedy, in fact, did occur. Our worst fears were confirmed when we learned that we lost him, but it was a long several hours before we realized that that tragedy had actually occurred, and we had hoped against hope. I will never forget that night.Welstone's death must've really hit Keith hard, considering what it did to his memory.
Not too surprising. "Progressive" government's hallmanrk is policy making that comes wholly from subjective feelings.
Wellstone's plane took off at around 8 in the morning, it crashed about an hour later, and Jeff Blodgett announced his death a few hours after that. Night? A long night?
And the plane went down in Ely, Minnesota, which will come as a big surprise to the folks in Eveleth-Virginia.
If you're going to make a heartfelt tribute, you've got to get the basic facts right.