Strange Political World

Aug. 13 '08: Arkansas Democratic Party chairman is gunned down Los Angeles Times
"The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party was shot and killed Wednesday by a man who barged into his Little Rock office."
"Gwatney supported Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination but switched his allegiance to Barack Obama when she withdrew from the race."
Yesterday, Aug. 20 '08: Ohio Congresswoman Tubbs Jones Dies at 58
"Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a key figure in Ohio Democratic politics and the chairman of the House ethics committee, died yesterday at a Cleveland hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage."

"Police found the 58-year-old lawmaker unconscious behind the wheel of her car Tuesday night after they noticed it swerving. She was taken to Huron Hospital in East Cleveland for treatment."
"Tubbs Jones "collapsed when she suffered a very serious brain hemorrhage caused by an aneurysm that burst in an inaccessible part of her brain," Gus Kious, president of Huron Hospital, said at an afternoon news conference."
"Tubbs Jones died at 6:12 p.m., according to a statement issued by her family and the hospital. Several news organizations, including washingtonpost.com, erroneously reported earlier yesterday that Tubbs Jones had died based on information from anonymous sources and retracted those reports after Kious's appearance."
"During this year's presidential primaries, Tubbs Jones emerged as one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's strongest supporters in Ohio and in the Congressional Black Caucus, despite pressure from some quarters to back Sen. Barack Obama. But Tubbs Jones held her ground through the Ohio primary in March, which Clinton won by 10 percentage points.
Tubbs Jones endorsed Obama in June after Clinton ended her campaign. Like all congressional Democrats, she was scheduled to serve as a superdelegate at the party's national convention in Denver next week."
Interesting to note that Tubbs Jones was reported to have died before the fact by several news organizations, including the source of the second article linked here: washintonpost.com. This is their follow up story.
No further comment except to say that the political world is a very strange world. The Democratic national Convention will be held next week from 8-25 through 8-28 in Denver.
some previous strange political happenings of note on the Democratic side: Hillary Refuses To Go Away
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever. 1 John 2:15-17

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