“…his can-do attitude and psychological buoyancy were essential parts of who he was.

It’s possible to know this and still dislike him for it, of course. But if you do so, it’s in the full knowledge that your hatred stems from a character flaw in yourself, not in him.”

A spot-on tribute, by Edward Keenan, to one of the only politicians this little cynic has ever respected. Rest in peace, Jack. And thank you for being a class act.