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Former Illinois Rep. Dan Rostenkowski Has Died, Chicago News Outlets Report
NBC ^ | 08/11/10 | breaking.

Posted on 08/11/2010 10:09:50 AM PDT by Doogle

Former Illinois Rep. Dan Rostenkowski has died, NBC News confirmed Wednesday.

Rostenkowski died peacefully at his home in Wisconsin this morning, a close friend told WMAQ. He was 82.

Rostenkowski served in Congress from 1959 to 1995 and wielded the gavel as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for 11 years. A corruption scandal ended his 42-year career in public service. He pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud in 1996 and spent 15 months in federal prison.

In 2000, he was pardoned by President Bill Clinton in the final days of Clinton's presidency.

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1 posted on 08/11/2010 10:09:53 AM PDT by Doogle
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To: Doogle

A fine man who knew how to provide for his family.


2 posted on 08/11/2010 10:11:57 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Doogle

Another Democrat on the way to Hell.


3 posted on 08/11/2010 10:12:48 AM PDT by Bookie1066 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: Doogle

RIP you product of the evil Chicago political machine.


4 posted on 08/11/2010 10:13:34 AM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: Doogle
The media does not say what he is so that means he is a dem.
5 posted on 08/11/2010 10:13:45 AM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Doogle

6 posted on 08/11/2010 10:13:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Doogle

1959 to 1995 ????????? That’s too _______ Long ,to coin a phrase out of used cars.


7 posted on 08/11/2010 10:14:22 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Doogle
Didn't know he was still alive.

How many roads, bridges, airports, etc. are named after him?

Clinton Pardons Rostenkowski, 58 Others

8 posted on 08/11/2010 10:14:36 AM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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To: Doogle
Years ago, he very easily could have been beaned to death by enraged senior citizens wielding umbrellas. Now he meets the Judge. RIP.
9 posted on 08/11/2010 10:16:13 AM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: Doogle

Send the family a card, steal the stamp first.


10 posted on 08/11/2010 10:19:50 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: smokingfrog
"I always said I violated House rules, but was not in violation of the law," Rostenkowski said. "But my lawyers later explained to me that a jury could conclude that I had violated the law."

Yeah, right...

11 posted on 08/11/2010 10:20:20 AM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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To: Doogle

He was my congressman when I lived in Chicago.

Now I have Henry Waxman....


12 posted on 08/11/2010 10:20:27 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Doogle

Sad...now where did I put those stamps?


13 posted on 08/11/2010 10:22:12 AM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said)
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To: mgstarr

Henry Waxman...PIG FACE.....lucky you


14 posted on 08/11/2010 10:23:57 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mgstarr
He was my congressman when I lived in Chicago.

Now I have Henry Waxman....

You're cursed.

15 posted on 08/11/2010 10:24:04 AM PDT by jslade (People that are easily offended OFFEND ME!)
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To: mgstarr
He was my congressman when I lived in Chicago.

Now I have Henry Waxman....

You're cursed.

16 posted on 08/11/2010 10:24:13 AM PDT by jslade (People that are easily offended OFFEND ME!)
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To: smokingfrog

sounds like Rangel


17 posted on 08/11/2010 10:25:00 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Rosty the Postman!


18 posted on 08/11/2010 10:28:59 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Doogle

In prison?


19 posted on 08/11/2010 10:29:09 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Doogle

What can we say? A machine politician who would make a deal with the devil if it got him votes and power. Maybe he helped some people, and likely hurt others in the process. What was the overall sum of his existence? Only God knows.


20 posted on 08/11/2010 10:29:21 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: mgstarr

Why do you keep picking such blue states to live in?


21 posted on 08/11/2010 10:29:37 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Cheetahcat

LOL.

Great movie.


22 posted on 08/11/2010 10:29:44 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Doogle

Wasn’t he the guy caught on microphone saying “we’re gonna tax their asses off” at some dem rally or such?


23 posted on 08/11/2010 10:29:52 AM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: dainbramaged

Mondale


24 posted on 08/11/2010 10:32:08 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I thought he went to prison for years of stealing antiques and furniture from the House of Representatives.


25 posted on 08/11/2010 10:32:32 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: jslade

That district has produced some doozies: Rostenkowski, Blago, Rahm Emmanuel.


26 posted on 08/11/2010 10:34:18 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: Deb

In the end, Rostenkowski pleaded guilty two counts of mail fraud. He admitted in his plea agreement that he had converted office funds to his own use for gifts such as Lenox china and armchairs.

He admitted hiring people on his congressional payroll who did little or no official work — but took care of his lawn, took photographs at political events and family weddings, helped his family’s business and supervised the renovation of his house.


27 posted on 08/11/2010 10:34:34 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mgstarr
You need to pick better places to live....
28 posted on 08/11/2010 10:36:14 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Steely Tom

Really?


29 posted on 08/11/2010 10:37:59 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Doogle
Time for another exciting game of Name That Party!
30 posted on 08/11/2010 10:40:18 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (You can force me to recycle, but I will NOT sing the song!)
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To: SJSAMPLE

“LOL.

Great movie.”

Funny as hell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqHZWdFVyyQ&feature=related


31 posted on 08/11/2010 10:51:20 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Doogle

Former Rep (D) Rottencowpies had a distinguished carreer, servicing the public for 42 years.

The scandal that was the Means which ended his rapacious Ways—hence the name of the Committee—was his unique interpretation of the term ‘Food Stamps’.


32 posted on 08/11/2010 10:52:23 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Doogle

Dust to dust! My late mother taught me never to speak ill of the dead. Sometimes this is a very difficult thing to accomplish.


33 posted on 08/11/2010 10:58:18 AM PDT by mort56
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To: Bookie1066

He will have plenty of time to exchange fire resistant notes with Teddy and Byrd. When’s Charlie going to join them? Soros is way overdue but he has a spot reserved for him in one of those lower places typically reserved for early/mid 20th century European dictators.


34 posted on 08/11/2010 10:58:33 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Doogle

So, essentially, he was convicted of breaking the ground that many have since trod.


35 posted on 08/11/2010 12:37:15 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

stepped upon the wrong toes


36 posted on 08/11/2010 12:50:20 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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