Since learning late Saturday night of the passing of William Rehnquist, I've been running a question around in my head, the same one I had with Ronald Reagan, only amplified: What does one say about the death of a person one didn't really like?
Well, here's what the Human Rights Campaign and its leader had to say:
The Human Rights Campaign, along with our fellow Americans and people worldwide, learned late last night that William Rehnquist, chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, passed away after a year-long bout with cancer. Today we offer our condolences to the chief justice's family, friends and colleagues.It's not quite "He voted against our cause every chance he got, the bastard," but it's close, isn't it?
"Chief Justice Rehnquist's over three decades of service on the court will have an impact for decades to come," said HRC President Joe Solmonese. "The chief justice's passing is a time for national reflection: about who we are as a nation, and how far we've come since he began his service on the court in 1972."