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MSNBC: Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, an unabashed apostle of Reagan era conservatism and the first woman U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has died. Th

MSNBC:

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, an unabashed apostle of Reagan era conservatism and the first woman U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has died.

The death of the 80-year-old Kirkpatrick, who began her public life as a Hubert Humphrey Democrat, was announced Friday at the senior staff meeting of the U.S. mission to the United Nations and on the Web site of the American Enterprise Institute, where she had been a senior fellow.

In all honesty, my best memory of Jeane Kirkpatrick has nothing to do with her but with an imagined exchange between her and her "lover", Al Franken, in the introduction of Franken's book Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat Idiot (scroll about 2/3 down the page to read the exchange).


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