Lloyd Bentsen, Last of the Patricians
Lloyd Bentsen has passed away. I actually got to meet the former Senator and Secretary of the Treasury back in 1988 in Waco when he made his first official campaign appearance as the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate. He and and his wife Beryl Ann came out of their hotel room in slippers and bathrobes to shake our hands. I think she may have actually distributed cookies. Yes, he was an extremely conservative Democrat and yes he used some questionable tactics to defeat the late, great "Raff" Yarborough, but he was still a class act, he beat George H.W. Bush for the US Senate, he decapitated Dan Quayle, and he would've made a fine vice president.