Friday, October 31, 2008

Studs Terkel, RIP

Saddest Halloween ever.

Terkel lived an amazing life. He was a strong voice for progressive politics through some great times and some terrible times. He was also an amazing chronicler of the times in which he lived.

But damn it, why couldn't he have lived a week longer to not only see an African-American elected president, but also a man from Chicago.

We should all make a toast on election night to the great Studs Terkel.