John Galt

'You have destroyed all that which you held to be evil and achieved all that which you held to be good. Why, then, do you shrink in horror from the sight of the world around you?' -- John Galt --

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Name In The News

Gerry Studds, the congressman who received words of encouragement and a standing ovation from fellow Democrats (and a glowing obituary in the Times this morning) after having admitted to sexually assaulting a young congressional page many years ago has died:

Gerry Studds Dies at 69; First Openly Gay Congressman
By Damien Cave, The New York Times

Gerry E. Studds, the first openly gay member of Congress and a demanding advocate for New England fishermen and for gay rights, died early Saturday at Boston University Medical Center ...

The cause was a vascular illness that led Mr. Studds to collapse while walking his dog on Oct. 3 in Boston. (

Studds: Hero. Warrior. Champion. Child molester. Dead at 69.