Charlie Wilson

The fact that Charlie Wilson's heart--his second--finally gave out wasn't all that surprising when you consider how much he lived. Wilson, a former Texas Congressman who died Feb. 10 at 76, was the kind of man who would declare on 60 Minutes, "I love stickin' it to the Russians." The kind of man who would bring his then girlfriend, a former Miss World USA, on a fact-finding trip to Pakistan. The kind of man, his House colleagues used to say, who could strut while sitting down. Still, he was elected 12 times from Lufkin, Texas--a town so conservative that it didn't...

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