Eulogy: Paul Coverdell

In June some close friends came to Kennebunkport for Barbara's surprise birthday party. A friend asked, Who are those two over there--the quiet guy with the glasses and the beautiful woman? It was Paul Coverdell from Georgia, a leader in the U.S. Senate, a close friend for many years, and his wife Nancy. I should have told my friend more about Paul. That he loved politics. That he was good at it. That he was a clear example of politics as a noble calling. That quiet can be good.

Paul didn't whine from the sidelines. He helped build an opposition party...

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