Monday, April 18, 2011

Rest in Peace, Governor Schaefer

Former Governor William Donald Schaefer has died, and Red Maryland joins with the rest of Maryland in mourning his passing.

People may not have always agreed with Governor Schaefer, certainly as our site and he were on opposite sides of the aisle. He may not have always been seen in a positive light, and he may have not exited the political scene as gracefully as some may have liked.

But you can't argue that he cared. And you will be hard pressed to find somebody who loved the city of Baltimore as much as he did.

In this era of politicians on both sides of the aisle who are programmed and try not to offend, William Donald Schaefer was somebody who was unique, and real, and who really cared.

I'm sure that he's already trying to get the potholes filled in the afterlife...


Skip said...

He was a tough old guy, but a wonderful man. RIP Govenor.

Greg Kline said...

I will always remember how my Grandmother, a life long die hard democrat, loved and adored William Donald Schaefer. They were both part of a breed of conservative democrat all but extinct.

Dave said...

I told my wife last night when we got the news: He may have been an old school, Democratic machine politician, but by God he loved this town, and everybody knew it.

Not a bad epithet for a mayor.