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Political Lessons from Charles Durning

If anyone has watched the news today, I’m sure they have seen the sad news that Charles Durning passed away yesterday. When I think of Durning, I only think of one character that he made famous.

It’s particularly relevant to share that famous character on this blog since I think we all need to be reminded that this isn’t a terrible exaggeration of how politicians really work. Well, the booty shaking might be an exaggeration, but not much more. :)

Durning should also be recognized for his service in World War II during the D-Day invasion. He was the recipient of a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts.

5 Responses to “Political Lessons from Charles Durning”

  1. Yes I was saddened by the news. I will always remember him for his performance on NCIS Seas. 2 Epis. 7

    http://youtu.be/HtVkhcPleHk

  2. guffaw says:

    A fine man, and an American Hero.

    The PI in DePalma’s Sisters, also.

    That NCIS episode rocked!

    gfa

  3. Arnie says:

    I remember him as Senator Chapman in the cool aviation syfy thriller, The Final Countdown (1981). I also heard he was in the first wave at Omaha Beach, and the only survivor from his outfit. R.I.P.

  4. Peter Hamm says:

    Tootsie. Great guys in bar scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvMKDVUoTqc

  5. McHale says:

    Also, he survived the Malmedy Massacre during the Battle of the Bulge.

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