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 thoughts on “Political Lessons from Charles Durning”

  1. 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.

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