Charles Colson, dead at 80

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    Talk about your blast from the past.

    Watergate figure, Christian leader Charles Colson dies

     
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    Somewhere, Karl Rove is weeping bitterly.
     
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    Colson's story should give hope to Rove.
     
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    Proof that redemption is always possible.
     
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    Thank you, Joe. It was a blast from the past because my main awareness of him (as an Assembly of God teen) was the prison ministries. The concept of Watergate was really fuzzy to me, at that age.
     
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    A lot of people thought Colson was faking it initially, but he's done a lot of good since then.

    Not a religious man, personally, but I respect those who walk the walk rather than talk the talk.
     
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    Another point - I must have ADD. Because this is what happened in my head.

    Oz.

    Dean Winters was on Oz.

    MAYHEM!

    All THAT to say, I got one of my favorite quotes ever from Oz. Don't even know which actor uttered the line, but I never forgot it.

    How would you like it if the rest of your life was based on the worst thing you ever did.
     
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    proof a prick can stay a prick while embracing religion. Chuck stayed a prick. He never apologized to Elsberg and there are other instances of his nasty side that came through his christian shield.

    I admired the man for his ability ti be a mean prick. he never really changed. he just found religion, that's all.

    and he spent his time with other criminal pricks who fucked society and individuals.


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    Chuck was a simple man who was hard-headed in everything he did. I do not doubt his passionate embrace of voodoo christianity, but he never apologize to Daniel Elsberg, and ...

    Watergate figure Charles Colson has died at 80 *| ajc.com


    While he admitted he'd been wrong to do so much of Nixon's dirty work, he remained embittered at one of the sources who'd exposed the wrongdoing. In 2005, when it was revealed that Mark Felt was the infamous "Deep Throat" responsible for the fall of the Nixon administration, Colson was disgusted, having worked so closely with Felt. "He goes out of his life on a very sour note, not as a hero," Colson said.

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/politics/politi...d-at-80-a.html

    He grew up at 15 different addresses in and around the city and attended eight schools. He got his first taste of politics as a teenage volunteer in Robert F. Bradford’s reelection campaign for governor of Massachusetts. He said he learned “all the tricks,’’ including “planting misleading stories in the press, voting tombstones, and spying on the opposition in every possible way.’’
     
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    I'm sorry. As it turns out? He was human.

    He did a great deal of good for a great many people.
     
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    It seems he changed, fundamentally.
     

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