15 December 2005


"Regardless of what happens to you, get a smile on your face and keep it there"

William Proxmire, senator from Wisconsin from 1957 until 1987, noted giver of "Golden Fleece" awards for frivilous (in his opinion) government spending, is dead at age 90 from Alzheimer's Disease. Coverage from the (registration required) New York Times here.

Besides being an advocate for government and personal thrift, Senator Proxmire was also a fan of exercise (daily, he jogged from his D.C. area home to the Senate) and of smiling.

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