RIP Jack Kemp

The 1996 Republican Vice Presidential nominee was 73 years old and it was publicly announced in January that he had cancer:

http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2009/05/02/kemp/index.html

Of course, he likely is the best quarterback the Buffalo Bills ever had that wasn’t named Jim Kelly.  He had largely disappeared from public view since the 1996 election (indeed, he disappeared in plain sight the last few weeks of the campaign) but he was in his time very influential in setting Republican policy as an ardent and early proponent of supply side economic theory.

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