Senator Wellstone

  1. Just wanted to extend my condolences to fellow nurses in the great state of Minnesota. I know Sen Wellstone was very active in healthcare legislation. (Patient protection act, authored legislation to require health insurance co's cover mental illness in the same manner as physical illness, ect)He will be sorely missed. He seemed like a very good man.
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  3. by   nursegoodguy
    I hate to think of the impact it will have on our Government.... on the people of the nation.
  4. by   adrienurse
    I don't know American politics for s***, but he seemed like a decent guy.
  5. by   Mkue
    My sympathies to Mn and everyone. There was still so much he wanted to do.
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    Another sad loss in politics.
  7. by   CATHYW
    So sorry to hear of the loss of the Senator and his wife and daughter and staff members. I remember him from last week when they said he was diagnosed with MS!
  8. by   Jenny P
    I just saw and spoke with him on Tuesday. He came and spoke at a political rally at our MNA convention with Roger Moe (who is running for govenor of Mn). He sat behind me and called us rabble rousers while Moe was speaking-- but he was yelling and cheering as loud as the rest of us around him. I walked out of the hall with him and told him he needed a walking stick like mine (he had stepped wrong and stumbled) and he asked why I thought that so I told him it would be good to hit his opponents with-- he laughed about that).
    Wellstone was believer in righting wrongs and sticking up for the little guys in the world. He always supported nurses and our nursing association supported him. I admired him for his tenacity and ability to fight for what he believed in.
    My dog had an appointment at the groomers' this afternoon; the groomers were still upset and cried about his death when I dropped off my dog.
    My friend called this evening and just said "Can you believe it?" Those of us who knew him and his work and what he's done for nursing are in shock here.
    Nursing has lost a friend.
  9. by   pattyjo
    Jenny: Special thoughts to you and all in Minnesota. This is such a terrible loss. I work in mental health, and so he was a special hero to me because of his advocacy for that population. We have all lost something with the loss of this decent man. Wishing you all peace.
  10. by   LoisJean
    As a politician he exhibited the ultimate rarity: absolute honesty and faith in HIS convictions. He never cowered to the opinions and pressures of his peers. We could all learn from his life.

    Lois Jean