Big Government -- Andrew Breitbart passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.
Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.
Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:
I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.
Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.
Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.
Blog author's comments - A shock and a shame. He was a warrior for conservative values.
Andrew Breitbart (February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was an American publisher, commentator for the Washington Times, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs, and once served as an editor for the Drudge Report website.
He ran his own news aggregation site, Breitbart.com, and five other websites: Breitbart.tv, Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Peace. Breitbart often appeared as a speaker at Tea Party movement events across the U.S.