Today my human is saddened at the unexpected loss of one of her heroes. Andrew Breitbart was a TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT. He fought tirelessly and with enthusiasm against the left. He exposed the lies of the MSM for what they were. And he gave of his time and himself to organizations he believed in and that were in the same fight he was. We have truly lost a GREAT AMERICAN today.
Last July, Candi had the pleasure of meeting Andrew for the first time. I remember her coming back from SGS2011 talking of the people she had seen, met and got to hear speak. Mr. Breitbart was one of her favorites. She was impressed by his energy, his dedication and his love of country. Very few have reached the level of ‘hero’ to her, and he had. She’d already been a follower, but last July convinced her he was worthy of the status ‘hero’.
A few weeks ago at CPAC2012, Candi once again had the opportunity to be in Mr. Breitbart’s company. While conducting interviews, Lisa Mei Norton (co-founder of BigDawgMusicMafia.com) asked Mr. Breitbart if he would come sit for a short interview. He graciously agreed and Candi told me she immediately said…”I can’t do his interview, Lisa. You’ll have to conduct that interview.” Lisa did, and Candi was once again impressed with his words, his generosity in agreeing to talk with a ‘nobody’, and the depth of his passion for his beliefs which never seemed to waiver.
It is with a heavy heart that this canine writes this today. You see, I may not have met him, but my human had and she admired the man. Therefore, I am grieving with her at the loss while celebrating the legacy that he leaves behind. It is a double edged sword that we write these words because we know that even while we will miss him, he will be at peace and watching over the conservative movement from above.
Thank you Mr. Breitbart for all that you have done for the conservative movement. Thank you for shining the light of truth on the MSM. And thank you for your unwavering dedication and commitment to this great country that you loved so much. You will be missed, but the fight will continue on and you will always be remembered as one of fiercest leaders. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you Rest In Peace and rejoice in the heavens over the victories we have in a movement that you helped inspire.
In closing, I would also like to share the quote shared with us by a friend who is currently overseas.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. Speech at the Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston Massachusetts (7 June 1945), quoted in Patton : Ordeal and Triumph (1970) by Ladislas Farago
Remember that while we mourn this loss, we must celebrate the legacy he has left to each of us. We must continue the fight. Please join with our family as we say a prayer for the family left behind, the co-workers and friends, and the legacy that is Andrew Breitbart.