Dan Rostenkowski: A Washington Giant, a Casualty of Scandal
Grier, Peter, The Christian Science Monitor
Dan Rostenkowski, once called one of the nation's most power politicians, died Wednesday. His lengthy political career in Washington began in 1958 and ended amid scandal in 1994.
In his time, Dan Rostenkowski was a giant of Washington. The 18- term Democratic congressman from Chicago was a politician who combined the sharp political instincts of an alderman with a legislative ability reminiscent of Lyndon B. Johnson.
He went to federal prison on corruption charges. He knew that would be the first line about him in the history books. "It is something I have to live with," he said in a 1998 broadcast interview.
But Mr. Rostenkowski, who died Wednesday, also …
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