Carol Platt Liebau: Jeanne Kirkpatrick, RIP

Friday, December 08, 2006

Jeanne Kirkpatrick, RIP

Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick, President Reagan's ambassador to the U.N. (the first woman to serve in this capacity), a great lady, and a staunch cold warrior, has died.

Her speech to the 1984 Republican convention that renominated incumbent President Reagan became famous for its candor and its moral clarity. The "Kirkpatrick doctrine" helped in no small part to bring the end of the Soviet Union about. Jeane Kirkpatrick was a patriot to the core.

She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and certainly deserved it. Dr. Kirkpatrick was also my aunt's roommate at Stephens College.

Godspeed and RIP.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

Carol I can only agree with you.
To me another giant has fallen.

4:51 PM  

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