[UPDATE] Thinking about the sad news some more – and seeing not only Jeff’s post, but Erick’s and Brad’s; for that matter, the outpouring of sentiment across the right-blogosphere (and a certain tentative undercurrent of hate across the left-) – I wondered what Andrew would say to comfort the folks that know and miss him, if only he still could. Then I realized that I knew exactly what he’d say: Andrew would give one of those pauses of his and then quote some of the old labor organizer/hooligan Joe Hill’s last words.
Don’t waste any time mourning. Organize!
Partially because it’s good advice, and partially because Andrew never thought that it was about him, per se… but mostly because the Activist Left absolutely hates it when we take away their most cherished mythological constructs and use them in the cause of righteousness. Which is why Andrew kept doing it to them, of course.
I knew the guy slightly, as part of the entire blogging/new Media network. He was very good at what he did, always had a good thing to say about RedState when talked, and infuriated the vilest elements of the Online Left* by his mere existence to a degree that left the rest of us in envious awe. I am very sorry to hear of his death, and offer my prayers and good wishes to his wife and children.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: My friend and RS colleague Jeff Emanuel just put up his eulogy for Andrew.
*I suspect that said elements will be self-identifying with some glee, today. Including some surprising ones.