October 27, 2008

In Memoriam: Dean Barnett (1967-2008)

Hatched by Dafydd

Alas, Dean Barnett died today from complications due to his cystic fibrosis.

Objectively, I didn't really know him that well; I carried on a few e-mail conversations with him about various matters, both when he was at Soxblog and at his later gigs at Hugh Hewitt's blog and Weekly Standard. But for some reason, subjectively, I always thought of him as a friend. I was very much engaged in his final struggle, and his death has affected me much more than the deaths of occasional relatives to whom I was, in theory, closer.

I'm not unique; I think that was just Dean's way. I strongly suspect he made nearly everyone feel like his friend, even those who only "knew" him from his stints guest hosting for Hugh Hewitt's radio show.

I will certainly miss him; but again, I know I'm not alone.

Requiescat in pace, Dean.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, October 27, 2008, at the time of 3:45 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Xpressions

I will too. He spoke the truth, and didn't give breaks to the socialist illuminati. I have signed many posts saying how we'll miss him!

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