NRO on Jack Kemp’s funeral


Celebrating Kemp   [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

National Cathedral was packed for his funeral this afternoon, every GOP luminary from Frank Carlucci and Al Haig and Michael Steele  to Joe Lieberman and Sam Donaldson.

Chuck Colson eulogized his friend and said that in all his years in Washington he can’t remember anyone who left public office 22 years before getting such an elaborate send-off.

The funeral was properly focused on faith and family (and his son Jeff, who sounds so much like his raspy father and can command an audience’s attention just as well as the late Kemp, too). But there was a memorable line that didn’t come from the Bible and won’t make the news coverage. Again, from Colson: While Jack was playing football, he was reading Hayek.

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