Dean Barnett, RIP

We’ve already had the worst news we’ll get this election season: Dean Barnett has passed away at age 41 from cystic fibrosis. He was one of my favorite bloggers, as he had just the right combination of smarts and humor. And though I only know him from a couple e-mail correspondents, I can say he was a great guy. It’s hard to think that next year — however things end up — we’ll be going into it without his wit and wisdom.

You can probably find tributes to him at about every blog, but here’s one from Hugh Hewitt who he sometimes subbed for (and also mentions a short essay Dean wrote on his condition called The Plucky Smart Kid with the Fatal Disease).

Here’s how best to remember him. Here’s one of his famous FAQs (which were perfect for someone as ADD as me) on what the surge was and why it would work.

Rest in peace.

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  1. Uhmmm….

    (which were perfect for someone as ADD as me)

    Do you really have A.D.D. or are you being snarky?

    Because I have it and take meds or it and find people that make snarky comments about something they know jack chit about totally asinine.

    Just wondering.

    Answer here or contact me via my Blog.

    You’re Welcome.



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  3. My sympathies go out to his family, friends and fans. While I know he is in a better place, free from the pains and disappointments of this life, I know that is small comfort to those who loved him.

    God bless and keep you.



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