C.B. Forgotston, a remembrance

Professor Mann writes a nice tribute following the passing of C.B. Forgotston. RIP Sir….

Something Like the Truth

cbf-action-news C.B. Forgotston

By Robert Mann

“He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.”–Socrates

C.B. Forgotson, the respected Louisiana blogger who died Sunday at age 70, was a fearless, courageous man. He was also an honest man – brutally so, sometimes maddening and but never compromising in his pursuit of the truth.

When I worked for Gov. Kathleen Blanco, I didn’t particularly welcome his regular criticism of her, but I knew that he always told the truth as he saw it. It didn’t matter who the public official was or what he thought of that individual, personally. C.B. never cut people any slack when writing about their policies.

Looking back, C.B. was usually right. He had a well-earned fundamental distrust of politicians, almost certainly acquired by proximity to the political class during so many years at the state Capitol…

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