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Beautiful Eulogy:

David Horowitz eulogizes his daughter Sarah here. Thanks to Manny Klausner for the link.

Dave N (mail):
A truly beautiful eulogy. We are hardwired to think that our children will outlive us, which makes their premature passing all the harder.

My condolences to David Horowitz and his family--and I hope they all find peace. He does paint a vivid portrait of an exceptional woman. He should be proud of his association with her and the values I am sure he helped instill.
3.14.2008 4:11pm
Steve:
It's always sad to see a parent bury their child. That's not how life is supposed to be.
3.14.2008 4:43pm
Fub:
Very moving eulogy, as much by David Horowitz' realization of his debts as by recitation of Sarah's gifts.

Sarah Horowitz' last, and very recent, interview is here.
3.14.2008 4:48pm
Tony Tutins (mail):
Very moving, indeed.

Her example should shame those who don't make the most of their lives as she did.
3.14.2008 6:26pm
RI Lawyer:
Blessing upon her and her family.
3.14.2008 6:54pm
Tom S (mail):
Ironic that a malignant shit like Horowitz could have such a lovely and wonderful daughter. Guess he did something right.
3.14.2008 11:04pm
Loophole1998 (mail):
Or that he could give such a beautifully moving eulogy. Maybe he isn't so bad...
3.15.2008 1:32am
Dave N (mail):
Tom S's comment is a sad commentary that in a moment of family grief some people can't resist an opportunity to make a politcal comment about a father in mourning. Shame on Tom S. Shame.
3.15.2008 2:28am
Public_Defender (mail):
Truly a tribute to his daughter. She taught him to have at least some sympathy for the people he despised. Before reading the column, my opinion of Horowitz was similar to that of Tom S. His daughter Sarah changed my opinion.

Paraphrasing Sarah, I still might not trust Horowitz with my wallet, but I empathize with him as a grieving father who raised a wonderful daughter.
3.15.2008 7:54am
Visitor Again:
Like Sarah, I began with hope for a better world, but the limitless extent of my expectations blinded me to realities I needed to see, and caused me to place false faith in those I should have known to distrust. The result was irreparable damage to innocent lives and to my own. Consequently, when I heard the hopes expressed by my child they worried me as a father. I did not want her to suffer the same misfortunes I had. My life experience had made me conservative. Hence the butting of heads.

One with Horowitz's history who publishes on the web a tribute to his daughter that includes the above comment is not entitled to immunity from comment.

If he wants to be left alone at his time of grief, he ought to refrain from publicizing his thoughts--and particularly from getting in his political shots.

Sarah apparently was a wonderful human being; I rely for this on independent comments I've seen on the web. Her death is a loss to those who have the audacity to hope, as she did. It's a pity she did not live to see whether Barrack Obama, for whom she campaigned in Idaho in one of her last adventures in life, succeeds in his quests for nomination and office.
3.15.2008 8:50am
Public_Defender (mail):
If he wants to be left alone at his time of grief, he ought to refrain from publicizing his thoughts--and particularly from getting in his political shots.

I don't think Horowitz is demanding to be left alone, but good taste and basic human decency do put limits on appropriate criticism of a father grieving the death of his daughter.
3.15.2008 10:08am
neurodoc:
To be sure, there are many people on the national scene whom I view other than favorably. But there are few for whom I have a true visceral hatred. I can only wonder why Tom S would call David Horowitz a "malignant shit," especially on the occasion of his daughter's death, and why others would faintly echo him. (Because those who renounce the Leftist faith, as Horowitz did, usually are bitterly denounced and reviled?)

Let's discuss Horowitz another time, though, and allow him and his family to grieve their loss. Can we do that even for those who may be our ideologic opposites, even enemies, or must it always be deeply personal?
3.15.2008 11:18am
neurodoc:
I didn't see Public-Defender's post before I posted. If I had, I would just have seconded "good taste and basic human decency do put limits on appropriate criticism of a father grieving the death of his daughter."
3.15.2008 11:23am
Christopher Cooke (mail):
Horowitz's eulogy is well written and describes a wonderful person. Whatever else he has done, at least he can be proud of his daughter, who was such a generous and caring person. Maybe we can all agree on that point.
3.15.2008 3:15pm