I only met Andrew Breitbart once - this past February at CPAC. I introduced myself and told him I was down from Brooklyn, NY and wanted to thank him for his investigative story that "exposed" Anthony Weiner, and to let him know that the grassroots team in Brooklyn finished the job he started by helping to get Bob Turner elected to Congress. Andrew then quipped to the group he was speaking with that, hearing what I said, he was going to go to Congressman Turner's office so the Congressman could thank him in person.
The conservative moment has lost a true warrior and a trailblazer of new media. In a way, he led the way for Brooklyn GOP Radio as well. The path he created will be traveled by many in the future.
It's fitting that on BigGovernment.com, they feature a new conclusion Breitbart wrote for one of his books:
I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.
Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.
He will be truly missed.