We lost a good one. Last night around midnight Andrew Breitbart died at age 43. While going for a late night stroll, Andrew Breitbart suddenly collapsed. Paramedics were called, and they tried to revive him. Unfortunately, he passed shortly after. Andrew left behind his wife, Susannah, and four children.
Don’t know who Andrew Breitbart was? Remember the whole ACORN scandal in 2008? Remember the Anthony Weiner incident? Well, Andrew Breitbart was the man behind both of those, and countless other investigations. He was a conservative master mind from Los Angeles, who continually pushed the envelope. He exposed corruption, took on the media head on, and never let his opinion be unknown. If you don’t know who Andrew was, you ought to. We really lost someone special.
I first heard the news this morning while brushing my teeth and watching Fox News. “Breaking News – Andrew Breitbart is dead!” I was stunned. I had just been watching old interviews of him the other night on YouTube. Something was up. What exactly are “natural causes” for a 43 year old? As I started my work day, I shared the news with my coworkers. Many of them had a similar reaction – confusion. And after I told them what Breitbart had been saying just a month before he died, they turned into conspiracy theorists.
At the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference, Andrew Breitbart gave a speech. During his speech he did a little foreshadowing. We all knew that Andrew has an uncanny ability to dig up dirt on people. Well, he claimed to have hit the mother load. “I have videos…”, he said. “Videos no one has seen. Videos of Barack Obama in college!” Wow! That was a stunner. Obama’s college days are largely kept secret. We don’t know his grades, his friends, his teachers, the essays he wrote, the things he said. It’s all been a mystery. Not anymore, thanks to Andrew Breitbart.
So what did Andrew find? We don’t know yet. The plan was to release the videos sometime before the 2012 presidential election. I assume that the videos will still be released, but could Breitbart’s death be related to these videos? Was his death really “natural causes”? I must be losing my mind.
I then came to a point of denial. You know what – Andrew Breitbart isn’t dead. He’s faking his death, and he’s going to come back before the 2012 election and release these videos, in pure media-craze fashion. It sounds like something he might actually do. Later I read more reports on his death, and came to the sad conclusion that yes – Andrew Breitbart is dead.
Like I said before, we really lost a good one. Luckily, he left behind his many websites that will continue to put out conservative news. Sites like Breitbart.com, BigGovernment.com, and BigJournalism.com. Last but not least, he left behind the videos that many of us are dying to see – those videos of Barack Obama in college. Andrew’s legacy will live on.