I just wanted to say goodbye to J. Patrick Rooney; a former gubernatorial candidate himself, and a man who earned a lot of money…and did a lot of good with it.
While he didn’t fund my campaign (the best possible use for anyone’s money), he did put his money where his mouth was in education choice, healthcare/insurance choice, and from time to time, politics.
The last time I saw him was at a Friedman Foundation event just a few weeks ago. He spoke some very, very encouraging words for me; and I am very, very sorry that he’s gone.
Even so, he lived to a ripe old age, and as far as I can tell, he has even better times ahead of him now.
Good bye, sir. I trust you have now heard the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”