From The Baltimore Sun: Richard E. Vatz:“Kane was Sun's star"
February 21, 2014
“I was tremendously saddened to hear of the passing of Gregory Kane, one of the best, if not the best, columnists The Baltimore Sun has employed in the last 40 years.
“I invited him for years to hear former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. lecture to my class, but in December he emailed me matter-of-factly, "Oh, I'm VERY interested, Rick. But once again, the Fates are against us. I have chemo that day."
“Mr. Kane grew up as a liberal, but experience made him more conservative. He was especially eloquent on the unpopular side of capital punishment, a topic on which he exposed the undiscussed consequences of eliminating that option for incapacitation of the most heinous criminals. Read his Washington Examiner February 14, 2011 column in which he brilliantly and substantively demolishes his opponents' arguments and irrelevant theses and argues for the appropriate focus regarding the death penalty.
“Always a gentleman, Gregory Kane personified what a great columnist should be: erudite on an extraordinary range of topics, a provider of arguments often not printed elsewhere, fair and not threatened when people disagree with him.”
Richard E. Vatz, Towson
The writer is a professor of political rhetoric at Towson University.
Thank you, Rick, for expressing so eloquently the thoughts of so many.
A Memorial Service honoring Mr. Kane will be held Monday, March 3, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., at the March Life Center, 5616 Old Court Road, Randallstown, MD 21244.
In Memory of Gregory Kane:
Lest we forget the loss of another teller of the truth.
“He gave his honours to the world again,
His blessed part to heaven, and slept in peace.”
-William Shakespeare, Henry VIII (1613), Act IV, Scene Two
From our friend Greg: “Somewhere around here in the ether, Ron's hearty chuckle can be heard from this article:
You’re right, Greg. What a great “Ron Rant” this would have been. Thanks for sharing the thought and the link.