Goodbye from Charley Reese

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 30 Aug 2008 10:51:33 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Charley Reese at - this is Mr. Reese's last column. He's getting old enough that the thought necessary to write a good column is getting hard for him. I remember when he retired from writing a regular newspaper column and while back, and I was very happy to see him again at Mr. Reese, I'll miss you. Thank you for your wisdom for all these years. [lew]

It's been a difficult decision to make. In one sense, I'm not sure there is even a Charley Reese without the column, but I would rather quit now than to reach a point where the editors and readers know that I should quit. Those of you who have read my column have made me a sort of guest in your home, and I don't want to overstay my welcome.

I don't intend to croak, but that's not something we can control. I have some tidying up to do. One of the things I have to do is to say a heartfelt thanks to the readers and to the editors. I've stirred my share of controversy, and the easiest solution to controversy is to simply drop the column. I greatly admire those editors who stuck with me. I deeply appreciate the loyalty of my readers. The sales reps and the staff at King Features are the best in the business. I feel honored to have been associated with them. To them, freedom of the press is not a slogan.

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