John Berthoud, RIP


The cause of freedom lost a good man yesterday. National Taxpayers Union President John Berthoud was found dead in his Arlington home by two staffers. He apparently died of natural causes. He was 47. John was a friendly, fun-loving guy as comfortable and charming at a happy hour as he was fighting on Capitol Hill to keep the leviathan at bay. He died way too soon, and he'll be missed.

Washington Times remembrance and roundup of other tributes here.