In the Arena

A Friend Remembered

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Kathleen Parker reminds me that five years ago our dear friend Doug Marlette was killed in an auto accident in Mississippi. Doug was a Pulitzer-prize winning cartoonist, a writer and an all-world iconoclast. He had a dangerous, insidious, hilarious lovely mind. I can’t even begin to imagine the fun he’d be having with Barack Obama and, especially, Mitt Romney this year. My thoughts today are with Doug’s widow, Melinda, and his son Jackson–and with Kathleen and Pat Conroy and Doug’s other true friends.