Another link to a better time is gone.
He will be remembered as speaker of the House in days when Congress still got things done, but never saw the speaker's chair as his life's greatest honor.http://www.seattlepi.com/...
Instead, it was that voters in Eastern Washington chose him for 30 years to represent them in Congress.
Foley stood tall (6'3"), gave straight answers and saw his job as working out society's compromises. He kept at it even as polarized times gave vent to a politics of personal destruction.