I just spoke to former Rep. Phil Crane (R-Ill.), who had not heard yet about Weyrich’s death.
“That’s a shame,” he said. “I’m sorry that he’s gone. He was committed, conservative, and principled. A hard-worker. He was dependable and unrelenting in his commitment to principle — willing to get out there and fight constantly. He was a major contributor to the conservative movement.
“I haven’t seen or talked to Paul in quite some time, which I regret now. I knew him for many years. He wasn’t one of those who got overwhelmed with negatives, and he had a great sense of humor.”