Saturday, January 19, 2008

ned lamont and benazir bhutto

i thought this was interesting. ned knew benazir from harvard and received a card (in the mail) from her after her death (of course it was mailed prior).


In the late 1980s, two college friends exchanged letters, congratulating each other on the political victories each had recently enjoyed.One had just been elected third selectman of Greenwich.The other had just been elected prime minister of Pakistan.

It was just a small event in the friendship of Democrat Ned Lamont and Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in Pakistan Dec. 27 as she attempted to regain power.About a week into the new year, Lamont received a late-arriving Christmas card from Bhutto, mailed days before she was killed, becoming the fourth member of her family to die as a result of political violence.The card read, "Praying for Peace in the World and Happiness for your Family in 2008."Lamont had not seen his old friend in four years — when they reminisced over lunch about their days together as undergraduates at Harvard, when she was known on campus as "Pinkie."..............
photo: EARLY THIS MONTH, about two weeks after his old college friend and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Pakistan, Ned Lamont received this Christmas card from her. Lamont made friends with Bhutto when both were undergraduates at Harvard. (MICHAEL MCANDREWS / January 17, 2008)

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