He succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Indeed, it's an ugly way to die.
Despite the pure personal pain of a former legislator's death, the left-wing media is turning his demise into another paean to amoral compromise, a perverse strain of legislative betrayal endemic in Sacramento's legislative culture.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Of course, because this is an obituary, the LA Times is not going to go out of its way to make it about political posturing.
Still, it's quite telling that this report spends a great deal of time talking about the "sacrifice" that Codgill made to balance the state budget. But at whose expense? Yours and mine. Of course, the liberal media will take every step it can to paint "good Republicans" as those how continue to raise taxes and spending, advancing Democratic agenda talking points, thus ultimately ceding more power to the liberal-progressive phalanx destroying our state.