Late Sen. Daniel Inouye lies in state

Twitchy
12/20/2012

Admirers from across the political spectrum are paying tribute to the late Medal of Honor winner today. Inouye, who passed away earlier this week at 88, received the very rare honor of lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda…

…NBC producer Frank Thorp captured the solemn occasion in a stunning photo (larger image here):

 

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The complete article is at Twitchy.

Also at the site, Sen. Bob Dole salutes Sen. Daniel Inouye as he lies in state; ‘I wouldn’t want Danny to see me in a wheelchair’

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Sen. Bob Dole delivered a touching salute to his long-time colleague and fellow World War II veteran Sen. Daniel Inouye as he lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda…

Dole, 89, was escorted carefully to the casket by his wife, former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, saying, “I wouldn’t want Danny to see me in a wheelchair.”…

DECEMBER 20: Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., salutes the casket of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, as his body lies in state in the Capitol rotunda, as Dole's wife, former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., looks on. Bob Dole and Inouye knew each other since they were recovering from World War II battle wounds. Dole was assisted to the casket saying "I wouldn't want Danny to see me in a wheelchair." (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)Copyright © 2012 CQ Roll Call

DECEMBER 20: Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., salutes the casket of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, as his body lies in state in the Capitol rotunda, as Dole’s wife, former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., looks on. Bob Dole and Inouye knew each other since they were recovering from World War II battle wounds. Dole was assisted to the casket saying “I wouldn’t want Danny to see me in a wheelchair.” (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Copyright © 2012 CQ Roll Call

 

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