(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1859]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                     THE PASSING OF MR. ROLLIN POST


                           HON. NANCY PELOSI

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the life of a 
dear friend, consummate professional, and proud San Franciscan: Rollin 
  Rollin Post was a portrait of persistence, honesty, passion, and 
strength in his life, in his work as a reporter and commentator, in his 
love of politics and family.
  For more than four decades, working behind the scenes for L.A.-area 
news radio and reporting on-air in San Francisco, Rollie set the 
standard for excellence in political journalism; in asking tough 
questions and always seeking the truth, he did our city, state, and 
nation a great service.
  It was a true privilege to get to know Rollie on a personal level 
over the years; indeed, I was honored to call him a friend. He was a 
fixture from my earliest days in public life in San Francisco and in 
California. Later, we worked together to put on the annual `The Party's 
NOT Over' event, a bipartisan gathering of Democrats, Republicans, and 
the press to raise money for minority journalism scholarships. He was 
held in high esteem and respect by our entire family.
  Rollie brought the news to the public; he translated current events 
into terms all viewers and listeners could understand and appreciate; 
in the spirit of the best in journalism, he never failed to keep the 
Bay Area informed about politics and government. He was original and 
widely beloved, and his voice will be sorely missed.
  I hope it is a comfort to his wife, Diane, his children and 
grandchildren, his family and friends that so many share in their grief 
at this time.