Paul Newman, RIP

The death of Paul Newman saddens me.

Mr. Newman was a classy guy, a great actor, a competent race car driver, and several cuts above the average Hollywood leading man.

Mr. Newman was a political liberal but not of the mindless Woody Harrleson variety or the nasty and angry Ed Asner or Michael Moore type, and not the smug Alan Alda or snarky David Letterman sort.

He was a liberal but also recognized the decency and good intentions of conservatives.

His passing leaves the world a colder and less tolerant place.