I fell in love with Charlie Wilson having read the following two quotes in a Wall Street Journal article written by John Fund about the time "Charlie Wilson's War" was appearing in theaters across the country.
The first, wherein he promised his constituents that were he to ever get caught in a scandal,
"I won't blame booze and I won't suddenly find Jesus."
The second, in that interview with John Fund about having toured Afghanistan, and having seen the starvation of the Afghan people, and the Afghan children whose hands had been blown off by explosives disguised as toys.
"I decided to grab the commie sons o'bitches by the throat."
This was a man I can admire.
If you have some time, rent the movie, or buy the book by the same name.
Be warned, the language is terrible, still the story is very worthwhile.
Rest in peace Charlie Wilson, and you too "Gust" Avrakotos.
God bless you both.