Ex-Congressman Charlie Wilson, a True American Bro, Dies at 76
Former Congressman Charlie Wilson, the subject of the book and Tom Hanks movie “Charlie Wilson’s War,” died today at the age 76. Wilson was the ultimate bro politician. He lived the fast live (girls, drugs, booze) in Vegas, D.C., and his home state of Texas; he stocked his Congressional office with smokeshow secretaries; and he played a huge part in driving the Soviets out of Afghanistan in the 1980s. Up above is a video collection of some of Wilson’s campaign commercials (the second one, about a minute in, really captures Wilson’s perspective on the world), and after the jump is the trailer for “Charlie Wilson’s War,” which co-starred Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts and was directed by Mike Nichols. If you haven’t seen the movie, you really should check it out: great insight into the life and work of a truly American bro.