Video tribute by Ben Howe, courtesy Jason Stverak and the Franklin Center.
Also, see Andrew Malcolm:
He was often controversial because his opponents often couldn’t answer his stories online, so they went after the messenger.
Andrew loved it. He was one of the few people you encounter in life who bite at every experience, good and bad. Where does that energy come from? You’d get a late-night call with Andrew excitedly talking up a whole package he was about to post. Might as well listen because you weren’t going to get a word in.
In person he’d get so excited in an argument that he’d be shouting inches away. You’d raise a hand as if ‘OK, Andrew, I’m right here.’ He’d laugh at himself and lower the volume. Andrew couldn’t stand hypocrisy and lying and hiding.
He also couldn’t stand passivity. Friends would describe some awful thing happening and instead of a hug he’d shake them out of wallowing with, “So?” And you’d stop and think, ‘Yeh, right. So what am I going to do about it to take control back?’
A lot of us are feeling very sad right now, bereft at the sudden departure and wondering, gee, who has the energy and vision to take up the black cape that Breitbart grandly wore into one session at CPAC last month?
Somewhere, no doubt, Breitbart is watching. And, no doubt, Breitbart is saying, “So?”