Friday, October 12, 2007
GOD MUST NEED POLITICAL ADVICE
I am shocked and unbelievably saddened to learn of the untimely death of David Rebovich, Rider University Institute for New Jersey Politics director. I’ve known Dave for over five years and consider him a dear friend. I’ve been lucky enough to be in non-work, social situations with him too. Dave was clearly intelligent, hilariously sarcastic and a great man to be around. His political acumen was unparalleled. I learned so much from Dave. When asked about the important issues, Dave shot straight at all times regardless of what others might think. I saw Dave last week. When coming to the State House to attend a press conference or meeting, he had a habit of, “hiding out,” (his words, not mine) in my office. Dave would grab a bottle of water from the refrigerator, sit on my couch and shoot the breeze with me until it was time for him to get where he needed to be. That’s what he did last week. I’ll miss those talks. I’ll miss his sense of humor. I’ll miss my friend. Dave used to end all of our conversations by saying, “Kev, I love you like brother.” He probably said that to a lot of people so, for myself and anybody else he ever said that to, I say, “Dave, right back at you.” Rest in Peace my good friend.