The newspapers will retell the story of Lyn Nofziger — the famous and loyal adviser to President Ronald Reagan. But my fondest memories of him took place at the Silver Diner in Clarendon, Va. — where we would occasionally meet for breakfast.
It was there that he mentored countless young conservatives — over bacon and eggs. We asked him to tell us about the day Reagan was shot, about what Lee Atwater was like, and about his days as a newspaper reporter. And he was more than generous with his time and his advice.
I honestly can’t imagine a lot of men of his stature taking that much time to mentor us. To us, Lyn Nofziger was more than just a tough and smart politico — he was a kind and generous man. Today, the conservative movement has lost a good friend.