With the sudden demise of the esteemed physician and late-term abortionist, Dr. George Tiller, President Obama has lost not only a staunch ideological ally - who shared his fervent passion for abortion - he lost a valuable campaign contributor too.
Over the years, Mr. Tiller dolled out hundreds of thousands of dollars to various political candidates in his home state of Kansas and in out-of-state races to ensure that his abortion clinic and baby crematoriums remain operative - including $210,000 in campaign contributions in a failed bid to prevent a pro-life candidate, Mr. Phill Kline, from becoming Attorney General in the state of Kansas.
Mr. Kline ultimately won the election and eventually went on to indict Mr. Tiller for performing illegal and late-term abortions on girls as young as 10 years of age. The charges, though, were later dismissed due to technical and procedural reasons.
One of the lucky recipients of Mr. Tiller's campaign contributions, was none other than our current president, Barack Obama.
During the 2008 primary season, Tiller donated $20,000 to Barack Obama's fund-raising arm, the "Committee for Change".
Thus, the pain and agony over the death of such a staunch ideological ally and personal campaign donor - was clearly palpable and evident in Obama's statement on Sunday, when he expressed both "shock" and "outrage" over Mr. Tiller's brutal demise.
But the legacy of George Tiller - including the more than 60,000 abortions that he performed during his lifetime - will forever live on. The myriad of campaign contributions that he dolled out to Barack Obama and other Democrats, so that countless of unwanted fetuses could be cremated and laid to their final resting place, will forever remain etched in the hearts of his political beneficiaries and eternally inscribed in the annals of Democratic Party lore.
P.S. A detailed account of Mr. Tiller's lifetime achievements, including testimonials from his clients, photos of his baby crematoriums and the rest of his wonderful legacy can be found here.