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Jake Brewer, RIP

21 Sep

Libertarianish writer Mary Katherine Ham, a writer at HotAir.com and Fox News contributor best known for debating marijuana decriminalization with drug warrior Bill O’Reilly, lost her husband, Jake Brewer (34), this weekend in a tragic bicycle accident.

Brewer was a liberal Democrat who worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology.

The politically interfaith couple have one child and are expecting their second.

Ms. Ham posted photos of Brewer and her family this weekend in memory of him.

Ms. Ham co-authored a book earlier this year, The End of Discussion, with her friend, Townhall political editor Guy Benson.

A GoFundMe has been created for those wishing to donate money for the Ham-Brewer childrens’ college funds.

Though not actually a personal friend, I met Ms. Ham when she was in her early 20s at a young politicos house party in D.C. and have followed her, and occasionally met her, since then, including a few months ago at a party for her first book.  She is a delightful, vivacious, and fun person.  The last person one would want such tragedy to befall, and one suspects among those most resilient and able to eventually recover.

My heartfelt condolences.