WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Sir Edmund Hillary, the unassuming beekeeper who conquered Mount Everest to win renown as one of the 20th century's greatest adventurers, has died, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark announced Friday. He was 88.What a truly sad day for the world.
Although New Zealand does not have a Democratic Party my guess is that Sir Ed was a liberal. Despite all his fame his concern was always for those less fortunate than he. Thats the best definition of a liberal there is.
Rest in peace.