by Max Brantley
UPDATE II: And in the race to be the first to be quoted on Falwell's death, the winner is ....
MIKE HUCKABEE, from CBN News:
This just in to The Brody File. Reaction from Mike Huckabee on the death of Jerry Falwell.
"I've known Dr. Falwell since the mid 70's. I've been to his church and spoke at the university last fall. He was one of Christendom's great leaders who stood by his convictions and never lost his common touch. Many did not know about his sense of humor and compassion for people from all walks of life."