SENATOR EDWARD (TED) KENNEDY
Usually I fall asleep to CNN and wake up to CNN. Last night was different, for whatever reason my somnambulistic channel surfing took me to channels I didn't recognize. As I rolled over to set the channel back to "home" turf, the first words I heard were that Ted Kennedy had passed away.
Realistically, we knew this day was coming, but it is always "too soon." In my entire lifetime, there has been a Kennedy in politics. Brother John was serving as a Senator when I was born, later to become POTUS.
Personally, I liked Ted and how he challenged for the underdog and HEALTH CARE!! After the assassination of Robert Kennedy, he stepped in as the patriarch of the entire Kennedy clan.
Without making this a long drawn out debate, the only downside to his history, which I had a very hard time with, was Chappaquiddick. In all honesty, he couldn't bring back the life of Mary Jo Kopechne, but I believe he tried all these years, to make up for wrongs through many good deeds and Senatorial leadership.
Rest in Peace Ted Kennedy...we will push onward for a viable health care reform, your last big dream.