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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

REST IN PEACE - TED KENNEDY.....



SENATOR EDWARD (TED) KENNEDY


1932-2009





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.



5 comments:

Shiny Rod said...

Mom, I am about as old as you are so I remember the Kennedy/King assasinations and how Ted stepped up to the plate with a most beautiful and tear jerking eulogy for his brother. His approach to politics and life are commendable and will surley be missed. Thanks for this lovely tribute.

giggles said...

Amen.

Annette said...

It is a sad day.. we lost a great man today.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Amen.

Lisa G. said...

I cried this morning when my husband called to tell me that Sen. Kennedy had died; he's always been my favorite Senator.

I have a congratulations card from JFK in my baby book (if you send them an announcement, they will send you a congrats card 'signed' by the president) and I took my first step on the day JFK was killed.

Teddy could have retired from the Senate a million times and lived a life of comfort and privilege - yet, he chose to fight for the downtrodden of our country. For that, he deserves our praise and prayers. RIP Senator Kennedy.