Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
I'm more than a little bit sad today. America just lost a lion in the US Senate. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, like his brothers, John and Robert, was a champion for equality, justice, and those among us, who are less fortunate. His life was fraught with personal hardships, from the loss of his oldest brother in WWII, to the murders of his remaining brothers, John and Robert, his tragic night on Chappaquiddick Island as a young man, his private plane crash and subsequent back injury, his divorce, and the death of his nephew John Jr.. Through it all, he persevered, and became hands down, the most effective voice of the people, in the US Senate. His death is being mourned by liberals and conservatives alike. RIP Ted.