Wednesday, August 26, 2009

RIP Senator Kennedy

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The world, and more importantly the United States of America, lost a true champion of equity and fairness when Sen. Edward Kennedy lost his long-fought battle with cancer late Tuesday night. The Senator served this great nation in the Senate for 47 years and will undoubtedly never be replaced. I will miss his bi-partisian stewardship and willingness to be a voice for people who would otherwise not have one.

I'm reminded today of the words of Tennyson oft used by the Kennedy brothers, and specifically by Teddy in his concession speech at the 1980 Democratic National Convention:

"I am a part of all that I have met....
Tho much is taken, much abides....
That which we are, we are--
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
...strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

Rest in peace, Senator Kennedy and that you for all that you have done.

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy
1932 - 2009


Dr.Friday said...

RIP Teddy, the "Liberal Lion" many people (including myself) will always admire and respect. He will be deeply missed.

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