Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy

I was saddened to find out this morning that Ted Kennedy died yesterday. I'd heard that he wasn't well enough to make it to Eunice's funeral, but I still hoped he'd live long enough to see the passage of health care legislation.

As long as I've been aware of the Senate, Kennedy has been a Massachusetts Senator (in fact, he was sworn in when I was just months old). It's a sad thing to imagine our country without the Great Liberal Lion fighting for progress. Rest well, Senator.


5 comments:

Keera said...

I'm sorry to see him go, too. He never forgot those less fortunate nor his principles. He made me wish he came from California. :-)

alice said...

Ah, but he was so steeped in New England that I just don't get a California vibe off of him at all. He was the quintessential Bostonian -- a yachtsman, not a surfer.

Keera said...

I mean, I wish he represented _my_ state. I would have loved to be able to claim him, as it were. Lucky Massachusetts.

alice said...

Yeah, and California got stuck with Ah-nold, the ugly Kennedy step-child. ;-)



And look where he's gotten them. :-P

Keera said...

California had a career senator, a Dem, and he was awful as it turned out (Alan Cranston). If we were to have a career senator again, I want one like Ted, but I have to say our two ladies are doing a good job. I'm proud of them.



As for governors, we don't seem to do well with those. Sadly, Ahnold is taking all his economic cues from Reagan. Bleh.