Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rest in Peace Senator Kennedy

Today, for those of us who are totally on the left side of the fence, is an almost crippling day, because last night we lost our greatest political power. I know brain tumors are more often than not, a lost cause, but somehow I believed he would come through it and not leave us. Here's the statement from his family:

"Edward M. Kennedy – the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply – died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port. We’ve lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all. He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it. He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it’s hard to imagine any of them without him."

His obituary from the New York Times and a video chronicling his life are here and more here

Senator Kennedy's Senate page

A 54 page pdf document of Senator Kennedy's many accomplishments


  1. The NYTimes article is a good one.

  2. Prins...Thanks for sharing this info regarding Sen. Kennedy...I can still "see" The Kennedy Three watching over President Obama and the Health Care Issues...RIP Sentor Kennedy - you will be missed!

  3. I was just listening to some Stern reruns from this time period and got to thinking about Senator Kennedy. He was a truly remarkable man who transcended party lines and seemed to genuinely care about his constituents. We need more like him in office.