Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy is gone

The one senator who actually seemed to care about the working man is gone. He had his ups and his downs throughtout life, but it was his bill that got the ball rolling for healthcare for all. I sure hope it passes and they name it after him.

As an honor here's and old Irish blessing and I think it goes something like this:

May the sun rise to meet you
may the wind always be at your back
and may the devil know you've gone an hour after you've passed.

R.I.P. Ted


Holte Ender said...

A multi-millionaire, who could have lived a different life, he could have dismissed the ordinary folks from his thoughts. But he didn't. R.I.P.

The Blog Fodder said...

He will be missed. The last of a dynasty. I was 16 when JFK was assassinated.

Anonymous said...

The Kennedy's always scared me. Not politically, but the sheer number of them. Bobby's death is the one that was never explained sufficiently and would be more completely investigated now than it was then. It seems that someone covered up something and it wasn't the cat.

an average patriot said...

He said often at key times"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die."

How do we remember Teddy Kennedy the last of the Kennedy men? His Irishness? His Compassion? His sense of Humor? His senate long fight for health care? His devotion to the common man? We will miss him, the lion is gone. I do not see another right now. For now at our loss the role will go unfilled!

Bee said...

I for one will go to bed tonight feeling a bit more alone, knowing that there is one less person in the world who will gave a damn about ordinary people.

BBC said...

Actually, I'll be having something to say about him in the morning.

As for the health care plan, you are officially now a socialist, now all you have to do is figure out how it will all be paid for.

S.W. Anderson said...

Ted Kennedy was a great institution within a great institution. He was neither a genius nor a saint, but rather living proof one determined man can make a difference, especially in behalf of others.

I think as time went on, he felt more of a responsibility to make a difference in behalf of his brothers, who lost their lives in public service.

I hope some bright, promising young senator will be inspired by Kennedy's example and take up where he left off. I think Ted Kennedy would like for that living, fighting presence to be part of his legacy.

Roger Owen Green said...

I had something to say about him, and another American institution who also passed here.