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    Seen the news? US Senator Ted (Ya Honah, when I got back to the bridge, Mary Jo and the cah were gone) Kennedy left to wander the Halls of Valhalla this morning. He will now be called to account for the DUI killing of that young girl and any number of other Kennedy "boys-will-be-boys" pecadillos over the years. I suspect his father, Joe, will be there to welcome him.

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    Chappaquiddick will forever be part of Edward Kennedy's legacy. However, to judge him solely on that would be equivalent to judging GWB solely based on his history of cocaine use.

    Obviously, a central part of Kennedy's legacy has been his deep commitment to speaking on behalf of those with the least power and wealth. A more important part of his legacy may be his gracious statesmanship in victory, defeat, and in forging alliances with people across the political spectrum on issue after issue.

    In the words of Orrin Hatch:

    “Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend.

    “Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States Senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy’s name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber."

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    Chappaquiddick will forever be part of Edward Kennedy's legacy. However, to judge him solely on that would be equivalent to judging GWB solely based on his history of cocaine use.

    Obviously, a central part of Kennedy's legacy has been his deep commitment to speaking on behalf of those with the least power and wealth. A more important part of his legacy may be his gracious statesmanship in victory, defeat, and in forging alliances with people across the political spectrum on issue after issue.

    In the words of Orrin Hatch:

    “Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend.

    “Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States Senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy’s name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber."
    Self abuse of cocaine is a far cry from never reporting a fatal accident. He found time to call several aids by not the authorities. It shows a complete disdain for the life of a human being. He put his career and reputation first. A true look into the soul of a socialist.

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    You all stay classy now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    You all stay classy now...
    Ted was really, really classey allright. He and Dodd used to go out get liquored up and make waitress sandwiches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpaschal30 View Post
    Ted was really, really classey allright. He and Dodd used to go out get liquored up and make waitress sandwiches.

    Like I said...
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    Yes, Buzz. I do have a lot of class; it's all second but I got lots of it.

    Jeff, I understand what you say but TK was an amoral political figure who got and kept his position in the senate through the machinations of a wealthy, powerful family. That aside, he never truly took responsibility for MJK's death; and on that, yes, I judge him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Like I said...
    I guess you are ready to diefy, now that he has passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    Chappaquiddick will forever be part of Edward Kennedy's legacy. However, to judge him solely on that would be equivalent to judging GWB solely based on his history of cocaine use.

    Obviously, a central part of Kennedy's legacy has been his deep commitment to speaking on behalf of those with the least power and wealth. A more important part of his legacy may be his gracious statesmanship in victory, defeat, and in forging alliances with people across the political spectrum on issue after issue.
    Several years ago L'il Abner had quite a run about moving those hillbilly's close to the Kennedy compound. Quite funny & it showed just how much those silver spoon people care for the little guy. We could also talk of the lobotomy given to Rosemary, and why, prior to committing her. Small wonder Eunice made that her life's work, she was probably told to by Joe. Makes great PR.

    In the words of Orrin Hatch:

    “Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend.

    “Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States Senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy’s name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber."
    One of the reasons why I think Orrin Hatch is a joke. He would have said more by keeping his trap shut.
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    Because of his money and clout, he was able to beat the system and not stand trial for Negligent Homicide.

    He was never in touch with the little guy. Had be been so, he wouldn't have tried to tax them into oblivian.

    Born with a silver spoon up his arse, Teddy was able to ride on the coat tails of his brother John and the family money.

    Get ready for another media circus much like the Michael Jackson one.
    It's time we abandon our party affiliations and rather than being good Dems or good Repubs we all become good Americans. MJH345

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