Senator Ted Kennedy Dies

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the lion of the senate, has died.  The Boston Globe has an amazing obit of Senator Kennedy here.

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He passed away Tuesday night with a statement released in the early morning hours of Wednesday morning EDT.

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“Edward M. Kennedy – the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply – died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port,” the statement said. “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.”

Senator Ted Kennedy, Denver 8-25-08

Senator Ted Kennedy 8-25-08

Ted was one of the most effective senators in U.S, hisotry with a proven track record of working across the aisle.  We was a champion of the poor and downtrodden and the people of Massachusetts sent him back to the Senate time and again for the past 47 years.  I had the honor of voting for him twice.

Senator Ted Kennedy 2008 Democratic National Convention 8-25-08

Senator Kennedy at 2008 Democratic National Convention

Chris Prevatt wrote this post Uncle Teddy from the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Kennedy spoke at the convention on 8-25-2008, one year to the day before he passed away.

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  1 comment for “Senator Ted Kennedy Dies

  1. kathy
    August 26, 2009 at 9:20 am

    The only Kennedy brother to surpass middle age. Now he is reunited with them all. The end of an era indeed. RIP.

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