As I prepared for the show the words of condolence started to come in from the White House and other places and other people on both sides of the political life in the US. I was struck by the outpouring of gracious words from people that had worked with and against Senator Kennedy during his 47 years of public service.
This is the direction I went in today. You don’t have to agree with his positions on some issues and Lord knows I did not agree but you have to salute 47 years of public service. His private life may have been a mess, and whose is not, but his public service is commendable. This is the Ted Kennedy we should remember.
The Kennedy family has shed blood for this country and given their lives to public service. He has been called the “lion of the Senate” and some have said that there was not a piece of legislation to help the poor that did not have his name on it. This was a man that did not need the money and by all accounts never lined his own pockets he did it just to serve. From a wealth privileged family no doubt but gave his life for what he thought was best.
Senator Kennedy will be missed by his family and friends and the legacy will continue. Before long the haters will come back out and there is a rumor that the health care bill will be named after him we shall wait and see. Haters you need not leave comments here as they will be deleted straight away!