Originally Posted by E in DC
I hesitated to even make the initial post, worried that people would immediately feel free to insert all sorts of snarky and inappropriate comments. But I'd just heard the news and it was weighing heavily and I thought I'd share with other peeps who might want to know.
I guess I should have known better.
If you hadn't, I would have.
My heart is breaking today. Ted Kennedy has been one of my political heroes since I first became politically aware during the 1980 presidential race.
I understand that many on this board disagree with his politics, that's okay and understandable. I would make the observation that Sen. Kennedy is one of the most well liked and respected members within the Senate. He is gifted with the unique and laudable quality of fighting like a raging lion for those causes about which his is passionate, yet without letting his politics become personal.
Like his politics or not, no one can deny that he has done more for the average working men and women of this country than any other Senator in recent history.
My thoughts are with him. He has a reputation as a fighter, but this will certainly be the fight of his life. I wish him and his family all the best.