26 August 2009

Sad News First Thing In The Morning

(image by Doug Mills/New York Times)

Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, a son of one of the most storied families in American politics, a man who knew triumph and tragedy in near-equal measure and who will be remembered as one of the most effective lawmakers in the history of the Senate, died late Tuesday night. He was 77. (link)

Farewell, Senator. You were one of the best.


Sherry said...

yes, he was.

The Cunning Runt said...

I cried. He's been a hero of mine for decades.

It was always nice when I was urged to "call [your] Senator" about some issue, and I knew I didn't HAVE to - he was always on my page. I could just wait a week and call to thank him for his vote.

Replacing him will be difficult at best.

Dusty said...

Teddy is irreplaceable in my humble yet vocal opinion.

He was the voice of the voiceless.