Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rest in Peace, Ted

It just hit the news that Senator Ted Kennedy has died. Kennedy had a long career, a respectable one in politics that included a controversial run for President many years ago. I remember it well. Ted wasn't my favorite Kennedy. While I was always totally sold on his brothers John and Robert, I was less sold on him, but he was a Kennedy, and he had their drive and the same heritage. He's the only male Kennedy to make it through a long life. In that sense, this is the end of an era.

Once upon a time, there existed Camelot. It was shot down in 1963 and murdered in 1968. What was left, the remnants of that dream, has succumbed now to disease. Those big lights will never shine again in Washington D.C.

Rest in peace, Ted, and say 'hi' to Jack and Bobby.

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