Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Teddy

He collapsed today at an Inaugural Luncheon according to the NY Times News Alert I got. I haven't read any details about this.
"Kennedy Has Collapsed 2:55 p.m.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy collapsed during the inaugural luncheon.

President Obama began his speech by talking about “Teddy,” noting it was a joyous yet somber moment. “My prayers are with him and his family and Vicki,” referring to Mrs. Kennedy. Senator Kennedy, 76, underwent surgery for a brain tumor on June 2.

Our colleague David M. Herszenhorn reports that Senator Kennedy suffered convulsions at the luncheon and was taken from Statuary Hall in a wheelchair that had been lowered to a reclining position.

There was no immediate word on his condition, but President Obama, getting up to speak, seemed slightly shaken.

“Right now part of me is with him,” he said of Mr. Kennedy. “It’s a joyous time but it’s also a sobering time” he added, “our prayers are with him and his family.”"
All I have to say is that he can die in peace now.
I think he looks on the election of President Obama as an extension of the work that his brother, JFK, may have had a hand in, had he lived.
And it must be such a stark contrast with all that he has seen and experienced in his life.

Now he can go.
He can die in peace.
Knowing that the fate of our country is in the hands of his "chosen one."

For the first time in my life, I feel sorrow for the Kennedys.
And acknowledge the icon and statesman that Kennedy is.
And my concern for this man and his family surprises me.

Maybe I am becoming more liberal in my old age.
Couldn't possibly be...

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2 Comments:

Blogger Abby said...

YOU ARE A LIBERAL! I know it...sneaky

5:17 PM  
Blogger J said...

I AM NOT! I am a LIBERTARIAN! Sheesh.

5:27 PM  

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