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Senator Ted Kennedy Dead at 77 From Brain Cancer

The family’s statement:

“Edward M. Kennedy – the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply – died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port,” the statement said. “We’ve lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all. He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it. He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it’s hard to imagine any of them without him.”

Read more here at Huffington Post.

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10 thoughts on “Senator Ted Kennedy Dead at 77 From Brain Cancer

  1. Diana Barry Blythe says:

    How sad!Oh boy. Not another bout with the grave robbers, i.e. people making a penny or two from the deceased’s fame. I’m about sick of that for one year.

  2. Scott says:

    yasy:Ted was a womanizing alcoholic that killed Mary Jo Kopechne. Just like everything else in his life, he was accorded special treatment and got off b/c his name was Kennedy.

  3. Paul says:

    It boggles my mind when women’s groups defend guys like Ted Kennedy. he treated women like crap and directly caused the death of one; yet because he’s got a D after his name, he’s a champion for all women.

  4. Hilmarc says:

    I’m not going to defend Teddy on Mary Jo Kopechne, but I don’t know how that one incident translates into treating women like crap. When it comes to his legislative record (ERA, Title IX, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, abortion rights, etc., etc.), he did as much as anybody in Congress to promote women’s equality. That’s why so many women’s groups supported him, not just the simple fact that he was a Democrat. If the Republicans started taking women’s equality seriously (and Phyllis Schlafly doesn’t exactly cut it), then they might get some of that support, as well. When are we going to move beyond this puritanical fixation on politicians’ sexual pecadilloes? The morality that really matters is the morality of the political order that those politicians create, which affects all of us, unlike one individual’s skirt-chasing. I’m sure most feminists would prefer a womanizer with a good legislative record on women’s rights over a family man who doesn’t give a shit about these issues.

  5. Paul says:

    Serial infidelity shows a strong lack of respect for women as does being part of a rape (the William Kennedy-Smith case). Ted Kennedy treated women as sex objects, much like Bill Clinton, and used his "pro-woman" legislation to insure that no one called him out for being the misogynist that he was. I somehow doubt that you’d be as cavalier about "pecadilloes"if your daughter was sexually assaulted or sexually harassed by one of these men.

  6. Scott says:

    Watching some of the Kennedy funeral coverage and tributes, you’d have thought Teddy was a saint and should be canonized. At some points I had to rinse the vomit taste out of my mouth. I understand that no one is perfect but come on folks.

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