Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Lion Roars No More

Edward M. Kennedy has passed away from brain cancer at the age of 77.

He was our champion, a giant in a room full of midgets, a man whom despite many personal failings, never stopped fighting for that which was right and just, then and now and up until his last moments. To say that he will be missed is an understatement.

Our prayers and thoughts to his family, his friends, his colleagues, his constituents and to all of us who know that we shall not see his like again, sadly.


callmeishmael said...

The Lion believed in a liberalism of inclusion, tolerance and, as the Cracker put it, justice. I supported him in 1980--which was an error of youthful idealism, not due to his policies, but to how his run helped elect President Reagan--and have admired his willingess to, as his next to last biographer put it, "sail against the wind." If liberalism is to honor his memory, it might need to actually become liberal again, however, rather than what it is.

captainkona said...

"The Lion believed in a liberalism of inclusion, tolerance"

You don't open a clinic then include or tolerate staph infection.
We include those who have the best interests of the people at heart.
Those who don't are a disease that must be eradicated.

Ted understood that things are different today.

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