TED KENNEDY DEAD at 77 – Carries on Kennedy tradition of dying

He will be missed.

He will be missed.

Long time Massachusetts Senator, Ted Kennedy passed away at the age of 77 after a year-long bout with brain

cancer, and followed in his brothers’ footsteps of dying.

This was one of the great ironies of the senator’s career. For decades, his

Passed away, dead, and just died.

Passed away, dead, and just died.

liberalism and labor ties made him a butt of ridicule for the right. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) first came to Congress literally campaigning against Ted Kennedy liberalism.

But over time, that standing allowed Kennedy to be an agent for compromise, an independent actor with a penchant for deal-making that even annoyed his own party leaders. This was true on education, immigration and health issues in the past decade. No other single Democrat could provide such political cover for others when he opted to move to the center.

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3 Responses to TED KENNEDY DEAD at 77 – Carries on Kennedy tradition of dying

  1. JoeSani says:

    I feel so sorry for the senator. Thanks for posting the news.

  2. What I can say is very nice and helpful as well as informative post…really help me very much more!! Thanks..
    Cheers!!

  3. 迷你倉 says:

    US Senator Ted Kennedy, a lion of the American left and the last of the brothers who dominated US politics for years, has died of brain cancer, his family said. He was 77.

    Edward M Kennedy was a towering, controversial figure whose death late on Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, ended an era when his family appeared born to rule.

    “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,” his family said in a statement.

    ”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.”

    The ”liberal lion” of the Senate was the youngest of the Kennedy brothers.

    President John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

    Senator Robert Kennedy was shot dead as he campaigned for the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination.

    Joe Kennedy, a pilot, died in World War II.

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