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Old 08-26-2009, 01:12 AM   #1
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Senator Edward Kennedy dies aged 77

Senator Edward Kennedy dies aged 77 - Yahoo! News
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It's sad to see the Kennedy clan slowly disappear .
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Unfortunately, it was fairly obvious that his passing would come sooner rather than later, when he was unable to attend his sister Eunice's funeral a couple of weeks ago.

His legacy in American politics will not be soon surpassed! Thanks for all your years of service, Sen. Kennedy!!! Your now gone, but not forgotten! R.I.P.
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Mary Jo Kopechne will have a few words before he settles in.
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Can't escape the coverage here (north of Boston) ... seems to be 50/50. Either "good riddance" or "tears"; really no middle ground.
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Can't escape the coverage here (north of Boston) ... seems to be 50/50. Either "good riddance" or "tears"; really no middle ground.
Yeah, that tends to happen when a polarizing figure passes.

Thanks to y'all for being (mostly) very measured in your comments, not injecting huge doses of politics (and inviting flames to erupt) and keeping it civil. I was afraid this thread would be a lot of work for us.
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Yeah, that tends to happen when a polarizing figure passes.

Thanks to y'all for being (mostly) very measured in your comments, not injecting huge doses of politics (and inviting flames to erupt) and keeping it civil. I was afraid this thread would be a lot of work for us.
It was a huge effort for some of us not to go political. I just like the mods too much and understand why you want to keep this place free from political diatribes.

Yes, he was a very polarizing figure. Regards of our personal opinions on Senator Kennedy, I believe we can all join in giving our condolences to his family.
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Thanks to y'all for being (mostly) very measured in your comments, not injecting huge doses of politics (and inviting flames to erupt) and keeping it civil. I was afraid this thread would be a lot of work for us.
You should take advantage of this warm glow of political camaraderie before it passes, and close the thread now...
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A definite knee slapper.
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A definite knee slapper.
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Just remember that what comes around goes around some times. I hope I don't hear you crying foul in the future if someone dances on the grave of someone you held in high esteem.

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You have my promise. And now I exit this thread.
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Was he on the "best hairdo list"? 77-yo with full head of hair, let it go completely white and still looked like an American icon; even looked dignified with a side combover to futilely attempt to cover surgical scars. Some reporter mentioned that you could pick him out of any room, instantly recognizable.

Sad way to go and interesting to imagine him meeting other family members, he's the one who lived long enough to retire but (sort of) didn't--uh oh, I've just nicked a political area. Going offline now.

RIP, Ted.
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Heaven must be an awesome place to be tonight--besides Senator Kennedy, I see that the writer Dominick Dunne, 'who told stories of shocking crimes among the rich and famous through his magazine articles and best-selling novels such as "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles," died Wednesday in his home at age 83.'

And Ellie Greenwich, 'who co-wrote some of pop music's most enduring songs, including "Chapel of Love," "Be My Baby" and "Leader of the Pack," died Wednesday, according to her niece. She was 68.'
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Just remember that what comes around goes around some times. I hope I don't hear you crying foul in the future if someone dances on the grave of someone you held in high esteem.

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Actually Zig, what went around (recall Reagan's death and the nasty comments, etc. as one example) is coming around....... It's a shame really that political polarization seems to have always caused venom to flow from all sides whenever an event such as this occurs. Each side seems to feel it is OK for them to attack political personalities and their families at the lowest levels but others better not do it to "their guy."
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Agreed- and while I personally didn't hold Ted Kennedy's politics in high esteem, I do respect his many years of public service. He always struck me as having been thrust onto the national stage after the JFK/RFK assassinations, ill-equipped for the assignment, but to his credit he stuck it out and made the best of it. He dealt with with the Kennedy curse, a polarizing political career, and his own demons- all under the media microscope - for five decades. Not any easy task for anyone.

How is that for fair and balanced?
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Agreed- and while I personally didn't hold Ted Kennedy's politics in high esteem, I do respect his many years of public service. He always struck me as having been thrust onto the national stage after the JFK/RFK assassinations, ill-equipped for the assignment, but to his credit he stuck it out and made the best of it. He dealt with with the Kennedy curse, a polarizing political career, and his own demons- all under the media microscope - for five decades. Not any easy task for anyone.

How is that for fair and balanced?
Well said Westerskies.
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Agreed- and while I personally didn't hold Ted Kennedy's politics in high esteem, I do respect his many years of public service. He always struck me as having been thrust onto the national stage after the JFK/RFK assassinations, ill-equipped for the assignment, but to his credit he stuck it out and made the best of it. He dealt with with the Kennedy curse, a polarizing political career, and his own demons- all under the media microscope - for five decades. Not any easy task for anyone.

How is that for fair and balanced?
I agree. And there should sure seemed to be a curse on the family.
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Around here, more than one news agency said that he fled the scene of the accident. Is it true? Canīt be. If that were the case he would never have won subsequent elections... At least not here in Spain, thatīs for sure. And by this Iīm not boasting about the courage or ethics of our politicians, far from it!
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Around here, more than one news agency said that he fled the scene of the accident. Is it true? Canīt be. If that were the case he would never have won subsequent elections... At least not here in Spain, thatīs for sure. And by this Iīm not boasting about the courage or ethics of our politicians, far from it!
America is different; in particular Massachusetts is different.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...ts-politicians

http://americanhistory.suite101.com/...chappaquiddick

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