Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Senator Ted Kennedy, Rest in Peace

I am so sad about this. What a giant. He will be greatly missed especially now in the time of our best chance ever for health care.

There are great posts all over the blogs today about Teddy, but I just don't have the words to express how sad I am that he is no longer with us.

President Barack Obama had this to say about Teddy;

For five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts. (emphasis mine)

I valued his wise counsel in the Senate, where, regardless of the swirl of events, he always had time for a new colleague. I cherished his confidence and momentous support in my race for the Presidency. And even as he waged a valiant struggle with a mortal illness, I've profited as President from his encouragement and wisdom.

An important chapter in our history has come to an end. Our country has lost a great leader, who picked up the torch of his fallen brothers and became the greatest United States Senator of our time.

And the Kennedy family has lost their patriarch, a tower of strength and support through good times and bad.

Our hearts and prayers go out to them today--to his wonderful wife, Vicki, his children Ted Jr., Patrick and Kara, his grandchildren and his extended family.

Cross posted from Fighting Liberals