Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Ted Kennedy 1932-2009


“It's better to send in the Peace Corps than the Marine Corps.”

“150,000 American troops are bogged down in a quagmire in Iraq because the Bush administration misrepresented and distorted the intelligence to justify a war that America never should have fought.”

"Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is."

"Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins."

"The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die."

7 comments:

  1. Yes, heard the news tonight about this - interesting debates around the Kennedy legacies..Hope all's well with you! :-)

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  2. Yes, sad news indeed, a true great.

    And yes, I'm well, hope you are you wonderful love life.

    All the best to you Sara!

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  3. Yeah, buddy, Kennedy's spirit will live on forever, even if it is no longer with us in the flesh. I just wonder where in hell it is.

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  4. Pagan:

    A surprise to see you here but a nice surprise and yes, you are lacking a Senator who can reach across the divide and enable a Congress that can actually acheive results.

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  5. I was amazed by the eulogies from so many prominent Republicans. His death marks the end of an era but hopefully not the end of his philosophy.

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  6. Indeed Jessica, he reached over the divide but that kind of politics seems to have been lost.

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  7. I was late hearing about this, Ethel Kennedy's death seemed to be more widely publicised.

    It is a sad loss for a family that seems to have been plagued with sad losses for the last 40-odd years!

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