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."


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

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

  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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