Senator Edward Kennedy~Funeral
- Ted Kennedy as President
They say that a week is a long time in politics ! Well In 1963 I was five years old. I am now 52; Past my middle age. Thatlength of time is more than an eternity in politics. That is the length of time Ted...
Senator Edward Kennedy -Over the last few weeks the media has been filled with memorabilia and snips from the life that was of former Senator Edward F Kennedy. We have heard about his two runs for the White House. We have heard about the famous valedictory speech for his slain brother Robert. we have heard about his Lion spirit in the Senate and his passions for Sailing. We have heard probably most importantly his re commitment to government service following the deaths of his brothers and his nephew.
what I remember of Ted Kennedy was his commitment to stand up for the poor to stand up for health care reform and to stand up to the likes of former Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld. Holding Rumsfeld accountable for the invasion of Iraq. Most importantly for me was his liberal philosophy to politics that even though every one is born equal in theory that in a capitalist system this is skewed towards favouring the rich and the establishment rather than the everyman in the street. As a consequence Legislators are to redress this imbalance through fair and good policy towards those with only a small voice in Washington.
What do you think about the late Senator Edward F. Kennedy.