Though Dying, Senator Ted Kennedy Carried On The Dream.(Breaking News and Opinion)(Obituary)(Book review)

Reviewed By Kelly Jad'on

Senator Ted Kennedy has died at home in Hyannis Port the evening of August 25, 2009.

His family's comment, "He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it. He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it's hard to imagine any of them without him."

Ted Kennedy was known as and as a champion of the weak, and as the "Lion of the Senate." He was also a man who adversaries respectfully admit "keeps his word," and had been able to win over those who disagreed with him. A family man, Ted Kennedy was the remaining patriarch of the Kennedy family--few remember that he loved his mother immensely and followed his father's direction. Though the Senator had endured countless family tragedies; few men have overcome the obstacles and embarrassment of poorly made choices early in life, and were able to still command the respect of our President.

The summer of 2002 found my family in Washington D.C., walking the perimeter of the Capitol Building observing the classic architecture. We stopped for a nondescript van, passing us at an entrance. Senator Kennedy sat in the passenger's seat busily studying paperwork. …

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