For one brief shining moment there was Camelot.
The phrase has been used to describe the Kennedy Era in politics; it was coined by Jackie Bouvier Kennedy in an article written for Life magazine about her husband’s presidency. But this blog isn’t going to be about that or the late Senator Robert Kennedy. It’s going to be about the last living son of Rose and Joe Kennedy who died today of brain cancer at the age of 77.
Ted Kennedy was a Senator from Massachusetts he served at various time as Chairman on different committees. He worked with his Democratic allies and his not so friendly supporters in order to pass bills that he believed would help his fellow countrymen. His work on foreign affairs may not be as well known but he is credited with bringing the beginngs of peace to Northern Ireland. Senator Kennedy also acted as patriarch to his huge family serving as a father figure to Bobby and John’s children.
He had his faults there were many and they have all been well documented over the years. But today is not about that, it’s about remembering a Senator who one day took some time off to eat steak sandwiches with a bunch of kids from Delaware.
Edward Moore Kennedy February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009