Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Edward "Ted" Kennedy dies at 77 (1932-2009)

Massachusetts US Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy passed yesterday morning.  His death was announced at midnight this morning on CNN.  He was a major advocate for a number of socially progressive causes including civil rights, healthcare reform, education reform, and hate crimes legislation including sexual orientation. 

He was trying to have legislation passed in Massachusetts so Governor Deval Patrick would be able to appoint his successor.  The current law was placed there so that past governor Mitt Romney aka "Rumball" wouldn't have the authority to appoint a Republican as senatorial successor in case either Kennedy or John Kerry couldn't do their jobs in the US Senate.  However, he passed before the law could be passed, but word is the Massachusetts legislators may pass it anyways in his honor. 

Interesting, Republicans such as former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush have sent their condolences along with Mr. Pottymouth aka Congressman John Boehner and John McCain. 

It's ashame because the Kennedy family just lost Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Maria Shriver's mother just about 2 weeks ago. 

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