Sunday, July 12, 2009

Teddy in his own words, HBO chronicle airs Monday night!

Ted Eulogizes Robert in Best Eulogy ever heard

This should be seen if you can see it as it is the entire life and career of Ted Kennedy. It chronicles his life from childhood to being "The lion of the Senate in his 46 year Senate career. He started out in the Senate as a young district Attorney. I was amazed while listening his first senatorial campaign debate.

He sounded just like JFK. Teddy started out as a celebrity talking about health care and it looks like he is going to leave the Senate the same way, a celebrity fighting for health care. If comprehensive health care is passed now it would be a fitting legacy to Teddy.

Nixon was obsessed with Teddy and the entire Kennedy clan. I would say he was jealous because he lost to JFK. Nixon spent a lot of time and is recorded trying to find something to pin on and hang him and his whole family. Despite his older Brother Joe's death as a pilot during WW2, JFK's assassination, RFK's assassination, Nixon was determined to pile more grief on Teddy and his family.

When Robert was killed there was a move to draft Teddy to take his place. Listen to the video of Teddy's eulogy to Robert. It is the most touching I have ever heard: My Brother need not be idealized! He saw wrong and tried to right it. He saw suffering and tried to heal it. He saw war and tried to stop it. Some men see things as they are and say why. He dreamed things that never were and said why not?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Mauigirl said...

I was 15 when Bobby was shot and I'll never forget Teddy's eulogy.

I wonder sometimes whether the whole Chappaquiddick thing was a reaction on his part to the trauma of losing two of his brothers to assassination. That happened only the next year, in 1969, and kind of ruined his chances to be president, although of course he did run eventually but lost.

He has been the greatest of the Kennedies in many ways. We don't know what Bobby or Jack would have accomplished had they lived, but certainly Teddy has accomplished a huge amount in his much longer life.

Dave Dubya said...

I only wish Ted could be more visible in the media urging for the public to have the same health care he has.

an average patriot said...

Hi Mauigirl
I had to go to the cape to visit a sister and just got back, sorry! Chappaquiddick was his undoing one way or the other and it is too bad. A great family destroyed by American tragedy.

an average patriot said...

I agree, an issue should be made of that but whenever it is brought up it is merely scoffed at ignored and the same old BS lines of worthless crap just continued.