August 27, 2009
Ted Kennedy, 1932 - 2009: The Passion of My Life Speech
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 77. Long-time champion of civil and voting rights whose endorsement of Barack Obama remains a political debt still unpaid, Kennedy was the elder statesman of traditional liberal causes. President Obama will deliver a eulogy at Kennedy's funeral on Saturday. I doubt the late senator would mind if Obama took the event as an opportunity to affirm his support for Kennedy's position that health care is a human right
deserving requiring legal recognition.
Ted Kennedy on the passion of his life, universal health care, April 2008.
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Thank you for posting this clip. It will be interesting to see how his passing will affect the debate on healthcare. Prior to my own law practice, I actually had once worked in the office of one of his nephews. My fondest memory of the Senator was actually rather embarrassing for me. I had just made a phone call to my girlfriend (now wife) from his office when she told me she would call right back. The phone rang in seconds and I answered “What’s up Baby?” There was silence for a moment and then I heard a warm boisterous laugh. “Erah hello? Is my nephew there....baby?”
Posted by: Adrian Baron | Aug 27, 2009 9:25:32 PM