Senator Edward Kennedy…
Was a great man, and he will be deeply missed.
For all the overwhelming evidence of the bankruptcy of American politics these days, Ted Kennedy serves as a reminder of the other possibility.
Everyone else will have more,* so I won’t belabor my own feelings. Just that our senior senator has been yet another instance of what makes Massachusetts the place that other states envy — or should (except during a Feb. nor’easter. No politics helps then).
*And I mean everybody. But as far as I am concerned, Anne Laurie over at Balloon Juice has it exactly right.
Image: Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, speaking at a rally for the presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama in Hartford, Connecticut. Congressional Representatives Rosa DeLauro, Chris Murphy and John B. Larson are onstage behind Ted Kennedy, along with Caroline Kennedy and Barack Obama. Photographer: Sage Ross