News is breaking as we speak that Senator Edward Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. The Massachusetts Democrat had been hospitalized over the weekend due to seizures and had remained in the Boston hospital for tests. Only a few minutes ago, doctors announced that the results of the test were worse than many had hoped.
Regardless of one’s political feelings, you can not deny the historical impact Sen. Kennedy has had on the country, both politically and culturally. Despite his reputation as the “Liberal Lion”, Kennedy has actually been quite bipartisan in his legislative efforts. But at the core, he is undeniably a principled man who fought his life in the political arena.
His political and public life is not over by any means. But for many of us who follow politics, our last memory of him may very well be his speech he gave endorsing democratic candidate Barack Obama. He spoke like a man half his age. His words and energy shook the very ground with inspirational vigor. But truth be told, Kennedy never seemed to slow down even a little bit.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the senator and his family.
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