Tuesday, May 20, 2008
white light to the warrior lion
The Kennedys have defined my political life. I was a little girl when JFK was shot, and his assassination initiated my political awareness. I have been inspired, enthralled, astonished, elevated, challenged and sometimes alarmed by John, Bobby and Ted. But most of all I have been grateful to them, especially Ted, who has spent a lifetime in the service of his fellow Americans, who has never failed to fulfill the human obligations of compassion and generosity to which most others pay lip service. Imperfect--for certain, as are we all. Beleaguered--more than most. But always generous, seemingly tireless, and ever willing to fight the good fight.
Blessings upon you, Senator, and eternal thanks.