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dude was a persistent champion.
from what I've seen, teddy looked like a pretty darn good person.
we definately lost a great person.
your post was deleted again, but here's my response...
other than what you've been able to dig up about the shady circumstances surrounding the death of Mary Jo Kopechne in 1969, you clearly don't know much about Ted Kennedy.
He was working towards a health care system that, unlike Obama's proposed system, would have likely worked, he was a staunch supporter and advocate for women's rights, he fought tirelessly for abortion rights, he expanded medicaid to include children with special needs, he consistently fought Bush and kept him from fucking us over even MORE (fighting cuts in educational and medicaid spending), and was heavily involved with labor issues.
simply put, he did a lot more for this country than you have or ever will... with that in mind, i'm done arguing with you about it.
RIP Ted Kennedy
i should have added that i have ZERO respect for today's military and anyone who chooses to join, so that holds no weight at all with me. good for you and your family- i couldn't care any less.