26 August 2009

The end of an era.

AP Photo 1958
(Ted's still a law student, John's a senator and Bobby's Senate counsel.)
He was rich and good-looking, and he could have been a Paris Hilton.
It's true he got into the Senate on the strength of the Kennedy brand, but he used that opportunity to become a legendary champion of civil rights — that is, the rights due all citizens in equal measure.
He was politically far bolder than his brothers. Even they admitted he was more politically gifted.
He'll be missed.

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