No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, America lost a true giant in the world of American politics on Tuesday. Senator Edward Moore Kennedy of Massachusetts passed away tonight at age 77 after a fifteen-month battle with brain cancer.
He was a complicated man and a controversial politician. I wasn't his biggest fan, but I always respected his passion for the causes he believed in. Here's more from Yahoo News.
Quick, true story. My cousin worked as an intern for Sen. Kennedy many years ago in Washington. He was briefed by his staff, and was told there are two things you never do with Ted: Don't ask him to go out for a drink, and don't introduce him to your girlfriend.
My cousin said they were absolutely serious when they said this.
Rest in peace, Mr. Kennedy.