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Nicholas Scheuer
08-26-2009, 07:07 AM
The guy had a pair. In a figurative sense, I mean.

Moby Nick

Paul Pless
08-26-2009, 07:18 AM
FWIW, I agree. Anybody who would remain in the political spotlight after the tragedies that had confronted his family most definitely possessed both a great deal of personal courage and conviction in his political beliefs.

R.I.P.

brad9798
08-26-2009, 07:24 AM
Well put, gentlemen.

nedL
08-26-2009, 07:36 AM
I grew up in a family that was on 'the other side of the isle', but as the years passed I really came to admire him. I was saddened by the news this morning.

Mrleft8
08-26-2009, 08:04 AM
I was not saddened by the news of Kennedy's death, as callous as that may sound.
He was very sick, it was his time, let him go.
I was very saddened by the news of his illness. When it became clear that the outcome was certain, I wished him a speedy, and as painfree as possible end. There is no joy in watching a life extended, when it is a life consumed with suffering.
He will be missed by many, many people.

htom
08-26-2009, 08:12 AM
While I disagreed with him about the proper role of government, I admired him greatly. Rest in Peace, Senator.

Joe (SoCal)
08-26-2009, 08:22 AM
RIP

elf
08-26-2009, 08:28 AM
Teddy's finally gone. Now the question comes to the foreground - how ugly will politics become in Massachusetts?

jclays
08-26-2009, 08:28 AM
I did not care for his politics and some of his personal/public life didnt sit well with me; however his dedication to public service is pretty tough to beat. RIP Ted Kennedy.

<<<<<<<<By the way I hate that song>>>>

Peter Malcolm Jardine
08-26-2009, 08:32 AM
The Kennedys served their country, and paid for it in blood. Ted Kennedy had that burden to carry, and he carried it with dignity. RIP

John of Phoenix
08-26-2009, 09:22 AM
A Lion indeed.

Farewell sir and thank you.

Vince Brennan
08-26-2009, 09:27 AM
"Ooooohhh, yourrrrrr...
Mother is dead, and yer Father is dead,
And yer Brother is dead, and yer Brother is dead,
And yer Brother is dead, and now you are, too,
And we'll all be the poorer for the losing of you."

You may not have agreed with him, you may not have even liked him, but you have to admit that we've lost one of the "Great Compromisers" of the Senate... I rank him up with those "reasonable voices" of Ev Dirksen and Hugh Scott and we will ALL truly be the poorer for his passing.

Ave et Vale!

The Bigfella
08-26-2009, 09:40 AM
RIP - as our Prime Minister said of him, he was always a friend of Australia

Iceboy
08-26-2009, 10:01 AM
My mother always said "If you can't say anything nice about someone...." So I won't say anything at all.

David G
08-26-2009, 10:17 AM
Truly, he was a complex, talented, troubled man - with much to be troubled about. Whether you agreed with his politics or not, one has to admire his courage and dedication. I agree that he emerged into one of the most respected and effective senators to come down the pike in a good while.

Here's hoping that he was, indeed, in heaven a full half hour before the devil realized he was dead!

Slainte

ron ll
08-26-2009, 10:33 AM
My mother always said "If you can't say anything nice about someone...." So I won't say anything at all.

Really too bad you didn't listen to her.

Dane Allen
08-26-2009, 11:24 AM
Little solace for the family of Mary Jo Kopechne. At least Ted got to live out a full, excessive, drunken, priviledged life.

Joe (SoCal)
08-26-2009, 11:28 AM
I was wondering how many post's it would take I thought we would honestly make it beyond 18 :(

ccmanuals
08-26-2009, 11:29 AM
It certainly was a blessing that he was able to spend his final days at home in Hyannisport with friends and family and not in an acute care ward with tubes sticking out of him.

He will be missed. RIP

elf
08-26-2009, 12:03 PM
Even more of a blessing that he got to go out on his wooden boat every day, too.

Krunch
08-26-2009, 12:34 PM
Without a doubt, The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived.

George Roberts
08-26-2009, 01:28 PM
It seems Mr. Kennedy is a great man. Both sides in the health care debate are taking advantage of his death to promote there goals.

elf
08-26-2009, 02:45 PM
their

Paul Pless
08-26-2009, 02:50 PM
their
cute

pefjr
08-26-2009, 03:00 PM
QUOTE "Now the question comes to the foreground - how ugly will politics become in Massachusetts?" elf

They could clean it up, there is hope and an opportunity.

Quote "Here's hoping that he was, indeed, in heaven a full half hour before the devil realized he was dead!" David G

Only if you can get in on the family name.

Bob Adams
08-26-2009, 05:51 PM
Without a doubt, The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived.

Lets not go overboard here.

Hwyl
08-26-2009, 05:59 PM
Is this an opportune time to ask who gets his schooner.

He was lucky enough to sail with me once. Not a nice man

I guess a lot of people are saying "I didn't like his politics but I respected the man" ... I'll say the opposite

Krunch
08-26-2009, 05:59 PM
Lets not go overboard here.

Hater.

Paul Pless
08-26-2009, 06:05 PM
Is this an opportune time to ask who gets his schooner.

He was lucky enough to sail with me once. Not a nice man

I guess a lot of people are saying "I didn't like his politics but I respected the man" ... I'll say the opposite

So that makes you the very rare bilge rat to prefer George Herbert Walker Bush's company on the water front to that of a Kennedy.:p

He did have a beautiful schooner. . .

Hwyl
08-26-2009, 06:13 PM
So that makes you the very rare bilge rat to prefer George Herbert Walker Bush's company on the water front to that of a Kennedy.:p

He did have a beautiful schooner. . .

Hmm That's a bit of a stretch, I've only been on a dock with Bush and I hate his boat.

Bob Adams
08-26-2009, 06:15 PM
Hater.

No. I do not hate anyone. I just don't think that a career politician, born into a rich family who led a privledged life is greater than someone like Ghandi.

pefjr
08-26-2009, 06:34 PM
"So that makes you the very rare bilge rat to prefer George Herbert Walker Bush's company on the water front to that of a Kennedy" Paul Pless

Where is the data for that conclusion?

Joe (SoCal)
08-26-2009, 07:07 PM
#36 http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/images/buttons/report.gif :(

Ian McColgin
08-26-2009, 07:22 PM
It may be that as Kennedy's political biography becomes clearer to folk that they will understand why people like Orin Hatch responded to his outreach and joined him in great things. Ted never shrank from being clear abut what he was for, never shirked at being a liberal, but he brought together the consistantly greatest staff the senate has seen and he worked very hard to honor and inlcude his opponents.

We had to lose him someday. Just, why not later?

elf
08-26-2009, 08:32 PM
Sure, it might have been good to lose him a few years from now, but he hasn't been effective in the Senate for 6 months now. So in the short term it makes no difference.

Dane Allen
08-28-2009, 12:13 PM
Without a doubt, The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived.

Didn't he kill woman he was having an affair with behind his wife's back? Didn't he have many such affairs? Actually, he had a complete disrespect for women in general. I guess if that's your definition of the greatest man who ever lived then I guess that says a lot.:(

elf
08-28-2009, 12:20 PM
ah, the trash talk and the gullible arrive.

Big Woody
08-28-2009, 05:02 PM
Why do we idolize corrupt self serving politicians...

Because if you don't your comment gets pulled!

My comment #36 was removed and now Joe, in the new comment #36 is left cursing at himself. :D

High C
08-28-2009, 05:19 PM
....Why do we idolize corrupt self serving politicians....

What else would you expect corrupt self serving individuals to do?