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August 27, 2009

LKL last night – remembering Senator Ted Kennedy

Posted: 10:08 AM ET
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Tinker   August 27th, 2009 11:07 am ET

Will someone please tell Larry King that the famous quote from JFK was from Kahlil Gibran , the famous Lebanese prophet ?
It's part of a text entitled "The New Frontier" And was written about 50 years prior to it's use by JFK .

The part that was left out is as follows:
"Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country.
If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in a desert.


Hugh Carpenter ~ Tracy, California   August 27th, 2009 12:30 pm ET

@Tinker,
Is this post about JFK–no, it's about Ted Kennedy. And "I don't give a tinker's damn about your sour point about the famous quote. Everyone in the western world will associate John Kennedy's famous line with America, Kahlil Gibran's will be remembered in Lebanon.


Susan Grant   August 27th, 2009 5:04 pm ET

I think Health Care Reform should be named after Ted Kennedy because he fought it for soooo long. Ted Kennedy always worked for the working people of America and he should not be forgotten


Susan Grant   August 27th, 2009 5:07 pm ET

I meant to write Ted Kennedy fought for Health Care Reform for sooo long, the bill should be named after him. He was the working people's champion.


Annick Johnson   August 27th, 2009 7:35 pm ET

Dear Larry,
I must tell you how very disheartened I was on a trip from Ft Walton to Destin this morning. When did we become so detached in this country that we lack the respect to lower our flags for a man who spent his life working to equalize the caste system in this country. This is not a political or partisan issue . It is an issue about an honorable man who never forgot that the working class people are the backbone of this country. We have lost a great champion for the people. I am unsure that there is another politician who has the courage to step up against the status quo and continue Sen. Kennedy's life work. Wake up America, if we don't start respecting and looking out for one another we will surely break the fabric that once made this country great.
Annick J. Ft Walton Beach, Fl.


Amandamic21   August 27th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

It doesn't matter what your political beliefs...it doesn't matter wrether you liked him or not. Here was a person who was one of the strongest political leaders of our time. But even that doesn't matter.
Here was a man who stepped in time and time again after the deaths of many members of his family to be a rock for all the generations in his family. Here is a man who with all of his money, all of his fame, always put family first. For that we honor him...for that we stand in silence to support his family as they say goodbye to this man.


Terry, TX   August 28th, 2009 12:02 am ET

If they were going to name the Obama Healthcare.....Teddy Care....they should have done it while he was alive.....not dead....everyone has known since last year he was dying.....that's tacky and if Obama mentions health care in the eulogy that's just going to be creepy.


Ken Knutson   August 28th, 2009 12:58 am ET

Ted Kennedy was a man of privilege who dedicated his life to the underprivileged. Can anyone take his place in standing up for the common man? I pray that someone will emerge to take up the torch that each of the Kennedy brothers - John to Robert, Robert to Teddy– passed to one another. Teddy kept the good fight, standing steadfastly on his principles, always looking out for the powerless, Often to the demise of the powerful. Ted made me proud to be a democrat.


kay   August 28th, 2009 1:30 am ET

I think it would be great,if they called it the Ted Kennedy Health Plan,he deserves the honor,He has worked for the underdog for years,praying for the disadvantaged people to have moreadvantages he felt like they were entitled to by hard work and perservence.


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