Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In His Own Words: Senator Kennedy

By The New York Times

In two recent speeches over the last year or so, Senator Edward M. Kennedy celebrated Democratic victories, borrowing the words of his brothers and civil rights activists as he heralded a new era in which he hoped for significant legislative achievements on health care and other issues.

After undergoing brain surgery in June, Senator Kennedy appeared to a hearty welcome at the Democratic National Convention last August in Denver. Mr. Kennedy remarked that he was thrilled to be a part of the gathering. And he vowed in his speech before a cheering crowd, that “this November, the torch will be passed again to a new generation of Americans, so with Barack Obama, for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. The work begins anew, the hope rises again and the dream lives on.” (read the rest... videos)

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