Ted Kennedy, the lion of the Senate, has died of brain cancer. He was 77.
He certainly wasn’t perfect. As we find ourselves engulfed in political scandals of today at every turn, Kennedy has his fair share of mishaps; scandals that would have spelled the end of a career for folks who were not as well connected. But scandals aside: in my mind’s eye, when it comes to public servants, I can think of few men who did the job better. We salute you, Mr. Kennedy. Your death is a tremendous loss for the nation.