Sunday, January 28, 2007

I can't get over Ted Kennedy's righteous rant

I keep watching it over and over. It's a nice break from Donnie Davies. I really had not had that much exposure to Kennedy and I am impressed by his passion on the part of regular folks.



Blogger Lotuslander said...

What that is rant on increasing the minimum wage. The NDP in Canada is trying to increase it to ten dollars an hour, and even that would be difficult to survive on in most large cities here.

January 28, 2007 11:56 AM  
Blogger Lotuslander said...

That should read Was that. I really need to preview before I publish.

January 28, 2007 11:56 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

Hey honey, it's a couple of posts down. I was on a tear last night, avoiding work, as usual. It's Ted Kennedy hollering at the Senate over the minimum wage bill.

January 28, 2007 1:15 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

Ted gets a bad rap. He's a good guy; too bad his brothers are no longer with us -- can you imagine what a force they'd be?

January 28, 2007 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Big Fella said...

Ted Kennedy has behavied like an elder, wiser, statesman during the past few years, and he does try to get some good things done. My only problem is I never forget Chappaquiddick. But maybe that isn't a problem, maybe it is just a reminder that we are all human. The Kennedys contributed their share of good to this county, but they and their various offspring have also suffered various foibles, like the rest of us.

One thing you don't get a sense of from the Kennedy's is that they think they are "holier than thou", like some of the characters that seem not have any understanding that their extreme fundamentall religion has no place in the political arena.

January 28, 2007 3:30 PM  
Blogger V'ron said...

Many years back I was at a conference where Ted spoke. I was within 20 feet of him. First, I was dumbstruck with his amazing oratory -- you don't realize how good he is on TV till you've seen him in person. Second, like others ahve commented, he really gives a crap about the "common folk" -- its almost as though he probably was one in an earlier life and somehow landed in the Kennedy family. He was amazingly sincere; I left the place shocked that I would ever associate the word "sincere" with such a high-profile politician, but I did.

It's hard to forget chappiquiddick -- I'll give you that. Bad situation, bad decisions made. Not to excuse him, but I suspect that many in the similar circumstances would have done the same thing, or possibly worse.

January 30, 2007 11:23 AM  
Blogger Weight Master said...

I'm new to blogging, so hello. I like Ted also. I think he's a wonderful speaker.

January 30, 2007 3:14 PM  
Blogger evilganome said...

Hey Lynette. I've been a fan of Ted as a politician for years. But then I live in the Commonwealth. I have found that I have been able to forgive a lot of his personal shortcomings over the years because of the amount of good that he has done for the working people of this country and not just here in Massachusetts.

January 31, 2007 2:18 PM  

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