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Kennedy Motorcade to Stop at Capitol Saturday

By Paul Kane
Washingtonians will have an opportunity to pay last respects to Edward M. Kennedy Saturday afternoon outside the U.S. Capitol, where he served as the senator from Massachusetts for nearly 47 years.

After an invitation-only funeral Mass in Boston in the morning, Kennedy's body will be flown to Andrews Air Force Base with an estimated arrival time of 3 p.m., his Senate office said. A motorcade will bring the casket into Washington, traveling along Independence Avenue and stopping outside the east entrance to the Capitol about 4:30 p.m.

Current and former Kennedy staffers will line the steps of the building as the hearse pulls up, aides said. The motorcade will pause "for a brief prayer so that Senate staff and members of the broader Senate community with whom the Senator worked can bid a final farewell," according to a statement issued by Kennedy's office.

Members of the public can gather for the tribute on the east lawn across from the Senate steps, the grassy area that used to be known as the "Senate swamp." It was the place that many senators -- Kennedy in particular -- used as a staging ground for press conferences that often turned into rallies for supporters.

The short interlude at the Capitol will serve as Kennedy's farewell to an institution in which he's served longer than all but two senators. "Senator Kennedy served 47 years in the United States Senate, and loved each and every day he spent there, especially the people who are its heart and soul," the family statement said.

No other public memorial events are planned for the Washington area. The burial at Arlington will be private, with limited press coverage. But spectators are also expected to gather along Constitution Avenue and near the cemetery as the motorcade makes its way there from the Capitol.

By Washington Post Editor  |  August 28, 2009; 5:45 AM ET
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Comments

Anybody know the route to the Capitol?

Posted by: Hillman1 | August 28, 2009 7:48 AM | Report abuse

And will there then be a motorcade to the cemetary? I don't know that I'd want to go mill around the Capitol - but I definitely would stand on Pa or Conn Ave to watch the motorcade go by

Posted by: hohandy1 | August 28, 2009 8:09 AM | Report abuse

That was very gracious of the Kennedy family. I was really hoping for a DC event. Hopefully, the WaPo can post a map or directions to the East Lawn and the path of the motorcade.

Posted by: loved1 | August 28, 2009 8:31 AM | Report abuse

The ghost/presence of Mary Jo Kopechne will occupy more space than all those living bidding him farwell combined.

Posted by: rpcv84 | August 28, 2009 9:52 AM | Report abuse

I also hope the Post publishes the motorcade route between the Capitol and Arlington Cemetery. Weather-permitting, I would like to stand curbside to bid farewell.

Posted by: baNva | August 28, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Anybody know the route to the Capitol?

Posted by: Hillman1
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Andrews AFB, to Suitland Road, right onto Suitland Parkway, right onto South Capitol Street/Bridge, to Independence Avenue.

Posted by: Beingsensible | August 28, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

And will there then be a motorcade to the cemetary? I don't know that I'd want to go mill around the Capitol - but I definitely would stand on Pa or Conn Ave to watch the motorcade go by

Posted by: hohandy1
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Another good spot to pay your respects will be at the entrance to Andrews AFB...I think I'm going there.

Posted by: Beingsensible | August 28, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

The ghost/presence of Mary Jo Kopechne will occupy more space than all those living bidding him farwell combined.

Posted by: rpcv84
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You're pathetic...here's a novice idea, why don't you go and visit Mary Jo's grave site while the rest of us honor and pay our respects to Teddy tomorrow...oh, not that important to you, hummmm...then shut the H.E.L.L. up!

Posted by: Beingsensible | August 28, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

The ghost/presence of Mary Jo Kopechne will occupy more space than all those living bidding him farwell combined.

Posted by: rpcv84
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You're pathetic...here's a novice idea, why don't you go and visit Mary Jo's grave site while the rest of us honor and pay our respects to Teddy tomorrow...oh, not that important to you, hummmm...then shut the H.E.L.L. up!

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Beingsensible: In addition to the ghost of Mary Jo, if you line up all the women he played around with and all the empty beer and whiskey bottles he drank from, there would be NO ROOM for any of you, including yourself, to bid him farewell. Good riddance.

Posted by: rpcv84 | August 28, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

"The late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) will make one more appearance at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday before his internment at Arlington National Cemetery."

Perhaps you mean interment?

Posted by: confused1 | August 28, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

"Internment"? Writer ignorance, or a really bad senate joke?

Posted by: pltrgyst | August 28, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

No respect for the dearly departed, may you have the same fate.

Posted by: DCN8TVE | August 28, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Memorial Bridge will be a great place to stand. The motorcade will DEFINITELY be using it.

Posted by: Diner65 | August 28, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Memorial Bridge will be a great place to stand. The motorcade will DEFINITELY be using it.

Posted by: Diner65 |
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May it rain on the DC parade.

Posted by: rpcv84 | August 28, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

The ghost/presence of Mary Jo Kopechne will occupy more space than all those living bidding him farwell combined.

Posted by: rpcv84
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Like others who have brought up this whole tragic affair from 40 years ago, I doubt you really know much about Ms. Kopechne - you probably wouldn't recognize her picture if you saw it. You do her memory a disservice when your sole purpose is to use her as a hammer to bludgeon Kennedy.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | August 28, 2009 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Very loving, very Chri9stian-like rpcv84.
The adulteress is happy that you weren't around when Jesus asked those without sin to cast the first stone.

This would be nice to see.
There are probably many of us that remember the train that took Robert Kennedy from New York to Washington, DC back in 1968.
I was days short of 4 years old when my parents took us up to the old train crossing in Lanham,MD where Red Lobster and Burger King are now.
I still remember waiting with my mom, dad and two brothers for the train to pass by.
There was a huge crowd.

Posted by: edlharris | August 28, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

rpcv84, one test of greatness is the ability to make mistakes, learn from them, and become better. Senator Kennedy did this. Will you?

Posted by: jlhare1 | August 28, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

rpcv84, one test of greatness is the ability to make mistakes, learn from them, and become better. Senator Kennedy did this. Will you?

Posted by: jlhare1
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The man got away with MURDER. It was far more than a mistake.

Posted by: rpcv84 | August 28, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

The man got away with MURDER. It was far more than a mistake.

Posted by: rpcv84
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It was an accident, plain and simple. That was the conclusion at the time and no one has raised a shred of credible evidence to indicate otherwise. Did he handle it right afterward? No, of course not; and he was the first to admit it.

"Murder" means he intended to kill her, and I don't think even the most psychotic Kennedy hater believes that. I guess I could be wrong.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | August 28, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

The ghost/presence of Mary Jo Kopechne will occupy more space than all those living bidding him farwell combined.

Posted by: rpcv84
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Its safe to say your mother's a$$ will take up even more room.

Posted by: AlexVa1 | August 28, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

The ghost/presence of Mary Jo Kopechne will occupy more space than all those living bidding him farwell combined.

Posted by: rpcv84
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Its safe to say your mother's a$$ will take up even more room.

Posted by: AlexVa1
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LOL

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | August 28, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

EnemyOfTheState: "You do her memory a disservice when your sole purpose is to use her as a hammer to bludgeon Kennedy."

The problem is that's all they've got, which goes a long ways towards explaining the hatred and cowardly behavior of the cons.

(the rest of it being explained by their drug-addled psychopathic leader Limbaugh - the fish stinks from the head.)


Posted by: washpost18 | August 28, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

The ghost/presence of Mary Jo Kopechne will occupy more space than all those living bidding him farwell combined.
Posted by: rpcv84

At a time when the great majority of decent Americans across the entire political spectrum recognize that America has lost a true patriot, it is sad to read a comment (very likely from a self-identifying "Christian") who does believe in the healing power of redemption. If ever a human being redeemed himself through his actions, it was Edward Moore Kennedy. God bless you, Ted.

Posted by: zephyr99 | August 28, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

If Mary Jo Kopechne's family can allow her to rest in peace, why can't everyone?

Posted by: edismae | August 28, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

The ghost/presence of Mary Jo Kopechne will occupy more space than all those living bidding him farwell combined.
Posted by: rpcv84
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You're an idiot.

Posted by: Classic60 | August 28, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Wikipedia has a nice picture of Mary Jo. I think I'll visit Teddy's, the Manslaughterer of Chappaquidick, grave one day soon and drop Mary Jo's picture on his tombstone.

Posted by: rpcv84 | August 28, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

The ghost/presence of Mary Jo Kopechne will occupy more space than all those living bidding him farwell combined.

Posted by: rpcv84
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You're pathetic...here's a novice idea, why don't you go and visit Mary Jo's grave site while the rest of us honor and pay our respects to Teddy tomorrow...oh, not that important to you, hummmm...then shut the H.E.L.L. up!

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Beingsensible: In addition to the ghost of Mary Jo, if you line up all the women he played around with and all the empty beer and whiskey bottles he drank from, there would be NO ROOM for any of you, including yourself, to bid him farewell. Good riddance.
Wikipedia has a nice picture of Mary Jo. I think I'll visit Teddy's, the Manslaughterer of Chappaquidick, grave one day soon and drop Mary Jo's picture on his tombstone.

Posted by: rpcv84
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One could probably say the same thing about your father; unfortunately it resulted in the birth of a b.a.s.t.a.r.d like you...rather than visiting Kennedy to drop a picture on Mary Jo, why not visit Mary Jo? I now, not exactly the point, huh, because you don't give a crap about Mary Jo...just spewing your venum at the rest of us...you must be a misserable soul with all the hate you're harboring inside against the Kennedys...funny, I'm sure they have no idea of who you are and probably don't care...sad, because you're spending so much negative energy on them...really, really sad for you...

Posted by: Beingsensible | August 28, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

RPC:

Mary Jo Kopechne was a liberal. She was an adamant supporter of what guys like you are now calling socialized medicine, and all the other ideas that the Kennedy's supported.

So how about honoring her memory and urging your representatives to vote for the Democratic health care plan?

What? Your 'respect' for her doesn't run that deep? You are, instead, using a tragic accident as a cheap political tool?

No one is defending the fact that Kennedy left the scene of the accident. But only two people know what happened that night. And now both are dead. There is no reason to believe that Kennedy didn't do all he could to try to rescue her.

He should have reported the accident sooner. But that wouldn't have made her any less dead, or the situation any more tragic.

So unless you were there then claiming it was murder is just stupid. And ultimately using her death as a political tool, as you are, is quite disrespectful to her.

Posted by: Hillman1 | August 28, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Whoops. Meant to say 'the situation any less tragic'.

Posted by: Hillman1 | August 28, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

First to the two idiots who posted comments about the word 'internment':

perhaps you should have double-checked on it yourself before you showed your own ignorrance.

i-t-e-r-n-m-e-nt is the correct word.

Secondly, I am confused about motorcade route direction. Doesn't Independence Ave take you down the House side of the Capitol? And Constitution Ave takes you down the Senate side?

So why is the hearst stopping along Independence at 4:30pm and why would the Kennedy staffers be gathered along an area there.

If the hearst is stopping along the Senate side where the staffers can pay respect, that is Constitution, not Independence.

Hopefully this will be cleared up in a future posting on the direction.

Posted by: shes_cleva | August 28, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

i-t-e-r-n-m-e-nt is the correct word.

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This is a joke right?

Posted by: AlexVa1 | August 28, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

shes_cleva: You're an absolute idiot. It's not a HEARST, you fool. Hearst is the name of a family whose child Patty was abducted by and later joined the Symbionese Liberation Army in the late 70's. A HEARSE carries a body-filled casket. LOLROF. And, you fool of fools, did you ever think that perhaps the HEARSE will turn right in front of the Capitol building and pull into the center/Constitution Ave side of the Capitol? You must be a PEE GEE CEE'er. Get your welfare check this month?

Posted by: rpcv84 | August 28, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Ya know, when I read comments from folks like rpcv84, I think of two things: this country really does have a problem with its education system and deinstitutionalizing the mentally ill was not a good idea.

Posted by: palfb50 | August 28, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Burial, also called interment and inhumation, is the act of placing a person or object into the ground. This is accomplished by excavating a pit or trench, placing an object in it, and covering it over.

Internment is the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial. (Almost like the election of Senators) As the American people think we are gettinag a great deal from our elected officals

Posted by: tlokey | August 28, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Burial, also called interment and inhumation, is the act of placing a person or object into the ground. This is accomplished by excavating a pit or trench, placing an object in it, and covering it over.

Internment is the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial. (Almost like the election of Senators) As the American people think we are gettinag a great deal from our elected officals


Posted by: tlokey |
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Instead of interring Teddy bear and wasting an otherwise worthy place for one of our hero warriors in Arlington, why not just dump his remains in the Chappaquidick and forget about them as he did Mary Jo Kopechne's?

Posted by: rpcv84 | August 28, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I, for one, will be downtown to say goodbye to Teddy, we will miss you.

Posted by: coprogirl | August 28, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Folks:

Don't let RPC's hate get to you. There are always going to be haters.

It's worth noting that RPC was unable to respond to my post about the fact that Ms. Kopechne was a flaming liberal and would have most likely been horrified at RPC or anyone else using her tragic situation to score cheap political points used to tear down liberal programs.

Posted by: Hillman1 | August 28, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I could be wrong but the creation of the massive Capitol Visitors Center created the main ceremonial entrance on the Independence Avenue side of the plaza.

It's a shame that they don't bring him down East Capitol Street. If I'm not mistaken that's the route that JFK's body was taken, and it allowed local residents to pack deep along East Capitol to view the procession (Independence is a much smaller street and would seem to be harder to accommodate crowds on).

Posted by: Hillman1 | August 28, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

ok - Channel 9 has a report up (dated 7 hours ago) which has the motorcade coming down Constitution Ave from the Capitol to Cemetary. I'll be standing on Constitution Ave.

WaPo just has a vague schedule from 10 this morning that gives absolutely no information of the route. I guess they figure nobody here cares.

Thanks for all your help, as always, WaPo - you really do a great job in helping the people who live here keep up with these things!

Posted by: hohandy1 | August 28, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Hillman1: I ignore folks like yourself.

Posted by: rpcv84 | August 28, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Excellent, Hillman1.

Condolences to the Kennedy family, once again. Thanks to those of you who are willing and able to honor Mr. Kennedy.

Posted by: shejoy | August 28, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Instead of interring Teddy bear and wasting an otherwise worthy place for one of our hero warriors in Arlington, why not just dump his remains in the Chappaquidick and forget about them as he did Mary Jo Kopechne's?

Posted by: rpcv84
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"forget about them"...as in both of them and not him? So let me make sure I understand...you're o.k. with forgetting about Mary Jo and would actually perfer that her remains be dumped in the Chappaquidick as long as Ted Kennedy's remains are dumped in there with hers...LOL, you really are a piece of work...IDIOT! Why not just leave Mary Jo where she is, continue with the burial plans for Kennedy, and dump your crazy a.s.s in the Chappaquidick since you are so obsessed with it, lol...now that's a good idea, LOL!

Posted by: Beingsensible | August 28, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

rpcv84 sez: "Hillman1: I ignore folks like yourself."

Yes, your type has a long established history of ignoring reality and inconvenient truths.

Posted by: washpost18 | August 28, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Is the guy being paid by the mile?

Posted by: Tupac_Goldstein | August 28, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Tupac_Goldstein asked, "Is the guy being paid by the mile?"

Typical Republican cheapskate. If he had a bone of generosity in his body he'd be Sixpac.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | August 28, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

"President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the nation lost "the greatest United States senator of our time" with the death of Ted Kennedy. *** "An important chapter in our history has come to an end," Obama said. "Our country has lost a great leader, who picked up the torch of his fallen brothers and became the greatest United States Senator of our time." (Emphasis added.) (Quoted from article by LOU KESTEN, Associated Press Writer Lou Kesten, Associated Press Writer – Wed Aug 26, 5:41 am ET [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090826/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_kennedy_obama_2]

Not to be outdone by Obama, "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada issued a statement that said, 'It was the thrill of my lifetime to work with Ted Kennedy.....The liberal lion's mighty roar may now fall silent, but his dream shall never die.'" [From http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_ted_kennedy;_ylt=Ap17FjgIBBT3szsdZ0peFl4Gw_IE;_ylu=X3oDMTJtdTU5NmZvBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwODI2L3VzX29iaXRfdGVkX2tlbm5lZHkEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMxBHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcmllcwRzbGsDbWFzc3NlbmVkd2Fy

Ugh and Ugh. Obama's statement goes far beyond the gushing hyperbole that usually follows on the demise of some politician or other, for Kennedy was, if anything, the worst senator of our time, having led America's lemming-like plunge into the maelstrom of class warfare, while himself staying high and dry on a promontory of privileged position. And Reid's "thrill of a lifetime" lion paean is perhaps even more gushing and certainly more ironic than Obama's maunderings: the lion, a symbol of courage, does not well fit the Coward of Chappaquiddick.

Posted by: douglassbartley1 | August 28, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

"President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the nation lost "the greatest United States senator of our time" with the death of Ted Kennedy. *** "An important chapter in our history has come to an end," Obama said. "Our country has lost a great leader, who picked up the torch of his fallen brothers and became the greatest United States Senator of our time." (Emphasis added.) (Quoted from article by LOU KESTEN, Associated Press Writer Lou Kesten, Associated Press Writer – Wed Aug 26, 5:41 am ET [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090826/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_kennedy_obama_2]

Not to be outdone by Obama, "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada issued a statement that said, 'It was the thrill of my lifetime to work with Ted Kennedy.....The liberal lion's mighty roar may now fall silent, but his dream shall never die.'" [From http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_ted_kennedy;_ylt=Ap17FjgIBBT3szsdZ0peFl4Gw_IE;_ylu=X3oDMTJtdTU5NmZvBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwODI2L3VzX29iaXRfdGVkX2tlbm5lZHkEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMxBHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcmllcwRzbGsDbWFzc3NlbmVkd2Fy

Ugh and Ugh. Obama's statement goes far beyond the gushing hyperbole that usually follows on the demise of some politician or other, for Kennedy was, if anything, the worst senator of our time, having led America's lemming-like plunge into the maelstrom of class warfare, while himself staying high and dry on a promontory of privileged position. And Reid's "thrill of a lifetime" lion paean is perhaps even more gushing and certainly more ironic than Obama's maunderings: the lion, a symbol of courage, does not well fit the Coward of Chappaquiddick.

Posted by: douglassbartley1 | August 28, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

A bit impatient, aren't we, Dougie?

Posted by: douglaslbarber | August 28, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Let he or she who is without sin cast the first stone. What dirt do you have Mr. or Mrs. rpcv84 in your own closet ? First of all if you believe in ghosts then you are more ignorant than the other posters imply that you are. Secondly, unless you were there you can't prove that the death was premeditated. Thirdly, get a life. The man is dead ! What good does your ridiculous ranting do , other than make you look life a pathetic fool. Grow up. You could only hope to have one person at your funeral with your attitude.

Posted by: teacher1231 | August 28, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Senator Kennedy did not just "leave the scene of an accident". It looked very much like he waited because he did not want to be tested for alcohol in his system. He said he was addled from the accident, but not so much so that he did not immediately seek out political advisors.

Having said that, I hope he did truly have salvation and is in God's hands. He will have had to answer to God (as we all will for our own failings.)

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | August 28, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Georgetowner1, one year after he lost the 3'rd of his 3 older brothers to a political assassin, Senator Edward Kennedy was involved in an automobile accident which resulted in the death of a passenger. That was regrettable.

More regrettable was his confused decision not to call authorities as soon as possible.

Republicans have been trading on that for 40 years now.

Those tribunes of the privileged class were scared to death of the political clout that the senator might wield, having both the Kennedy name and political positions likely to inspire a majority of Americans - the majority who depend on the wages of their labor rather than the income from their investments.

Type "Nixon Edward Kennedy Secret Service" into a search engine. Do a little reading. Tell me what you think of Nixon's acts.

Republicans have had sharp elbows ever since that man resigned - they've had a chip on their shoulder, they feel put upon.

Go with God, Senator Kennedy.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | August 28, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Kennedy acted with class even toward those who disagreed with him... perhaps you could learn an important lesson from him. Don't you have a conscience? Oh, by the way, did you know Laura Bush had a similar accident when she was young.. guess the liberal press covered that one up? You are a walking example of why there are no heros in politics anymore. People focus more on the human frailties then the human spirit. I feel sorry for you. You must be a very lonely, angry person.

Posted by: lk11 | August 28, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Are they coming in by Pennsylvania Ave SE or by Suitland Parkway to South Capitol? If it's Penn, I'd like to see the procession as it goes past. Would be nice to know.

Posted by: oldmh | August 28, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Orrin Hatch and John McCain spoke eloquently at the memorial service this evening.

Posted by: oldmh | August 28, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Reasonable people can disagree and argue late into the night over a good bottle of Scotch. But I will never, ever understand the hate that lives in the likes of rpcv84, douglassbartley1, Rush, Glenn, Sean, Billo, Dick, etc. Thankfully I am comforted by the fact that I know, as sure as the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning, when these cretins meet their maker, He will look at them and say "Are you F'ing kidding me? Get the F out of here." Or something pretty close to that. Wear shorts boys, it's gonna be hot.

Posted by: AlexVa1 | August 28, 2009 11:11 PM | Report abuse

It shocks me at just how ignorant everyone is to the horrific details of someone's death. If someone walked away while your daughter suffocated to death, then bought his way out of jail and worked in government the rest of his life would that make his crime excusable? Or as the Huffington Post disgustingly allows, "worth it?"

How can any liberal person say they are for human rights and women's rights and willfully ignore the horrible way in which she died? I cannot believe that the only people mentioning this are conservative. I am truly embarrassed and ashamed to call myself liberal right now. Murder is not and should not be a partisan issue.

And maybe some of you 25 year old reporters should do a little more reading than a 140 character phrase. You might learn a little more.

Try, for starters reading the actual horrible details of exactly how she died, and how he had no concern for anyone other than himself and couldn't be bothered to call for help. Anyone who can overlook the details with a "yeah, but that's okay because he did lots of stuff in office" truly has no compassion and should be living in a dictator country with little regard for a means to an end.

Posted by: tshirttt | August 29, 2009 1:17 AM | Report abuse

From http://tedkennedy.org/pages/arrangements :

Approx. 3:00 p.m. - Arrival of Senator Kennedy at Andrews Air Force Base
4:00 p.m. - Senator Kennedy departs Andrews Air Force Base

Motorcade route is open to the public.

Motorcade Route:

From Andrews Air Force base, Senator Kennedy's motorcade will proceed to the east plaza of the US Capitol building. The motorcade will enter through the Independence Ave entrance and proceed past the Senate Chamber steps.

4:30 p.m. - Senator Kennedy arrives at the U.S. Capitol

The Senator’s motorcade will stop at the Senate steps for a brief prayer so that Senate staff and members of the broader Senate community with whom the Senator worked can bid a final farewell.

The motorcade will then proceed to Arlington National Cemetery via Constitution Ave.

Posted by: pkalina | August 29, 2009 2:40 AM | Report abuse

Anyone know if the Metrorail Arlington Cemetery stop will be out of service Saturday? Post Friday said Arlington Burial Service would not be open to public, so will they shut the whole grounds down, or can we stand at respectful distance, or what?

POSTIE who reads these:
kindly let the bosses know a map, online, if not in print, of the motorcade route will be much appreciated by all--to pay tribute or to avoid traffic. TY

Posted by: McGaladon | August 29, 2009 2:45 AM | Report abuse

From: www.tedkennedy.org/washington
Approx. 3:00 p.m. - Arrival of Senator Kennedy at Andrews Air Force Base
4:00 p.m. - Senator Kennedy departs Andrews Air Force Base
Motorcade route is open to the public

Motorcade Route:
From Andrews Air Force base, Senator Kennedy's motorcade will proceed to the east plaza of the US Capitol building. The motorcade will enter through the Independence Ave entrance and proceed past the Senate Chamber steps. The motorcade will then proceed to Arlington National Cemetery via Constitution Ave.

4:30 p.m. - Senator Kennedy arrives at the U.S. Capitol

The Senator’s motorcade will stop at the Senate steps for a brief prayer so that Senate staff and members of the broader Senate community with whom the Senator worked can bid a final farewell.

also check out: www.twitter.com/kennedynews, the Kennedy family Twitter feed.

http://www.tedkennedy.org/washington

Posted by: sunny7 | August 29, 2009 3:53 AM | Report abuse

Notice Teddy didn't lie in state in the Capitol? That's because outside of screw loose Massachussetts, and the leftist water carrying inside the beltway claptrap state run media, a total of 6 people would show up to "honor" the Chappaquiddick Kid..

Posted by: SMWE357 | August 29, 2009 4:28 AM | Report abuse

Thank you, Sunny7 & pkalina. Helping feels so much better than hating.

But the ragers should read "Chappaquiddick: the Real Story" by Lange & DeWitt. Written all from original source material, by authors who had set out to write an entirely different book, but were fascinated at the misinformation which began to flow immediately & felt it had to be countered.

Posted by: McGaladon | August 29, 2009 6:59 AM | Report abuse

rpcv84 wrote: >>>The ghost/presence of Mary Jo Kopechne will occupy more space than all those living bidding him farwell combined.

That tragedy occurred when Kennedy was age 37. And it's often used by Republicans to DETRACT from the entirety of Kennedy's career and accomplishments FOR The People.
If Kennedy had been a corporatist senator - Republicans would have forgiven him.


Posted by: angie12106 | August 29, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Forgiving, and being forgiven. Ted Kennedy was the perfect, shining example of the human condition. Through his opportunity to do good work, he more than made up for the flaws in his life by working so that others may do more with theirs.

The true measure of a man is not just to the depth to where he sunk or to the height he soared. The true, honest measure is from the depths to the heights.

Let others stand in the cold, dark, murky waters of the distant past if that's where they choose to dwell. I choose to stand with those who mark the highpoints of Ted Kennedy's life. And, this time he makes it across the bridge, to join his brothers on the other side.

Posted by: riburr | August 29, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Hi, rpcv84 !!

I realize that you have been very hard at work the last day or so, gallantly (if vainly) attempting to put cogent sentences together in this "Comments" section.

Why don't you cut yourself a break? I think there's a "Hee Haw" marathon on one of the cable channels.

Enjoy

Posted by: joelcavicchia | August 29, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

There is now a map of the Washington/Arlington motorcade route at http://tedkennedy.org/pages/washington together with this statement:

Senator Kennedy served 47 years in the United States Senate, and loved each and every day he spent there, especially the people who are its heart and soul.

The family of Senator Kennedy would like to invite members of the public to join us on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. on the East Front Lawn of the Senate.

The Senator's motorcade will stop briefly at the Senate so that current and former staff, those with whom the Senator worked during his time in Washington, and those whose lives have been touched by the Senator can bid a final farewell.

Additional details, including a map of the motorcade route through DC, will be posted here and our Twitter feed, http://twitter.com/kennedynews throughout the weekend.

Posted by: pkalina | August 29, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

rpcv84, Some of us believe in redemption. Senator Kennedy spent much of life making up for his mistakes and publicly apologized more than once. Your buddy W. sent thousands to their deaths and never once said "sorry". I suppose you yourself reaped nothing from Senator Kennedy's achievements (you might want to familiarize yourself with a few of the 54 pages of them if you can read big words).

Your shabby, small-minded comments in light of the genuine grief on this pages are revolting. Why not spend the day with your fellow embittered dinosaurs and let the rest of us mourn in peace.

As to the absurd charge of murder, even Ms Kopechne's mother said she believed it was an accident.

Posted by: LeftyChick | August 29, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

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