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Teddy's Moment

Coda to night one. It will be remembered for only one thing: Teddy Kennedy's gallant appearance and wonderfully unpredisposing, even joyful speech. The most moving moment was the most subtle. He made many references to his earlier memorable speeches. But one reference he changed slightly. In his show-stealing "sail against the wind" 1980 convention speech (he played the Hillary Clinton role of the popular runner-up), he ended with “the dream shall never die.” Last night, he ended with “the dream lives on,” an act of sweet defiance of his current perilous physical condition. A nice inflexion and very moving.

By Charles Krauthammer  | August 26, 2008; 5:24 PM ET
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you are a wonderful journalist, but when i look at kennedy, i see a murderer of mary jo, he will in the end pay for that,maybe he is now, sorry i can't agree with you, but goldie

Posted by: goldie wilbur | August 26, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

I am unable to accept all the teary plaudits for Teddy Kennedy, because I will never be able to forget all of the fantastic lies and broken laws, by and on behalf of dear "Uncle Teddy", that took place on Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969.

In Memorium: MARY JO KOPECHNE

"Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law?
Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?"
- Senator Ted Kennedy, 1973

Posted by: R. C. Carson | August 27, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Ch,

You're a class act. I would be tempted to speak differently.

Posted by: JJ | August 27, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Bye Teddy Mary jo is waiting for you

Posted by: greg | August 28, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

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