Tuesday, May 20, 2008

a horrid trifecta

Senator Edward Kennedy, after spending a weekend in the hospital as a result of a seizure, has now been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and a very unfavorable prognosis. The type of tumor he has is one that does not yield to treatment very well, and despite having the most comprehensive medical care on the planet he is not likely to live much longer than another year.

As one who lived during the murders of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Senator Robert Francis Kennedy, I can't help but find it eerily coincidental that the three brothers who have accomplished more positive achievements for our nation than any other single family I can think of will all have passed away as a result of violent disruption of their brain tissue, whether from bullet or tumor.

Best wishes, Senator Kennedy. I can only hope that the stupid cracks about Chappaquiddick will finally stop and that you will get the full measure of respect and honor that you deserve for your long, faithful, and tireless service to our nation.


Blogger Mary K. Goddard said...

We can be thankful he wasn't cut down as young. We had him a lot more years and public service from Teddy. If only his brothers had lasted so long, this county would have been a very different, and likely more prosperous and respected country today. I guess we'll never know, though. Perhaps we're heading for change, though. Perhaps it will start during his lifetime. One can only hope....

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