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Road to the Rockies: Kennedy to Take the Stage
New York Times ^ | 8/25/2008 | Jeff Zeleny

Posted on 08/25/2008 1:19:21 PM PDT by mojito

While Michelle Obama may be the featured speaker at the first night of the party’s convention, she will have some new high-profile Democrats as warm-up acts.

The program on Monday evening was intended to pay tribute to the Kennedys, with Senator Edward M. Kennedy set to appear in a videotaped message. But senior campaign aides confirmed that Mr. Kennedy is planning to be on stage in person, making his biggest public appearance since he was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

It is sure to be a night steeped in high emotion for Mr. Kennedy, a large assembly of his family that is on hand in Denver and for thousands of Democrats inside the convention hall. Mr. Kennedy helped change the dynamic of the party’s nominating fight when he endorsed Mr. Obama seven months ago, an embrace that fueled a narrative that Mr. Obama is helping to carry on the Kennedy legacy.

Senator Barack Obama will not be on stage to see Mr. Kennedy, but he will appear briefly via satellite inside the convention hall from Kansas City, Mo....

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; democraticconvention; edwardkennedy; michelleobama; obama; tedkennedy
Ted Kennedy the warm-up act for Michelle tonight.
1 posted on 08/25/2008 1:19:21 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

When will Ted Kennedy step down from Congress? He no longer can represent the people of his state.


2 posted on 08/25/2008 1:30:44 PM PDT by weegee (The higher taxes that Obama demands of Americans are 'Above my Pay Grade'.)
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To: weegee

How about Byrd or that guy from S. Dakota who suffered the stroke? They should have stepped down as well. What a joke. It shows how little senators actually do. The country would be better off without all of them.

Say, is Mary Jo making an appearance with Teddy? No? I didn’t think so. She’s still dead.


3 posted on 08/25/2008 1:37:51 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: mojito
Yes We Can! Hope For Change!


4 posted on 08/25/2008 1:40:29 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: mojito

Good for Ted!


5 posted on 08/25/2008 1:41:49 PM PDT by griswold3 (Al qaeda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: mojito
Ted, this warning's for you!
6 posted on 08/25/2008 1:48:27 PM PDT by AZLiberty (You can't power the U.S. economy on Democrat snake oil.)
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To: mojito
I'm probably seeing something that isn't there, but that headline "Road to the Rockies" may be a hint that the NYT does not expect this week to go very Smooooooothly for the Democrats.

I think Obama faces a rocky road. Maybe the NYT and I agree for once.

7 posted on 08/25/2008 1:49:15 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: weegee
When will Ted Kennedy step down from Congress? He no longer can represent the people of his state.

I hope Senator Kennedy hold on to his seat for as long as possible. Even if he dies, I hope the people of Massachusetts will insist on him keeping his seat. He's done a better job of representing American interests after his diagnosis with terminal cancer than he ever did before.

8 posted on 08/25/2008 1:58:41 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: mojito

9 posted on 08/25/2008 1:59:45 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: mojito

Wow, that was weird. I posted an img src for the triathalon and then this demon photo of Obama appears instead. I did not mean to post the Obama demon so if the mods want it off, please do so.


10 posted on 08/25/2008 2:03:31 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Pining_4_TX
Say, is Mary Jo making an appearance with Teddy?

Convention chairperson; "The chair recognizes the representative from Chappaquiddick."

11 posted on 08/25/2008 2:41:34 PM PDT by Roccus (People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient....then repent.)
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To: Roccus

Expect Ole Teddy to not feel very good in the mile high city. So soon after a craniotomy and having to deal with pressure changes at that altitude will not be a pleasant experience for him. He may find that a bottle of J&B and a handful of Perocodans just don’t do the trick like they used to.


12 posted on 08/25/2008 3:16:52 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Roccus

“Convention chairperson; “The chair recognizes the representative from Chappaquiddick.”

Ha, ha, priceless! If only it would happen...


13 posted on 08/25/2008 3:25:52 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: mojito
It is sure to be a night steeped in high emotion for Mr. Kennedy, a large assembly

How much does Ted weigh?

14 posted on 08/25/2008 3:29:50 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Pining_4_TX

I stole it.

Back in the 70s, National Lampoon(?) had that as a caption on a cartoon. It showed the chairman with gavel raised as a seaweed bedecked, dripping spectre in a torn dress with a ‘Chappaquiddick’ sign struggled toward the podium from the convention floor.


15 posted on 08/25/2008 3:34:29 PM PDT by Roccus (People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient....then repent.)
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To: Roccus

No kidding? I should have remembered that. Maybe it was lurking in the deep recesses of my old brain, because I kept having this idea of someone taking over the Ted Kennedy video (when they said he would just appear in video message) and substituting the image of a drenched, seaweed draped woman saying, “I’m still dead.”

Wow, the old NL had some good stuff. (And some very naughty stuff.)


16 posted on 08/25/2008 3:40:38 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Cyman
Swan Song.
17 posted on 08/25/2008 3:46:58 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
There is a distinct possibility that you have hotlinked an image from a web site that doesn't allow hotlinking. This means that the web page owner can change the picture to whatever he wants. Why? because you are stealing HIS bandwidth by linking to a picture without any page visits. I suggest you GOOGLE for hotlinking to see what has been said about it.
18 posted on 08/25/2008 7:54:01 PM PDT by fuzziwuznt
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To: fuzziwuznt

OK, thanks but now the image is back to the triathalon image I originally posted. Thanks for the advice.


19 posted on 08/25/2008 8:25:18 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

It looks like a chick trying to swallow a beer bottle to me!


20 posted on 08/26/2008 4:28:35 AM PDT by fuzziwuznt
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I like this one. The brain of a liberal... I wonder which part is cancerous in Kennedy’s case?


21 posted on 08/27/2008 2:51:03 PM PDT by fuzziwuznt
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