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Pal: Dying Kennedy spoke of reuniting with JFK, RFK -- Saw Obama carrying on family’s legacy
Boston Herald ^ | August 29, 2009 | Hillary Chalbot

Posted on 08/29/2009 4:58:58 AM PDT by Zakeet

U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy went to his deathbed looking forward to a reunion with his assassinated brothers - certain he could proudly tell them he had continued their legacy through the president who will deliver his eulogy today, U.S. Rep. William Delahunt told the Herald yesterday.

In a dramatic conversation with Delahunt, the ailing Kennedy “talked about a reunion with his brothers, and I’m confident he could say, ‘I did it. I carried the torch,’ ” said Delahunt. “From Jack to Bobby to the Obama moment, Teddy really was the bridge. He carried the torch and never wavered.”

The conversation is a rare glimpse inside Kennedy’s thoughts as he made peace with his life and prepared for his passing.

The dramatic and deeply personal presidential eulogy expected today at Kennedy’s Mass on Mission Hill speaks to the close bond that developed between Obama and Kennedy after the senior senator made his unexpected endorsement in January 2008.

“(Kennedy) saw in (Obama) much of himself. He knew there was something special in this individual,” said Delahunt, another early Obama supporter.

The endorsement was as much of a surprise to Obama as it was to anyone else, said longtime Kennedy friend Phil Johnston.

“I think for Obama it was a transformative moment on the campaign,” said Johnston. “I’m certain it infused the Obama camp with tremendous energy and enthusiasm, and as long as Barack Obama lives he’ll feel he owes a great debt to Ted Kennedy.”

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bho44; delusional; kennedy; kennedyfamily; kennedylegacy; legacy; obama; tedkennedy
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There wasn't enough room in the headline to add a "Barf Alert" warning -- and I didn't feel one was really necessary given the obviously odious nature of this Ed-Lard-O puff piece.

1 posted on 08/29/2009 4:58:58 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Legacy of what? Limousine Liberalism?


2 posted on 08/29/2009 5:00:57 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Zakeet

> Teddy really was the bridge.

An unfortunate, nevertheless poignant, metaphor.


3 posted on 08/29/2009 5:01:52 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Zakeet

Legacy my ass.


4 posted on 08/29/2009 5:01:54 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Zakeet; All

Oh, for God’s sake- what’s next?

A Velvet Elvis painting with Teddy & bros looking down from Heaven while Obama rides his unicorn over the water?


5 posted on 08/29/2009 5:02:34 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Zakeet

This is absolutely disgusting. The graphic is priceless though.


6 posted on 08/29/2009 5:02:40 AM PDT by Crolis (Kill your television!)
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To: Zakeet

what crap.


7 posted on 08/29/2009 5:02:50 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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To: Zakeet
Fictional Unicorn and Rainbow dreams for the left....but they believe it in their hearts and minds.
8 posted on 08/29/2009 5:03:10 AM PDT by madinmadtown ( ....the loin of the Senate or the lyin' of the Senate.....not the cat)
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To: Zakeet
Saw Obama carrying on family’s legacy...

Take the keys away from Obama!

Lock up the Chivas!

Close O'Bar!

Hide the women!

Obama is going to carry on Ted's legacy!

9 posted on 08/29/2009 5:06:38 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: backhoe

I expect one within the week:

http://www.faithmouse.com/obama_unicorns.html


10 posted on 08/29/2009 5:06:44 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Zakeet

I am going fishing til the death festival is over. Disgusting...JFK RFK..BHO? Ugghhh!


11 posted on 08/29/2009 5:07:39 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Zakeet

He didn’t talk of “re-uniting” with Mary Jo? Oops, wrong place!


12 posted on 08/29/2009 5:08:10 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

I bet Mary Jo will be waiting for him.


13 posted on 08/29/2009 5:10:21 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: backhoe

Oh, for God’s sake- what’s next?

A Velvet Elvis painting with Teddy & bros looking down from Heaven while Obama rides his unicorn over the water

...Funny
Over/under on how many times Obama uses “I” in Ted’s eulogy?


14 posted on 08/29/2009 5:10:22 AM PDT by Gunflint
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To: relictele

What gets me is those on this site that think people like Kennedy and Bubba are going to have some kind of death bed conversion or when faced with their mortality (like Bubba’s by pass operation ) will have a spiritual awakening

They don’t understand evil people exist and don’t change


15 posted on 08/29/2009 5:11:12 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: backhoe
"Oh, for God’s sake- what’s next? A Velvet Elvis painting with Teddy & bros looking down from Heaven while Obama rides his unicorn over the water? Well thank goodness, I'm apparently not the only one here who feels like someone has dumped five gallons of corn syrup over their head!
16 posted on 08/29/2009 5:12:08 AM PDT by Mister Muggles
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To: Zakeet

Almost posted something that would’ve gotten me a visit from the Secret Service regarding Obama and JFK. Thank god for the automatic preview, huh?


17 posted on 08/29/2009 5:12:31 AM PDT by RAO1125 (Neoconservatism:Failed. Socialism:Failing (again). Next up: Libertarianism)
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To: Zakeet
“(Kennedy) saw in (Obama) much of himself.

A liar and a fraud.

18 posted on 08/29/2009 5:12:39 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Zakeet

Puke!...on all of them!


19 posted on 08/29/2009 5:12:54 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Zakeet

Ted went from “carrying the torch” to being the torch.


20 posted on 08/29/2009 5:13:31 AM PDT by pke
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To: Zakeet

This is extremely sad commentary on Kennedy specifically, and liberalism in general. It shows clearly, that he/they believe the path to perfection is through public policy, not personal spiritual growth. They are truly building a tower of Babylon, to reach to heaven.


21 posted on 08/29/2009 5:15:02 AM PDT by runninglips (It was just time for this to come to a head.....)
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To: Zakeet

Many people talk about God and salvation when facing death.

It appears that Senator Kennedy believes in some type of spiritual relay in which the baton was passed to him by his brothers and now Senator Kennedy passed it on to Obama.

The only logical explanation is that Edward Kennedy was the Avatar and his job was to restore balance and save the world.


22 posted on 08/29/2009 5:15:08 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: uncbob

I was wondering is Chalbot French for Clinton?


23 posted on 08/29/2009 5:15:22 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Zakeet

Oh, he’s going to reunit with JFK and RFK alright.


24 posted on 08/29/2009 5:16:55 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Zakeet

Bobby, JFK, Teddy, Mary Meyer, Mary Jo Kopechne, and Marilyn Monroe - together again

good times up there in the Kennedy vision of heaven


25 posted on 08/29/2009 5:17:02 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: relictele

Teddy and Obama are two peas in the same pod.

America hating, elitist hypocrites.


26 posted on 08/29/2009 5:18:11 AM PDT by Carley (WHEN YOU HONOR THE DISHONORABLE YOU SHOW YOUR OWN TRUE COLORS)
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To: Zakeet
JFK, RFK, EMK, torch - I guess this is the Torch Song Trilogy...

from WikiPedia: Torch Song Trilogy is a collection of three plays by Harvey Fierstein rendered in three acts: International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery, and Widows and Children First!

27 posted on 08/29/2009 5:18:25 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: relictele

Brother Buraq is going to have to bring Vera Baker back to DC if he wants to carry on the Kennedy legacy


28 posted on 08/29/2009 5:18:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Zakeet

I’m blowing chunks here...

Ted was a DISGRACE of a man and legislator compared to his brothers(who weren’t exactly stellar themselves).

But to say that obama is ‘carrying on the family legacy’??? Oh brother, here comes another bucket load......uuurrrrrrrrrPPPPP!!!!


29 posted on 08/29/2009 5:19:06 AM PDT by J40000
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To: Zakeet
Isn't it odd that his brother, Joe, is hardly mentioned at all in all this coverage?

Joe Kennedy died in uniform as the 9th test pilot on a thing called the Aphrodite Mission. My dad was co pilot on the 11th test run. According to my dad, Joe was the one being groomed for the Presidency.

30 posted on 08/29/2009 5:19:31 AM PDT by sweet_diane (embracing Him.)
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To: Zakeet

If Teddy is looking for a reunion that would mean JFK and Bobby went to hell too.


31 posted on 08/29/2009 5:19:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: goldi

“I bet Mary Jo will be waiting for him.”

-With a nail ridden billy-club.


32 posted on 08/29/2009 5:20:03 AM PDT by J40000
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To: Zakeet

Family legacy? The Kennedys are of Kenyan ancestry too? Who knew?


33 posted on 08/29/2009 5:20:20 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Proud FR Mobster)
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To: Zakeet

I’ll wager that there were one or two deathbed jokes about Mary Jo as well.Hey,they didn’t call him the “runt of the litter” for nothing.


34 posted on 08/29/2009 5:20:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Zakeet

What that worthless piece of excrement failed to acknowledge on his deathbed was that,were he alive today,his brother Jack would be a Republican.


35 posted on 08/29/2009 5:22:20 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: J40000
“I bet Mary Jo will be waiting for him.”-With a nail ridden billy-club.

Naaahhh....she'll be there to watch as Teddy is cast down.And she'll laugh.And laugh some more.

36 posted on 08/29/2009 5:24:20 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: pke
Ted went from “carrying the torch” to being the torch.

That damn near sent coffee outta my nose!

37 posted on 08/29/2009 5:26:03 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Zakeet

I sense another Wellstone funerally coming up. I hope, I hope.


38 posted on 08/29/2009 5:26:39 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Gay State Conservative

You’re right. I just got a kick out of the visual of that one...


39 posted on 08/29/2009 5:29:23 AM PDT by J40000
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To: runninglips

You are right on the mark here:

“This is extremely sad commentary on Kennedy specifically, and liberalism in general. It shows clearly, that he/they believe the path to perfection is through public policy, not personal spiritual growth.”


40 posted on 08/29/2009 5:29:41 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: Zakeet

Gonna be an interesting reunion - given the heat and all.


41 posted on 08/29/2009 5:30:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: silverleaf

,,,Pal: Dying Kennedy spoke of reuniting...etc..


Pal huh?
My cynicism RED LIGHT is glowing.
Like Jimmy Durante used to say “Everyone wants to get in the act”.
There will be as many people who report teddy’s LAST WORDS as were in the bleachers during Babe Ruth’s ‘point’ before a home run or claim to have known ‘someone’ at Woodstock.
All want to get their 15 minutes of fame.
When you look at the ‘final’ pictures of him he makes “Bernie” look lively, so to hear and understand down to the last comma what this guy was saying is laughable.
Hell, in recent years you couldn’t understand two sentences he put together- both in context and his delivery.
IMNSHO he and his aura “DIED” when he abandoned MJK in the pond.
I certainly hope ‘The Lord’ has had plenty of time to figure out an appropriate hereafter for this latest slime ball to come under his judgement.
Burying him in Arlington is just a slap in the face to many loyal Americans among the ‘All gave some, Some gave all’ crowd.


42 posted on 08/29/2009 5:30:28 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 )VOTE THE INCUMBENTS OUT)
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To: Zakeet
I will be more than pleased to affix the Bama legacy to old Teddy. I see the same lion like qualities in them both. And every time I watch a nature show of a lion taking its prey I will think Bama/Kennedy.
43 posted on 08/29/2009 5:32:46 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts
Teddy just didn't want to go down as the Black Sheep of the Family,
so he just passed it on.
44 posted on 08/29/2009 5:35:03 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Barak Obama: Proud Graduate of the Robert Mugabe School of Government and Economics)
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To: Zakeet

Barf


45 posted on 08/29/2009 5:37:30 AM PDT by madison10
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To: sweet_diane
According to my dad, Joe was the one being groomed for the Presidency.

I've heard the same thing.

46 posted on 08/29/2009 5:38:54 AM PDT by madison10
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Teddy just didn’t want to go down as the Black Sheep of the Family,
so he just passed it on.”

DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! - We have a WINNER, folks!


47 posted on 08/29/2009 5:39:03 AM PDT by J40000
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To: goldi
I bet Mary Jo will be waiting for him.

I HIGHLY doubt that Mary Jo and the Tedster will be in the same place. Even being generous and assuming the Tedster will end up in Purgatory, he's gonna have a lot of time there. I'm sure Mary Jo has already moved on. (please note: I do no presume to know God's mind, so have no idea where the Tedster will end up. But I have my wishes, and it doesn't begin with "P"!)

48 posted on 08/29/2009 5:39:16 AM PDT by blu (Graffiti the world, I've seen the writing on the wall...)
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To: Zakeet
The endorsement was as much of a surprise to Obama as it was to anyone else, said longtime Kennedy friend Phil Johnston.

I am starting to wonder about that. The Kennedy family has many ties to Chicago, the most notable is through the Shriver family. Chris Kennedy (son of Robert) is CEO of the Merchandise Mart. Sargent Shriver ran the MM in the 50's.

I think this might have been a long time coming would not be surprised if after peeling all of the layers back we might see a Kennedy hand in Obama's rapid rise. All part & parcel of the Chicago Way.

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49 posted on 08/29/2009 5:43:39 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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This is like Weekend at Bernies. Does anyone have any idea how devastating a glioblastoma brain tumor is to the mind and body? The surgical procedures are equally destructive. Obviously, Kennedy miraciously escaped them. They want us to believe that he was writing letters, and talking about Obama and running the Senate from his deathbed. Two relatives of mine had these tumors, in the last months of their lives, neither could finish a sentence beyond the first several words. Any writing they attempted, even early in the process, was completely distorted in size and then would trail off to scribbles and unreadable. I do not believe a word of this crap.


50 posted on 08/29/2009 5:43:56 AM PDT by Toespi
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