Skip to comments.Pal: Dying Kennedy spoke of reuniting with JFK, RFK -- Saw Obama carrying on family’s legacy
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 Im 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 Kennedys thoughts as he made peace with his life and prepared for his passing.
The dramatic and deeply personal presidential eulogy expected today at Kennedys 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. Im certain it infused the Obama camp with tremendous energy and enthusiasm, and as long as Barack Obama lives hell feel he owes a great debt to Ted Kennedy.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
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.
Legacy of what? Limousine Liberalism?
> Teddy really was the bridge.
An unfortunate, nevertheless poignant, metaphor.
Legacy my ass.
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?
This is absolutely disgusting. The graphic is priceless though.
Take the keys away from Obama!
Lock up the Chivas!
Hide the women!
Obama is going to carry on Ted's legacy!
I expect one within the week:
I am going fishing til the death festival is over. Disgusting...JFK RFK..BHO? Ugghhh!
He didn’t talk of “re-uniting” with Mary Jo? Oops, wrong place!
I bet Mary Jo will be waiting for him.
Oh, for Gods sake- whats next?
A Velvet Elvis painting with Teddy & bros looking down from Heaven while Obama rides his unicorn over the water
Over/under on how many times Obama uses “I” in Ted’s eulogy?
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
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?
A liar and a fraud.
Puke!...on all of them!
Ted went from “carrying the torch” to being the torch.
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.
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.
I was wondering is Chalbot French for Clinton?
Oh, he’s going to reunit with JFK and RFK alright.
Bobby, JFK, Teddy, Mary Meyer, Mary Jo Kopechne, and Marilyn Monroe - together again
good times up there in the Kennedy vision of heaven
Teddy and Obama are two peas in the same pod.
America hating, elitist hypocrites.
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!
Brother Buraq is going to have to bring Vera Baker back to DC if he wants to carry on the Kennedy legacy
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!!!!
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.
If Teddy is looking for a reunion that would mean JFK and Bobby went to hell too.
“I bet Mary Jo will be waiting for him.”
-With a nail ridden billy-club.
Family legacy? The Kennedys are of Kenyan ancestry too? Who knew?
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.
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.
Naaahhh....she'll be there to watch as Teddy is cast down.And she'll laugh.And laugh some more.
That damn near sent coffee outta my nose!
I sense another Wellstone funerally coming up. I hope, I hope.
You’re right. I just got a kick out of the visual of that one...
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.”
Gonna be an interesting reunion - given the heat and all.
,,,Pal: Dying Kennedy spoke of reuniting...etc..
I've heard the same thing.
“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!
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"!)
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.
The Shriver Center (from their website)
"The mission of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is to provide national leadership in identifying, developing, and supporting creative and collaborative approaches to achieve social and economic justice for low-income people"
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.