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Sen. Kennedy Would Have Been 'Exhilarated,' Wife Vicki Says
ABC News ^ | March 23, 2010 | Kristina Wong

Posted on 03/23/2010 9:32:03 AM PDT by Zakeet

Vicki Reggie Kennedy said she felt "great joy" when House members passed the health care reform bill late Sunday night, and that it was a vote she knew her husband, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy would have loved to have seen.

"I think he would've been exhilarated. You know he was always a person about moving forward. You know, he would be thrilled and move forward," Kennedy said this morning on "Good Morning America."

She also said that he knew President Obama would be the one to make it happen.

"When he endorsed Barack Obama in 2008, it was a vision that he had that this day would come. He believed that he would be the president who would finally be the one to help to push through ... comprehensive health care reform and he was right," Kennedy said.

The late Massachusetts Democratic senator spent more than 40 years in the Senate championing universal health care, serving as chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee during periods when Democrats controlled the Senate from 1999 to 2009, when his health forced him to step aside. Kennedy died last August, after a battle against brain cancer.

Kennedy called universal health care reform the "cause of my life." Despite his failing health, he continued lobbying hard for health care reform, calling at the 2009 Democratic National Convention for Washington to "break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American -- north, south, east, west, young, old -- will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; kennedy; kennedyfamily; obamacare

The conjured ghost of Teddy is exhilarated ... Mary Jo still has no comments

1 posted on 03/23/2010 9:32:03 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
No doubt Kennedy would be delighted to kill more babies than ever and enslave the surviving population.

The man was scum.

2 posted on 03/23/2010 9:33:21 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Zakeet

Exhilarated, drunk...whatever.


3 posted on 03/23/2010 9:33:29 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: Zakeet

And Mary Jo would still be dead.


4 posted on 03/23/2010 9:34:08 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (This seems like fairly decisive evidence that the dream can, in fact, die.)
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To: Zakeet

5 posted on 03/23/2010 9:34:25 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: muawiyah

He might have been a lot less dead, too, had he not lived a life of murderous debauchery. Ted Kennedy (D-HELL) is everything wrong with the Dims.


6 posted on 03/23/2010 9:34:41 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama in complete control of your health care and mine. What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: Zakeet

That’s a very good indicator that the bill is horrible for Americans in and of itself.


7 posted on 03/23/2010 9:34:49 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Zakeet

“Exhilarated”...another word for Plastered. *Hic!*


8 posted on 03/23/2010 9:35:11 AM PDT by Howie66 (The one redeeming thing about liberals: their tendency to kill their own.)
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To: Zakeet
Sen. Kennedy Would Have Been 'Exhilarated,' Wife Vicki Says

Well we know what that means.

9 posted on 03/23/2010 9:35:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Zakeet
inebriated
10 posted on 03/23/2010 9:35:43 AM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Zakeet

This from a woman who made a bargain with the Devil in marrying the elitist slob.


11 posted on 03/23/2010 9:37:05 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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12 posted on 03/23/2010 9:37:10 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Zakeet

Exhilarated, inebriated, whatever...


13 posted on 03/23/2010 9:37:11 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Zakeet

ted would drink to it


14 posted on 03/23/2010 9:37:50 AM PDT by barbarianbabs (Liberty 5-3000)
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To: Zakeet
Sen. Kennedy Would Have Been ‘Exhilarated,’ Wife Vicki Says

Yeah..while screwing some one-third-his-age bimbo he just picked up, and after several rather large whiskeys.

15 posted on 03/23/2010 9:38:35 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: muawiyah

And they thought “Killing the goose that laid the Golden Eggs” was only a fairy tale...
That’s the pure essence of SOCIALISM.

Some people are born to be slaves. They register as democrats.


16 posted on 03/23/2010 9:38:40 AM PDT by Huebolt (Some people are born to be slaves. They register as democrats.)
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To: Zakeet

Exhilarated as a newt.


17 posted on 03/23/2010 9:41:06 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: TexasNative2000

Yes, but now all drunken Kennedys can enjoy free health care so that when they drive into lampposts, plunge off of wooden bridges, fly planes upside down into the ocean or ski into pine trees, any survivors will be fully covered.


18 posted on 03/23/2010 9:43:03 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Zakeet

Sure, Vicki. And we all know that any brain tumor patient in the country will be able to get multiple opinions and seek the most elite specialists in the land...

What?
No?


19 posted on 03/23/2010 9:43:31 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Zakeet

And the Orca would NEVER have used this crap himself when he went through his health ordeals—BECAUSE IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN IN HIS BEST INTEREST, OR GOOD ENOUGH FOR HIM.

‘nuff said. >:-(


20 posted on 03/23/2010 9:46:38 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: Zakeet

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable to comment.


21 posted on 03/23/2010 9:46:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

What about Ted’s real wife, Joan Kennedy.


22 posted on 03/23/2010 9:54:28 AM PDT by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY IN 2010)
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To: Zakeet

Too bad he’s currently being roasted on a split by a bunch of hungry demons.


23 posted on 03/23/2010 9:57:31 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Entitlements will do to America what drugs eventually do to addicts)
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Sen. Kennedy Would Have Been 'Exhilarated,' 'Intoxicated', Wife Vicki Says
24 posted on 03/23/2010 10:08:47 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Zakeet

Doesn’t she mean ‘inebriated?’


25 posted on 03/23/2010 10:27:59 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Zakeet
I wonder if that filthy whore signed a prenup.Ten bucks says she didn't.
26 posted on 03/23/2010 11:07:55 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Zakeet

Dig him up and place the bill in his box and re bury!!!


27 posted on 03/23/2010 11:11:10 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
This from a woman who made a bargain with the Devil in marrying the elitist slob.

Well, being the daughter of a convicted felon gave her the opportunity to meet and marry a man just like her Daddy!

28 posted on 03/23/2010 11:19:37 AM PDT by MayfairFly
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To: MayfairFly

Not really. Ted wasn’t a convicted felon unfortunately.


29 posted on 03/23/2010 7:41:43 PM PDT by atruelady
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To: Zakeet

Yeah, he *would* have been exhilarated.

Instead, he’s burning in hell. Ouch. That’s not exhilarating.


30 posted on 03/23/2010 7:52:04 PM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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