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Patrick Kennedy leaves note for Ted on gravesite: "Dad, the unfinished business is done."
Washington comPost ^ | March 24, 2010 | Philip Rucker and Eli Saslow

Posted on 03/24/2010 7:51:28 AM PDT by Zakeet

The political odyssey of health care reform in many ways is the story of Ted Kennedy, and as President Obama signed the historic bill into law Tuesday, Kennedy's gravesite was a place of quiet celebration and poignant reflection.

The late senator's widow, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, spent hours Sunday at the simple white cross at Arlington National Cemetery marking where her husband was laid to rest only seven months ago. Ted Kennedy's youngest son, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), visited on Monday morning and left a hand-written note that read: "Dad, the unfinished business is done."

And on a dreary Tuesday morning, dozens of school children and health care advocates paused at Kennedy's tombstone to commemorate the man who for decades made overhauling the nation's health-care system his life's mission.

Kennedy's legacy was not lost on anyone who filled the East Room of the White House for Obama's bill-signing ceremony. Members of Congress wore blue "TedStrong" wristbands in his honor and posed for pictures with Patrick Kennedy. Caroline Kennedy, the senator's niece, sat in the front row, with other members of the storied family. Vicki Kennedy walked into the room with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.).

Obama received a thunderous applause when he evoked the ghost of Ted Kennedy near the climax of his speech.

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When Obama sat to sign the bill, Patrick and Vicki Kennedy stood behind him. Finally, Ted Kennedy's dream became the law of the land.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; ambien; bloated; chappaquiddick; daysofwineandroses; ghost; hellis4kennedys; kennedy; kennedyfamily; obamacare; pickledkennedy; rih
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Judging by Patches' sloppy handwriting, the poor slob was either drunk, suffering from the DT's, uneducated, or all of the above.

Incidentally, there wasn't enough room in the headline to publish the "barf alert which is customary for stories such as this.

1 posted on 03/24/2010 7:51:28 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

The WaPo is such a POS rag.


2 posted on 03/24/2010 7:52:36 AM PDT by wac3rd (SYCASUSE)
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To: Zakeet
Drama.

Queen.

3 posted on 03/24/2010 7:53:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Zakeet

I’d also like to leave something there.


4 posted on 03/24/2010 7:53:08 AM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Zakeet

Dad, now that you are out of the way, we finally got what we wanted. After decades of your obvious failures.

Next, we’ll fix your other big failure, immigration.

Coudn’t get it done with you!


5 posted on 03/24/2010 7:53:28 AM PDT by Ender Wiggin
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To: Zakeet

Is he planning on completing the drive Ted was on “that” night?


6 posted on 03/24/2010 7:53:33 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Zakeet

PS: Dad, say Hello to Mary Jo if Satan ever lets you out


7 posted on 03/24/2010 7:53:56 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: Zakeet

The unfinished business is still unfinished until Pat joins daddy. And he will be the one who puts himself there.


9 posted on 03/24/2010 7:54:16 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Zakeet

This should have had a HUGE barf alert!

My hope is to live long enough to see the end of the Kennedys........but I don’t think that’s going to happen.


10 posted on 03/24/2010 7:54:38 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Zakeet

Dad, we pulled a Chappaquiddick on freedom and prosperity!


11 posted on 03/24/2010 7:54:40 AM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: wac3rd

“Dad, revenge against this country for your brothers deaths is complete. We destroyed it like you wanted.” So sad for America. God bless our Republic.


12 posted on 03/24/2010 7:54:52 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kafar!)
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To: Zakeet

What did he kill some slattern that was only injured by Teddy?


13 posted on 03/24/2010 7:55:00 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Zakeet

Gag me!


14 posted on 03/24/2010 7:55:03 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Zakeet

Theater.


15 posted on 03/24/2010 7:55:29 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Zakeet
"Members of Congress wore blue "TedStrong""

They should have worn life jackets with that slogan.

16 posted on 03/24/2010 7:55:59 AM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: Zakeet

Such a drama queen.


17 posted on 03/24/2010 7:56:01 AM PDT by mancini
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To: Zakeet

Wow, is that supposed to make us all warm and fuzzy inside like a Hallmark moment? I’m sure Mary Jo would be moved.


18 posted on 03/24/2010 7:56:03 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: Zakeet
The "unfinished business" was when the voters finally said "enough" to the Kennedy Syndicate. See my tagline.
19 posted on 03/24/2010 7:56:07 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: wac3rd

My uncle used to refer to it as “Pravda”.


20 posted on 03/24/2010 7:56:08 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Zakeet

He can’t read it from hell!


21 posted on 03/24/2010 7:56:10 AM PDT by Stormtrooper79
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To: Zakeet
"Dad, the unfinished business is done."

Untrue.

This is only the first baby step towards a Communist America.

22 posted on 03/24/2010 7:56:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Zakeet

I think his “Dad” would have preferred a libation of Scotch or Whiskey.


23 posted on 03/24/2010 7:56:23 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Zakeet

Written notes are so yesterday. He could have just texted him.


24 posted on 03/24/2010 7:56:28 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sloth

ROFL


25 posted on 03/24/2010 7:56:34 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead)
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To: wac3rd
The WaPo is such a POS rag.

That's an understatement!

26 posted on 03/24/2010 7:56:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: jersey117

27 posted on 03/24/2010 7:57:21 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Zakeet

28 posted on 03/24/2010 7:57:30 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (110210!)
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To: Zakeet

He might have left an apology on Mary Jo Kopechne’s grave.


29 posted on 03/24/2010 7:57:33 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Zakeet

Dad, you started trying to kill healthcare in this country by creating HMOs, and now we’ve finished the task.


30 posted on 03/24/2010 7:57:35 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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Dearest Daddy, we steamrolled this F’n bloated bill through using backroom buyoffs and bullying. We did good, albeit against the wishes of the American public. Even Stupak caved like a weak card table. It was somethin’ to see!


31 posted on 03/24/2010 7:58:14 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: ZULU

They had to bury Fatboy at Arlington to keep his grave from being used as a urinal in MA.


32 posted on 03/24/2010 7:58:32 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Zakeet

And next year or so, Patrick will be leaving a cry towel graveside saying, “Dad, I’m sorry, it got repealed!”


33 posted on 03/24/2010 7:58:35 AM PDT by mentor2k
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To: Zakeet

...then he soiled himself and passed out.


34 posted on 03/24/2010 7:58:38 AM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: Zakeet

What, did angry voters go pizz on his grave?


35 posted on 03/24/2010 7:58:41 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Zakeet
The sad thing is that the stupid phaker is probably waiting for a response.
36 posted on 03/24/2010 7:58:46 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Zakeet

What? Did someone make waitress sandwiches legal now?


37 posted on 03/24/2010 7:58:51 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Will Not Be Civil)
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To: Zakeet
Next time I'm in Dc *I'll* leave a note on his grave saying “hey,you fat dried up turd...there's a Republican occupying *your* Senate seat.Your drug addled spawn was driven out of Congress by his abysmal poll numbers.And that wind farm is well on its way to completion.Warm enough for ya down there???"
38 posted on 03/24/2010 7:58:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Zakeet

Awwwwwww im gonna cry!! Maybe we were wrong all along!! This story nearly touched my heart, but it missed and hit my gag reflex,,,,


39 posted on 03/24/2010 7:58:57 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Zakeet
"Dad, the unfinished business is done."

Unfinished business = finally draining the cases of booze at the various Kennedy compounds. Now it is time for a new generation to step forward and restock.

40 posted on 03/24/2010 7:58:58 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.)
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To: Zakeet

Ted Kennedy curses the ground of Arlington National Cemetery.


41 posted on 03/24/2010 7:59:01 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Zakeet
"Oddly, the whole area surrounding the grave smelled of urine."
42 posted on 03/24/2010 7:59:02 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: Zakeet

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I’d like to do my business on that treasonous murderer’s grave.


43 posted on 03/24/2010 7:59:10 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Baynative

That note is very creepy.


44 posted on 03/24/2010 7:59:18 AM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Zakeet

Dead Dad: Where did you leave the key for the liquor cabinet? Your loving, burp, excuse me, son.


45 posted on 03/24/2010 7:59:26 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: antiRepublicrat

Barry has done to America what Ted did to Mary Jo.


46 posted on 03/24/2010 7:59:44 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Zakeet

I didn’t think that Congressional stationery was supposed to be used for personal business. I thought it was only to be used for Congressional business.


47 posted on 03/24/2010 7:59:44 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Zakeet

Oh, pleazze. Give me a break patrick.


48 posted on 03/24/2010 8:00:07 AM PDT by 2dogjoe (Have a Blessed Day)
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To: Zakeet

I’ll bet a lot of patriotic Americans have done their business on Teddy’s grave too, but I didn’t expect Patrick Kennedy to join that group.


49 posted on 03/24/2010 8:00:21 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Zakeet

I ate a lot of corn and peanuts last night, so I have some really special business to leave for Teddy.


50 posted on 03/24/2010 8:00:33 AM PDT by Jazz1968
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