Monday, August 25, 2008

Kennedy Tribute
Michelle was fabulous tonight (transcript here). If that doesn't warm the cold-hearted skeptics to her, then I guess that just can't be done. But the thing I'll remember about tonight was the tribute to Teddy. Caroline's speech was moving and then the video tribute really got me. Below is a bit from her intro, and then the video, in case you missed it.
For 46 years, he has been so much more than just a senator for the people of Massachusetts. He’s been a senator for all who believe in a dream that’s never died. If you’re no longer being denied a job because of your race, gender or disability, or if you’ve seen a rise in the minimum wage you’re being paid, Teddy is your senator, too.

If your children are receiving health care thanks to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, if you see a nurse at a community health center or if you’re benefiting from the Medicare program that he fought to create, and that just last month he returned to the Senate to save, Teddy is your senator too. If your child is getting an early boost in life through Head Start, or attending a better school or can go to college because a Pell grant has made it more affordable, Teddy is your senator too. And if you’re an 18-year-old who’s going to vote for the first time — and I bet it’ll be for Barack Obama — Teddy is your senator, too.

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