That the nation is so moved by the passing of Edward Moore Kennedy testifies to his skill, grace and determination at playing a role that must have been infinitely more difficult than it sounds: a prince fated never to be king.- Washington Post
There was a poignant footnote to President Obama's historic July 10 meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. Behind closed doors in the papal library, Obama handed Benedict a letter that Senator Edward Kennedy had asked him to personally deliver to the pontiff.- Time
The letter, most likely already re-sealed and tucked away in the Vatican archives, was probably just a dying Catholic's request for a papal blessing. In the eyes of the traditionalist wing of the Church, however, Kennedy should have been asking the Pope for forgiveness.
The Vatican Archives. Right. More like the roundfile. Further proof seculars project their worldview onto everyone they see. He did stuff the people on TV liked, and he was rich and powerful so God must have been impressed with him, too. I figure that's pretty much the rationale.
Teddy must have been feeling the heat; Bag 'em and tag 'em, boys. When you're number's up that money won't buy you one more damned second.