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Ted Kennedy, The Unapologetic Liberal

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by Ben Cohen

Chez Pazienza sums up Ted Kennedy and his personality filled legacy:

Senator Kennedy's death marks the honest-to-God end of a political era,
and truthfully it's impossible to overstate the impact that Kennedy and
his brothers' presence has had on both the political landscape and our
popular culture in general all these years. Love him or hate him, tire
of his personal triumphs and tragedies or be fascinated by them, Ted
Kennedy was a force of nature; a larger-than-life, yet all-too-human,
champion of unapologetically liberal values; a man who fought for the
poor, against racism, and who took up the torch of community service
and volunteerism -- even during a lengthy period in our nation's
history when such issues were anything but fashionable.