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43 going on 49

Senator Edward Kennedy’s been in office for 43 years now. He’s the third-longest serving member in the Senate behind Robert Byrd and Strom Thurmond. He’s up for re-election in November and by the time that he finishes that term, he’ll be the second-longest serving Senator in history, having surpassed Strom Thurmond’s 47 years by two years.

He recently sat down with a Reuters reporter:

“The defining aspect of our country is opportunity — the hope that you can do better, that your children can do better,” Kennedy said. “But you need an even playing field.”

“To do that, you can’t be sick and be in school. You’ve got to have health care. You’ve got to have an economy working to give people a chance to get ahead. It is not guaranteed. But you have to have an opportunity.”

“Our country is big enough and strong enough and wealthy enough to give that kind of opportunity to everybody. That’s what I work on every day,” he said.

At 74, Ted Kennedy still roars | Reuters


Written by Jeff

Friday, April 21, 2006 at 2:08 pm

Posted in Links, Politics

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