Ted Kennedy

R.I.P … A true friend of eire.

He sure was,the flags in new Ross will be at half mast,very few of the current residents of New Ross will have a clue why though.

Seemed like a very admirable politician all right.

One of the good guys.

Obviously had his failings and who the fuck knows what happened at that lake with the long name I’m not going to begin trying to spell.

But some of his work in the US for Ireland and for the less well off in his own country was excellent. A proper voice for the people and it’s always nice to see a liberal guy who remains liberal and doesn’t just seek the mainstream as he gets on in life. A proper principled guy as evidenced by his stance on gay marriage and the Iraq war to name two recent exmamples. One of only a handful of politicians to go against the grain on those two issues and stuck to his guns on them too.

He liked the oul Mafia so he did.

possibly flowers left at th JFK momument on the quay too… must walk past the thosel later and see are the flags at half mast…

Just dont let any of your female relations in heaven get into a car with him.

[quote=“Rocko”]One of the good guys.

Obviously had his failings and who the fuck knows what happened at that lake with the long name I’m not going to begin trying to spell.

But some of his work in the US for Ireland and for the less well off in his own country was excellent. A proper voice for the people and it’s always nice to see a liberal guy who remains liberal and doesn’t just seek the mainstream as he gets on in life. A proper principled guy as evidenced by his stance on gay marriage and the Iraq war to name two recent exmamples. One of only a handful of politicians to go against the grain on those two issues and stuck to his guns on them too.[/quote]

the daeth at chappaquiduick turned out to be his turning point, he was by all accounts the “freddy quimby” of the family up to that point, afterwards he became the man he was i.e a tireless worker for the causes he believed in

RIP

Fairly tough life with his two brothers getting popped off and his nephew and niece in law getting killed in a plane crash.

RIP.

[quote=“artfoley”]the daeth at chappaquiduick turned out to be his turning point, he was by all accounts the “freddy quimby” of the family up to that point, afterwards he became the man he was i.e a tireless worker for the causes he believed in

RIP[/quote]

“By all accounts” might be stretching it a bit Art. He’d already been elected to the Senate twice and delivered his famous oration for Bobby Kennedy the year before.

He did become a more national force as a legislative politician as opposed to a statesman however.

[quote=“farmerinthecity”]Fairly tough life with his two brothers getting popped off and his nephew and niece in law getting killed in a plane crash.

RIP.[/quote]

The tragedy far from ends there. Wasn’t his own son killed skiing? Another one a double amputee I think?

Wasn’t aware of that.

:eek:

[quote=“farmerinthecity”]Fairly tough life with his two brothers getting popped off and his nephew and niece in law getting killed in a plane crash.

RIP.[/quote]

Don’t forget the brother Joe getting killed in WWII.

Always thought Teddy was an alright sort. There’s only one of them left now isn’t there? Jean I believe.

[quote=“briantinnion”]Don’t forget the brother Joe getting killed in WWII.

Always thought Teddy was an alright sort. There’s only one of them left now isn’t there? Jean I believe.[/quote]

ya Jean Kennedy Smith former Irish Ambassdor is the only survining sibling

What a family the Kennedys were/are. Was very very sad to hear this today, knew he must have been very poorly of late when he couldn’t go to Eunice’s funeral. Teddy was a tireless campaigner and while he had his faults, his place in Irish and US history is well and truly cemented. A very sad day again for a family that has had far more than its fair share.

RIP Ted…

[quote=“myboyblue”]What a family the Kennedys were/are. Was very very sad to hear this today, knew he must have been very poorly of late when he couldn’t go to Eunice’s funeral. Teddy was a tireless campaigner and while he had his faults, his place in Irish and US history is well and truly cemented. A very sad day again for a family that has had far more than its fair share.

RIP Ted…[/quote]

A great man to have a pint with etc etc…

Can’t say I had the pleasure, probably won’t now either, mores the pity. Shocking lack of respect to the great man too. :eek:

Probably wont?
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