We never know what the future holds, but for the present, Senator Kennedy is still fighting the good fight.
Mr. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, flown in virtual secrecy to Washington, stirred the normally staid chamber to a rousing ovation and moved many colleagues to tears when he made a surprise appearance in the Senate in the late afternoon to break a Republican filibuster on a Medicare bill. ... Once it became clear that Democrats had the votes to push the bill through, Republican resistance collapsed and the procedural obstacle was cleared on a vote of 69 to 30.
You could call the appearance a profile in courage.
Mr. Dodd said that Mr. Kennedy’s medical team had cautioned against the visit but that Mr. Kennedy would not be deterred.
I join Jeralyn (who discussed the merits of this important bill yesterday) in saying: Thank you, Senator Kennedy.
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