The skies opened up when Ted Kennedy was laid to rest next to his brothers, sending down beams of light. Sen. Kennedy was a complex man - a loving father and talented senator whose attitude towards women was puzzling, for I believe that no womanizer can truly respect his wife or women in general. Perhaps his second wife taught him a life lesson, for he obviously adored her. Ted Kennedy was genuinely always championing the poor, elderly, and oppressed, and he wore the mantle of the last surviving Kennedy brother well. The groups he supported have experienced a devastating loss, as has Obama, whose presidency could have used an ally with Ted's skills in the senate.
This country is the poorer for his loss, and I shall miss him.