26 August 2009 @ 10:10 am
Shoot me for not crying for Michael Jackson but I cried for Ted Kennedy. My first act of political awareness was because of him. The nuclear disarmament bill he co-authored impressed me so much that as a child I xeroxed it and sent it to teachers and neighbors and called it "the nuclear chain letter" and yes I got lots of attention and kudos for that but mostly I remember the time as when I started having nightmares about the end of the world by nuclear holocaust and Teddy Kennedy was the man who wanted to stop those nightmares.

Yes he was a womanizer, yes he behaved badly, yes, yes to all of it. He changed my life and fought for what I believe in. Goodbye Ted.