Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I don't pray often.

But I will be saying a prayer tonight for Ted Kennedy and his family. Love him, hate him, anywhere in between: no one deserves what happened to Ted Kennedy the other day and what will happen over the next year.

The blogosphere coverage, even on the right, has been overwhelmingly gracious, if at times slightly (and confusingly, since Kennedy is a devout Roman Catholic) preachy. A few tasteless shits ruined a predominantly good-willed Freeper thread, and if you think for a second that the Free Republic shut down its message boards because people were being too vile, you get a sense of just how much people have supported Ted and his family, and just how loathsome a human being you have to be to get pleasure out of this diagnosis.

Finally, take a look at this video of Senator Byrd upon hearing the news. I promise, it's gut-wrenchingly authentic and beautiful. Try not to cry.