Shuck and Jive

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy and the Passion of His Life

Let us honor the memory of Ted Kennedy by taking up the passion of his life.

This is the cause of my life. It is a key reason that I defied my illness last summer to speak at the Democratic convention in Denver—to support Barack Obama, but also to make sure, as I said, "that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American...will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not just a privilege." For four decades I have carried this cause—from the floor of the United States Senate to every part of this country. It has never been merely a question of policy; it goes to the heart of my belief in a just society. Now the issue has more meaning for me—and more urgency—than ever before. But it's always been deeply personal, because the importance of health care has been a recurrent lesson throughout most of my 77 years.

— Ted Kennedy
Here are some reports about the town hall meeting on Monday.
I received a notice today that Rep. Phil Roe has sent out a call for his supporters to show up in massive numbers because of the reception he received in Johnson City on Monday.

Let's give him another reception shall we? He will be in Carter County tomorrow and in Kingsport on Wednesday of next week.


Congressman Phil Roe: 3:00 to 4:30 PM - CARTER COUNTY Courthouse

810 East Elk Ave., Elizabethton, TN


Congressman Phil Roe: 5:30 to 7:00 PM - Kingsport Center for Higher Education
300 West Market Street, Kingsport, TN

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