Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Daily Rounds...Political Stylings...

Let’s get to the mid week recap…Political edition

  • * Sad news hit the political world yesterday when it as reported that Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor after being admitted to the hospital for stroke symptoms. The 76 year old and lone surviving male of the Kennedy clan, has been championing rights and helping govern America for thrity + years. He has been receiving get well wishes from all over the poltical spectrum and his wife Vicki said the diagnosis came out of nowhere and it is incredibly shocking. We wish Senator Kennedy and his family strength during this trying time.
  • * The news of Senator Kennedy’s brain tumor has resparked the conversation about the bad luck and curses which have fallen onto the Kennedy family, specifically the men. Anyone with an Irish grandmother has heard the curse on the Kennedy clan more times than they care to mention.

  • * Speaking of Irish heritage, Senator Jim Webb discussed what could be behind the staunch support of Hillary Clinton by Scots-Irish Americans. I have to say his look at the similar American lives of the Scots-Irish and African Americans in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s is quite interesting.

  • * Obama continues to out raise his presidential campaign after his big win in Oregon yesterday. Clinton will continue in the her race to the White House after her sizable win in Kentucky.

  • * And finally, New York Magazine has an in-depth look at the final hours of Robert F. Kennedy before his assassination on June 5, 1968. This year will mark the 40th anniversary of that sad and devastating date in American history. It’s amazing that in 40 years so little and at the same time so much as changed in our political world.