Edward Kennedy

Despite the media's incessant portrayal of him as a polarizing political figure, Senator Ted Kennedy has been one of the most ferociously just Senators in this country's history. He has fought exhausting battles on behalf of women, the poor, and those lacking health care, to name a few. The right has done a magnificent job of permanently labeling such vocal folks as "crazy liberals"; however, if you simply look at the issues, Senator Kennedy has simply wrestled to help those who have a difficult time being heard. No, he hasn't been perfect, but he's a man of integrity and heart.

This country needs more politicians who fight the good fight. We lost Minnesota's Paul Wellstone a few years ago, and the Senate hasn't been the same. Let's hope that Senator Kennedy has many more years ahead of him.