woensdag, augustus 26, 2009

Edward Kennedy

De jongste zoon is als enige oud geworden. Van hem werd het minste verwacht en hij presteerde het meest. Ted, de leeuw van de senaat, stierf vannacht. De New York Times schrijft vandaag:

He was a Rabelaisian figure in the Senate and in life, instantly recognizable by his shock of white hair, his florid, oversize face, his booming Boston brogue, his powerful but pained stride. He was a celebrity, sometimes a self-parody, a hearty friend, an implacable foe, a man of large faith and large flaws, a melancholy character who persevered, drank deeply and sang loudly. He was a Kennedy.

Het kan minder.