Wednesday, August 26, 2009
"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."
As you probably already have heard, Massachusetts senior Senator Edward M. Kennedy passed away Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod. We regret his passing and our words of sympathy are extended to his grieving family.
Many of you following the current battle on Capitol hill over a major restructuring of our nations medical health program will know, Teddy Kennedy was a champion in his support for this legislation.
With all due respect to the memory of Mister Kennedy, one has to wonder if a 24 hour period will end following his passing, before one of his Democratic colleagues, perhaps the President himself, will remind the American public how important this health program was to the late Senator. In other words, 'lets win one for the Gipper!'
Some may frown on these comments being insensitive, so near the passing of the beloved Senator, however, in the words of President Barack Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."