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Man dies in South El Monte freeway accident

There are 92 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Aug 25, 2009, titled Man dies in South El Monte freeway accident. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate, has died after battling a brain tumor.

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shawn

Lynwood, CA

#1 Aug 25, 2009
RIP, with that said many will not miss your views, at all. And, at least this rules out future presidential runs. Maybe we "all" can move forward without so much anger.
Viva Kennedy

West Covina, CA

#2 Aug 25, 2009
Sen. Kennedy exhibited and offered the leadership and legisative record that we should expect from our elected officials. He was a masterful orator, touching every progressive legislative proposal considered by the Congress since 1962.

While he had his shortcomings and he made mistakes (too many some might argue), he provided leadership for a generation of progressive Americans. For a family that has enjoyed so much success and suffered far too much sorrow, my condolences. Sen. Kennedy will be missed.

I only hope that our Congress will now have the courage and fortitude to pass health care reform legislation in Sen. Kennedy's honor.
US CITIZEN

West Covina, CA

#3 Aug 25, 2009
Good riddance. You will not be missed. Hope your replacement will serve the public better than you did. You thought you were above the law. Did you get that law changed in time, senator? The one where someone can step into your shoes without public vote?
Andrew

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Aug 25, 2009
I will miss and greatly respect this man. He was someone who had faith in and believed that human life is more important than money.
Henry

Sylmar, CA

#6 Aug 26, 2009
US CITIZEN wrote:
Good riddance. You will not be missed. Hope your replacement will serve the public better than you did. You thought you were above the law. Did you get that law changed in time, senator? The one where someone can step into your shoes without public vote?
Well, what about your own senator???? Does he have anything in his/her closet that's embarassing and that he hasn't disclosed it yet to the public???
uncle_vito

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Aug 26, 2009
If you ever heard this guy speak, he was as arrogant as they come.

He also was a drunk and woman chaser.

Too bad he killed Mary Jo and got away with it.

Just like with the dealth of MJ, the world is a better place, now that Ted is gone.

Vito
Bennyandthejets

Fairfield, CA

#8 Aug 26, 2009
I knew John Kennedy, he was a friend of mine, and Senator, you're no John Kennedy, he would have never left that girl to drown. he also was charitable with his own money not everyone else'
kss

Hacienda Heights, CA

#9 Aug 26, 2009
Good.
Lauren

Corona, CA

#10 Aug 26, 2009
Goodnight, Teddy. \..|/ See you later :)
Lauren

Corona, CA

#11 Aug 26, 2009
\..|/= I love you (Origins = American Sign Language, internatonally recognized hand sign, right or left hand) ILY :) <3

Since: Apr 09

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#12 Aug 26, 2009
Such hate in this comment about a man of gave his life to try and mke this Country of ours a better place to live!
We all make mistake in our life's and most of writting are NO better than Ted Kennedy!
Uncle Vito all of the Kennedy's chase women, but I have a feeling you chase men?
Now how would most of you feel if your God G.W. Bush haad passed away! I know I would sad, but I would not leave a nasty comment about him, even though I thought he fail as a President!
chappaquiddick

United States

#13 Aug 26, 2009
Well spoken vito
The coward Ted Kennedy had to wait 10 hours to sober up before he reported Mary Jo's drowning.
He got off with a token "leaving the scene" charge instead of felony drunk driving and 2ed degree murder.
byebye

Long Beach, CA

#15 Aug 26, 2009
Brain Tumor - that explains it all.
Bruce

Azusa, CA

#16 Aug 26, 2009
Ted Kennedy was a great man, far more intelligent than you whining right wing jerks.
Bobby Jindal

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Aug 26, 2009
Viva Kennedy wrote:
Sen. Kennedy exhibited and offered the leadership and legisative record that we should expect from our elected officials. He was a masterful orator, touching every progressive legislative proposal considered by the Congress since 1962.
While he had his shortcomings and he made mistakes (too many some might argue), he provided leadership for a generation of progressive Americans. For a family that has enjoyed so much success and suffered far too much sorrow, my condolences. Sen. Kennedy will be missed.
I only hope that our Congress will now have the courage and fortitude to pass health care reform legislation in Sen. Kennedy's honor.
What makes anyone think that the government can handle ANY private industry without making it more expensive, less efficient and corrupt to boot? Do you folks not know history? My God! Why are liberals so gullible?
Observation

Glendora, CA

#20 Aug 26, 2009
Andrew wrote:
I will miss and greatly respect this man. He was someone who had faith in and believed that human life is more important than money.
Unfortunately you are not correct. He was self-serving as he exhibited in 1969. On July 19, 1969, Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts .. At about 11:00 PM, he borrowed his chauffeur's keys to his Oldsmobile limousine, and offered to give a ride home to Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker. Leaving the island via an unlit bridge with no guard rail, Kennedy steered the car off the bridge, flipped, and into Poucha Pond..

He swam to shore and walked back to the party, passing several houses and a fire station. Two friends then returned with him to the scene of the accident. According to their later testimony, they told him what he already knew - that he was required by law to immediately report the accident to the authorities. Instead Kennedy made his way to his hotel, called his lawyer, and went to sleep. Kennedy called the police the next morning and by then the wreck had already been discovered. Before dying, Kopechne had scratched at the upholstered floor above her head in the upside-down car. The Kennedy family began "calling in favors", ensuring that any inquiry would be contained. Her corpse was whisked out-of-state to her family, before an autopsy could be conducted. Further details are uncertain, but after the accident Kennedy says he repeatedly dove under the water trying to rescue Kopechne and he didn't call police because he was in a state of shock. It is widely assumed Kennedy was drunk, and he held off calling police in hopes that his family could fix the problem overnight. Since the accident, Kennedy's "political enemies" have referred to him as the distinguished Senator from Chappaquiddick. He pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was given a SUSPENDED SENTENCE OF TWO MONTHS.

How do you think the victims of drunk driver's feel about his legacy?
Get real

United States

#21 Aug 26, 2009
This is the best news I heard today! This Kennedy was a womanizing, murdering, tyrant; which was why he out lived the great JFK and Robert Kennedy. Good people get killed and evil people get promoted...that's American politics. Make no mistake this is a day to celebrate.
Mr Estradas Mom

North Hollywood, CA

#22 Aug 26, 2009
Bruce wrote:
Ted Kennedy was a great man, far more intelligent than you whining right wing jerks.
And as with many intelligent people, completely without common sense.
joe

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Aug 26, 2009
I'm glad he's finally dead. He should have been taken out years ago along with his brothers. He was a left wing liberal, socialist, pinko commie. He proved that he is could not be trusted and is a totally self serving liar. He should have been sent to prison for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but he used his political power and his kennedy name to get off with a warning. That in itself screams political corruption. May he burn in Hell.
joe

Los Angeles, CA

#24 Aug 26, 2009
Viva Kennedy wrote:
Sen. Kennedy exhibited and offered the leadership and legisative record that we should expect from our elected officials. He was a masterful orator, touching every progressive legislative proposal considered by the Congress since 1962.
While he had his shortcomings and he made mistakes (too many some might argue), he provided leadership for a generation of progressive Americans. For a family that has enjoyed so much success and suffered far too much sorrow, my condolences. Sen. Kennedy will be missed.
I only hope that our Congress will now have the courage and fortitude to pass health care reform legislation in Sen. Kennedy's honor.
way to copy and paste from wikipedia. you are a mindless moron.

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