Aug 26th, 2009
Out like a lion
Ted Kennedy passed away this week after a 15-month battle with a malignant brain tumor. The Lion of the Senate and its second most senior member, Kennedy served 9 terms since 1962. He’ll be remembered for his thundering, eloquent speeches, his commitment to his ideals, and his service to the American people.
One of Kennedy’s more relevant and lifelong positions: affordable healthcare for all Americans. His bipartisan appeal is a loss for the healthcare debate, but the memory of his legacy on the issue won’t soon fade. There’s already talk of the healthcare bill being named after him, with one op ed piece pointing out that, if we’re to do this, “it better not suck.”
And so we pay tribute to Ted Kennedy today, and to his nearly 50 years of public service.
We’ve seen some great new designs come through since news broke, so we figured we’d share some more: