This is not a partisan post and has nothing to do with the politics of Ted Kennedy. Just wanted to comment (and show this *gorgeous* photo of Kennedy from 1961- doesn't he look dashing? Men don't do dashing like they used to...) that his death feels like the end of what has really already been a bygone era. When I think of "The Kennedys", I picture Jackie O and the classical images of John and Bobby in the 1960s. And yet their brother lived on so much longer, a sort of touchstone to a time that some people view was a golden "Camelot" age in American politics.
He seems to have been a very beloved Senator on both sides of the aisle if not for his politics then for his personality, and I pray his family is given God's comfort today.