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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

RIP - Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Eunice Kennedy Shriver who passed away this morning spent the last 50 years on the periphery of U.S. politics. Three of her brothers were U.S. senators and each of them ran for president (winning in 1960, and failing to secure the nomination in 1968, and 1980). Her husband, Sargent Shriver was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 1972. Her son-in-law is the current governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I normally would be unable to find anything positive to say about anyone from the Kennedy clan. However, Eunice Kennedy Shriver is clearly an exception to the rule. Despite all the relatives in politics, Mrs. Shriver was best known for her strong support of the disabled. She helped start the Special Olympics in 1968 and remained very active with promoting the program. Also, she pushed unsuccessfully against the Democratic party's evil stance on abortion and was a member of Feminists for Life, the Susan B. Anthony List and Democrats for Life of America. In 1972 her husband was the LAST Democrat on a national ticket who was not pro-infanticide. Sadly, her husband has been suffering from Alzheimers disease for years.

Rest in Peace.


Blogger Winky Twinky said...

I didn't know that about her, thanks for the info.

August 11, 2009 at 10:13 AM


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