[I posted this originally over at the ol’ ghost town, but thought I’d post it over here as well]
I met Sen.Kennedy once in an airport during the Clinton years. He was traveling without any entourage. I accosted him with some provocative, borderline asinine question about welfare reform. He stopped and totally engaged with me for about 10-15 minutes in a really respectful and intelligent way. Even though he occasionally pissed me off with his stances, I walked away from that encounter with huge respect for the man.
This country is worse off without him.