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Old 10-28-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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THIS is why Robert Kennedy is my hero.

The original man to sport fly shades.



What a man. He and Bono would have gotten along famously...two Irish Catholics out to fight poverty...with a similar sense of style
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I love your posts. It gives me so much hope for our future, to see someone your age so educated and interested in politics.
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awww thanks! That put a smile on my face
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The original man to sport fly shades.



What a man. He and Bono would have gotten along famously...two Irish Catholics out to fight poverty...with a similar sense of style
...I think you'd be quite right in that assumption . I could definitely see that.

That's a cool picture .

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My roommate's mom got to meet Robert when she was a little girl. I am SO jealous.
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I love your posts. It gives me so much hope for our future, to see someone your age so educated and interested in politics.
It makes me remember the days when I was that optimistic over the future.

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Robert Kennedy was a tough bastard, otherwise he wouldn't have got to where he was. Also it has to be admitted be benefited from nepotism (one of the things the Bush admin has also been accused of).

Though to his credit he did try to break organised crime, something Hoover was curiously resistant to, for reasons which have never been satisfactorily explained.
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I can still remember the day that he was killed.
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He left behind 11 children........also when he was shot and lying on the ground dying, he asked "Is everyone okay?" Even in the last hours of his life he was concerned more for others.
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He was a great man!
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He was a great conservative.
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In some ways. In others a great liberal. Which made him overall a great politician.
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In some ways. In others a great liberal. Which made him overall a great politician.
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I'm attempting to read Arthur Schlesinger's 1000 page bio on him, "Robert Kennedy and His Times". It's good but sooooooooo detailed
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I'm attempting to read Arthur Schlesinger's 1000 page bio on him, "Robert Kennedy and His Times". It's good but sooooooooo detailed
The first time I read it I was a sophmore in hich school. When you are ready for a field trip to the Kennedy Library, a place I lived in my senior year in college let me know. My wife and I will go with you.

I still cry every time I get to the Bobby stuff.

I have a list in my library of Kennedy Books I could recommend to you. Remeber, he was part of the administration, and would never write anything to damage the family. Sorenson as well would never.

Richard Goodwin wrote a pretty good book about his experiences in the administration, and LBJ's. He then left LBJ to write speeches for Bobby in 68. His book is pretty interesting stuff.
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