January 3, 2004 in Politics

George Bush Award for Excellence

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I’m currently watching C-SPAN which is showing a rebroadcast of Senator Edward Kennedy’s 11/7/03 acceptance speech for the George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service. Not surprised that he would receive an award for public service, just surprised that it would come from the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. In any event, such a shame the Senator never became President. I know many perceive him as an East Coast Liberal Democrat who is deeply flawed, but as someone who has met him and worked for his organization, let me say that I consider him to be a great man. Say what you want about his indiscretions, but for 41+ years he has done great things for the citizens of Massachusetts and the rest of the nation. Here’s hoping he will continue to serve for many more years to come.


  1. January 6, 2004 at 6:22 pm


    Unfortuantely Kennedy was his own worst enemy. He has achieved things as the senior senator from Massachusetts. However, he could have walted into the White House on the power of the sympathy generated by two assassinated brothers. If hedidn’t have any personal problems, we might never have to deal with Reagan, Bush I or Bush II. But that’s water under the bridge. He deserves great credit for continuing to serve.
    Now where did I put that bottle of Chivas?

  2. January 5, 2004 at 5:05 pm


    always did like ole eddie. you know it always confused me that they call him ted and his name is edward.
    i dunno, but am i the only one that giggles at a bush name being connected to the word excellence. i love oxymorons.

  3. January 3, 2004 at 9:46 pm

    Kate S.

    I have always loved and admired the Kennedy’s: their committment, their service to humanity. One by one, they’ve all been killed off, one way or another, it seems. Ted is the last one and he’s getting up there. I keep hoping for a new generation to come take their place, but so far, they’ve had their troubles and/or other areas of interest that don’t involve politics so much.
    …Say, that is curious about the G.W. Foundation offering this award, isn’t it? Hmmm….

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