A profile in courage
Millions of words have been written about Ted Kennedy and millions more are poised in word processors the world over. His triumphs and his tragedies -- and his screw-ups have been noted many times over.
But Kennedy's decision to take some time between his daily brain cancer treatments and hop a plane to Washington to cast a decisive vote to break a filibuster over an important health care issue may be his ultimate triumph.
Nothing, not even brain cancer, was going to stop the Massachusetts Democrat from pursuing his career long question to improve health care in America. It's especially poignant now that he is dependent on those very same doctors he rose to support.