Aug 27, 2009 2:49 AM
Subject: On The Passing Of Ted Kennedy
Body: Hawaii is a strongly democratic state, where most of its people were immigrants from Asia (China, Japan, and the Philippines) and Europe (many people from Portugal). The labor movement is strong in Hawaii and so are the unions. Most people tend to think of themselves as being of the working class and about 80 percent consider themselves to be Democrat/Democrat-Independent. So people like JFK and Ted Kennedy are among Hawaii’s political heroes.
My deepest sympathies are for the family of Ted Kennedy on his passing. May he go to a better place.
I can speak for China’s Imperial family, who quietly came out in support of JFK and Robert Kennedy in Hawaii for President. Ted is a beloved icon. Loved and cherished by all.
May his spirit rest in peace.