Although his health problems are well documented, it is still sad that Sen. Edward Kennedy has passed away. I have never been a big fan of Kennedy's politics, but you cannot deny his influence upon the Senate and upon the Country.
If you measure a legislative body by the activity of its members, you cannot say that the Senate was not a quality place with Kennedy in it. The last of a Kennedy generation that put its mark upon our country, Edward Kennedy was in many ways the least spectacular, but the most successful of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Edward Kennedy triumvariate.
In the coming days people will wonder what was Kennedy's greatest accomplishment in the Senate.