EDWARD “TED” KENNEDY
KENNEDY WAS A
SERVED FOR 46
HE WAS THE BROTHER
TO PRESIDENT JOHN
F. KENNEDY, AND
ROBERT F. KENNEDY,
BOTH OF WHOM WERE
ASSASSINATED IN THE
HE WAS THE VOICE FOR
“THE LITTLE GUY”
Ted Kennedy: The Greatest Kennedy?
Kennedy's Two Great Legacies
Kennedy was the No Child Left Behind
greatest Kennedy emphasizes accountability
for results, more choices for
because of his parents, greater local
willingness to work in a control and flexibility, and
bipartisan fashion. an emphasis on best
Bills such as No Child practices.
Left Behind, and the The Medicare Prescription
Medicare Prescription Drug Program provides
people who have very high
Drug Program were prescription drug costs.
passed due to the
influence of Kennedy.
Kennedy: Healthcare and
These two programs,
Kennedy one of the
Senators, and the
greatest Kennedy of all
healthcare are two of
the most important
issues of our time!
KENNEDY AND HEALTH CARE REFORM
This cartoon deals with Ted
Kennedy and the car represents
the healthcare reform debate.
In addition this cartoon represents
Ted Kennedy driving off a bridge
in Chappaquiddick. His female
passenger died in the wreck when
he failed to report it to authorities.
The devices used by the
cartoonist include a sinking car
and an elephant which represents
The viewpoint of the cartoon is
that Republicans want nothing to
do with a “sinking” healthcare
to Libya Despite
•Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the only person ever convicted
for the killing of 270 people in the 1988 bombing of a plane over
Lockerbie, Scotland was released from a Scottish prison on August
20, 2009 to return to Libya.
•The Scottish authorities allowed al Megrahi to return to his home
country on compassionate grounds since he has terminal cancer
and only a few months to live.
•Of the 270 people on board flight 103, 189 were Americans. This
was the worst terrorist attack against U.S. citizens up until
September 11, 2001.
• The United States government contacted the Scottish government
before al Megrahi’s release to object and indicate that his release
would be a mistake.
Site of devastation of the
crash in Lockerbie,
“Bomb fear in UK’s worst disaster.” Online
Image. Times Online. 22 Dec. 1988. 12
• Documents released recently indicate
that the release of al Megrahi was probably
part of a deal for oil. Letters going back to
2007 reveal that the British government
was considering including al Megrahi in a
prisoner swap because of national interest.
• Families of the victims of flight 103 and
U.S. officials have expressed outrage at al
• Although President Obama asked that al
Megrahi be kept under house arrest in
Libya, he was welcomed as a hero upon
his arrival there.
• During Libya’s 4oth anniversary
celebration of the coup which put Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi
Moammar Gadhafi’s in power, a video clip escorted by Libyan police
officers in 1992.
showing al Megrahi’s return was shown "Lockerbie bomber heads home after
compassionate release." Online Image. Radio
which further angered U.S. government France International. 20 Aug 2009. 12 Sept.
officials and family members. cle_4845.asp>.
• This incident is likely to strain relations
between the United States, and British and
Allardace, Jason. "Lockerbie bomber set free for
oil." The Sunday Times Times Online. 30 Aug. 2009. 2
"Lockerbie bomber's return overshadows Libya's
celebrations." Portland Press Herald 2 Sept. 2009: A7
"Prescription Drug Coverage: Basic Information."
Medicare: The Official US Government Site for
People With Medicare. 02 April 2009. 9 Sep 2009
"Answer." U.S Department of Education. 01 July
2009. 9 Sep 2009 <"Prescription Drug Coverage:
Basic Information." Medicare: The Official US
Government Site for People With Medicare. 02 April
2009. 9 Sep 2009>.
Wertheimer, Linda. "Ted Kennedy: The Last of A
Family Power Dynasty: NPR." npr.org. 29 August
2009. 9 Sep 2009