Category Archives: Gwen Kopechne

He was the voice of the voiceless.

He is lying in state now. The 24 hour cable news channels are showing the inside of the JFK library where Teddy is laying and all told, over 12,000 folks have filed past his casket covered with the American flag to pay their last respects to Senator Kennedy and his family.

It’s his family I have been thinking about today. Niece Caroline, his wife Vicky and all the kids, nieces, nephews and grandkids. They have lost the last patriarch of the Kennedy family.

Eunice and now Teddy. It saddens me to think of all the emotions they are all feeling lately. From his only surviving sibling to the youngest child and grandchild, they surely all loved him and looked to him for guidance at some point in their lives.

And for the haters in the blogosphere, let me say this: Mary Jo Kopechne’s mother Gwen never held any hate or malice in her heart for Senator Kennedy. She actually encouraged him to run for office again after the Chappaquiddick accident, when he was considering getting out of politics altogether.

Thank heaven she did that..otherwise we never would of seen Teddy’s full potential as the champion of the downtrodden or just simply..the voice of the voiceless.