By Wyatt Earp | March 4, 2009
Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Edward Kennedy is “deeply grateful” that he will receive an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, he said Wednesday.
The long-serving Massachusetts Democrat and head of one of the most important families in American politics is being honored partly for his work on the Northern Ireland peace process.
United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown will announce the knighthood in a joint address to both houses of Congress Wednesday, media reports say. Brown is on the second day of a trip to the United States.
“This honor is moving and personal,” Kennedy said in a statement, “A reflection not only of my public life, but of things that profoundly matter to me as an individual. I accept this honor in the spirit in which it is given, with a continuing commitment to be a voice for the voiceless and for the shared ideals of freedom and fairness which are so fundamental to the character of our two countries.” (H/T - CNN)
I wonder if they will give Uncle Ted a suit of armor? After all of the beer he has consumed in his lifetime, he should feel very comfortable surrounded by tin.
I’m just sayin’.
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