The Healthcare Lion Who Didn't Roar

The champion of healthcare legislation would have cheered the Supreme Court decision.

Sen. Ted Kennedy
Sen. Ted Kennedy

There was a lion who didn't roar on the Senate floor yesterday as healthcare reform was upheld by the Supreme Court.

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That was the liberal lion, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, whose name will forever be remembered for championing the legislation. 

Even Republicans say they miss him. But yesterday you could almost hear him say, "The dream shall never die."  

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