Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009)

September 6th, 2009

In his new memoir, True Compass, we learn that Ted Kennedy, when trying to decide whether to run for Senate in 1962, remembered what his father had told him as a child: “You can have a serious life or a nonserious life, Teddy. I’ll still love you whatever choice you make. But if you decide to have a nonserious life, I won’t have much time for you. You make up your own mind. There are too many children here who are doing things that are interesting for me to do much with you.”