'To applause from onlookers'
Good news: Ted Kennedy is out of the hospital.
... I liked Dan's column
about how much Kennedy's meant to Massachusetts in particular. The thing that amazes me is how long he's been in office -- and how I and so many others have taken his historic presence and clout almost for granted. The Hub Blog brain was barely blinking into consciousness when he was first elected to the Senate. I was watching first-run episodes of I Dream of Jeannie, Get Smart, Star Trek, Boomtown etc. while he was serving out his first term. That's a long time ago in my own little universe. It's why Kennedy's illness is such a shock to so many here. He's a major part of the state's cultural and political DNA. ...