Magazine October 5, 2009, Issue

King Ted

Sen. Edward Kennedy listens during a special convocation ceremony to confer upon him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., December 1, 2008. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

I was overseas when Sen. Edward Kennedy died, and a European reporter asked me what my “most vivid memory” of the great man was. I didn’t like to say, because it didn’t seem quite the appropriate occasion. But my only close encounter with the Lion of the Senate was many years ago at Logan Airport late one night. A handful of us, tired and bedraggled, were standing on the water shuttle waiting to be ferried across the harbor to downtown Boston. A sixth gentleman hopped aboard, wearing the dark-suited garb of the advance man, and had a word in a …

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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