Friday, August 28, 2009

Hatch and Kennedy: Rivals and Friends

What: Sen. Orrin Hatch eulogizes his friend, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in Newsweek.

Quote: "[W]e fought often upon my arrival in the Senate. When cigar smoking during committee meetings was in vogue, the degree to which we were fighting was evident by the cloud of smoke Ted would send my way. He would puff away, knowing he was giving me a headache that was more than merely political. (Mormons don't smoke.)"

Reaction: I really like Orrin Hatch. It's a testament to his and Kennedy's character that they were able to remain great friends despite their political rivalry.

1 comment:

  1. Kennedy once had a Mormon administrative assistant -- Wayne Owens. I think Wayne may have invited him to Family Home Evening.