If you didn’t see this today, skip the words… just watch the tape.
“He never was petty. He was never small and in the process of his doing, he made everyone he worked with bigger, both his adversaries as well as his allies. Don’t you find it remarkable that one of the most partisan liberal men in the last century serving in the Senate had so many of his foes embrace him? Because they know he made them bigger, he made them more graceful by the way he conducted himself.
“You know, he changed the circumstances of tens of millions of Americans in a literal sense. He changed also another aspect of it as I observed about him. He changed not only their physical circumstance, he changed how they looked at themselves and how they looked at one another. That’s remarkable… I just hope we remember how he treated other people, and how he made other people look at themselves and look at one another. That will be the truly fundamentally unifying legacy of Teddy Kennedy’s life if that happens, and it will for a while, at least in the Senate.”