Kennedy Tells Press ‘I’m Not Dead Yet’

February 22, 2009

Washington D.C. (ChattahBox) – Ted Kennedy, who turned 77 Sunday,  has spoken out for the first time since his recent health problems in January, saying that he isn’t dead yet.

The US Senator said that eulogies and obituaries were far from being needed, and that instead of looking into the past for his legacy, the media, which has been writing as though he has already kicked the bucket, should be looking to what work he can still do.

“Obviously I’ve been touched and grateful,” Kennedy commented.

“Beyond that, I don’t really plan to go away soon.”

Senator Kennedy has been battling brain cancer for some time. He collapsed in January, after the inauguration of President Obama, and was rushed to the hospital. He has since been recovering.  Between chemotherapy treatments, physical therapy sessions and naps, Mr. Kennedy has been lobbying the White House on possible nominees for secretary of health and human services.


2 Responses to “Kennedy Tells Press ‘I’m Not Dead Yet’”

  1. Ruth Cook on February 22nd, 2009 11:33 pm

    He’ll battle on for the people until the end. May God bless and help him and his family in every way.

  2. mike kraski on February 24th, 2009 10:54 pm

    You aren’t dead yet? Go on..step over the line. It’s time. We are waiting. Mary Jo would love to see you again. She is still waiting for an explanation….Soon you well be a dead Kennedy.

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