Leave it to Ted Kennedy to depart this planet with one final bombshell -- a shocker, delivered at graveside, that's already being dissected by pundits, would-be biographers, Catholics . . . oh, and probably the fact-checkers at Time magazine. In the final act of a closely-choreographed farewell -- much of it reportedly planned by Kennedy himself -- Ted Kennedy's voice came alive from beyond the grave as read by Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, DC.
Here's the official program distributed to attendees at Ted Kennedy's funeral in Mission Hill, courtesy of the Kennedy family. Or click through AFTER THE JUMP to get the updates the press is receiving from inside the church.
The Lion of the Senate delivers an impassioned stemwinder in 2007, screaming at his GOP colleagues, shaming them over their craven obstruction of a measley $2.10 increase of the minium wage.
"Do you have such disdain for hardworking Americans that you want to pile all your amendments on this? What is it about
the minimum wage that drives you Republicans crazy? What is it? What is the price that the workers have to pay? What is it about
working men and women that you find so offensive?!"