Saturday, 2:15 PM
Reaction to news of Ted Kennedy's hospitalization
Globe Staff and Wire Reports
Here are some reactions to news of Senator Edward M. Kennedy's hospitalization:
“My thoughts and prayers are with Sen. Ted Kennedy and his family today. We all wish him well and a quick recovery.” -- Senator Hillary Clinton
"Ted Kennedy is a giant in American political history. He's done more for health care than just about anybody in history. We are going to be rooting for him. I insist on being optimistic about how it's going to turn out." -- Senator Barack Obama.
"He is a legendary lawmaker, and I have the highest respect for him. When we have worked together, he has been a skillful, fair and generous partner. I consider it a great privilege to call him my friend. Cindy and I are praying for our friend, his wife, Vicki and the Kennedy family." -- Senator John McCain
"Ted Kennedy is beloved and respected on both sides of the aisle in the Senate in which he's been a giant for close to half a century, a legend in Massachusetts, and a dear friend to me and Teresa. ... Teresa and I are praying for Teddy, Vicki and all of his family and we know that everyone in Massachusetts and people throughout the nation pray for a full and speedy recovery for a man whose life's work has touched millions upon millions of lives." -- Senator John Kerry
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