I cannot bring myself to write "rest in peace", in a sentence that includes this dead senator's name. He was a murderer and a coward. His recent contribution to the Massachusetts state law was a 160 day waiting period to replace a senator. This was enacted when he feared that John Kerry would win the presidency and the Republican governor Mitt Romney, would be able to appoint a senator to take Kerry's place. How ironic that on his deathbed, Ted Kennedy pleaded to repeal that provision in the state constitution that he himself pushed into law. I guess that gives us one less Democrat in the US Senate for half a year, and it is the only good deed I could attribute to this man. August 26th is the Mary Jo Kopechne memorial day. May her family experience a moment of peace.