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The eldest child of Sen. Ted Kennedy and his wife Joan, Kara Kennedy, has died at a Washington health club.
Her brother, Patrick, has confirmed the family’s latest loss. A cancer survivor, Kara Kennedy was very keen on helath and fitness. Patrick Kennedy believes that her cancer struggles over the past decade had taken their toll on her physically, and said “She is with Dad now”.
At 51, she had been married to Michael Allen in 1990 and since divorced, and the couple have two children, Grace (17) and Max (14).
News has also come that Eleanor Mondale, 51, daughter of Sen. Walter Mondale, has also died today. Eleanor had suffered from a brain tumor. The Senator released the following statement:
“Joan and I must report that our wonderful daughter, Eleanor Mondale Poling, after her long and gutsy battle against cancer, went up to heaven last night to be with her angel,” the former vice president said in a statement emailed to friends. “Thank you for all your friendship, you will hear more about plans to celebrate her life soon.”
A political iconic figure has lost her long battle with blood cancer.
The family of Geraldine Ferraro announced this morning that the former Congresswoman, and the first female Democrat Vice-Presidential candidate, had passed away.
Ms. Ferraro was the VP pick of Walter Mondale in 1984, and despite losing the election, her place in history was secured, and she has been an ardent voice in the political scene throughout the years.
Providing the “fair and balance”, she has served as a Fox News contributor, appearing on Hannity, Bill O’Reilly’s “The Factor”, “On the Record”. Several months ago, she appeared with Gov. Sarah Palin, and discussed the parallels of their lives and careers.
As Democrat strategist Susan Estrich said today regardless of your views, she was respected for her viewpoint.
In an effort to counteract the effects of the Palin Factor- the invigoration of the Republican Party as a result of the nomination of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska for Vice-President– the Obama campaign has made a major effort to court the women’s groups. As a result, today, the National Organization of Women (NOW), has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for the Presidency.
This is the first time since Walter Mondale chose Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate in 1984 has NOW endorsed ANY Presidentail candidate in a general election. This then begs the question of why this high profile women’s organization would support Obama over the McCain team, when Obama clearly does not support the idea of equal pay for equal work?
As I indicated in a thread several days ago, Sen. Obama pays his female staffers approximately $2500.00 less than their male counterparts. Conversely, Sen. McCain pays his female staffers approximately $6000.00 more than their male counterparts. Thus, the Obama team cannot discredit Sen. McCain as not being supportive of women’s rights, for equal pay, when he himself is not practicing what he “preaches”.