The Kennedy funeral
Anybody else watching? I’m catching up now (thanks to my DVR). But you can tune in live at the Web site of the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
UPDATE: Don’t miss E.J. Dionne’s column about the Liberal Lion. A sample:
He suffered profoundly, made large mistakes and was, to say the least, imperfect. But the suffering and the failures fed a humane humility that led him to reach out to others who fell, to empathize with those burdened by pain, to understand human folly, and to appreciate the quest for redemption.
That made him a rarity in politics. Never pretending that he knew everything, he had a magnetic draw for talented people who stayed with him for years. He trusted them and gave them room to shine. Their guidance and his own intelligence and feverish work made him one of the greatest senators in history.