Saturday, August 15, 2009

To Eunice Kennedy Shriver

I couldn't help but realize a correlation in the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, an obviously staunch life-long democrat and the very vocal and athletic female republican, Sarah Palin. The entire Kennedy family was noted for many things, but their athletic ability and interest was in the forefront almost as much as their politics. It was Eunice Kennedy Shriver that founded the Special Olympics. As I read the information surrounding her death, it was stated many times that the Special Olympics began in her backyard. Well, I'm sure being a Kennedy in the early 60's helped that noteworthy cause and endeavor, but she did it, none the less and she gave many children an opportunity to compete and shine that wouldn't have otherwise even been included in anything. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was an outspoken woman on many topics, just as Sarah Palin is, and I couldn't help but realize, Sarah Palin's special needs son, born into an outdoorsy athletic family will someday be able to compete in athletic events, thanks to the democrat, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
I don't agree with either woman's extreme and for the most part opposing politics, but I can't help but notice, they certainly could have come to terms on this topic.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness . . . a Proverb of Holy Scripture
Post a Comment

Blog Archive