Former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig will speak with Nate Shelman about Ed Kennedy's legacy in about two hours. You can hear the interview at about 5:20 on KBOI 670 AM or streaming on the Web.
Don't listen now, because Hannity is still on the air talking about Fidel Castro "endorsing" Obama's healthcare plan. Hannity - I never had a problem wiping my ass in Cuba, buddy, plenty of TP...
Craig and Kennedy worked together on "comprehensive" immigration reform a few years ago (seems like ancient history now). It will be interesting to see how Craig recalls this issue in his retirement.
And Popkey digs up a Kennedy
Sun ValleyIdaho ski trip (where'd they ski, read the Statesman tomorrow to find out).
UPDATE: Crapo: Kennedy got Idaho
“We had very different political philosophies, but regardless of the differences in our positions, Senator Kennedy was always a straight shooter. He was a spirited debater to be sure, and a ferocious advocate about his issues, but the tone was never personal. As he and I worked on issues as they moved through the Senate, even though we were often coming from opposing points of view, we developed a strong personal friendship. He would often ask me about Idaho and had a very good understanding of our state. His style and commitment to public service stand as an example to all of us. My condolences go out to his extended family. I personally will miss my association with him in the U.S. Senate.”
Minnick: Hatch got Kennedy
“Senator Orrin Hatch put it best when he said today that Senator Kennedy’s death meant the loss of a ‘treasured friend.’ For Democrats, the Senate, the Congress and this country, it is the loss of an icon. Senator Kennedy was a reminder of a legislative era to which we should return, an era where members of Congress focused on friendship, decency and respect rather than partisanship. Senator Kennedy’s work for this country and his work to find common ground is a reminder of where we must look as a nation in these difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”