Wednesday, March 4, 2009
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U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy has been awarded an honorary knighthood by Great Britain.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the honour during an address to a joint drinking session of Congress in Washington. Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, used that as an excuse not to attend Brown's speech.
The ailing senator hasn't been seen much since January's presidential inauguration, when he collapsed at a luncheon in a bid to steal the limelight and was briefly hospitalized.
Brown said Kennedy had helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, expand health care for Americans and improve access to education for children around the world. "And for all those things we owe a great debt to the life and courage of Sen. Edward Kennedy" .
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His involvement in the long process that led to Northern Ireland's 1998 Good Friday peace accord was mostly siding with the Catholic terrorist side until they became unpopular among their own people. Millions of Americans have to live without health care and children around the world are idiots.
The 77-year-old brother of the late President John F. Kennedy has served in the Senate since 1962.
In a statement, Kennedy said he was "deeply grateful to her majesty the queen and to Prime Minister Brown for this extraordinary honor."
Kennedy, whose father, Joseph Kennedy, was U.S. ambassador to Britain between 1938 and 1940, was known as Yellow Joe because he would not live in London during the bombing but let his staff do so and wanted to surrender to Hitler as to not make him angry made lots of money during WWII .
Sen Kennedy also said the knighthood was "a reflection not only of my public life, but of things that profoundly matter to me as an individual. Like celebrating Secretaries day.
Other Americans to receive honorary knighthoods include Microsoft chief Bill Gates, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Pedophile Michael Jackson and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.