In a surprising move ahead of Edward, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of Special Olympics, Died at 88. Way to go, Eunice!
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a member of one of the most prominent families (meaning the backhanded, back room blue blood types that look at the rest of us as the rabble) in American politics and a trailblazer in the effort to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities died Tuesday morning. She was 88. Well, at least she 'gave back', right?
A sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy and, yes, the mother-in-law of Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Mrs. Shriver never held elective office. Yet she was no stranger to Capitol Hill, and
some view her work on behalf of the mentally retarded, including the founding of the Special Olympics, as the most lasting of the Kennedy family's contributions. Unlike those other things the Kennedy's are known for, such as bootlegging, stealing elections, extra marital affairs, lobotomies, drowning people in cars, rape, drug addiction, and crashing airplanes.
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