It was really good to see Sen. Kennedy back in his beloved Senate today (pictured above with Barack Obama in Hartford, February 2008).
From the AP, via Yahoo News:
WASHINGTON - Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, battling a brain tumor, walked through a wall of applause and into the Senate on Wednesday and cast a dramatic, decisive vote on long-stalled Medicare legislation.Sen. Kennedy came to DC right after his daily treatment, and left soon after his vote to return home to continue his treatments. Our thoughts continue to be with Ted in his gallant fight!
"Aye," the 76-year-old Kennedy said in a loud voice, smiling broadly and making a thumbs-up gesture as he registered his vote.
Spectators in the galleries that overhang the chamber burst into cheers — a violation of decorum that drew no complaints.
"It's great to be back. I love this place," he said after his brief visit.