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STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH ON THE DEATH OF SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY

For Release: August 26, 2009
KENNEBUNKPORT -

Following is a statement by former President Bush 41 on the death of Senator Kennedy.

Barbara and I were deeply saddened to learn Ted Kennedy lost his valiant battle with cancer. While we didn't see eye-to-eye on many political issues through the years, I always respected his steadfast public service - so much so, in fact, that I invited him to my library in 2003 to receive the Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service. Ted Kennedy was a seminal figure in the United States Senate - a leader who answered the call to duty for some 47 years, and whose death closes a remarkable chapter in that body's history.

Barbara and I - and all Bushes - send our heartfelt condolences to Victoria, Ted's kids, and the entire Kennedy family.

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