Sen. Clinton is on stage now in Kentucky making some very nice, moving comments about Sen. Kennedy. I must say the news about Sen. Kennedy today really hit me like a sock in the gut. People get terrible diagnoses every day. In a sense, we all will at some point — it’s just a question of whether it will come slowly enough to get that grim heads up. I lost both my parents very suddenly. So I’m not new to the subject. But this really caught me off-guard. And gets to me at some deep level. I don’t know if other people’s experience is the same.

Late Update: TPM Reader LS sent in this video. It’s entirely unexceptional in a sense. Something I’ve seen a million times, just with different details, a different amendment or law. In this case, it’s Ted Kennedy from a year and a half ago on the floor of the senate, on the minimum wage. Somehow it’s fitting …

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