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Friday, September 5, 2008

Statement by Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)

"Barack Obama will be an outstanding President for America and Irish America. He is firmly committed to strengthening not only the peace in Northern Ireland but also the deep ties that bind the American and Irish people. I am delighted to be a part of this Advisory Committee."

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  1. This is an interesting piece by an Irish American woman from Alaska who now lives in Galway. It appeared in the Irish Times on Sept. 5, 2008


    My Alaskan soul sister is an empty vessel

    I'm an Alaskan mom living in Galway. I have a Down syndrome daughter. But hell no! I won't be voting for Sarah Palin, writes Mary Mullin

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2008/0905/1220544890619.html

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  2. Thanks Mike, for compiling this useful information about Obama; How about something on Biden?

    The Belfast Telegraph in the past few days described him as a "self confessed Irish Catholic American" as if that were a capital offense (it's a paper historically dominated by Ulster Unionist opinion).

    They didn't come out and say it, but their consternation was based on the fact that the Irish Voice reprinted an interview he did with Irish America magazine a number of years ago in which he described Wolfe Tone, (a founding father of Irish Republicanism) as one of his heroes.

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