I've encountered both John Kerry and Ted Kennedy once at different times and places. I passed Kerry on Washington street in downtown Boston. Frankly he looked afraid I might say something to him. I did. I said "Hi Senator". I saw Kennedy on mount Mansfield in Vermont. He was on his honeymoon with his second wife, Funny, he had the same look Kerry had. I said the same thing to him that I said to Kerry. Give Ted credit, at least he said Hi back.
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