Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, a longtime friend of Ted Kennedy, has co-written a song in honor of Hatch’s late friend. This continues a long tradition of Republicans honoring Democrats when they pass on, such as Hatch is doing with Kennedy — and of Democrats honoring Republicans when they pass on, such as… er … well there was … um…

In any case, Hatch writes, “you have to admire a lifetime dedicated to public service and improving the lives of others.” I most certainly will, just as soon as somebody shows me one in Washington, DC.

The song is called “Headed home,” which of course is the last thing Mary Jo Kopechne heard when she got in the car, so it’s a fitting title:

(h/t Newsbusters)

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