Bush, Other Former Presidents Pay Final Respects to Sen. Kennedy
All four living former presidents were among the many mourners Wednesday who paid tribute to the life and legacy of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.
During 47 years in the Senate, Kennedy worked with 10 presidents -- five from each political party. And despite his liberal streak, he didn't hesitate to cross party lines to achieve legislative goals.
His bipartisan efforts were reflected in the outpouring of sympathies from former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, whose relationship with Kennedy was strained last year when the Massachusetts Democrat endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton.
But Kennedy's relationship with Carter was perhaps the most difficult one after Kennedy unsuccessfully challenged the incumbent Carter in the 1980 Democratic primaries. Some blame Kennedy's bid for Carter's loss to Ronald Reagan in the general election. But Carter didn't mention any of that in a written statement Wednesday.
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