THE FIRST WOMAN SENATOR FOR MASSACHUSETTS A KENNEDY
May I be so bold – having now met Vickie Kennedy for the first time – sadly at her husband’s funeral, and admittedly by ‘virtual’ means only – I suggest the people of Massachusetts consider an invitation for this accomplished and gracious person to take the seat of her beloved in the Senate. Besides her clear conviction to progressive liberal thinking, besides carrying the Kennedy name, albeit by marriage, she was privy to the late Senator’s deepest thoughts with her private gate to the portal of his kind consciousness and extraordinary humanity. With thanks to Wikepdia I offer the following quoted directly-
“The second of six children, she was born Victoria Anne Reggie in Crowley, Louisianato Louisiana judge and banker Edmund M. Reggie and Doris Ann Boustany Reggie, a Democratic national committeewoman. She is of Lebanesedescent, as all her grandparents were Maronites from Beirut, Lebanon, who immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Crowley. Her grandparents became important players in the local Roman Catholic church and later their children became involved in business and politics.
Her immediate family was wealthy because of money from her mother’s family’s interest in the Bunny Bread baking concern in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was raised in a family that was constantly involved in politics and campaigns. At the 1956 Democratic National Convention, her father helped deliver his state for John F. Kennedy‘s unsuccessful bid for the vice-presidential nomination. Over time, John Kennedy developed a close social relationship with the family. Her mother cast the only Louisiana delegate vote for Ted Kennedy at the 1980 Democratic National Convention.
She attended parochial schools growing up and was a straight-A student. She attended Newcomb College at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts in English, magna cum laude. There she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was president of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
She then received her law degree, summa cum laude in 1979 from Tulane University Law School.. There she was a member of Tulane Law Review. Her education at Tulane, along with twenty years of other Tulane tuition for her brothers and sisters, was paid for by scholarships awarded by a political ally of her father.”