The air of admiration is both palpable and well deserved. Senator Kennedy went on to cast a key vote in favor of the Medicare Bill and was able to celebrate the victory of it passing. As reported in the New York Times:
“Aye,” Mr. Kennedy said, flashing a thumbs-up when the clerk called his name. He was one of 69 senators to vote in favor, meaning that the bill has now a veto-proof majority in both Houses.