August 27, 2009

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch Songwriting Prowess: Headed Home (for Senator Ted Kennedy)

In our continuing series on Republican Politicians who double as songwriters, Orrin Hatch wrote this song last year about Teddy Kennedy, who died on Tuesday. The Huffington Post pointed out that it was originally about Kennedy "heading home" to the Senate after his sickness, but it doubles perfectly as a eulogy, he's heading home to Kennedy heaven? We saw Ted Kennedy with our congresswoman Barbara Lee plug for Obama at a black church in Oakland, where he really roared - my comments on that were blogg'd here.


Anonymous said...

beautiful voice on that senior senator

Anonymous said...

this song doesn't make my eagle soar. maybe if he had sung it himself, when everyone was least expecting it.