Feisty Kennedy Goes Sailing

From hospital bed to schooner
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 22, 2008 6:34 AM CDT
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., left, and his wife Victoria Reggie Kennedy, walk along a private pier with two family dogs as they return from sailing off the coast of Hyannisport, Mass., Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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(Newser) – Just a few hours after leaving the hospital where he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, Ted Kennedy set sail off Cape Cod with his wife and their dogs, the Boston Globe reports. The senator-turned-skipper took his 50-foot schooner for a two-hour voyage on the Nantucket Sound. “It was wonderful to be on the water," the senator said on his return to the dock. "It's all it takes.”