All Living Presidents Will Attend Kennedy's Funeral

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2009 12:19 PM CDT
Flags fly at half-staff at the Washington Monument in honor of the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – All four living former presidents will attend Ted Kennedy’s invitation-only funeral, the Boston Herald reports. President Obama will also be there, breaking off his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to deliver a eulogy. Gordon Brown also plans to attend, as will Irish PM Brian Cowen. “Sen. Kennedy is being honored as though he were a former sitting president,” observed one political scientist.