Edward Kennedy was a journalist best known for being the first to report the German surrender at the end of World War II to Allied nations, getting the word out before an official announcement from Allied headquarters. This angered Allied commanders, who had imposed a news embargo until the official surrender announcement for political reasons; the Associated Press fired Kennedy after this. The Associated Press apologized for the firing in 2012.
As a physician, Senator Frist has a moral calling to save lives and alleviate suffering. He joins Nancy Reagan, dozens of Nobel Laureates, thousands of scientists, and millions of patients across the nation in calling for an end to the restrictions that have shackled the search for new cures. I applaud his courage in putting patients over politics.