Politics: Ted's Troubles in the Tundra

It started as a sentimental, if some what political journey. Alaska's Indians and Eskimos, neglected in their isolation, had been a goal on Robert Kennedy's poverty itinerary that he did not live to make. Picking up his brother's trail last week, Senator Edward Kennedy undertook a threeday, 3,600-mile tour of remote Alaskan villages that took him to the shores of the Arctic Ocean. But before the trip was half over, Ted Kennedy was reminded once again of the complexity of Robert's legacy. Besides having inherited the constituency of the poor*, he is...

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