Across the Aisle

The Senate's Odd Couple

When Ted Kennedy was ambulanced away from Obama’s inauguration lunch, he was accompanied by his longtime and unlikely friend, Utahan Republican Senator Orrin Hatch. Shortly after Kennedy’s diagnosis, Hatch penned a song for him called “Heading Home.” "He's a special person to me. I want to honor him this way," Hatch said of his friend, with whom he had served in the Senate for 32 years.