Resting Kennedy Awaits Test Results

Obama says Mass. senator 'sounded great' on phone
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2008 5:47 AM CDT
Resting Kennedy Awaits Test Results
Sen Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., greets Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., as he arrives at Newark International Airport for a rally in East Rutherford, N.J., Feb. 4, 2008.    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Ted Kennedy rested in the hospital yesterday as he awaited test results—expected today at soonest—to shed light on his seizure Saturday, the Boston Globe reports. The Massachusetts senator watched the Red Sox game and movies and received visits from family, as well as a call from Barack Obama. “He sounded like the Ted Kennedy we know and love,” Obama told reporters.

"I'm just thrilled that he is back on the mend and I suspect will be on the floor of the Senate immediately," Obama said. "There's not a better senator or better friend or better supporter than Ted Kennedy." (More Ted Kennedy stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.