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Portuguese water dog "Splash," owned by Sen. Edward Kennedy, approaches  Nicholas Davis, 9, of Boston, while Kennedy reads his book, "My Senator and Me: A Dog's Eye View of Washington D.C. " in 2006. (AP)
Portuguese water dog "Splash," owned by Sen. Edward Kennedy, approaches Nicholas Davis, 9, of Boston, while Kennedy reads his book, "My Senator and Me: A Dog's Eye View of Washington D.C. " in 2006. (AP)

When Colin Buckley went to Washington to work for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, he'd hoped to become an assistant, or an advisor, maybe even a speechwriter. Instead, he became the senator's dog.

When emails came in for Kennedy's dog, Splash, it was Buckley's job to respond — in character. He wrote about that experience on the op-ed page of the New York Times Tuesday, on what would have been the senator's 79th birthday.

Guest:

  • Colin Buckley, former Kennedy aide

This segment aired on February 22, 2011.

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