Obama: 'He’s a Kennedy,' He Didn't Have to Talk About His 'Bipolar Disorder and Addiction'
"Let’s face it, he’s a Kennedy."
1:07 PM, Jun 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama, speaking earlier today at conference on mental health at the White House:
"There are other people who are leading by example. My great friend, Patrick Kennedy, when he was running for reelection back in 2006, he could have avoided talking about his struggles with bipolar disorder and addiction. Let’s face it, he’s a Kennedy," said Obama.
After the audience stopped laughing, Obama continued, "He was -- his seat was pretty safe. Everybody loved him. And yet, Patrick used his experience as a way to connect and to lift up these issues, not hide from them."
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