August 27, 2009

Lessons from Kennedy's Life

Hatched by Dave Ross

What are the lessons to be learned from the life of Senator Edward (Teddy) Kennedy?

How about: Keep a set of life jackets in your car? Don’t go fishing off the side of bridge late at night from a moving car when you’re drunk?

Honestly, the rapturous tributes to this guy sicken me almost as much as the over-the-top hagiographies that appeared a few weeks ago on the death of Michael Jackson.

The guy was an especially effective politician. But he was a serial abuser of women who mades Bill Clinton’s escapades look almost amateurish by comparison, although both pale in comparison to the legendary exploits of Teddy’s older brother, John. But, of course, when it comes to great liberal liberators of the masses, we are not supposed to inquire too loudly about their private lives, which frequently take place in swampy currents of vice and corruption.

Maybe they ought to award a posthumous Medal of Honor to Mary Jo Kopechne, who, if she had survived that night just over 40 years ago in Chappaquiddick, would be 62 years old.

Because it was her death, more than anything, that kept Camelot from being rebooted in 1972. If young Teddy, who was always a complete slave to his vices, hadn’t driven off the bridge, drowning the girl and then tried to hide it for several hours, I don’t think there’s any doubt that he would have creamed Richard Nixon. The Kennedy name was absolute gold. Nixon was justly paranoid about running against Teddy (or anybody, for that matter, as is demonstrated by the stupid Watergate burglary).

Just imagine how different the nation would be if a second President Kennedy had been able to push forward a liberal agenda in the 1970s. We might be looking at a Health Care Crisis of a different sort, one brought about by too much government meddling and which might be on the verge of collapse for the reason that Canada’s seems to be. [I rise to note that we're already looking at a health care crisis brought about by "too much government meddling!" --DaH]

Well, no television for me for the next week. I will undoubtedly find myself living a much richer life because of it.

Hatched by Dave Ross on this day, August 27, 2009, at the time of 8:31 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Bart Johnson

At least MJ did some good in his life. I can't say that about Kennedy.
Teddy mostly gave away other people's money and then accepted the applause.
He never earned a dime in his life.

The above hissed in response by: Bart Johnson [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 27, 2009 9:58 PM

The following hissed in response by: Sabba Hillel

I have found that I do not need any television whatsoever. If there were any shows that I want to watch, I can just go to or even to the appropriate network website to see the show I want.

It does not pay to get cable. Why pay to expand the number of channels that are not worth watching?

The above hissed in response by: Sabba Hillel [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 28, 2009 5:05 AM

The following hissed in response by: Geoman

I really enjoy how liberal blame conservative for bringing it up, and letting that effect what could have been an even more stellar career, but they never apportion any blame to Ted for being...Ted.

The above hissed in response by: Geoman [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 28, 2009 9:40 AM

The following hissed in response by: BD


The liberals you speak of don't believe the criticism of Kennedy is legitimate because .... well, because he was on their side.

As far as their concerned, the cause transcends any flaws in Kennedy's character.

The above hissed in response by: BD [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 28, 2009 4:12 PM

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