Skip to comments.You were right, Ted Kennedy
Posted on 08/26/2009 7:52:57 AM PDT by mattstat
You were right, Ted Kennedy Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 9:39 am By Briggs
One day in 1973, in his squeaky, pickled-vocal-chords baritone Ted Kennedy filled the Senate chamber with these words: Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty? His intent was rhetorical, because the answer was, and always has been, obvious: of course there are two classes, low and high. And no other modern politician took advantage of this fact more than did the mighty lion of the senate.
Here is his tale, which is one of woe, but cushioned throughout by the fact that the mighty are not allowed to fail.
He was a princeling in the House of Kennedy, a prominent and permanent institution of the Massachusetts aristocracy, when, at age thirty, his brother, who was then ascending to the crown, gifted his Senate seat to the young Tedward. It was clear to all that the young prince would not have won this position solely on his own meritsindeed, in spite of his demeritsthat he cheated at his alma mater mattered not, for example. But he could, and did, point to his royal blood.
Not long after, when he was thirty-seven,...
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Beautiful in its elegance, brevity and accuracy.
(I left that as a comment as well)
He may not have been a great man but he certainly was a great hypocrite.
Teddy was a great one for stabbing-in-the-back the troops fighting his brother’s war.
Good riddance to that fat, buck-toothed piece-of-****.
I propose we name the Obamanation Health Care Bill for Messr. Kennedy. My offerings:
Bridge to Health Care.
Swimming In Health.
Life Preserver Bill.
Or my FAVORITE:
S.P.L.A.S.H. for short.
“Not long after, when he was thirty-seven, came a drunken midnight drive on Chappaquiddick Island. He crashed and left his passenger for dead. Worse, he abandoned the scene, went home, called his lawyer, and slept off whatever guilt and ethanol he could.”
Yep, that’s the “Captain Oldsmobile” I know. Not the one the press is now fawning over.
Good riddance to bad garbage.
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