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Sen. Edward Kennedy pondering book about his career, views on historic events, aide says
ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/15/07 | Hillel Italie

Posted on 09/15/2007 6:55:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

NEW YORK – Sen. Edward Kennedy has held preliminary discussions with publishers about writing a book on his career, an adviser to the senator told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Kennedy, whose books in recent years include a policy work and a children's story, has retained Washington, D.C., attorney Robert Barnett. Barnett's many literary clients include former President Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.

“After many years of being requested to do so, and after writing several other books in recent years, Sen. Kennedy has decided to consider the possibility of writing a book about his career and his views about some of the most critical historical events in modern times,” said Kennedy adviser Stephanie Cutter.

“When and if the time comes, we'll announce further details.”

Asked if the book might go beyond his Senate record into such personal history as the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, Cutter said “there have only been a few preliminary meetings.”

“It's premature to even describe the book. It doesn't exist yet,” she said.

According to Cutter, the immediate inspiration for a possible book was an oral history project about Kennedy's public life that was launched in 2004 in conjunction with the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. The project, expected to last several years, will include interviews with the senator, family members, colleagues, journalists, foreign leaders and others.

Cutter said the project “refocused his attention on the enormous progress we've made in civil rights, equal opportunity and justice, as well as the critical challenges we face in the future.”

Despite his obvious interest in his own record, Kennedy, 75, has no plans to retire, Cutter said, noting that he was re-elected last year. The Massachusetts Democrat is the reigning patriarch of one of the country's most famous, and tragic, political dynasties.

He has served in the Senate since 1962, emerging as a leading legislator and voice of liberalism while enduring the deaths of his brothers, the breakup of his first marriage and numerous other personal trials.

“People would certainly want to hear what he has to say; among the Kennedys still living, he is one of the few who can go back into the relationships to his two brothers,” says historian Robert Dallek, who has written a best-selling biography of President Kennedy.

Kennedy's previous works include “My Senator and Me,” a children's story, and “America Back on Track.” He has been the subject of countless books and cooperated with one author, Adam Clymer, for a biography that came out in 1999.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 110th; book; career; edwardkennedy; kennedyfamily; memoir; pondering; tedkennedy
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I'd recommend doing a comic book, Senator. It might be more amusing when you recount certain events in your illustrious career. Can't wait to see it in Costco.
1 posted on 09/15/2007 6:56:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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His view on historic events?

a little blurry, perhaps.... hic


2 posted on 09/15/2007 6:57:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

How’s this for some titles: “If I drowned her” or “A Bridge Too Far”?


3 posted on 09/15/2007 6:58:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (https://www.fred08.com/contribute.aspx?RefererID=c637caaa-315c-4b4c-9967-08d864cd0791)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t forget to have add a chapter covering young females who you screwed over or killed.......


4 posted on 09/15/2007 6:58:57 PM PDT by geo40xyz ((Born a democRAT, Dad set me free in 1952: He said that I was not required to be a MF'ing democRAT))
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To: NormsRevenge

Historic events...Like Easter in Palm Beach with William Kennedy Smith?


5 posted on 09/15/2007 6:59:34 PM PDT by rod1
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Time to vote this one off the island, Massachusetts, .. Him and the Olds he rode into town in..

In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 picture, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., listens during a news conference on higher education on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kennedy has held preliminary discussions with publishers about writing a book about his career, an adviser to the senator told The Associated Press on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

6 posted on 09/15/2007 6:59:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ted Kennedy had to have gotten some sort of secret liver transplant. No way an alcoholic can live to be 75 years old.


7 posted on 09/15/2007 7:00:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt presidential candidate to ever run for office)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Soviet Union would win the cold war, or even win before that, in his revision of history.


8 posted on 09/15/2007 7:00:13 PM PDT by MtnClimber (http://www.imwithfred.com/)
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To: NormsRevenge
Someone already did a book about Teddy's career, it's historical as well.


9 posted on 09/15/2007 7:00:16 PM PDT by infidel29 (Where there'sa a will... I want to be in it!)
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To: NormsRevenge
... and numerous other personal trials.

In other words, stuff that happened to him for no particular reason, like Chappaquiddick.

10 posted on 09/15/2007 7:01:00 PM PDT by dighton
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To: NormsRevenge

Here’s the fat pig’s book - an advance copy: http://drinkingliberally.org/store/mixology/cover.jpg


11 posted on 09/15/2007 7:01:06 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Have you developed your 2008 bug-out plan?)
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To: geo40xyz; rod1

he may have to have a separate chapter for each of his nephews.. why are the kennedy gals so tame by comparison..?


12 posted on 09/15/2007 7:01:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

How To Be a Worthless Drunkard And Still Spend Thirty Years in the Senate...by Edward M. Kennedy


13 posted on 09/15/2007 7:01:47 PM PDT by RockinRight (Can we start calling Fred "44" now, please?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He will earmark funds to buy 1m copies for the Library of Congress.


14 posted on 09/15/2007 7:02:02 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: infidel29

Thanks for saving me the trouble of posting it.


15 posted on 09/15/2007 7:02:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just as long as they don’t have any pics from that one Easter weekend.


16 posted on 09/15/2007 7:03:22 PM PDT by RichInOC (Ted Kennedy...The Man in the Brooks Brothers Shirt.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

maybe he has some of his daddys old stash of fine whiskey left.. Ol’ Joe bootlegged oodles of it years ago, made a fortune that way..


17 posted on 09/15/2007 7:03:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Possible Titles:

An Oldsmobile Over Troubled Water

How I Killed Mary Jo and Got Away With It

Drinking with Teddy

Drunk, Fat, and Stupid...How To Capitalize On Your Family Name by Duping Stupid Massachusetts Voters And Look Bad Doing It

Dad Was Wrong...Fat, Drunk And Stupid Served Me Just Fine


18 posted on 09/15/2007 7:04:11 PM PDT by RockinRight (Can we start calling Fred "44" now, please?)
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To: NormsRevenge

19 posted on 09/15/2007 7:05:06 PM PDT by South40
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah....I was thinking that there should be a chapter on Swimming.


20 posted on 09/15/2007 7:05:24 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: NormsRevenge

Boy, that’ll rocket to the top of Amazon.com.

Barabra Streisand will probably buy a million copies just to save the good senator embarrassment.

Then again, maybe she won’t.


21 posted on 09/15/2007 7:05:52 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: NormsRevenge

Wonder what he’ll have to say about Chappaquidick?


22 posted on 09/15/2007 7:06:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: NormsRevenge

It better come with crayons because I’m not spending extra on a box.


23 posted on 09/15/2007 7:06:35 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: NormsRevenge

InebriNation: A drunk’s efforts to destroy a nation.


24 posted on 09/15/2007 7:06:38 PM PDT by Lord Basil
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s co-writing it with OJ and it’s called how we got away with it...


25 posted on 09/15/2007 7:10:13 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey
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To: NormsRevenge

These aholes believe the Kennedy’s to be second only to the Pope, or perhaps the equivalent of. Being a Democrat in this state is a cult, much like Islam.
Kerry and Kennedy are an embarassment to the Country, but here in Masshole land, they are the Union Choice.
Any state that can elect Governor Teletubbie (Tinkie Winkie) deserves to be isolated from the Democratic Republic of the United States. You all should revolt!

Let me sell my property first!!


26 posted on 09/15/2007 7:11:57 PM PDT by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: SuziQ

Wonder what he’ll have to say about Chappaquidick?

I’m not paying retail to find out (or even buying any by-product of his memory. the best parts’ll be online in no time). ;-)


27 posted on 09/15/2007 7:19:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“You Can Fool Enough of the People Enough of the Time”: Old, wrinkled cover, nothing but blank pages inside.


28 posted on 09/15/2007 7:23:03 PM PDT by Rocky
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To: NormsRevenge

Printing cost will be reduced with the book being written on the back of old Chavis bottle labels from the Kennedy Collection. Notes and Appendix will be written on an old waterlogged Oldsmobile Operators Manual.


29 posted on 09/15/2007 7:23:50 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: NormsRevenge

“he may have to have a separate chapter for each of his nephews.. why are the kennedy gals so tame by comparison..?”

Rosemary Kennedy, sister to John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy, was given a lobotomy when her father complained to doctors about the mildly retarded girl’s embarrassing new interest in boys.


30 posted on 09/15/2007 7:24:37 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wonder if he will write about the waitress sandwich he had with Chris Dodd?


31 posted on 09/15/2007 7:26:20 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: NormsRevenge


Too bad this tittle is taken...
32 posted on 09/15/2007 7:26:21 PM PDT by Kozak
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To: NormsRevenge

33 posted on 09/15/2007 7:26:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: NormsRevenge

It will be on the card table “This book is free because we can’t get rid of it”?


34 posted on 09/15/2007 7:27:24 PM PDT by freekitty (May the eagles long fly over our beautiful and free American sky.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I can’t wait. A 450 lb book that no one understands until after the eighth cocktail.


35 posted on 09/15/2007 7:28:11 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Of course, a fool, what with sheer fright and fine sentiments, is always safe.")
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To: All; NormsRevenge

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NEVER FORGET

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After seeing for himself what the Fight for Freedom was really all about while personally touring a then Free South Vietnam at the very beginning of the Vietnam War in 1965 ( See 5th Photo down - http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm ),

...Sen. TED KENNEDY later went on to fool a post-WATERGATE Democrat Congress into cutting off our funding for the then Free South Vietnamese People to fight for their own Freedom with.

This just as the Communist Soviet Union, as revealed by now open KGB Files, had given $6 Billion for over 600 Tanks, 1,000’s of mobile artillery pieces and tons of Ammunition to the invading Communist North Vietnamese People for their planned ‘Final Solution’ in the Free South.

Horridly bringing down upon the once Free South Vietnamese People:

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Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education (SLAVE LABOR) Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

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..”JOURNEY from the FALL”.. Movie Premieres = Fall of Saigon CLARITY..

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1806248/posts

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NEVER FORGET

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36 posted on 09/15/2007 7:41:17 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.co)
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To: NormsRevenge

And not one comment yet about Adam Clymer, the tall tale-teller formerly of the New York Times? Must be a real busy weekend for posters.


37 posted on 09/15/2007 7:41:58 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: NormsRevenge

Doubtless, this book will have to be printed on waterproof paper. Oh, alcohol proof paper too.


38 posted on 09/15/2007 7:43:22 PM PDT by Brucifer (G. W. Bush "The dog ate my copy of the Constitution.")
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To: Kozak

How about “It Takes a Village Idiot”


39 posted on 09/15/2007 7:43:40 PM PDT by generally (Ask me about FReepers Folding@Home)
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To: NormsRevenge

GaG


40 posted on 09/15/2007 7:44:39 PM PDT by Nav_Mom
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To: All; Revolting cat!

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President JFK inspired America to go to Earth’s Moon before the Communists during the Cold War 1960’s.

On the weeked that America finally did launch Men to Earth’s Moon before anyone else, a murdered JFK’s Brother Sen. TED KENNEDY opted out of personally viewing the Florida launch in favor of partying with office interns at Martha’s Vineyard.

And the rest, as they say, is History..?

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41 posted on 09/15/2007 7:51:35 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.co)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Drowning Miss Mary?”


42 posted on 09/15/2007 7:55:24 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: generally

Whose going to write it for him? Kennedy’s don’t write their own books.


43 posted on 09/15/2007 7:55:51 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: NormsRevenge

Anything in there about his early swimming career?


44 posted on 09/15/2007 8:03:02 PM PDT by saganite
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To: NormsRevenge

45 posted on 09/15/2007 8:09:54 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge
A Rebuttal to Dean Wormer: Fat, Drunk and Stupid Is the Way to Go Through Life.
46 posted on 09/15/2007 8:16:14 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, that it could be written posthumously.


47 posted on 09/15/2007 8:20:02 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!)
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To: South40

ROTFL! Oh, that is just inspired! Love the bubbles coming out of his mouth!


48 posted on 09/15/2007 8:24:21 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, I won’t waste my time reading it.


49 posted on 09/15/2007 8:26:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: NormsRevenge

And Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.


50 posted on 09/15/2007 8:29:01 PM PDT by Buffettfan (3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2ndMarDiv - 1971 - 1974)
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