Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Things only a Kennedy could get away with
Posted on 08/29/2009 5:19:12 PM PDT by Chairman of the Bard
Mark Steyn: Things only a Kennedy could get away with And by not calling his bluff on Chappaquiddick, Americans became complicit in it.
We are enjoined not to speak ill of the dead. But, when an entire nation or, at any rate, its "mainstream" media culture declines to speak the truth about the dead, we are certainly entitled to speak ill of such false eulogists. In its coverage of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's passing, America's TV networks are creepily reminiscent of those plays Sam Shepard used to write about some dysfunctional inbred hardscrabble Appalachian household where there's a baby buried in the backyard but everyone agreed years ago never to mention it.
In this case, the unmentionable corpse is Mary Jo Kopechne, 1940-1969. If you have to bring up the, ah, circumstances of that year of decease, keep it general, keep it vague. As Kennedy flack Ted Sorensen put it in Time magazine:
(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...
Chappaquiddick itself was not the problem. It’s mostly the stark lack of public remorse by Teddy. And to a lesser extent, the fact that his powerful connections let him skate.
None of us have any sentimentality for him either. Even Liberals at my office acknowledged his failings.
I never was “into” royalty. I can’t believe all the flatulation going on over this guy.
Anyone here notice how much fresher the air tastes now the we do not have to share it w/ Teddy.
You are not cynical. This love fest is disgusting! This senator is getting more coverage from the lame stream media than President Ford got when he died.
The media in this country is going to be the primary cause of the downfall of the USA. They refuse to tell the truth about what this facist administration is doing to the country.
Such overt sentimentality heaped upon a man born into such wealth who indulged his every whim regardless of the impact it had on others is what is perverted.
Just wait for KKK Byrd to die. I’d like to hear Obama’s eulogy for him.
Not a problem. Sirius Radio tuned into the Sinatra stations with an occasional trip over to the old time radio channel is all I need to keep me entertained.
Ted Kennedy was remorseless because he knew he could invoke family prestige and power to skate by the consequences... Ted Kennedy spent years lying by omission ... disguising the truth with that fiasco in Florida in later years... Ted Kennedy had a pattern of disguising the truth aided by the liberal media ... this is not to mention his destructive liberal/leftist political agenda which has been very hurtful to America..
In a similar manner - Barrack Hussein ‘The Kenyan’ Obama was a consummate narcissistic pathological liar in all the years before his election - yet somehow the media avoided the truth and magically Obama was not a consummate narcissistic pathological liar AFTER the election too — totally amazing
I’m sure ole Ted inflatuated a whole lot. His speeches were inflatuations at his less intelligent end.
That and that he lived seventy-seven years too long and died seventy-seven years too late.
Who knows what my trial will be when I approach the Pearly Gate. I surely hope my inquisitor is infinitly merciful. Knowing that I can still say the world would be a much better place if Edward Kennedy had been aborted as he wanted so many other babies to be aborted!
He was never, ever a good man!
LOL! You nailed it! That’s was this farce really reminds me of.
Steyn writes without his usual chuckling style. I suspect, living in New Hampshire, he’s had to endure an extra heaping helping of TeddyWorship this week. This column was particularly biting.
Clymer? THE Clymer? Teddy was apparently a Clymer, big time.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.