Skip to comments.CBS’s Schieffer: Ted Kennedy ‘Was The Classic American Hero’
Posted on 09/01/2009 2:29:02 PM PDT by pissant
At the end of Sundays Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer fondly remembered Ted Kennedy, exclaiming: "In a sense he was the classic American hero, the imperfect man who was sorely tested and yet in that testing found a way to overcome personal flaws and go on to accomplish great things."
Schieffer began his commentary by noting how Kennedy: "...crashed and crashed again during the early turns of his life, but somehow he kept on going through the sorrows and tragedies over which he had no control and the self-destructiveness over which he did. And in the final laps he won. His children loved him. His contemporaries, even those who often opposed him, admired him. And those whose causes he championed thanked him. To what else can a man aspire?"
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Sheeesh, how can so many people be so deaf, dumb and blind?
I just don’t get it.
Hey Bob! Are drunk, stoned, or just plain stupid?
“...in the final laps he won.”
Somehow, I knew Bawney Fwank would enter into this...
They just get more delusional with each passing day
“To what else can a man aspire?”
drowning more women of course!
His “great things” consisted of confiscating more and more money from productive citizens, in order to buy the votes of the unproductive — and more power for himself. All the while, he lived a rich, pampered life of power and privilege.
His “commitment to the poor” would have been “great” only if he had donated his own millions to the poor and lived the life of an average, unprivileged person. Of course, he never did that.
And that’s not even mentioning the “greatness” of opening our borders to a flood of immigrants who will take generations to assimilate and become self-sufficient in this culture — if they ever do. Or the “greatness” of his treasonous dealings with the Soviets, in an effort to take down Reagan.
Sorry Bob, Ted Kennedy killed a girl and refused to admit that he did. That’s why your American hero was never elected President of the United States. Retire Bob, your mind has quit working........
It's a deaf and blindness of Biblical proportion. The very wide path.
I wonder if the young Mary Jo Kopechne would agree with the state-run media’s (in this case, the bootlicker Bob Shieffer’s) characterization of Ted Kennedy as “a classic American hero”? I doubt it.
Wonder what dear, old, non-partisan Bobbie thought of RWR?
Are there any journalists, any at all, that aren’t absolute a@@holes?
Actually His Royal Highness, Sir Rhosis of Liver, had quite an impressive naval record. Recall that he distinguished himself under enemy fire from hostile Republican forces, when as commander of the S.S. Oldsmobile, while in a dazed and semi-conscious state, he swam thousands of yards through dangerous shark-infested, riptide currents in search of lifesaving medical assistance for a drowning aide -- a feat of incredible courage, strength and endurance that nobody has managed before or since.
Treason, murder, and alocholism are no way to go through life son.
As opposed to say ... Audie Murphy, Chesty Puller, Grant, Washington, Lee, Stockdale ...