Skip to comments.The statesman he became (Regurgitation Alert!)
Posted on 09/04/2009 7:11:33 AM PDT by IbJensen
Perhaps the most fitting tribute to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy came not from President Obama, who correctly called him one of the greatest senators in U.S. history, but from the man who lost last year's election: John McCain, the Arizona Republican, who was often the political polar opposite of his colleague from Massachusetts.
Hours after Senator Kennedy lost his battle with a brain tumor late Tuesday, a tearful Mr. McCain called him the most effective member of the Senate - and nobody spoke to disagree.
Both Mr. McCain and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) agreed that health-care reform would be a lot further along had Senator Kennedy been healthy the last few months.
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This bozo knows about as much of U. S. history as a lipsticked pig.
Orin (Booby) Hatch and Teddy were apparently so close they were inseparable. Teddy needed Orin because he was a Bishop and could drive the intoxicated Teddy home.
Kennedy did whatever was necessary to stay in power. He spent his career stealing from Americans to buy votes at home.
Ted Kennedy was a most divisive man and is the posterchild for exactly what is wrong with American politics. A self-centered, childish ego, the utmost in hypocrisy. His life was always about him, typical Kennedy.
Burn, baby, burn.
This says all that needs to be said about John McCain!
John, thanks for your past service to your country....now, get your senile a$$ out of the way for a real conservative to take over!
Let’s as Mary Jo what she thinks of Fat Drunk Ted’s “statesmanship”.
Now that he's returned to his home and his lord, we will have to come up with someone else equal to the task.
There’s Ku Klux Byrd ... but he’s not nearly as well known.
And probably not long for this world.
It’s a cinch that where Teddy is now he’ll not get to see Mary Jo.
Byrd is not a Catholic. His outcome will be different. if his family has any sense of tradition they’ll the preachers, moneygrubbers and politicians away from the funera.
We shall see ... the man certainly has a huge fan base in WV.
Given today’s far out there Democratic Party . . . that shouldn’t be a problem. There’s plenty to choose from.
“Both Mr. McCain and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) agreed that health-care reform would be a lot further along had Senator Kennedy been healthy the last few months.”
Now THAT is frightening as HELL!! And I’ll guarantee these RINOs would have supported any piece of liberty-destroying trash the swimmer had come up with.
The True Teddy Kennedy Dynasty
Courtesy of Dick Bailey... From an Email
The Last of The Kennedy Dynasty
As soon as his cancer was detected, I noticed the immediate attempt at the “canonization” of old Teddy Kennedy by the mainstream media.
They are saying what a “great American” he is. I say, let’s get a couple things clear & not twist the facts to change the real history.
1. He was caught cheating at Harvard when he attended it. He was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him.
2. While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. Oops! The man can’t count to four! His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassa dor to England (a step up from bootlegging liquor into the US from Canada during prohibition), pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years, and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea , where a war was raging. No preferential treatment for him! (like he charged that President Bush received).
3. Kennedy was assigned to Paris , never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged. Imagine a person of his “education” NEVER advancing past the rank of Private!
4. While attending law school at the University of Virginia , he was cited for reckless driving four times, including once when he was clocked driving 90 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood with his headlights off after dark.. Yet his Virginia driver’s license was never revoked. Coincidentally, he passed the bar exam in 1959. Amazing!
5. In 1964, he was seriously injured in a plane crash and hospitalized for several months. Test results done by the hospital at the time he was admitted had shown he was legally intoxicated. The results of those tests remained a “state secret” until in the 1980’s when the report was unsealed. Didn’t hear about that from the unbiased media, did we?
6. On July 19, 1969, Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts . At about 11:00 PM, he borrowed his chauffeur’s keys to his Oldsmobile limousine and offered to give a ride home to Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker. Leaving the island via an unlit bridge with no guard rail, Kennedy steered the car off the bridge, flipped, and into Poucha Pond.
7. He swam to shore and walked back to the party passing several houses and a fire station. Two friends then returned with him to the scene of the accident. According to their later testimony, they told him what he already knew - that he was required by law to immediately report the accident to the authorities. Instead Kennedy made his way to his hotel, called his lawyer, and went to sleep. Kennedy called the police the next morning and by then the wreck had already been discovered. Before dying Kopechne had scratched at the upholstered floor above her head in the upside-down car. The Kennedy family began “calling in favors”, ensuring that any inquiry would be contained. Her corpse was whisked out-of-state to her family before an autopsy could be conducted. Further details are uncertain, but after the accident Kennedy says he repeatedly dove under the water trying to rescue Kopechne and he didn’t call police because he was in a state of shock. It is widely assumed Kennedy was drunk, and he held off calling police in hopes that his family could fix the problem overnight. Since the accident Kennedy’s “political enemies” have referred to him as the distinguished Senator from Chappaquiddick. He pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was given a SUSPENDED SENTENCE OF TWO MONTHS. Kopechne’s family received a small payout from the Kennedy’s insurance policy and never sued. There was later an effort to have her body exhumed and autopsied, but her family successfully fought against this in court, and Kennedy’s family paid their attorney’s bills.... a “token of friendship”?
8. Kennedy has held his Senate seat for more than forty years, but considering his longevity, his accomplishments seem scant. He authored or argued for legislation that ensured a variety of civil rights, increased the minimum wage in 1981, made access to health care easier for the indigent, funded Meals on Wheels for fixed-income seniors, and is widely held as the “standard-bearer for liberalism”. In his very first Senate roll he was the floor manager for the bill that turned U.S. immigration policy upside down and opened the floodgate for immigrants from third world countries.
9. Since that time, he has been the prime instigator and author of every expansion of an increase in immigration up to and including the latest attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Not to mention the pious grilling he gave the last two Supreme Court nominees, as if he was the standard bearer for the nation in matters of ³what¹s right². What a pompous ass!
10. He is known around Washington as a public drunk, loud, boisterous, and very disrespectful to ladies. JERK is a better description than “great American”. “A blonde in every pond” is his motto.
Let’s not allow the spin doctors to make this jerk a hero! How quickly the American public forgets what his real legacy is.
A LOT of the younger people don’t have a clue about all of this, and us older ones tend to forget things that happened so many years ago. Although I HAVEN’T!
Hatch's photo french-kissing a poodle was taken by a Clinton operative in order to render the Utah senator docile..
McCain is just a guy who surrendered instead of emptying his 45 into his advancing captors.
He's flown that kite into the Senate where he's been a dutiful adherent to globalism and the deminishment of his nation to which he allegedly swore an oath of allegiance which many of us here did.
He was also a disgusting piece of human debris.
Sadly, McCain was correct. I'm beginning to hope that obama is so inept that, despite his evil and his communism, he'll turn out to be harmless. Teddy was anything but harmless and due to his effectiveness (and his last name) was able to do exceptionally grave damage to the United States of America.
Of course McCain is tearful, he used to regularly reach across the aisle and rest his head in Teddy Kennedy's lap.
(I put a copy of Architectural Digest in front of that Time cover.)