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CBSs Schieffer: Ted Kennedy Was The Classic American Hero
Newsbusters ^ | 8/31/09 | Kyle Dennan

Posted on 09/01/2009 2:29:02 PM PDT by pissant

At the end of Sunday’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: classicamericandrunk; deadkenndy; schieffer; seditioussot; tedkennedy
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1 posted on 09/01/2009 2:29:03 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Sheeesh, how can so many people be so deaf, dumb and blind?

I just don’t get it.


2 posted on 09/01/2009 2:30:34 PM PDT by garyhope ( It's world war IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islamofascism.)
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To: pissant

Hey Bob! Are drunk, stoned, or just plain stupid?


3 posted on 09/01/2009 2:30:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: pissant

“...in the final laps he won.”

Somehow, I knew Bawney Fwank would enter into this...


4 posted on 09/01/2009 2:31:02 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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5 posted on 09/01/2009 2:31:13 PM PDT by webschooner (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win -- Mahatma Gandhi)
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To: garyhope

They just get more delusional with each passing day


6 posted on 09/01/2009 2:31:29 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pissant

LMAO!


7 posted on 09/01/2009 2:31:39 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: pissant

“To what else can a man aspire?”

drowning more women of course!


8 posted on 09/01/2009 2:31:46 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Shop at Whole Foods Sep 1!!!)
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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.


9 posted on 09/01/2009 2:33:08 PM PDT by lady lawyer
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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........


10 posted on 09/01/2009 2:33:10 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: garyhope
"Sheeesh, how can so many people be so deaf, dumb and blind? I just don’t get it."

It's a deaf and blindness of Biblical proportion. The very wide path.

11 posted on 09/01/2009 2:33:18 PM PDT by two23 (czars are for commies)
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To: ari-freedom

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.


12 posted on 09/01/2009 2:33:43 PM PDT by laconic
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To: pissant
The last time I watched SeeBS was to see how The Dan would worm his way out of a boldfaced attempt to take down a sitting President via fraud.
13 posted on 09/01/2009 2:34:58 PM PDT by Jacquerie ("(N)or prohibit the free exercise thereof" - The forgotten clause.)
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To: pissant

Wonder what dear, old, non-partisan Bobbie thought of RWR?


14 posted on 09/01/2009 2:36:16 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: pissant

Are there any journalists, any at all, that aren’t absolute a@@holes?


15 posted on 09/01/2009 2:37:01 PM PDT by lesko
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To: pissant

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.

16 posted on 09/01/2009 2:37:47 PM PDT by Zakeet (I get wee-wee'd over ObamaCare)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Massachusetts Gay?
17 posted on 09/01/2009 2:38:41 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: pissant
“If Mary Jo Kopechne had lived, she would be 64 years old.
Through his tireless work as a legislator,
Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age.”
Charles Pierce, January 5, 2003 Boston Globe Magazine
18 posted on 09/01/2009 2:38:55 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: pissant

Treason, murder, and alocholism are no way to go through life son.


19 posted on 09/01/2009 2:40:35 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (The way to destroy a countercultural movement is to have white people start liking it.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

As opposed to say ... Audie Murphy, Chesty Puller, Grant, Washington, Lee, Stockdale ...


20 posted on 09/01/2009 2:40:56 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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