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 ...
The country would have been much better off if he had been tried and executed years ago!
In his final lapse we won.
Ted “The Swimmer” “Steaming Liberal Turd” Kennedy
Classic Irish-American Alcoholic, Womanizer, and Traitor
He had enough control over all of that to be prosecuted for and convicted of manslaughter. But he was never charged, because he was, of course, a Kennedy. I call BS on Schieffer and his network.
Not only is Fat Drunk Ted not a hero of any sort, he's a classic coward.
Once more demonstrating clearly the alternate, insular universe that media bozos ,especially dinosaur media types like Schieffer ,live in.
Irish-American Alcoholics, Womanizers, and Traitors are deeply offended by your slur...
What an idiot statement, they really thing people are this gullible. A “classic American hero” would have kept diving until she was recovered, would have never given up and would have died trying.
******NOT A HERO******.
Bush, Dole, McCain... As much as despise the guy, even Kerry took a splinter to his a$$ while allegedly under fire in a war zone, which is more than we can say about TK.
To me, a hero is a person who risks his own life in order to aid another person or in some cases, property. TK was anything but a hero.
Ted Kennedy was *WAY* ahead of his time: for instance, he pioneered waterboarding.
He was a drunken murderer. May he burn in Hell.
More like A liar, A Cheat, A Drunk and a Murderer.
Sorry, Teddy was no hero. A good lefist politician yes, hero and god, no. He was a weak and flawed man—lets hope he made peace with God before he was called home. I hope he had a good speech to give to Mary Jo. But, I believe they didn’t end up in the same place. The good thing, when he went I think he can have all the Cigars he wants.
Kennedy lived a life of luxurious wealth and privilege, never atoning in the slightest for Kopechne's demise, a William Zanzinger to the end. Even as an old man he was known to parade drunk in his boxers in front of young women his nephews dragged back to the Palm Beach mansion for sex.
Profumo spent his trailing years in soup kitchens serving the poor with his own sweat and keeping his nose clean.
Who was the greater man? The answer is obvious.
I believe it's called "Man-Love". All the male presstitutes also have it for Obama.
Kennedy (all of them) is/was a pompous, pampered, pickle-livered punk with a camelot fantasy and a deranged sense of self based on his willingness to give other peoples’ money to still other people (after he takes his cut) and feel himself a fine fellow for his generosity.
Such BS is why Bob Schieffer is on CBS.
You can fool some of the people but we know what happened when he was driving.
"For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes -- not that you won or lost -- but how you played the Game." Immortal verse from a great scribe of a better journalism era.
Grantland Rice (1880-1954)
I wonder how many times that a real hero like Audy Murphy drove off a bridge in a drunken stupor and abandoned his helpless passenger. Kennedy was a drunk Scotch swilling piece of garbage and his time should have ended at Chappaquidick also. What a shame all these years our country had to endure this pile of goat smegma.
I just realized my clumsy grammar makes it seem Mr. Profumo served up sweat to the undeserving poor. My apologies to him. I’m sure he offered much more tasty meals than that.
Teddy was (in)famous for his waitress sandwich, not a hero...
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