Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Senator Ted Kennedy: 1932-2009
After more than a year long battle with a brain tumor, Sen. Edward Kennedy passed away at the age of 77.
I’ve often been told that if you don’t have something nice to say about someone, don’t say anything at all. Admittedly I have often violated that sentiment on this blog. Nevertheless, I will not line up to whiz on the grave of the senior senator from Massachusetts.
Instead I will highlight a few audio/video clips of Senator Kennedy in his own words.
-Kennedy's explanation for driving off a bridge, resulting in the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne.
-After his savagery of SCOTUS nominee Robert Bork in 1987, Kennedy unwittingly created the verb "Bork".
-Incoherent endorsement of President Bill Clinton for a second term as President.
-More Teddy incoherence, as he bungles the names of baseball sluggers Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
-A classic from the Democrat playbook: Don't like the current law on the books? Change it!
By the way, conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh stated last March that the Congressional Democrats would use Kennedy's illness as leverage for overhauling the health care system. Rush was then roundly criticized for saying that before it was all over, any health care legislation passed would be known as the "Ted Kennedy Memorial Health Care Bill."
So if you listen to various members of Congress, what is it they're essentially saying today? "Let's get this done for Teddy! Let's make it part of his legacy!"