In Response to Senator Kennedy's Death
...We'd normally follow the advice of Thumper's mom, who told him (famously):
"If you can't say anything good about someone...don't say nothin'."
But for Ted Kennedy, we'll make one, slight exception. Turns out that "The U-Boat Commander" enjoyed jokes about Chappaquiddick. Let that sink in for a moment.
A young woman died on a summer night 40 years ago, thanks to Teddy's reckless (and very likely) drunken driving. And yet, he loved a good knee-slapper about his actions that caused the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.
Now, think about that statement a little more, and what it says about the man and his life.
When we first heard Glenn Beck mention Ted's love of a good Chappaquiddick joke, we assumed he was kidding. But that claim about the now-departed Senator wasn't an invention of Mr. Beck's fertile mind; it actually came from Ed Klein, a long-time Kennedy friend and confidant, who praised Teddy's ability to see "both sides" of a situation.
Wonder if the Kopechne family now sees the "humor" in the circumstances of her death?
Stop the ACLU has a link to Ed Klein's comments, from an NPR interview that aired yesterday.
Listen and be revolted.
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