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8/27/2009

Cold Enough

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:05 pm

Ted Kennedy is dead.

Bambi’s bunny-friend Thumper’s mama once said, ‘If you can’t say anything nice…’ You beachcombers know the rest.

I suppose I have something, at least, quasi-nice to say – which is that I may now have empathy. To wit, when Ronald Reagan died, some of my liberal friends were nearly gleeful over it. Not being a Reagan worshiper, but not a hater either, I didn’t quite understand the smug happiness they felt over his passing. Then Senator Kennedy passed, and my empathy for my liberal friends surfaced. While I can’t say I completely understand the Reagan-death-love, I think I can sort of empathize with it. As Mike said on last night’s America’s Debate Radio, Ted Kennedy was “what’s wrong with America.” I can’t sum it up better than that.

Without remorse, I write to share that we have four winners in the Death Pool 2009 because of Senator Kennedy’s passing. Congrats and kudos to DaffyGrl (her 2nd), Eeyore (his 4th – scary!), and to Ted and Mike for scoring their first hits. I’m kicking myself for not going with the obvious choice. I guess they’re always obvious after they’re dead. Congrats, all.

One Response to “Cold Enough”

  1. Doclotus says:

    What struck me about Kennedy’s passing was the time perspective. If any of Rose’s famous sons had emerged on the political scene in this era, I have little doubt, save maybe for Robert, that any of them would have gotten even a sniff of the White House. Ted would have been a one term senator after Chappaquiddick. John’s indiscretions would have made Mark Sanford & Jon Kyl blush. I don’t know enough about Bobby to say either way what his fate would be.

    That being said, Ted imo was an outstanding senator, especially for this era, and a very flawed human being who spent much of his life trying to atone for some of his more obvious human failures.

    Doc

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