Big Media is falling over itself trying to canonize the Lion of the Senate, Ted Kennedy, who died this week. But let’s not forget the man let a woman die that could have been saved while he tried to save his political career from the fallout. Apparently, he liked to joke about it. If that’s true (and the man who said it was close friend, Ed Klein), he deserves our scorn in death, not our praise. It would be a most disgusting thing to do.
The man wasn’t a saint or a great man or anything he’s being portrayed as. He didn’t give his life to public service, he used public service to become powerful and well known. He was a lifetime politician, a man who contributed little of value or import that is lasting other than a “career” in the Senate. I’m not glad he’s gone but I’m not sad either.