Wednesday, August 26, 2009

RIP Teddy

I'm super busy getting some dental work done this week and I know I'm breaking the rules by mentioning this, but the "Liberal Lion" has died.

RIP, Teddy. What makes it hurt the most is that he dedicated so much of his life to health care and the last thing he got to see was the nutty American GOP shitting on his dream.


Jacob said...

LOL, you are breaking the rules.

I think I just heard Fox News tell me that Obamacare's government run death panels are the ones who killed Ted Kennedy (and not brain cancer like the liberal media will lead us to believe).

Damn you socialism!!!

The Expat said...

The whole thing is very sad for me.

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John from Daejeon said...

Too bad he didn't provide any medical care to the young woman he left to die a horrible drowning death.

Any one of us normal citizens would have spent years in prison had we been in the same situation (extreme cowardice and stupidity), but it's amazing how his family, and their name, makes everything all right. Hell, they even bought his seat for him and kept it warm until he was old enough to fill it in Congress.

I thought the over-th-top 24-hour Michael Jackson coverage was overkill, but this is as equally nauseating. Then we find out that within the last two weeks of his deteriorating life, he asked that his seat be filled quickly while the news media shows healthy clips of him that aren't from the last few weeks. It sucks seeing his family connections are still able to use the media to pull the wool over the public's eyes.

R.I.P. Dominick Dunne, the one man who at least had to courage to help put one of those Kennedy-clan killers behind bars.

The Expat said...

He was charged with leaving the scene of a crime which resulted in injury. He acted very foolishly after the accident, but he was not and should not have been charged with murder. Had he reported the accident right away, we wouldn't even know about this case, let alone use it as reason to disparage his character.

His family might have had money and power, but Teddy was extremely well-respected all over the world. As much as you might hate his policies, you can't deny the positive imprint he left on the world.

As for 24-hour coverage, what did you expect? A Kennedy died.