Friday, August 21, 2009

SleazeBall Ted (again)

I was born and Boston and raised liberal. The Kennedys were sacrosanct (although when I told my mother about the Dead Kennedy band she did laugh).

So the realization that the Kennedy clan are so corrupt and that Ted Kennedy has been a sleazeball for decades was slow to dawn on me. This below from an editorial in the Wall Street Journal titled, "What Ted Kennedy Wants." seems to be yet another example of why the Kennedy myth should die.
What Mr. Kennedy doesn't volunteer is that he orchestrated the 2004 succession law revision that now requires a special election, and for similarly partisan reasons. John Kerry, the other Senator from the state, was running for President in 2004, and Mr. Kennedy wanted the law changed so the Republican Governor at the time, Mitt Romney, could not name Mr. Kerry's replacement. "Prodded by a personal appeal from Senator Edward M. Kennedy," reported the Boston Globe in 2004, "Democratic legislative leaders have agreed to take up a stalled bill creating a special election process to replace U.S. Senator John F. Kerry if he wins the presidency." Now that the state has a Democratic Governor, Mr. Kennedy wants to revert to gubernatorial appointments.
The man has a brain tumor but refuses to unclench his grip on power despite being a top Senate Crypt-Keeper to the tune of 47 years? Revolting.

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