Oops I forgot, that's not allowed. Why IS that?
I grew up in Connecticut. When I went to college in Boston, I noticed that the locals talked about all the Kennedy's like they were Gods. I made the mistake of asking some of my dorm mates, who were Massachusetts natives, "What is so special about the Kennedy's? Especially Ted Kennedy?
There was stunned silence. I hadn't even said "Chappaquiddick" or "Mary Jo" or anything, when one gal, who was staring at me intently, began to quiver and shake, and started to scream at me: "He's a Kennedy! He's a KENNEDY!! HE'S A KENNEDY!!!"
Apparently, I just needed it shouted into my brain repeatedly, untill I finally understood. I DID come to understand, that it was not a good question to ask Massachusetts natives, unless I wore earplugs first. Someone told me there was a local museum with John Kennedy's toothbrush in it that I really must go and see... I stopped asking Kennedy questions, and moved to California instead.
Since then, I've seen Ted Kennedy ask a lot of people questions, and question a lot of things.
Many people feel Ted ought to be asked questions rather than be asking them. Like about Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned in his car... oops, not drowned, SUFFOCATED, in a small amount of air, because nobody came to rescue her in time because they didn't know she was there because Ted didn't tell anyone until it was too late...
Now, Ted is comming out with a new Children's book, featuring his Portuguese Water Dog, "Splash". It will be called "My Senator and Me: A Dogs-Eye View of Washington, D.C."
Some people have said they think choosing a Water dog named "Splash" was kinda rude and thoughtless, considering... you KNOW.
But really, why should it be? You need to remember, Ted gets to ASK the questions, not have to ANSWER them. That being the case, he really doesn't have to worry about being insensitive about... you KNOW.
Tammy Bruce made an interesting comment about Ted Kennedy during her talk on C-Span2. She said something like, "Nobody should be suprised that Ted Kennedy wants to the US to pull out of Iraq, because he has a history of abandoning people in need."
You can see photos of where it happened HERE:
Excerpt: Remember these images the next time that alcoholic, murdering, pompous asshole, Ted Kennedy talks about being morally outraged about anything.
You can read more about the accident and cover-up HERE.
Here is an informative post about Kennedy from The Chatterbox Chronicles, with embedded source links.