Courage and Duty
Posted by Tengrain August 5th, 2008
Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., followed by his nice Caroline Kennedy, and others, enters the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2008, for the first time since his brain surgery. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
"A Kennedy spokeswoman said Monday that the Massachusetts senator taped a five-minute video over the weekend to air during the party gathering at the end of the month."
Ted Kennedy is not a saint, nor is he a perfect man. He has foibles and inner demons like the rest of us. Yes, he could have done better decades ago, and his weaknesses cost a life.
The GOP noise machine hates him and sees no redemption in his good deeds ever since that awful night. They want to cast him as the modern day Hester Prynne, which in some ways may be appropriate, as by the end of the book, you begin to wonder if the letter “A” stands for angel. Leave it to the GOP to not finish the reading assignment.
Teddy has been a remarkable figure, a phoenix.
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and thanks, tengrain. you knock me out, several times a day.