Ted Kennedy has died

Sad news: another Kennedy has gone. Despite his reckless personal life, I liked the policies he stood for, and he was an excellent senator — may we have many more Massachusetts liberals to take his place.

I have to add that there is one thing I find really repellent about that NY Times obituary. It’s the end, where Edward is compared to his brothers, John and Robert.

“He was the survivor,” Mr. Ornstein continued. “He was not a shining star that burned brightly and faded away. He had a long, steady glow. When you survey the impact of the Kennedys on American life and politics and policy, he will end up by far being the most significant.”

John and Robert Kennedy did not ‘burn brightly and fade away’. They were brutally murdered in their prime.