Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old witch?
Many of you will remember these as the words that were sung by the Munchkins after the Wicked Witch was killed in the Wizard of Oz.
Okay, Kennedy was not a witch, but in this writer's mind, he was very wicked.
Prior to Kennedy’s unfounded attacks on Judge Bork, Supreme Court nominees were treated with respect and considered for their judicial temperament and not the party politic. Kennedy changed all that and we are the worse for it!
Sen. Kennedy, while claiming to want to help "blacks” in this country, actually connived to make them more dependent on the government dole, and in the process broke up the black family structure. As a result, black Americans find it harder to escape the bonds of poverty and realize the American dream.
While returning from a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, Kennedy -- in a drunken stupor -- drove his car and 28-year old passenger Mary Jo Kopecne off of a bridge . He then went to his motel room to sleep it off while poor Mary Jo was left to drown. Kennedy did not report the “accident” until Kopecne's body was found in his car on the afternoon of the next day. He escaped all charges because, and only because, he was a Kennedy and the crime took place in Massachusetts!
In his "private’ life", Ted was a womanizer, often accused of groping waitresses and worse. He had frequent affairs, as did all three of the Kennedy brothers.
Like many politicians, he claimed to be a Catholic while making a mockery of Church dogma in both his public and personal life.
It certainly can be said that Kennedy accomplished some good things, but on balance I believe the bad far exceeded the good
Yes, let the joyous news be spread, the wicked Sen. Kennedy at last is dead!