Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just Another Dead Kennedy

Ted Kennedy liked to hear jokes about Chappaquiddick and would ask people if they'd heard any new knee slappers. Driving drunk off a bridge and leaving a woman behind in a car submerged upside down in the water to suffocate in a small air pocket is funny stuff to fat bastards so rich they can buy anything, including their way out of murder.

Ed Klein (1) was a guest yesterday on The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU radio, guest hosted by Katty Kay (2). Beginning 29:45 into the program was the following (I.R. transcription):
Katty Kay: Ed Klein... people are sad at his passing, and yet, celebrating this huge life and his huge long list of accomplishments.

Ed Klein: I think he'd be the last person who would want us, those he left behind, to be morose and full of bathos. I think he...

KK: He would come in with a big guffawing laugh and make us laugh, too.

EK: ... he would... And yes, you're so right, he would, and he'd probably have a joke to tell, as well...

KK: At his own expense!

(30:22)
EK: Well, you know, he'd - (chuckling) I don't know if you know this or not, but one of his favorite topics of humor was Chappaquiddick itself and he'd ask people, "Have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?" I mean, that is just the most amazing thing. Not that he didn't feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but that he still always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side of things, too."



You Tube via Gateway Pundit
That Ted, what a card!





H/Ts Kathy Saidle of the LA Examiner and Jules Crittenden of Small Dead Animals


(1) Edward Klein: Former foreign editor of Newsweek and former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine. Frequent contributor to Vanity Fair and Parade. Author of several biographies, including "All Too Human," "Just Jackie," "Farewell, Jackie," "The Kennedy Curse," and most recently "Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died."

(2) Katty Kay: Washington based correspondent for BBC News and regularly anchors The Evening News programmes seen on BBC World. Katty brings a truly global perspective to her coverage of American politics as her broadcast journalism career spans more than 15 years and 4 continents. She is also a regular guest analyst on “The Chris Mathews Show,” “The Lehrer News Hour,” and many other news programs.








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2 comments:

Louise said...

I'm gonna pull Canadian rank here and correct a couple of small ones. First, it's Kathy Shaidle. She blogs here. Great stuff, too. I highly recommend it.

Second, Small Dead Animals is operated by Kate MacMillan, also a Canadian blogger (won the Best Conservative Blogger award for 2008, beating out Ace of Spaces by a fraction right down to the wire), who linked to Jules Crittenden, an American blogger, for that story.

Pretty pathetic story, in any case. But am I surprised?

If you wanna read a horror story on Canada's health care system, Kathy Shaidle's husband has a doozie on his own blog here regarding his elderly mother.

All three of these blogs are daily reads for me. I take a peek at Crittenden once or twice a week, too. And of course, (heart, heart) you. LOL!

Indigo Rose said...

The other day on Good Morning America the hosts were talking about how loud Ted Kennedy was... that "he preceded himself into a room".
That is quite an accomplishment.