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Ted Kennedy: A quick poll

I have a simple little question: over the last 40 years, which of the following has suffered the worst abuse at the hands of Massachusetts' Senator Edward Moore Kennedy (D-Chivas)?

1) The American Taxpayer

B) The English Language

III) His Own Liver

d) Other (fill in your own answer).

After careful consideration, I decided to exclude Mary Jo Kopechne as a possible answer in the interest of keeping this a viable discussion. I think it's fair to say that I put far more thought into eliminating her from this discussion than Teddy did in eliminating her life.


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Comments (29)

D) America. All of America.... (Below threshold)

D) America. All of America.

And it's Teddy Kennedy (Du-Mass)

D) Teddy Kennedy.H... (Below threshold)

D) Teddy Kennedy.

He's become a caricature. He's no longer Teddy Kennedy, but is still playing him on TV. Poorly.

Let's see, the following ha... (Below threshold)

Let's see, the following have suffered:

the poor

the truth

Mary Jo

all Americans

US troops

I vote 5. Mary Jo Ko... (Below threshold)

I vote
5. Mary Jo Kopechne

Gee, I was going to say off... (Below threshold)

Gee, I was going to say off-shore accounts but then I remembered Joan Kennedy. She's definitely been his victim.

No "all of the above" optio... (Below threshold)
Just Me:

No "all of the above" option?

If I had to choose just one, I would go for the taxpayer, after all Kennedy's liver is his own to damage, but I didn't vote for him (and can't think of a single circumstance where I would).

Thanks people of Massachussette's for being idiotic enough to keep putting this man in office-what are you thinking?

d.2B.) While all of the ab... (Below threshold)

d.2B.) While all of the above are true, the greatest abuse goes to our troops and the country's success in the GWOT. I wouldn't be surprised if Teddy was taking Arabic lessons, he's already surrendered.

America... (Below threshold)


Joe Kennedy, proving out hi... (Below threshold)

Joe Kennedy, proving out his seminal production of bum sons.

All of America has paid a h... (Below threshold)

All of America has paid a heavy price by this...(please feel free to fill in the blank!)

As for his liver, it most certainly benefited by him. It was pickled long ago, and should be well preserved like grandma's pickled beets!

One out of every three chil... (Below threshold)

One out of every three children conceived in the US for the last 30 years.

...the truth?... (Below threshold)

...the truth?

Our country’s integrity thr... (Below threshold)

Our country’s integrity throughout the rest of the world! Thanks, Teddy!

1. Mary Jo Kopeckne<... (Below threshold)

1. Mary Jo Kopeckne

2. Truth

3. The United States of America

4. Justice

5. Democratic Party

Those of us who saw his pic... (Below threshold)

Those of us who saw his picture in a swimming suit...eeuuuuuuwwwwwwwwwww...I am scarred for life.

I think the Alcoholic Bever... (Below threshold)

I think the Alcoholic Beverage Industry...

Just think of the damage to their marketing efforts. Here's a Drunken Fool with a nose as red as a fire truck, proving to the world what Alcohol does to a person as well as what a drunk looks like. Add to that the lack of Intelligence and any ability to speak clearly or accurately.

How do they fight that image ? How can they in good conscience promote Beer and Gin as socially acceptable, when Fat Ted is out there ?

This is more abuse than any Industry should have to endure !

Bob, I have to disagree wit... (Below threshold)

Bob, I have to disagree with you. The Alcohol industry should be proud of the fact that any old drunken fool can become a United States Senator for life.

Bridges... (Below threshold)

--- but gimme a break. All you readers here would love to go out and binge w/ Teddy.

Eric... I don't know if any... (Below threshold)

Eric... I don't know if any Kennedy has the right to claim the were really elected. I personally don't know of anybody from Massachusetts that would admit to voting for the slob... and I know plenty !

Furthermore it wouldn't be so bad if he knew when and when not to drink... like when driving over bridges and speaking at Judiciary Hearings.

Why isn't Teddy the drunk a... (Below threshold)
Bob Jones:

Why isn't Teddy the drunk a convicted felon? Isn't manlaughter a felony?

I vote "the English languag... (Below threshold)

I vote "the English language." But not all of it. Just the r's that are supposed to be on the ends of words, and the words that aren't supposed to end with r's.

"I haver some idears on the wah on tera."

The same goes for Bill O'Reilly. Who is Tera? Why did we declare "wah" on her?

Bob, I think we are implyin... (Below threshold)

Bob, I think we are implying the same thing. I didn't say anything about how he became a Senator, just that the opportunities are there for someone with a lot of money and connections to became a Senator for life despite no real qualifications or experience and also as a drunk.

Wait a minute. You can't ex... (Below threshold)

Wait a minute. You can't exclude the good things that Teddy is responsible for. Like being the inspiration for Mayor Quimby on "The Simpsons." And... ummmm... give me a minute...

"D'-- Clowns--he gives them... (Below threshold)

"D'-- Clowns--he gives them all a bad name.

Probably the English Langua... (Below threshold)
D. Carter:

Probably the English Languagage, particularly since Kennedy seems to have written a children's book. Titled "The Senator and Me: A Dog's View of Washington, D.C.", the protagonist is Kennedy's own dog - a Portuguese water dog (I kid you not) named "Splash".

d) Me. I met Tedward and ... (Below threshold)

d) Me. I met Tedward and Tip Oneil in the same afternoon about twenty years ago. The horror. I still haven't gotten over it. Seeing his bloated head bloviating on TV every day isn't helping.

d) John, Bobby and every o... (Below threshold)

d) John, Bobby and every other Kennedy, dead or alive. They say only the good die young. . . and here's your proof.

Good thing Bush didn't kill... (Below threshold)

Good thing Bush didn't kill anyone during his alcoholic/coke days. He did get a DUI, so thank your lucky stars no one was around. Then you would have to root for McCain!

d) The Democrat Party. Kenn... (Below threshold)

d) The Democrat Party. Kennedy is single-handedly undoing everything good that every Kennedy that came before him ever did. He is destroying the Democrat Party.

Um.. Oh wait... that's a good thing...






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