Ed Klein, former Newsweek editor and a friend of Ted Kennedy has some interesting reminiscences about the liberal lion in a recent radio interview.
One of his favorite topics of humor was, indeed, Chappaquiddick itself and he would ask people, ‘Have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?’…Not that he didn’t feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but that he always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side too.
One wonders if the Kopechne family sees the humorous side of the whole affair too.
Kennedy may have been a consistent opponent of war, but we should not forget that he was, fundamentally, a statist cretin who spent his entire life expanding the scope of government and who used his name and connections to get away with murder. That he died dismissively joking about the personal tragedy he caused should give us all pause to consider the depths to which a human soul, unbounded from traditional morality, can sink. Of course, Teddy was a devoted member of the political class, which considers itself bound by no higher laws than the laws it itself creates.Published in