Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Ted Kennedy's passing will not trigger the same kind of national sorrow that the deaths of JFK and RFK did. Not that Ted was a bad guy, but he was more of a Washington insider. Liberals loved him and conservatives didn't. In places far removed from Washington he was just another long-serving politician, not a heroic figure like his brothers. And he died like most of us will -- from disease. The cement busts above of JFK and RFK were made by a Georgia woman after the second assassination. Will we see similar tributes to Ted? I doubt it.