But the outpouring of sentiment for Ted Kennedy overwhelmingly is not based in the Oxycontin slurry that passes for “conservative thought”. Hacking away at Teddy’s memory will not well serve the whackadoodle AM radio talkers well, but that won’t stop them. Let them hang burning tires around their own necks, see if I care.
A man of extreme privilege who looked out for the little guy – quite unlike Ronald Reagan, who started out as a little guy that ended up looking out for people of privilege.
Ted was the last of the greats. Remarkably effective, a builder of consensus over 40 years, Kennedy embodied the institutional memory of the Senate. Who can now claim that?