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August 26, 2009

No One Saw That Coming: Byrd Wants to Name Socialist Government Health Care Bill After Kennedy
Flashback: Soros' Website Media Matters Castigated Rush Limbaugh for Accurately Predicting Just This

Flashback Update: Rush predicted: ""Before it's all over, it'll be called the Ted Kennedy memorial health care bill""

He was scolded for it. And not just by Soros' internet hacks, either.

Does George Soros and the MSM owe Limbaugh a retraction/apology for, you know, being right and everything?

Thanks to Amish Dude.


(Hey, if they want to brand the man and use him for politics, it's fair game.)

"In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American," Byrd said.

New amendment: Doctors will be required to examine you with a Chivas Regal in hand and without pants.

Chivas Regal Succession: A more balanced portrait of Kennedy than you'll find in the MSM from Jules Crittendon.

Regarding Kennedy himself, they don’t exactly need to fire up the hagiography. Ted Kennedy’s image enhancement has been a life-long project that only requires the bow of a national funeral extravaganza. Served in the Army, 51-53, didn’t go to Korea, overcame a Harvard cheating scandal, slid into his big brother’s seat, held for him till he was old enough, dodged responsibility in the death of Mary jo Kopechne, though whether he dodged consequences is debatable. It’s hard to image anyone else holding a Senate seat after that, but he didn’t get to be president.

The Warden tips me that the AP's bio only mentions Mary Jo Kopechne in an an attack on Republicans for being so uncouth to mention criminally negligent homicide.

As the most prominent liberal of his day, Kennedy was long an easy and popular target for Republicans. The automobile accident that resulted in the death of a young Pennsylvania woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, drew snickers both before and after it shadowed his presidential campaign in 1980. Kennedy was driving the car in the accident at Chappaquiddick.

The AP sure is distancing Kennedy from the manslaughter with that passive voice, eh? I can almost make out the line they wanted to use but then deleted as going too far: "In many ways, Ted Kennedy was the true victim of Chappaquiddick..."

Let's Win One for the Zipper: The left, including the wonderful Andy Stern of SEIU, is determined to use Kennedy's death for political advantage.

Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, also issued a statement this morning calling for the passage of health care overhaul. “Let us continue his cause,” Stern said. “Let us take action this year to pass health care reform. And let us continue to build Kennedy’s vision of America.”

And Madame "Palomino" Pelosi, as well:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office sent an email to reporters at around 2:30 a.m. today, just hours after his death, calling for the passage of health care overhaul. “Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration,” the statement read.

Well, since they're insisting on doing that, I'll run this pic from the Devil's Advocate. I wasn't going to -- thought it was too much and too early -- but if we've gone from death panels to death politicking I guess it's fair game (content warning for taste and macabre imagery).

You Definitely Won't See This in the AP: A very tough look back at Kennedy.

Oh Dear: Chris Matthews proclaims Barack Obama "the last [Kennedy] brother."

To Be Buried at Arlington: Sure, why not. He gave his liver for his country.

All those vets buried there will be comforted to know their bones rest in the company of a true hero.

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