Thought I'd do a quick canvas of right-wing reactions to Teddy Kennedy's speech tonight from Denver. Here's wizbang :
Ted Kennedy comes on stage. Everyone's crying. I wonder if they cried like this for Mary Jo Kopeckne.
I'm afraid Kennedy is really muffing the ends of his sentences again.
He says Americans will be committed to Obama's cause. I thought he just said he didn't want Americans to be committed to a mistake?
Haven't heard of these guys :
Did anyone say anything concerning Mary Jo? Nahhhhhh! Fuck it, she’s dead, right Ted?
OH, forgot and you killed Mary Jo, Ted. Got away with it to, you son-of-a-bitch.
Who said there’s no perfect crime?
Here's "NJ Tax Revolution" :
Ok. I get that Teddy Kennedy has spent a lot of years in the senate representing his home state. I also respect his families concern over his brain tumor. But I have never been able to get over the fact that he murdered Mary Jo Kopechne's parents daughter...
I've been well-treated by the libertarians at Reason, but this is execrable :
Aha! We hacks were played: The rumor was that Ted Kennedy was so ill that he wouldn't make Denver. And here he is. The comments from the reason gallery are basically unprintable, except for Mike Flynn, who keeps jabbering about what an "unforced error" this is.
Kennedy can turn on the waterworks (in the audience) simply by breathing now. Every reference to "hope" and "health care" comes with a glimmer of "he's going to die of cancer like next month."
"He's almost Monty Pythonesque," says Flynn.
Kennedy closes with some dehydrated Shrumisms ("The dream lives on!") and gets played off by Orleans and "Still the One"--written by a Democratic congressman!
They should bring Carter onstage and refuse to shake hands, for old time's sake.
Class. Sheer class. Some day, hopefully not soon, Ted Kennedy will no longer be with us. And rightbloggers will mourn, because they will have nothing left to talk about.