So I'm driving down the road, minding my own business, trying to do a loaves and fishes thing with my disability check to pay all the bills (and not succeeding) when on the radio comes this replay of something Chris Matthews (he of tingling leg fame) said on the Today Show:
And the great thing about the Kennedys is they always grew as a family. They tended to get better as they got older. Some families like the Long family of Louisiana, dissipated. This family got better. The Kennedy commitment to civil rights was almost accidental. It began because of history. '63 and Martin Luther King's march. By Bobby it became passion. By Teddy it became real. And then Teddy turns it over to the first African-American [president] says, "You got the ball." Amazing history. Barack is now the last brother. It's history.
"The last brother?!?" Geez lew-eeze! Considering that, of the four real Kennedy brothers, three-fourths of them died violent deaths, why would Matthews want to assign that to Obama? I thought he LIKED the guy.
That's like all the crap about Obama as the next Lincoln. Why in the name of Beelzebub would anybody want to be "the next Lincoln?" I mean, his election led to a civil war that killed hundreds of thousands of his countrymen and laid waste to a huge swath of the country he was supposed to protect; he despised black folks as inferiors and wanted them sent back to Africa; he ripped up the Constitution in the North as well as South and then he gets himself assassinated.
Why on earth would you want to be, "the next Lincoln?"
Also, this just in, Teddy Kennedy is still dead. This makes him eligible to vote in Chicago. Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.