Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kennedy Dead

When the news broke that Senator Edward M. Kennedy died, several vodka distilleries closed shop.

Okay, cheap shot. Still, one has to feel a certain sense of mild euphoria at the thought that there's one less pompous blowhard in the world.

And cheap though my shot may be, it's far less cynical than the "official" Washington response to the Senator's death.

[W]hen members of Obama's administration questioned the president's decision to spend so much political capital on the seemingly intractable healthcare issue, Obama reportedly replied, "I promised Teddy."
Oh please! Talk about using a bigger shovel!

Ted Kennedy was a lightning rod. Liberals loved him. Conservatives and freedom loving individuals (no, they're NOT the same thing!) loathed him. Teddy was Big Government personified.

Right about now he's probably pulling up a bar stool in Hell and bellowing, "What's a guy gotta do to get a drink around he-ah! Er-ah, where's my vodka?"