Wednesday, April 13, 2005


(This man)'s America is a land in which women would be forced into back alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is - and often is the only - protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our Democracy.

In the preceding paragraph, Ted Kennedy is speaking of:

1) John Ashcroft (2001)
2) George Bush (1999)
3) Newt Gingrich (1994)
4) Robert Bork (1987)
5) What does it matter? His rhetoric is the same no matter who he's attacking.

If you answered #4 , you really know your stuff; but if you answered #5, you would also be correct. Ted Kennedy has made that speech hundreds of times. His notes just say "insert name here".

However, while looking up examples of similar, if not exact copies, of the above speech, I noticed something that made my point that he's a lazy, regurgitating hack even better. To wit:

George Washington University 9/27/04
“Thank you Steve, for that generous introduction.”

DNC address 7/27/04
“Thank you, Bob Caro, for that generous introduction.”

Brookings Institution 4/5/04
“Thank you, Tom for that generous introduction.”

Council on Foreign Relations, 3/5/04
“Thank you, Glenn Kessler, for that generous introduction.”

Center for American Progress 1/14/04
”Thank you General Nash for that generous introduction.”

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 9/27/2002
“Thank you, Dr. Fukuyama for that generous introduction.”

Liberty Baptist College, October 3 1983 (!!!)
“Thank you very much Professor Kombay for that generous introduction”

This guy has been coasting on Scotch and his family name for 35 years. He doesn't even need to come up with anything original, including his opening line. But the Left (and much of America) reveres him because of his family name.

I've always wondered: if JFK hadn't been assassinated would he have gone as far Left as Teddy has? Would Teddy himself have gone that far? Would the whole Democrat party have gone so far to the Left so as to make JFK's policies look like the present-day Republican agenda?

Regardless, Sweaty Teddy has been spewing the same hate-filled scare tactics for the past 35 years. He's too fat and lazy to come up with anything original because he knows that he doesn't have to.

But the people of Massachusetts don't seem to care. They have a celebrity with nothing more than his last name to recommend him. Apparently that's enough.

- The Exile

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