Sunday, August 30, 2009

Quote of the Week (Early Contender)


"He lifted me up in his strong, gentle arms and said... 'There is nothing that you can't do.'"

-- Ted Kennedy Jr., talking about his father, the late Senator Edward Kennedy, and almost surely leaving out the last half of that statement: "Go to any Ivy League school you want, drink 'til you pass out in public, make improper advances toward women, eat the hearts of babies. You know -- whatever. You're a Kennedy, son. The world is yours."

(Sorry, I respect the guy but come on -- it's just too easy.)

13 comments:

Ref said...

Heck, HE would have laughed at that!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

I loved the good things he & his family did for our country, but like you said, "come on", in many instances there didn't seem to be respect for individuals or a grip on reality. Glad Ted Jr. didn't use the entire quote in the eulogy.

we8.us said...

Perhaps a debate
with the late
senator can wait
for his final state
inevitably is our fate

Lisa said...

Hmmm...sorry but I think that's a bit cold. Drugs, alcohol, women, whatever, this was an imperfect father and an imperfect son that had a moment. Leave this poor family alone already.

Chez said...

You don't come here very often, do you?

Steven Lloyd Wilson said...

Yeah, Chez, leave the poor family alone. All they want is their privacy respected as they speak on national television.

Lily said...

Come on, Chez, Teddy Jr was only 12 when that happened. The second half of the quote happened a few years later.

Bill White said...

Most Kennedys were huge Socialists. I didn't hear anyone say that yesterday. What a ridiculous droolfest all over the MSM and I have to say, why didn't FOX ask the tough questions? I guess they'll be back in top form today. I have more about that in I'm my blog.
Speaking of blogs, I like your new profile photo, Chez. It says, "Look at me, I'm a huge secular progressive who loves big government."
You September 10th McFlys out there don't get it. Y'all won't pass any Socialist health care program because heroes at the town halls, Rep. Boehner and Jon Voight are getting the truth out there.
I just love what FOX News is saying in their commercials: "Is Obama's health care on its death bed? Join Sean tonight with special guest Michelle Malkin to hear the answer," or "Is Barack Obama an anti-American SP who wants to blow up the earth in one final massive jihadist apocalypse? Join Glenn Beck with special guest Cal Thomas to find out when this will happen."
You see, Chez, FOX News is the only place where I'm going to hear the real story. I just love it when Bill O'Reilly sums up his show at the end. It all comes together to make sense like it did the other night with lines like, "The far left media like NBC and GE don't want to tell you that health care will be a big government takeover where they sell your personal information to Red Cuba and North Korea."
God, I love that Bill O'Reilly! OK, gotta go wrap some duct tape around my knees, Chez.

Lily said...

Ted Kennedy lived large (and no, that's not a fat joke.) He fought for voting rights, for immigration reform, and helped keep that evil troll Robert Bork off the Supreme Court. For those things, we should thank him.

When he screwed up, he did it big. But not so big that we should over look the good. Let's face it, he never started a war based on lies to one-up his dad. He never made it easy for his buddies so they could get rich on no bid contracts while performing nothing for millions of taxpayer dollars.

He's easy to joke about. Ted Kennedy hurt his family and friends with his drinking and bad behavior, but how did he ever hurt the country? That's all I'm sayin'.

Fred said...

As easy as shooting fish in a barrel? More like rolling a cannon up to a goldfish in a tiny little bowl.

Jeni said...

You forgot driving drunk off bridges and killing girls.

Yes, as a professional, he did amazing things. But in his personal life? Kind of a train wreck.

namron said...

Remember the VW ads in the 60's that touted that the Bug was so airtight it would float. If Teddy was driving one in 1969 he would have defeated Nixon in 1972. No Nixon, no Carter. No Carter, no Reagan, no Reagan, no Bushes. Damn those Kennedys!

Chez said...

For the want of a nail.