Is there nothing a politician can’t fix with a positive spin? Vicki Kennedy is proud of “the way Ted’s handling it.” A friend is confident Teddy’s such a fighter he’ll “make a full recovery.” Senator Barbara Milkuski said, “I know he will fight and beat this diagnosis.”
Beat this diagnosis? Hello? The guy’s got a malignant brain tumor!
Where is it written that human beings have to be upbeat in the face of tragedy? If ever there was a tragedy, this is it. This is the last Kennedy son of his generation, from a family where tragedy follows tragedy; the liberal lion of the Senate for 46 years; the guy who’s probably saved our ass from totalitarianism without our even knowing it time and again–and he just got a death sentence.
Say what you will, politicians and party people; I for one am crying.
Ted Kennedy with sister-in-law Jackie