Sunday, November 06, 2005

Ted Kennedy: White House 'Tarnished' by 'Scandal after Scandal'

I couldn't make that up if I tried. Story:
Sen. Ted Kennedy blasted the Bush administration Sunday morning for "subsuming" the nation in "scandal after scandal," saying: "Clearly there has to be a cleaning of the White House."

Asked about reports Saturday that Bush ordered his staff to attend ethics training classes, Kennedy told NBC's "Meet the Press": "I think ethics has to be more than a class, doesn't it . . . Ethics has to be a much more basic and fundamental issue."

"Clearly there has to be a cleaning of the White House," Kennedy railed. "We have a damaged presidency and a tarnished White House . . . At a time when America should be reflecting its vision of where we want to stand in the world, what we want to do here at home - we are being subsumed by scandal after scandal."

The ethically challenged Democrat claimed the public is demanding that the administration be held to account.
Scandal after scandal? I'll cut him some slack for missing the 1990's, when Billybob was the center of "scandal after scandal." After all, like the 1970's and 1980's, I'm sure the 1990's was a drunken haze in Teddy's memory banks.

Also, someone please show me where George W. Bush or any of his advisers left a drowning woman with whom they were having an affair to die a slow death in a watery grave at the bottom of a river...while attempting no rescue due to pondering their political futures. See "Y-Ted-K."

No, such depravity to human life rests within Ted Kennedy, yet the left looks up to him as a model leader of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. Unlike the left, I generally don't poor-mouth citizens who elect (or constantly re-elect) politicians with whom I disagree. I find it insulting to do so. Having said that, I do have to wonder about the people of MA who are comfortable sending a drunken philandering murderer back to DC time and again. Disappointing, I don't mind telling you.

I have as much patience for Ted Kennedy's bloviations about morals as Bill Clinton has for getting to first base with a new intern. So as long as Ted Kennedy will never be "held to account" for the murder of Mary Jo Kopechne, you will have to forgive my lack of interest in or tolerance of the words of that fermented jackass.

(Sidebar: Kira told me of a piece of legislation that Teddy wrote dealing with alcohol abuse. What's next, a Bill Clinton book on how to be a gentleman towards women? Maybe a book by Hamas called 'How to Win Peace in the Middle East', or a Kofi Annan memoir entitled 'How to Make the UN Free From Corruption'?)