Re: RIP Ted Kennedy
- From: "Cheri" <cherig3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:43:29 -0700
"bgl" <bjones44@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:JtqdnVWGeJ2dAAjXnZ2dnUVZ_rmdnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
"Cheri" <cherig3@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"ray" <ray@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 04:12:54 -0400, Sleepyman wrote:
He will be missed.
IMHO - no big losss. He should have been in prison after what he did.
I think he did a lot more good on the outside than he ever could have done
in prison, and I'm sure it's a huge loss to his family and his
He got off light (just about scot-free) from Chappaq -- but of course, he
was in Kennedy Country so I was not really surprised. I had left the area
just a few weeks earlier; I had years of exposure to the local "Kennedy
(*any* Kennedy) is God" atmosphere.
He got all-but-handed the Senate seat to start with. Just because he
eventually did a some good things doesn't change his history. It does,
apparently, drown out any memory of the now-long-forgotten-by-most, victim
of his....mistakes....and make it socially pretty unacceptable to even
I'm sure there are plenty of people in prison who could "do more good on the
outside" -- but they aren't well-connected &/or Big Celebs &/or didn't have the luck (?) to commit their acts where they're given a free pass for a lot of misbehavior.
Who said anything about changing his history, or drowning out memories? I happen to think, in many cases, not just his, that some people have served the *public good* better on the outside, than in prison. I think he has. YMMV
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