Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Darker Side of the Story

If a towering giant cares so much about humanity in general, why get hung up on his carelessness with humans in particular?
~ Mark Steyn, on Ted Kennedy

After all the pomp, hyperbole and hoopla of the interminable farewell to Sen. Ted Kennedy, Mark Steyn's acerbic, blunt reminder of the events at Chappaquiddick is a welcome dose of reality. As Steyn states, she has been "airbrushed" out of the chronicle of Kennedy's history, although her death altered the course of his life.

Even though now that Kennedy is gone we can never know what actually happened, perhaps Mary Jo Kopechne can finally rest in peace.