Aug 26, 2009 Political
Senator Edward Kennedy died of brain cancer last evening at the age of 77. Kennedy served in the Senate for 47 years and was the champion of liberal causes. His family name helped propel him to national spotlight and his personal failings prevented him from reaching higher political office.
I never cared for Kennedy or his politics but now is not the time to discuss political differences so if you comment I ask that you put aside partisan differences and be respectful. As Michelle Malkin put it:
There is a time and place for political analysis and criticism. Not now.
Yes, there will be a nauseating excess of MSM hagiographies and lionizations — and crass calls to pass the health care takeover to memorialize his death.
That’s no excuse to demonstrate the same lack of restraint in the other direction. Not now.
My friends at Stop the ACLU have a reminder about what mom always said; “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”
While I respect all opinions, crass comments about his death will be deleted. I don’t expect people to praise him and certainly understand that sentiment. That is why mom’s wise words are here as a reminder.
The thoughts and prayers of the Big Dog family go out to those grieving for Sentaor Kennedy.
UPDATE: Eric at Tygrrrr Express has a very good post up discussing Kennedy. It gives Kennedy props for something he did and I agree with the sentiment.