Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Use Guys

It didn't take more than an hour for someone to start off a Facebook comment about the death of Ted Kennedy with the line: "All I hear is the screams of Mary Jo Kopechne rising from her grave near Larksville Mountain."

I can't put it simpler than this--the dead don't scream.

Unless we turn them into ventriloquist's dummies to do our talking for us, of course.

My point isn't to praise or blame Kennedy for his actions on July 18, 1969 since I wasn't there and I can't know and especially now it's as murky as Poucha Pond. It's just if you think Kennedy did this woman wrong, every time you use her to club him--probably because you don't like his politics in the first place--you use her too. You have made her no longer a woman but a dark mark on that damn commie Kennedy's reputation. Think about that.

And while I don't want to play the games about how much death how directly caused stains a soul how much, what of the Vietnamese dead and LBJ and Nixon, what of the African dead those years Reagan couldn't form his lips to say AIDS, what of the Iraqi dead that W. will have to account for.

(5 of 31 in the drive to 2500)

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Blogger Smitty said...

The blog Red State brought he hate this morning too, saying they won't miss him.

That said, Michelle Malkin's blog post this morning was...classy-ish and respectful.

1:38 PM  
Blogger George said...

Just give Malkin time.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Carl Cannon was all over it at Politico, and, as you say, using her to attack him even as he praised him as a senator. Comments were mere pathetic vitriole by people who would call themselves Christian if you asked, and would say it as though it was a political party, and not a faith.

11:17 PM  

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