Politico Finds Rightbloggers’ Kennedy Eulogies Much Nicer Than We Did


After we skimmed some ingracious rightblogger remarks upon the death of Ted Kennedy, Politico did a story called “Not all Kennedy critics hold fire.” Following some ripping examples from Andrew Breitbart (“villain,” a “duplicitous bastard,” “prick”), they observe, “Few — if any — others on the right were willing to attack Kennedy so directly so soon.” Sometimes we wonder why we bother.

This is our favorite passage from the article:

Some writers tried to accentuate the positive — at least on a personal level.

RedState’s Erick Erickson recalled speaking with Kennedy while in law school, and finding him accessible and generous with his time. Still, Erickson wrote, “I can’t say that I’ll miss him.” For Erickson, the liberal senator “represented all that is wrong with Washington–a kingdom of nepotism and worship at the altar of failed liberal policies that get repeated ad infinitum.”

That’s one hell of a positive accentuation. We wonder if Erickson had it engraved on a card and sent to the Kennedy family.

Also, Lew Rockwell seems to think our quote from his remembrance represents him badly. As in the original post, you can click the link to read his entire eulogy, “Edward Moore Kennedy, Limousine Socialist,” and see if we missed anything important.


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 26, 2009


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