Posts Tagged ‘Ted Kennedy’

Teddy does Santiago

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Not Wikileaks, but revealing just how awful Ted Kennedy was,

After repeated attempts, Judicial Watch has managed to pry loose certain documents relating to Teddy Kennedy from the FBI. The FBI’s original redactions plainly had nothing to do with national security, so the agency apparently was trying to protect Kennedy’s reputation.

The most entertaining documents relate to a trip Kennedy took to Latin America in 1961. He visited a number of countries, accompanied by his “political counselor.” In each country, Kennedy met with prominent Communists or other left-wing leaders. The U.S. Ambassador to Mexico was outraged that Kennedy wanted to bring such people to the embassy–this was the heart of the Cold War, after all–and he refused, telling Kennedy to arrange his own interviews somewhere else. A State Department official in Peru described Teddy as “pompous and a spoiled brat.”

By the time Ted got to Santiago de Chile he had had enough of Communists and rented a brothel for a night.

Here are the FBI reports. The December 28, 1961, report summarizes Ted’s Excellent Adventure at the height of the Cold War, meeting Communists and “others who had left-wing views,” availing himself of the American embassies when allowed – which he was allowed to do as the brother of President John F. Kennedy. Ted did not become a US Senator until 1962.

Doug Ross has more on Ted’s troubling history,

In 1992, after the fall of the Soviet Union, KGB files revealed that Kennedy had twice approached Soviet leaders with proposals that would boost his political aspirations while undermining American national security.

In 1978 Kennedy reportedly used a go-between to establish a relationship with the KGB in order to sabotage President Jimmy Carter’s foreign policy efforts. Kennedy, of course, was interested in running against Carter in the 1980 primary.

Furthermore, Kennedy approached the Soviets with an offer to help undermine Ronald Reagan’s 1984 presidential reelection campaign. Kennedy proposed a public relations blitz and mentioned his friends — Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters, by name — as willing to assist in the propaganda effort.

The Kennedy tradition of “reaching out” to Communists continues, as his nephew Joe engaged in deals with Hugo Chavez in 2009, and ended up with less than what the Chilean whores got decades earlier.


Are we in a monarchy? UPDATED with VIDEO of the swearing-in

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

While checking to see if Scott Brown has been sworn in yet, was reading Memeorandum just now and came across this headline,
Brown to take Kennedy’s office

What they hey? “Kennedy’s office”?

Did Kennedy have a right to that office forever? Was it his to leave to his descendants?

No, Kennedy had it because he had been in the Senate since shortly after allowing Mary Jo to drown,

Because of his seniority, Kennedy had one of the most coveted office suites in the Senate complex. It is located in the Russell building, down the hall from the Rotunda, and has balconies that overlook the Capitol.

Makes me glad that Brown will occupy that bit of real estate.

Sworn in:

Via Sister Toldjah.

Let us pray,

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

“Dear god, please grant us the strength to privatize social security and construct a robust missile defense shield. We pray to the Lord.”


VIDEO: On CNN Live’s Blogger Bunch today

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Jim Kessler of Third Way and Danny Groner of Huffington Post were the other two panelists. We talked about Ted Kennedy.

Ted Kennedy knighted by Brown

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

The world’s gone mad all at once, and now this:
Ted Kennedy to be knighted

Ted Kennedy, one of the leading members of the family dynasty that dominated American politics in the final decades of the last century, is to receive an honorary knighthood.

Gordon Brown will announce the award today when he becomes the fifth British Prime Minister to give a speech to both Houses of Congress.

Why, pray tell, will Teddy be Teddy, K.B.E.*?

for his services to the US-UK relationship and to the Northern Ireland peace process

Eugene Volokh‘s worrying whether Kennedy needs Congressional Permission for His Knighthood; I’m mortified at Gordon Brown’s words,

we owe a great debt to the life and courage of, Senator Edward Kennedy,” Mr. Brown said.

Life and courage are not two words one should mix when talking about Ted, Gordon.

(* Only British subjects are called “Sir”; everyone else gets the handle “K.B.E.,” for “Knight of the British Empire,” instead.)


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