I know there’s an old adage that one shouldn’t speak ill of the dead.
But I don’t subscribe to the idea that when evil and foolish people die we should pretend they were something other than evil and foolish.
And Ted Kennedy was evil and foolish.
He wasn’t just a politician with whom I disagreed.
He was a rotten man – a wicked man.
Over four decades he has served as a kind of “enemy within” the American political system – attempting to elicit the support of the Soviet Union against President Reagan’s policies in the 1980s, ignoring the tax-cutting prescription of his elder brother, failing to learn the real lessons of Vietnam, failing even to learn the lessons of his own brother’s errors of appeasement in the Bay of Pigs, practicing his own unique brand of plantation racism and blaming America for all the problems of the world. That’s Ted Kennedy.
That even one of the 50 states would deem him worthy of serving in the U.S. Senate for most of his life is something of a national disgrace.
Have I mentioned that, next month, Mike Huckabee will be headlining an event that Farah is co-hosting?