I don’t get the celebrity-worship part of this whole Ted Kennedy circus, myself.
If I’m lucky, maybe a dozen people are going to give a rat’s ass when I croak — so why are we all supposed to be manufacturing a bunch of emotion for some dude 99.44% of us have never met, and who’s known even amongst his political allies as much for his abuse of employees and drunken molestation of powerless women as he was for passing legislation? The dude’s family got its money doing the 1930s equivalent of dealing crack. The dude himself was infamous for being exactly the kind of heartless solipsistic rich bastard that every liberal in America claims to hate, and his personal life sounds like a recipe for How to Go To Hell.
And we’re supposed to care that this guy is gone?
::shrugs:: I just don’t get it.