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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy Dies: Please Show Some Restraint

U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy has reposed at the age of 77 after a long battle with brain cancer. It may be months before his seat is filled.

As blogger Michelle Malkin requests of conservatives: please show some RESTRAINT at this moment. As tempting as it may be, show a little humanity and grace, and please allow the Kennedys and the nation some time to grieve.

Perhaps take a moment to grieve yourself. If Ted Kennedy was not the kind of man you think he should have been, then his passing should be all the more cause for solemnity rather than barely-disguised glee and sarcastic jokes.

As for any Democrats reading this and nodding vehemently at my admonition- please remember not to commit the same impropriety by politicizing Ted Kennedy's death and using it as a weapon to ram your health care reform through Congress.

Can we all just make a truce and not politicize this (while criticizing the "other side" for politicizing it in their way)?


  1. Well said. While I may not admire the causes he stood for, I do admire that he stood firm for his causes, health care being one of them for over 30 years. He didn't see which way the wind was blowing and then choose his stance on an issue. Others could learn from this.

  2. Thanks, Dave. I probably even have less than that to say about him in the positive vein, but that doesn't mean I should be happy about this or choose this very moment to make glib remarks.

  3. RIP, Champion of Democratic and liberal Society. Condolences to our first Family!!