Monday, August 31, 2009

How sick was Ted Kennedy?

He not only had brain cancer, but seems to have had a major malfunction of longstanding in that regard:
Ted Kennedy enjoyed sharing Chappaquiddick jokes with his close friends – including his biographer, Ed Klein.

Do you believe this?

Here's what Klein told National Public Radio last week in an interview with Katty Kay, filling in for host Diane Rehm: "He would ask people, 'Have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?'"

Klein said one of Kennedy's "favorite topics of humor was, indeed, Chappaquiddick."

I know. I know. You don't believe me. You think I'm making this up. So, please, don't take my word for it, listen to it for yourself.

3 comments:

Bike Bubba said...

What floors me most is that the guy speaking didn't think there was anything amiss about a guy enjoying jokes about the death of his lover and two of his own children.

It's one thing when one person doesn't have a cent's worth of class. It's altogether another when his buddy doesn't think anything is weird about it.

Marklark said...

Yes, the speaker is a dolt.

We have to watch out for these people. *shiver*

Moving soon?

Bike Bubba said...

Nothing yet. There are a lot of houses here in Waseca that I just plain don't want (too small for a family of 7 generally, on a postage stamp sized lot), and a few that are way bigger and way more expensive than we need or want. Pray that we'd find a happy medium.