Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ted Kennedy - Knighted?



What is up with Britain bestowing an honorary knighthood to Sen. Ted Kennedy? Are they so desperate to include a drunken womanizer to their ranks?

An article in The Times of London explained that because Kennedy is not a British subject, he can't actually go by “Sir Ted”. He will have “K.B.E.,” for “Knight of the British Empire,” after his name. (Actually I think in this case it stands for King-sized Brandied Embarrassment)

Honestly, if I didn't think Gordon Brown was an idiot before, I certainly do now.
Mr. Brown described “Sir Edward Kennedy” as “one of your most distinguished senators, known in every continent, and a great friend.” He hailed the work of the Massachusetts Democrat on bringing peace to Northern Ireland and expanding access to healthcare and education.

“And for all those things, we owe a great debt to the life and courage of, Senator Edward Kennedy,” Mr. Brown said.
I think Mary Jo Kopechne would heartily disagree, and for her it is more than Ted's chivalry which is dead.

The London Times reported:
Mr Kennedy was once tipped to follow his brother John to the White House, but any presidential ambition was derailed in 1969 when he drove his car off a bridge at Chappaquiddick, near Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. He freed himself, but not Mary Jo Kopechne, who was with him and drowned. He received a two-month suspended jail sentence, but has never spoken frankly about the incident.
There are folks in Britain who aren't too thrilled about bestowing this honor. The article also said:
The award prompted some criticism in Westminster. Lord Tebbit, the former Tory party chairman whose wife, Margaret, was badly injured by the IRA in the 1984 Brighton bomb, said that Mr Kennedy’s support for Sinn Fein made him an inappropriate recipient. “I regard it as highly improper,” he said. “I can’t believe that his extremely partisan attitude makes him an appropriate person to be given a knighthood.”
Now we all know that our own US Constitution weighs in on titles and royalty... and here is what it says:
Article 1,section 9: "No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the congress, accept any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state
No doubt the fools in Congress will vote to allow Kennedy to have this title. It's the least they can do to thank him for all the years of Socialist and Unconstitutional legislation he helped to foist upon the American people.

Now Ted Kennedy can join the ranks of other prominent US politicians such as former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and former president George HW Bush.

Besides, just like Camelot's King Arthur, Teddy the Knight has a Lady in the Lake!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The man did something horrible 30 years ago. He's spent his entire life fighting for others. It doesn't change the fact that he did something terrible, but at least he's tried to make a positive contribution to society.

Someone sounds bitter. Maybe you saw how badly Rick Santelli got torn to shreds on, of all places, Comedy Central, for going after the working class while being in the tank for big business.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes - Teddy is such a champion of the poor and downtrodden...give it a rest - he is an elitist who is all about entitlement for himself and for the poor - he'd rather keep the poor dependent on government then to help them get a permanent way out of their poverty.

Why is it a liberal who is all for "environmentalism" fought so hard to keep windmills away from view from his own "compound"? The man is a hypocrite.
He is the ultimate Mr. NIMBY.

Andrew Sica said...
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Andrew Sica said...

Kennedy has fought for 30 years for other people? Boy, you really drank the koolaid!

You're delusional - Kennedy doesn't represent the working class! He represents the welfare class. He has backed fannie and freddie, the CRA, and every bailout and stimulus package - every step of the way!

The man is a jackboot thug socialist who has been a major force behind the destruction of our country!