The Persistence of Memory
Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). The Golden Bough. 1922
I usually do not reprint posts from other bloggers, but this one from Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit is too funny to pass up. And, after all, he IS my Senator.
Pundit posts - "Ted Kennedy remembers "The Goldwater Preidency" and links to this:
The Washington Post's Dana Milbank notes some of the wisdom flowing from Sen. Ted Kennedy regarding Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, when he writes in this piece:
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), hosting a morning roundtable with reporters, had nothing nice to say about Alito. "We here in the United States are not going to stand for monarchial tyranny," he said, protesting Alito's support for "unfettered, unlimited power of the executive." He faulted Alito for belonging to a group that was "anti-black and also anti-women." Kennedy wondered if "the average person is going to be able to get a fair shake" under Alito.
Briefly, Kennedy rewrote the outcome of the 1964 election. "This nominee was influenced by the Goldwater presidency," he said. "The Goldwater battles of those times were the battles against the civil rights laws." Only then did Kennedy acknowledge that "Judge Alito at that time was 14 years old."
Would you like an olive a twist with that, Senator? (Posted by Tom Elia on The New Editor with the title, Sharp - Sharp like a Bowling Ball)
Reynolds remarks, "Funny, I don't (remember that), but I was pretty young then.
Attention, Kevin Scott! Your campaign for the Senate just got another boost! Mr. Scott was in Yarmouth yesterday, and spoke about health care, Iraq and his Senate race - yet another non-event in the land of the Cape Cod Times!