Thursday, August 27, 2009
Kennedy a mixed bag in conventional terms
The Register didn't see a need to define Ted Kennedy entirely negatively in this editorial that ran today (well, I guess yesterday by now. He had his qualities, he worked hard, he probably sincerely (though mistakenly) thought he was genuinely doing useful and compassionate things. And he did oppose the Iraq war. But he saw doing good as creating government programs, using other peoples' money, thus reducing the amount of freedom in society. Not my definition of doing good. And yet, close to the end, you couldn't help but like the guy a bit.