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Ted Kennedy with his dog (centre) ~
Photo Daily Mail

On a slow news day, the Huffington Post runs with a short piece under “Politics”, telling us that the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s dog has died.

What I found astonishing about this was that Kennedy had the effrontery, the gall, the arrogance, the sheer political blindness, to call the mutt “Splash”.

Yup,  Splash.

Splash – as in splash-in-goes-the-car-off-the-bridge-and-into-the-river splash.  Splash as in Chappaquiddick.  Splash as in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.

Vile, tacky and tasteless.

But very Kennedy.

 Copyright David Macadam 2010

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