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”.
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