Saturday, August 29, 2009

Admirable brutality, Mr. Flynn!

By God, sir, I thought I had it down to a science, but you have written four of the best sentences ever written about Ted Kennedy:
The election of such a man to the United States Senate in 1962 struck many, particularly the liberals who would grow to lionize Ted Kennedy, as a bad joke. Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr dubbed the youngest Kennedy son's bid for office "an affront to political decency." Washington Post columnist Mary McGrory said the trick in discussing the neophyte’s senate run was "to keep an absolutely straight face." Prof. Mark De Wolfe Howe of Harvard Law School, a sometime advisor to John F. Kennedy, found the youngest Kennedy’s candidacy "preposterous and insulting." . . .
And he's written much more, so read the whole thing. Meanwhile, I'll call the Pulitzer committee. Surely, this year they should award a special prize for brutal excoriations of Ted Kennedy and, confronted with the masterful work of my friend Daniel Flynn, I confess myself unworthy.


  1. It was quite good. You're no slouch either, though. There. I've done my obligatory flattery for the month. ;-)

  2. ho ho ho there's a new blog in town