Senator Edward Kennedy is dead. No, I didn’t watch the days of breast-beating and garment-rending that some political shows put on, and neither did I watch the actual funeral. I didn’t feel any need to listen to people talking about how wonderful a man Teddy was. De mortuis nil nisi bonum means “of the dead, speak no evil,” so does that mean he gets a pass for the terrible things he has done? No, I don’t believe it is a good idea to ignore the failures, bad ideas, and/or evil acts of people just because they are dead. But I am nice enough to not do it during his funeral, and I’m not going to do it here. But I will link to a Top Ten list.
And now I have finally reached this megaphone moment. Repeat my words anytime you hear someone say America should pass ObamaCare because Kennedy is dead.
Even after someone has died, a bad idea is still a bad idea.
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