Talk:Ted Kennedy

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"Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on the Judiciary and currently the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions" - I always hear these referred to as the "X committee", not the "Committee on X" - is our usage here actually correct and people just use the less formal version for ease of use? ħumanUser talk:Human 17:57, 24 January 2009 (EST)

If he were conservative...[edit]

Wow, this article almost reads like a Conservapedia article. You guys gloss over the event that defines him: killng a woman and getting away with it scot-free. C'mon guys, let's not be biased like Conservapedia; if he were a Republican, there would be scathing passages about him being a killer, etc.

Also, later on, as I'm leaving work now, I'm going to add in Kennedy's partisan attempts to change the Senatorial replacement law in MA every few years to fit his own political agenda. When there was a Republican governor, Kennedy pressured the legislature to change the law so that a special election would pick the successor, but then 4 years later when a Democrat was in power, he wanted it to be an appointment again.

I am not a conservative btw, I'm pro-choice, an atheist, pro-gay marriage and probably agree with you guys 99/100, but this article is a shame. This guy was a horrible human being and it sickens me how much praise is heaped on him. — Unsigned, by: SuperAtheist / talk / contribs

Thats he beauty of politics. You an bean awful teribe person and still be an outstandig politician who does alot of good for your area. He may have been a murderingdrunke asshole but h did alot of good for th state of Massachusets and for America and we massholes owhim gret deal. RIP Teddy K--BenB (talk) 20:46, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Also also, Laura Bush also killed someone in a car accident. Anyway, Chappaquidick is covered in the article, moron. ħumanUser talk:Human 03:23, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
Sure, it's covered (btw I'm SuperAtheist, I've just forgotten my login atm). It was glossed over and very pro-Kennedy. Read the articles on Scooter Libby or any Republican caught in a scandal that DIDN'T involve killing someone and it reads much more harshly than this article. I'm not saying we shouldn't bash the Republicans, but again, if we sugarcoat the liberal articles and demonize the Republicans, it makes us look bad (read: just like Conservapedia). Good job with the insult btw. It's always good to call someone a name simply for having a different opinion than you. I agree with the poster above that you can do something terrible and still do other wonderful things, but it doesn't change the fact that Ted Kennedy killed someone and you KNOW, just KNOW, that if all the circumstances were the same but it was John Boehner instead of Kennedy, the incident would be written up very differently and that's just sad. And comparing what Kennedy did to what Laura Bush did is completely off-base. Yes, they're both similar in that they both caused the death of another person while driving drunk but Laura Bush didn't flee from the scene or fail to notify the authorities. Also, I'm curious as to why you bring this up anyway. As I said before I'm no conservative cheerleader so calling into question Laura Bush's actions doesn't change anything Ted Kennedy did and if Laura Bush had fled the scene and left her friend to die and a wiki whitewashed the incident, I'd call them out for it too AND it would change nothing in regards to my opinion on Ted Kennedy either. The "yeah but a conservative did something worse/the same" argument doesn't really work on a moderate, human. — Unsigned, by: 64.69.109.132 / talk / contribs
This whole article is a very thin on details of the stuff he did right, but the lack of criticism of the incident is appalling. - π 13:34, 25 May 2011 (UTC)