Aug 26, 2009
The best Ted Kennedy tribute I've seen. I especially like Terrance's quoting Barney Frank to the effect that "government is nothing more than the name we give to the things that we choose to do together." The late Senator, whom I once ran into backstage at the Encores production of Kismet (he and Stokes were great pals, apparently), certainly had his dark side, but as even Michael Kelly's unflattering but ultimately admiring GQ profile from 1990 concluded, Kennedy was "a man of parts" but in sum he was greater than those parts, "a man who can rise above that caricature to stature."
Posted by Rob Weinert-Kendt at 11:55 PM