By John W. Lillpop
For the next several days, American media and liberal politicians will tell the world over and over and over again just how great and gracious Ted Kennedy was.
How Teddy was always the one to champion the cause of the little guy. How he fought incessantly for equal rights for minorities and women.
President Obama started the impromptu "whoppers about Kennedy" memorial by calling him the "greatest senator of our time."
Perhaps, but only when compared to the last elected senator from the not-so-great state of Illinois. A card-carrying Marxist chap with three Muslim names, he was.
One major news service said Kennedy "will always be best remembered by the American people as the brother of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, both felled by assassins' bullets."
No doubt many Americans will hold that memory of Kennedy first and foremost in their minds.
However, millions others will always remember the events of July 19, 1969 when it comes to the real legacy of Ted Kennedy.
For on that fateful day, the body of a young woman named Mary Jo Kopechne was discovered inside an overturned car belonging to Senator Ted Kennedy, under water in a tidal channel on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts.
Ted Kennedy, the man who was to become an icon in the fight for women's rights, didn't put up much of a fight for Mary Jo on that night because he was too blasted drunk.
Does that sound like the "greatest senator of our time?"