By John W. Lillpop
Ted Kennedy was born into a life of privilege and advantage. He has never been challenged to "make ends meet" as most American families have.
Getting the best that money can buy, including education, was a foregone conclusion for the younger brother of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, both victims of murder in the 1960s.
Ted Kennedy should have been prosecuted for manslaughter, or worse, in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne as a result of his drunken driving in the Chappaquiddick incident.
Because he was a Kennedy, the rule of law was bent to accommodate his evil, at the expense of a young woman who drowned to death.
Despite a lifetime of selfish exploitation, Ted Kennedy is not finished.
As reported at Boston.com, in part:
"Senator Edward M. Kennedy, in a poignant acknowledgment of his mortality at a critical time in the national health care debate, has privately asked the governor and legislative leaders to change the succession law to guarantee that Massachusetts will not lack a Senate vote when his seat becomes vacant.
"In a personal, sometimes wistful letter sent Tuesday to Governor Deval L. Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, and House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, Kennedy asks that Patrick be given authority to appoint someone to the seat temporarily before voters choose a new senator in a special election."
Recommendation to Governor Patrick and the others: Bestow upon Ted Kennedy the same respect and privilege that he extended to Mary Jo Kopechne back in 1969.