The Dead Kennedys

So Kennedy dynasty patriarch Ted Kennedy has finally succumbed to brain cancer, aged 77. Although it’s tempting to write his political career off as an underdeveloped conjoined growth on the back of brothers Jack and Bobby’s monstrous and absorbing turns in the spotlight, that’s probably a tad unfair.

In recent years he has fought admirably for health care reform:

At the Democratic National Convention in August 2008, the Massachusetts Democrat promised, “I pledge to you that I will be there next January on the floor of the United States Senate when we begin the great test.”

Sen. Kennedy made good on that pledge, but ultimately lost his battle with cancer.

He had a questionable private past, but who the hell doesn’t? A little womanizing, the odd hit’n’run – pretty standard stuff for the youngest son of a filthy rich bootleg baron-turned-respectable-businessman.

Oh, and if you think it’s the end of the line for The Kennedy dynasty, think again.

The Kennedy family tree is monstrous.

F*&kin’ Irish Catholics.


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