I’m in Dallas for my sister’s graduation, and the only cable news channel at the hotel here is Fox. Less than an hour after the story broke, Fox correspondents were referring to Senator Kennedy in the past tense, discussing his weight, and digging up Chappaquiddick.
Kennedy is a giant in American history and given the nature of this story (and the fact that, at the time, Fox had absolutely no idea what was going on), I’d hope they would confer a little more respect. Certainly, he deserves it.
My late father always liked telling a story about bumping into the Senator in Capitol Hill and how gracious and kind he was.
Incidentally, Vickie Kennedy– the Senator’s wife– is a native of Louisiana and the daughter of a prominent Louisiana judge, Edmund M. Reggie.