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posted at 10:40 pm on July 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

“Honor him, just honor him.”

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I hear it’s really good swimming music.

Damian G. on July 29, 2008 at 10:43 PM

I made the mistake of listening to it. I’m wiping up the vomit with one hand and typing with the other.

RBMN on July 29, 2008 at 10:45 PM

Okay, I’m not going to say anything sarcastic. Nice song.

carbon_footprint on July 29, 2008 at 10:45 PM

Whatever you think about Kennedy, Hatch is a classy man.

amerpundit on July 29, 2008 at 10:47 PM

At least republicans don’t fake they hate their colleagues in public like so many Democrats do, buu who behind closed doors or when the cameras aren’t rolling they are great drinking buds.

It’s the dirty little secret of Washington that Democrats lie to their crazy base about being friends with their republican counterparts.

Call it Scott McCellan disease – lie,lie,lie to the base and tell what they want to hear.

Topsecretk9 on July 29, 2008 at 10:47 PM

Senator Kerry is doing his best to keep up the traditions started by Dear Teddy.

TheBigOldDog on July 29, 2008 at 10:49 PM

Why do I keep thinking Chocolate Salty Balls?

The Ugly American on July 29, 2008 at 10:50 PM

I read this last month and was touched. What class on both sides. Wouldn’t it be great if more Politicians were honorable like this? Washington would be a better place.

iam7545 on July 29, 2008 at 10:51 PM

“Honor him”

“I knew a Gladiator. I worked with a Gladiator. And you, Senator Kennedy, are no Gladiator.”

inviolet on July 29, 2008 at 10:54 PM

Hatch is my senator and he doesn’t drink. Don’t know why they are friends.

Bambi on July 29, 2008 at 10:54 PM

I think it’s a grand gesture on Hatch’s part and a good example of the spirit of comity that’s been dwindling in the Senate for too long.

Trouble is, Ted is a major cause of that dwindling. (Bork hearings, anyone?)

irishspy on July 29, 2008 at 10:55 PM

Honor him by taking over the Senate while he and Sheets Byrd are out. Good lord, people. Ruling the country shouldn’t be this hard.

SouthernGent on July 29, 2008 at 10:57 PM

Honour must be earned.

OldEnglish on July 29, 2008 at 10:57 PM

Hi there fellow bloggers. My name is United States Senator Edward Moore Kennedy from the Great State of Massachusetts. You can call me Ted if you want. I was born on February 22, 1932, although people tell me that I look at least 20 years younger.

I graduated from Harvard in June 1956 in the top 10% of my class. I also passed my law bar on my very first try with no help.

I am one of the most senior members of that grand and much loved and respected institution known as the U.S. Senate. All my colleagues respect me and very often come to me for my wise council and advise. I must admit though that when John and Lindsey ask me to turn around and pull my pants down so that they can kiss my ass it does get a little much, but it’s gratifying anyway!

In fact I am so powerful now that I am, in many ways the defacto President of the United States. How’s that for a boy who had to work his way through college?

I am handsome and tall with a muscular build. The ladies just can’t get enough of me. Sometimes I think it is almost a curse.

I sometimes like to chill out after a long day of serving the American people by having a double martini. Contrary to what some of my very few enemies say I never have more than one drink at a time. Well sometimes one for each hand, but that’s it, never two glasses in each hand, except on special occasions like the arrival of 6PM.

I am a lot of fun after work. I am an excellent driver and sometimes I like to go on long drives and see how many bridges I can cross without getting wet. It’s a lot of fun! All the women tell me that I am just too much!

I would like to think that I am open minded, honest, polite, trustworthy and a good swimmer. And I appreciate the same qualities in others.

Who I’d like to meet:
…other progressive bloggers. People who like to rock out. Cool people who live close to Washington D.C. so that we can get together, take all our clothes off, paint 666 on ourselves, sing great songs and run around stark naked and have a whole lot of fun.

MB4 on July 29, 2008 at 10:58 PM

Honor him by taking over the Senate while he and Sheets Byrd are out. Good lord, people. Ruling the country shouldn’t be this hard.

SouthernGent on July 29, 2008 at 10:57 PM

Excellent point. But alas…

JetBoy on July 29, 2008 at 11:01 PM

These type of bipartisan relationships intrigue me. Just like Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It just defies all logic.

carbon_footprint on July 29, 2008 at 11:02 PM

MB4 on July 29, 2008 at 10:58 PM

Well, IIRC he was a good swimmer.

OldEnglish on July 29, 2008 at 11:02 PM

Mary Jo Kopechne was not available for comment…….

Seven Percent Solution on July 29, 2008 at 11:09 PM

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for a duet.

Tim Burton on July 29, 2008 at 11:09 PM

Mary Jo Kopechne was not available for comment…….

Seven Percent Solution on July 29, 2008 at 11:09 PM

Missed it by this much!

Tim Burton on July 29, 2008 at 11:10 PM

I guess we should honor him the way he honored his beautiful first and real wife, Joan. That poor girl was destroyed. I don’t get this. I am sorry he is not well, but I don’t get this crap.

bloggless on July 29, 2008 at 11:10 PM

We’ve seen what happens when southern rubes got a chance to run the country…into the ground.

I think the Dems will need another 40 years to clean up the mess.

alphie on July 29, 2008 at 11:11 PM

I don’t care what political party, or if the subject is fluffy little bunnies or their grandmother, the idea of elected officials writing “songs” makes me squirm. That’s not what you’re there for, Bub. Do it in private.

Marcus on July 29, 2008 at 11:13 PM

If the Martians invade earth, we just need to cue up this cringeworthy piece of sh*t on every stereo and it’ll repel the attack before the first verse is over.

Dave Rywall on July 29, 2008 at 11:14 PM

carbon footprint, I think these type relationships are rooted in a sense of elitism. Yes, their ideologies may differ vastly, but their sense of elitism over powers that. They can be “best buddies”, because they are all smarter and better than the average citizen.

bloggless on July 29, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Honor him by taking over the Senate while he and Sheets Byrd are out. Good lord, people. Ruling the country shouldn’t be this hard.

SouthernGent on July 29, 2008 at 10:57 PM

If anything, the film ‘The Lion in Winter’ taught us that ruling the country ought to be a contest of wits amid witty repartee, not what we’ve descended to these days.

Vatican Watcher on July 29, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Alphie, don’t talk about Bill clinton like that, fool.

bloggless on July 29, 2008 at 11:15 PM

Acknowledging a politicians lifetime achievements is one thing but ‘honor’ is just to strong for my taste. Especially with the ideological differences I’ve seen from Kennedy, and the times he has put partisan democrat politics ahead of the national interest.

rockhauler on July 29, 2008 at 11:22 PM

Haha, less,

I never thought of Clinton as a rube…who knows.

alphie on July 29, 2008 at 11:25 PM

Classy.

Now, let’s see who on the left writes a song for Bob Novac and co-writes it with Slayer.

RobertInAustin on July 29, 2008 at 11:26 PM

alphie on July 29, 2008 at 11:25 PM

Yeah, you’ve had two presidents in, what, forty years? Both of them southern.

amerpundit on July 29, 2008 at 11:30 PM

Somewhere over the bridge, way down deep.

pjf626 on July 29, 2008 at 11:31 PM

These type of bipartisan relationships intrigue me. Just like Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It just defies all logic.

carbon_footprint on July 29, 2008 at 11:02 PM

No. People should be able to be friends despite all sorts of disagreements. Whether it’s a secular love of humanity and ideas or a Christian seeing the image of God in us all or a Buddhist realisation of our common situation, most intellectual and spiritual traditions have promoted friendship beyond ideological agreement.

On the other hand if I’m honest I must admit my disagreements with both Kennedy and Hatch make them both deeply repugnant to me–but I have broken bread with neither.

thuja on July 29, 2008 at 11:32 PM

I am not sure Orin Hatch should be writing patriotic songs for a traitorous bastard. May Senator Kennedy get well so we can some day try him for treason.

NotCoach on July 29, 2008 at 11:36 PM

bloggless on July 29, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Could be. I just don’t see Scalia as an elite type of person. Perhaps I am wrong.

carbon_footprint on July 29, 2008 at 11:38 PM

thuja on July 29, 2008 at 11:32 PM

Nice comment.

carbon_footprint on July 29, 2008 at 11:39 PM

So Hatch can write a song that will be sung at the D-Conv, but Lieberman is in a world of trouble for participating in the R-Conv. Bipartisanship truly does work only one way.

HawaiiLwyr on July 29, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Tim Burton on July 29, 2008 at 11:10 PM

………. great minds.

My song for “the swimmer”……

Seven Percent Solution on July 29, 2008 at 11:43 PM

alphie dear, his Momma had a skunk stripe down her jet black hair and he had to fend off his step-daddy! He was a rube.

bloggless on July 29, 2008 at 11:48 PM

I judge rubes by the size of the deficit they leave behind, less.

Faith based economics indeed.

The Rapture better come soon, eh?

Or the neocons will have to explain to our kids why they screwed them over so hard…

alphie on July 30, 2008 at 12:00 AM

I think that poor Senator Hatch is living in his own Private Idaho

Kini on July 30, 2008 at 12:01 AM

Strange, haven’t seen a single glad he’s dying post.

Oh wait, thats right, this isn’t a lefty blog talking about an afflicted Conservative, is it.

The venomous left just goes on and on.

Speakup on July 30, 2008 at 12:08 AM

MB4,

Your bio forgot to mention that one reason his graduation date was a bit late is he was suspended from Harvard for cheating.

INC on July 30, 2008 at 12:13 AM

On topic, syrup and molasses are indignant.

To alphie, Carter, with his clan, brother, daughter, mother…no rubes there, whatever. Never mind his own sweatership.

Clinton already disected. Remember the economy is not made or destroyed by presidents. They just get to take the credit or the blame. Economics 101 will teach you that. On love alone Clinton was/is a rube.

Johnson – his picture is next to “rube” in the dictionary.

Faith-based anything will play big with yer Obama. No rubes there, buddy. Same with the “rapture”. I love it when religion plays big with yours, and you overlook it. How could you when the black churches will all vote for Obama? No “rubes” there, none whatever; also, none from the South, no siree.

In other words, think before you blame. Your side, and the other, are no genius lacrima cristis. They’re both human and have made mistakes, were rubes, had some glory, and some shame, whichever angle one views them from.

The world will continue to spin, as usual.

On “going home” it would be great if all politicians went to serve for a term or two and then went the hell home so we don’t have to put up with their senility and their diaper-wetting.

Entelechy on July 30, 2008 at 12:14 AM

We’ve seen what happens when southern rubes got a chance to run the country…into the ground.

I think the Dems will need another 40 years to clean up the mess.

alphie on July 29, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Wow, Alphie, I never knew that you were such a bigot? What the hell makes you so special?

john1schn on July 30, 2008 at 12:17 AM

I judge rubes by the size of the deficit they leave behind

Aw, alphie, you are such a transparent liar. Teddy Kennedy along with Tip O’Neill was responsible for the “Big Dig”, a Boston beautification project that was projected at 4 billion dollars and came in at closer to 20 billion, whose most remarkable feature was dropping 13 ton ceiling tiles on unsuspecting motorists. The shoddy workmanship was due to doling out the contracts based on political favoritsm. Teddy and the Massachusetts retinue are amongst the all-time pork masters, over decades shoveling billions and billions of Federal dollars into the bottomless maw of the Bay State. If you really hated deficits, you would hate Massachusetts pols and you would count them as being the rubiest of the rubes.

shazbat on July 30, 2008 at 12:18 AM

I think the Dems will need another 40 years to clean up the mess.

alphie on July 29, 2008 at 11:11 PM

It’s hard to fill up a hole when digging it deeper. I don’t think that you can get there from here that way.

MB4 on July 30, 2008 at 12:22 AM

alphie, the majority of the deficit are, and will be, 60+ years of liberalism, favoritism, socialism, and other -isms, with special programs to be paid for, so they continue to vote for the cow that feeds them, while the rest of us pay for it.

I really despise your lot because it’s so dishonest and hypocritical. Two thinks yours are not is liberal and progressive.

Entelechy on July 30, 2008 at 12:31 AM

We’ve seen what happens when southern rubes got a chance to run the country…into the ground.

I think the Dems will need another 40 years to clean up the mess.

alphie on July 29, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Bang up job so far. Triple the deficit of last year!

Chuck Schick on July 30, 2008 at 12:32 AM

Hatch is a tool. There are few men in all our history who have done more injury to our country than Ted Kennedy.

thegreatbeast on July 30, 2008 at 12:32 AM

Two things yours are not – blech, slow down E.

Entelechy on July 30, 2008 at 12:33 AM

I think the Dems will need another 40 years to clean up the mess.

alphie, your benchmarks for evaluating the Dems performance are 40 years out? Who are you? Methuselah?

shazbat on July 30, 2008 at 12:36 AM

I haven’t read the song, but I can tell it says more about Hatch than it does about Kennedy, and it says nothing good.

silverfox on July 30, 2008 at 12:36 AM

Vote for Republicans

Vote for Checks & Balances.

Power Corrupts, and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

Imagine the Democrats with Super Majorities in the US House of Representatives, The US Senate(which they already control) and The White House THEN with a fawning National Media..

Nothing good can come from it..

Chakra Hammer on July 30, 2008 at 12:43 AM

HotAir, I think you’ve been infiltrated! I just saw a sidebar ad encouraging me to join Al Gore in fighting the “Climate Crisis”!

(J/k really, I know how ads work… just found it kind of humorous)

RightWinged on July 30, 2008 at 12:47 AM

It’s a nice song — great voice.

Richard Romano on July 30, 2008 at 1:05 AM

It’s a nice song — great voice.

Richard Romano on July 30, 2008 at 1:05 AM

Milli Vanilli was unavailable for comment.

Kini on July 30, 2008 at 1:09 AM

Chakra Hammer on July 30, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Vote for good deep dish Chicago Pizza! ^_^

Kini on July 30, 2008 at 1:11 AM

Just a heads up, was looking at the comments on AOL, someones spreading rumors that McCain is responsible for the USS Forrestal (CV-59) Fire.. its in the recent comments in the AOL Presidential straw poll..

Morons.. sheesh.. did they not see the video?

Chakra Hammer on July 30, 2008 at 1:16 AM

Vote for good deep dish Chicago Pizza! ^_^

Kini on July 30, 2008 at 1:11 AM

deep dish, stuffed any Chicagoland pizza.. I’m suffering here in MN.. (need some real grease.. )

:(

Chakra Hammer on July 30, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment….

BobH on July 30, 2008 at 1:19 AM

Morons.. sheesh.. did they not see the video?

Chakra Hammer on July 30, 2008 at 1:16 AM

Tch tch tch, where to begin? You know, you could catch someting from a strange blog.

Kini on July 30, 2008 at 1:19 AM

Coming up:

Dig Him, Just Dig Him – dedicated to Michael Moore
Understand Him, Just Understand Him – dedicated to Osama bin Laden
Worship Him, Just Worship Him – dedicated to Barack Obama

Halley on July 30, 2008 at 1:45 AM

Life would be pretty darn boring without adversaries.

Ted, you SOB, get the hell back in the chamber so we have more to argue about.

The song? Heh…..it ain’t Muileann na Buaise.

Limerick on July 30, 2008 at 1:58 AM

There once was a man from Nantucket
Who traveled on many a junket
A boozer for life
Unfaithful to wife
Now cancer took his ship and sunk it

That’s my artistic contribution to uncle Teddy. Eventually the party has to end Teddy and we must all stand before Christ and give an account.

40 million baby boys and girls uncle Teddy. 40 million.

Mojave Mark on July 30, 2008 at 2:02 AM

Ted is a curious old foe
He’s the shape of my narly old toe
When he opens his yap
My gawd, what a sap
Making plans for my wallet, you know

Limerick on July 30, 2008 at 2:10 AM

Vote for Republicans

Vote for Checks & Balances.

Power Corrupts, and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

Imagine the Democrats with Super Majorities in the US House of Representatives, The US Senate(which they already control) and The White House THEN with a fawning National Media..

Nothing good can come from it..

Chakra Hammer on July 30, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Those of us who live far away from the lemmings in the big cities really don’t have much to worry about.

OK, there is the blood pressure thing, but that is easily controlled by jumping on a Madone and riding strong.

winemkr on July 30, 2008 at 2:23 AM

Ted – Camelot

Surf – It’s only a model

Ted – shhhhh!

Kini on July 30, 2008 at 2:25 AM

Well Ted sure drinks the gin
As do most of his kin
With Hatch writing a song
For the man he has loved for so long
Now Ted’s got some rhythm to go with his sin

MB4 on July 30, 2008 at 2:39 AM

All kidding aside….

I wonder if Teddy is sorry for trying to undermine the Reagen administration by conspiring with Communist Russia?

I wonder if Teddy realizes his Spanish/Portuguese singing will never make American Idol’s top whatevah list.

I wonder…., oh shucks…. he’s passed out drunk again….

Kini on July 30, 2008 at 2:54 AM

before you get all teary eyed, just remember this lop of crud is responsible for EVERY piece of immigration legislation that has been excreted from the anus of our government for as long as anyone of us on this site can remember.

Alden Pyle on July 30, 2008 at 7:46 AM

I would rather listen to an extended amplified blaster-mix rendition of empty milk cans crashing down a steel stairwell than I would listening to even 15 seconds of this moronic drivel.

pilamaye on July 30, 2008 at 7:47 AM

terrible song about a terrible man from a terrible institution who has registered hundreds of terrible votes for America…

sabbott on July 30, 2008 at 7:59 AM

Have mercy!

Al-Ozarka on July 30, 2008 at 8:39 AM

Orin Hatch – another useless pile of well, whatever. I’ve said it before and this article confirms it – Orin and Ted are friends – American politics is just like pro wrestling. They beat each other up and bloody each other, then when the round is over they go back into the Senate chambers, have a few drinks, smack each other on the back and say, “well, we fooled’em again.”
Fooey on this whole useless bunch and shame on us for being fooled over and over again.

abcurtis on July 30, 2008 at 9:23 AM

We’ve seen what happens when southern rubes got a chance to run the country…into the ground.

By southern rubes you mean Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Jimmy Carter dont you, alphie?

abcurtis on July 30, 2008 at 9:27 AM

What I’d like to know, did they save the baby from Mary Jo, and if they did, let’s do a DNA test.

CynicalOptimist on July 30, 2008 at 10:04 AM

“Dontcha know that you’re my heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrroooooooooooooo?”
-Orrin “The Moral Imbecile” Hatch.

Akzed on July 30, 2008 at 10:12 AM

There once was a rumrunner’s son,
Whose favorite thing was to run.
To the senate he’d go,
But from poor Mary Jo,
He ran off like he’s shot from a gun.

Akzed on July 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM

Is it true that Nancy Pelosi will sing harmony at the convention?

Travis1 on July 30, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Honor him for what, exactly?

fossten on July 30, 2008 at 10:44 AM

AAAAaaaaahhhhhh!

kirkill on July 30, 2008 at 10:51 AM

We’ve seen what happens when southern rubes got a chance to run the country…into the ground.

I think the Dems will need another 40 years to clean up the mess.

alphie on July 29, 2008 at 11:11 PM

You really think it will take 50 years to recover from Bill Clinton? You are a pessimist.

18-1 on July 30, 2008 at 12:16 PM

Old Ted was against oil spillin’,
No rigs out at sea for gas tank fillin’,
But he was out in a yacht
With some young girl that he got,
And now he’s all for offshore drillin’!

jgapinoy on July 30, 2008 at 12:43 PM

Pisses me off that people supposedly on our side are honoring a man who has done so much harm to this country.

Buncha country-clubbing elitest jackasses.

misterpeasea on July 30, 2008 at 3:17 PM

This years lifetime acheivement award goes to (drum roll)Sen Ted Kennedy

sonnyspats1 on July 30, 2008 at 8:30 PM