DATE: 1/15/2004 09:26:00 AM
Ditch Ted - Jonah Goldberg says the Democrats should get rid of Ted Kennedy. Needless to say, he's not a fan:
Kennedy, a man so convinced of his entitlement to the Oval Office he couldn't be bothered to explain why he was running for the job, declared that the Bush White House is "breathtakingly arrogant." A guy who recently took to the well of the Senate to deny scholarships to poor black kids because the teacher's unions own him and his party had the effrontery to declare this White House "vindictive and mean-spirited."
I don't mean to get too worked up. I know people think Ted Kennedy is the "conscience of his party" (that's the Democratic party; any other party where Ted's involved you're gonna want to bring your snorkel).Goldberg also takes some time to pound on former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, who Kennedy quoted in a recent speech:
O'Neill is supposedly shocked and awed by the 'red meat" (his words) in the book he dictated. Worse, he apparently told Suskind that he was taken aback by the political nature of this White House. A political White House! This ranks somewhere between voicing surprise that rocks are hard to chew and being scandalized that bears continue to use America's sacred parklands as toilets.Read the whole thing.