Ted never did get round to answering his mail; although on that occasion history proved him right. The thought that I actually wrote that guff makes me shudder.
It is not known whether the flags over the Chivas Regal distillery in Paisley were lowered to half-mast on the news of Senator Kennedy's passing; but the TV coverage of his funeral seemed to indicate that his grandson Max Allen read a prayer of the faithful for the intention that President Obama's healthcare plan be passed. I could be entirely wrong. That is how I interpreted it.
Some folk can always be relied upon to snatch bad taste and embarrassment from the jaws of good taste and dignity. Even in death.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace; and may his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.