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Ted Kennedy Is A Classy Guy . . .

. . . when he wants to be.

Ted Kennedy told Larry King on CNN he was with Laura Bush on September 11, 2001, and had this to say:

"the phone rang in my office. It was my wife calling. The first plane had crashed ... I thought this is unusual, distressing, bizarre.

"And then the second plane crashed and we obviously knew it was something and tried to get a hold of Mrs. Bush and she was already in the building, in the Russell Building."

"And I remember going out to the door and seeing her walk down the corridor and probably the Secret Service had known just at this time but she was walking down. She was probably 50, 75 yards down the corridor walking in front of her Secret Service . . . [s]he came into our office. Senator Gregg from New Hampshire was there ...

"We sat down in that office at this time and she was enormously elegant, dignified, a woman of great composure, strength.”

[they] "didn't have a real idea of the grasp of the situation, the depth of it, but nonetheless she had her own sort of thoughts and you can imagine her thinking, her husband and children.”[emphasis added]

I found this to be genuinely touching. Good on you, Senator.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 23 April 2006 11:33 PM


Laura Bush reminds me so much of my neighbor in Midland, Texas. She had that same certain something that can best be described as kindness and a genuine interest for others. Laura Bush is the most beautiful First Lady we have ever had, so far.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 24, 2006 05:06 AM

"the most beautiful First Lady we have ever had, so far."
Zsa Zsa,
Are you waiting for John Kerry to get elected so you can throw Teresa into the mix?
Just kidding....
Seriously, I agree with what you said.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at April 24, 2006 08:09 AM

Eneils...You scared me for a moment!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 24, 2006 11:37 AM

Ken...Did you ever talk to Hoodlumman and Rob???

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 24, 2006 11:40 AM

Leaving Mary Jo in the river? Not classy.

Posted by: Hoodlumman at April 24, 2006 04:35 PM

Leaving Mary Jo in the river and then going out for a nightcap... Tell me again how he is able to a Senator??? He shouldn't even be able to vote.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 24, 2006 04:50 PM

Kennedy gets an "atta boy" for this show of basic human compassion. Only problem is that he had an abundance of "aww shit's" before this and has continued to accumlate them since.
Remember the basic rule, one "aww shit" cancels out all "atta boy's" to that point.
Chugging a bottle of whiskey and burping like a mule does not get an "atta boy" unless you are in the Kenndy Clan or certain social circles in DC.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at April 24, 2006 04:51 PM

Eneils,... I appreciate that sugar coating!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 24, 2006 06:07 PM

Mary Jo Kopechne was not available for comment.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at April 24, 2006 10:41 PM

Go to FIU Zsa Zsa!

Posted by: Ken McCracken at April 24, 2006 10:42 PM