Skip to comments.Princeton CAP magazine piece Kennedy read was satire
Posted on 01/14/2006 7:08:01 AM PST by Peach
You can read the full Prospect article on Kennedy's site. Its subject is a lawsuit by a female Princeton student who wanted to be admitted to an all-male eating club at the university. As the title suggests, it argues more broadly that elitism isn't a bad thing. The article is written in an arch style that doesn't do much for me, and I don't think it's very good. But there isn't anything especially offensive or even controversial in it.
Dinesh D'Souza was the editor of Prospect at the time, and he confirms that the article, by H. W. Crocker III, now an editor for Regnery Books, was a satire:
The essay may not have been funny, D'Souza acknowledges, but Kennedy read from it as if it had been serious instead of an attempt at humor. "I think left-wing groups have been feeding Senator Kennedy snippets and he has been mindlessly reciting them," D'Souza said. "It was a satire."
The bottom line is that if this is the most "offensive" article CAP was responsible for in its decade-plus of existence, the Democrats' whole guilt-by-association effort was much ado about nothing. If being associated, however remotely, with attempts at humor that don't turn out to be very funny is enough to place a public figure beyond the pale, the Democrats had better stay away from Al Franken.
Thank you, MEG33, for finding this today!
They lost their humor decades ago.
Not only is our Senior Whale terminally corrupt, he's also dumber than dog bleep . . . proven in part by the fact that the dog is named "Splash" !!!!!
How much longer will Massachusetts inflict this oxygen-thief upon us. The man is a joke that is no longer funny.
This should be entered as Exhibit A at the insanity trial of this fool.
As if people needed a reminder about Chapiquiddick, he has to name his dog Splash.
Maybe someone should send him a Mad Magazine and tell him it's the Republican platform for 2008.
--For me, politics is personal and tragically so. My brother was killed by Republican policies. He had a substance abuse problem, and had no choice but to survive by crime. One year ago yesterday, he was attempting to secure money from a young woman who could have easily provided the requested amount. The young woman shot and killed my brother Danny. Her reaction was criminal, given that she was hardly hurt other than a broken cheekbone and minor abraisions elsewhere on her body. Her life was probably not in danger. And now, she goes free while my brother is in his grave. The law provided no help, as she was licensed to carry a handgun. Republican lawmakers like George Bush have always supported concealed carry laws, as they dont care about people like my brother. Senator Kennedy, I salute you in standing up to the NRA and opposing gun laws. You are helping to prevent more needless deaths like my dear brother Danny. Thank you!
Just when a person thinks The Lifeguard can't go any lower, he proves them wrong. He's a real bottom feeder.
And he gets to make decisions of who sits on the Supreme Court....unbelievable.
``One year ago yesterday, he was attempting to secure money from a young woman who could have easily provided the requested amount. ``
I think that Kennedy has become so obnoxious that the staff he has relied on for so many years are fading away, or choosing to work on other politicians' staffs.
He is being "served" by third-raters or newbies in DC. He is waaay past his due date and the stink is becoming obvious to all, even Dem party staffers.
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