Aug 26, 2009

Kennedy's Passing a Great Opportunity for Pundits, Pols to Talk about Themselves [In Memoriam]

It is hard to respond intelligently to the death of someone as complicated and accomplished as Ted Kennedy. Unless you're a regular on cable news. Then you just talk about yourself.

If you are a politician or television pundit, see, your narcissism is so crippling that your instinctual response to the passing of one of the most influential human beings of the last century is to relate the story of the time he had something to do with your life. And so video intern Allison Oldfather has put together this compilation.

(To be fair, a couple of these people are telling charming stories about Ted. Others are just unable to conceive of anything to say about the man that isn't actually about them.)

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