|A Political Par-tee!|
He was called the last and the least, an attitude firmly grounded on the morbid deification of his brothers. Perhaps it’s hard to appraise his value. Few people have had to perform publicly with as many ghosts as Ted Kennedy.
|Ted never really escaped|
Surprisingly, he performed well – which is either a testament to Kennedy’s innate political savoir faire, or evidence of what kind of job it really is.
|O them ghosts|
He had everything and, in a way, very little, choke-collared by historical expectations, and perhaps, when alone, subject to late-night Deliverance-type nightmares of slim, pale hands rising from the deep.