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In academia, it is "publish or perish." In politics, it is "be quoted or be irrelevant."
Yesterday, Sen. Ted Kennedy (MA) made a valiant attempt at being relevant: he publicly endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for the Democrat Party presidential nominee.
WASHINGTON - Summoning memories of his slain brother,The irony of "I feel change is in the air" was palpable. That's quite a statement coming from a relic of the 1960s political era who has done little more than occupy space as a memento of the Massachusetts nostalgia for the JFK "Camelot" days. led two generations of the First Family of Democratic politics Monday in endorsing for the White House, declaring, "I feel change is in the air."
Obama is a man of rare "grit and grace," Kennedy said in remarks salted with scarcely veiled criticism of the Illinois senator's chief rival for the presidential nomination, [source], as well as her husband, the former president.
Kennedy, who is now little more than a caricature of Washington politics... the bulbous senator with a condition mimicking narcolepsy... was smiling broadly and attempting to display enthusiasm. But he came across more like some old football fan who still longs for the "full house T" but feels he has to cheer for the "spread offense" to show that he is still "with it."The impact of Kennedy's endorsement will be minimal. The Clintons are doing a better job showing why Hillary should not be the Democrat nominee. Nevertheless, this little "I'm for Barack" moment has given Sen. Kennedy the sense of being relevant... and that's enough for him.
Now he can go back to his bottle and overstuffed chair secure in the knowledge that some people still remember who he is... JFK's little brother...