Ted Kennedy at the DNC

Man, I loved the speech.  And I loved Ken Burns’ tribute movie!  I was genuinely touched.  I’m so impressed that Kennedy, who’s been such a positive force for the advancement of liberal ideals (well, except for that one thing), was able to get out of his sick bed and come down for what may likely be his last public appearance ever. 

Goddam was that inspirational, not just for his message, but for his courage.  People like to use the word “courage” when people do anything in public, but risking your life when you have a malignant tumor is fucking courageous.

However, I do have to admit that seeing Kennedy in glasses made me think of primarily one thing: David Hockney.

There’s one big difference between Hockney and Kennedy, though–Kennedy is actually good at his job.


Oklahoman by birth. Angeleno by fate. I've been in half a dozen bands and own 25 cubic feet of old records. Thank God for Ikea shelves.

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