His basic character was revealed when he left a young woman behind as he swam out of a car he had driven into water. For this he was never arrested, charged, tried or held to account.
As a family man he was a failure and fraud. He was an unreformed alcoholic.
He coarsened the confirmation process for the country when he lied and smeared Judge Bork, a coarsening that has only gotten worse, once started.
Ted Kennedy is the poster boy for everything that is wrong with politics in our Republic.
The accolades are flowing like good scotch.
Udate: He liked a good joke about Chappaquidick. HELL of a guy!