From the “That Didn’t Come Out the Way I Meant it To” Dept.
“If she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age.”
Somebody at the Boston Globe actually wrote this. Somebody else at the Boston Globe actually read it and approved it for publication. Then, the Boston Globe actually published it–in a piece intended as Kennedy hagiography.
Somebody is now asking themselves, “What the hell was I thinking?”
Here’s the inimitable Mark Steyn on it.
“Infelicitous”. Yeah. That’s the word.