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Hall: Teddy Disgraced, Redeemed Himself

A promising young man once did something so unforgivable that it seemed his transgression might earn him an early admission to hell. But someone up there apparently decided that would be too easy for him. It's as if he were condemned instead to spend the rest of a long life doing the heavy lifting of improving other lives as a means of compensating for a life he had taken. When young Sen. Ted Kennedy drunkenly drove a car off a bridge and drowned a young woman in the process, a more constructive punishment than hell was in order/Bill Hall, Lewiston Tribune. More here

Question: How do you view Ted Kennedy: redeemed sinner who served his constituents well? Or unrepentant liberal who got away with a capital offense years ago? Or something in between?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.