Ed Driscoll


In a gimlet eye, Ted Kennedy reflects back on the halcyon days of the Goldwater Presidency.

Update: Jonah Goldberg helpfully clarifies the issue for the good senator:

Note: in this universe Goldwater was never President, alas. And in the parallel universe where he was, Sam Alito would still have been 14 years old at the time.

That’s all perfectly true, but the real question is: would President Goldwater have worn a goatee or a sleeveless gold lame’ shirt in that universe?

Another Update: Tim Blair points to a recent op-ed in which Kennedy “described Mao