09/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Don't Tell Ted

Is it tragic or just plain ironic that health reform suffers along with Ted Kennedy? It was Kennedy, after all, who put Barack Obama on a winning path to the White House, vowing that his ward would change things. Instead, the President is on vacation nearby the ailing Democrat this month (at a Republican's house) having changed nothing of substance. The wars abroad, so passionately opposed by Kennedy, are as big as ever. And the health care lobby that Kennedy spent his career opposing is winning again, thanks to Obama's acquiescence. Perhaps Ted and Caroline should regret their pivotal endorsement.

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