Our night owl Brent Baker stayed up into the middle of the night watching the early news of Ted Kennedy's death. His first report is that Brian Williams proclaimed in a parting shot at 3:16 AM that Kennedy was the "last unabashed liberal" in the Senate. Bernie Sanders might need to e-mail.
Expect many, many kind words about the "royal family" and so on to come. It's clear that Kennedy was a historic figure in the Senate and an inspirational leader for American liberalism. We'll be watching for statements (like the NBC anchor's) that don't ring true.