Charles Pierce is the self-impressed Boston clod who is so deeply a tool of the Kennedys that he infamously wrote in the Boston Globe Magazine in 2004 that "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."
If you wondered, what Pierce had to say on Kennedy's passing, here it is from The Nation:
But, if Martin was right, and the arc of history really does bend toward justice, the Senior Senator didn't miss many chances to give it a little push along the way. For example, if it weren't for the Senior Senator, an authoritarian extremist named Robert Bork would now be in his 22nd year on the United States Supreme Court. Conservatives are still weeping about this. Tough. A country with a Robert Bork deciding on the issues of its liberties would be a smaller, more vicious place. The Senior Senator stopped that from happening. What'd your senator do today?
Pierce bragged: "It is almost beside the point now to mention that The Senior Senator leaves behind a pair of shoes that most of his Senate contemporaries could use for swimming pools." The swimming metaphors are probably not the best choice.
[Hat tip: Tom Johnson]