"He lived his own large life and the ledger of it shows a substantial positive balance." Pretty gracious stuff.
Mind you, George Will found the McCain-Feingold Act so unforgivable that he preferred the elevation of Barack Obama, the most liberal president in modern history.
Exit Question: If I hadn't prompted you, would you have guessed the quote was Will or Peggy Noonan?
Update: Scott Johnson has a less polite analysis: "We live in Edward Kennedy's America not only in the consequential legislation that he sponsored and saw through the Senate, but also in the afterlife of the vulgar political sham on which Senator Kennedy relied to defeat the nomination of Judge Bork."
I bet he won't be going to any Georgetown parties!
Update II: Tommy from Quincy is bereft.
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