a live note about the President’s State of the Union (2008)
While President Bush was talking about No Child Left Behind as a “bipartisan effort” and a “good law” Ted Kennedy was sitting next to Barak Obama (whom he endorsed for President today). Senator Obama was staring ahead as if he had heat vision. Senator Kennedy looked down, as if adjusting glasses. Neither were clapping. I’ve read that Obama has qualms with the Bush 43’s education bill in his autobiography. Ted Kennedy’s hostility is puzzling because he wrote the bill. Apparently alliances demand a revisionist sort of history.