RUSH: Did you see Patrick Kennedy’s meltdown on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday? It was fabulous. This just proves — and I forget who wrote this today — that great, great families, by the time you get to the third generation all of the grandeur and all of the greatness is gone, and all you end up with is just shirt sleeve type embarrassment. (laughing) I mean not just the Kennedys, the Vanderbilts. I mean, look, Cornelius Vanderbilt built the railroads and one of his offspring or great grandsons, Anderson Cooper, has 25,000 viewers a night on CNN. I mean these progressions inexorably take place. So we have that for you and some follow-up, some similar meltdowns by other Kennedys that we have chronicled over the years.
RUSH: Now to Patrick Kennedy streaming like a madman, angry at the media. This is on the floor of the House yesterday.
P. KENNEDY: (screaming) There’s one, two press people in this gallery. We’re talking about Eric Massa, 24/7 on the TV. We’re talking about war and peace, $3 billion, a thousand lives, and no press? No press? You want to know why the American public has fit? They’re fit because they’re not seeing their Congress do the work that they sent to do. It’s because the press, the press of the United States, is not covering the most significant issue of national importance and that’s the laying of lives down in the nation for the service of our country. It’s despicable!
RUSH: Uh, you want to know why the American people are fit? We’re not fit. We’re morbidly obese! I don’t know what he’s talking about. He might be fit to be tied. Patrick, you know, you really are a dunce. The press was helping you yesterday. If the press had shown up and televised this it woulda hurt your cause. Americans do not want to be defeated, they do not want to surrender. The press did you the biggest favor in the world. Well, not you personally. See what press coverage has gotten you, Patrick? Let’s go back. This kind of runs in the family, October 20th, 1994, in Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy on the campaign trail with former President Bill Clinton.
TED KENNEDY: Is this Clinton country? Garahham! (muttering) And after we all do what needs to be done for the next two and a half weeks, and we elect Mark Roosevelt as our governor, and you reelect … (cheers and applause) And you reelect old Kennedy in the United States Senate, we’re going to start on the ’96 campaign to elect Bill Clinton, and to reelect him on the muh mahmana mah man (muttering)!
RUSH: So you see, we’ve played this over the course of many months, years, and people take stabs and wild guesses at what the Senator (may he rest in peace) was saying, and he wasn’t saying anything. There were no words here to translate. Play it again, Mike. We can squeeze him in here before we have to go to the break again.
TED KENNEDY: Is this Clinton country? Garahham! (muttering)
RUSH: And after!
TED KENNEDY: And after we all do what needs to be done for the next two and a half weeks, and we elect Mark Roosevelt as our governor, and you reelect … (cheers and applause) And you reelect old Kennedy in the United States Senate, we’re going to start on the ’96 campaign to elect Bill Clinton, and to reelect him on the muh mahmana mah man (muttering)!
RUSH: Senator Kennedy, October 20th, 1994, with his own rant.