Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Book 38, maybe 39.: Reckless Youth: another jfk bio. Nigel Hamilton. I'm at least 100 pages into it, greyhound inspired.
It's readable, snarky at times, detailed, anti-camelot. I've seen it criticized before, not sure why.
When it uses the term rape to describe the first sexual encounter between Joe Kennedy and Gloria Swanson, I thought it risked credibility. It's stronger when showing the financial manipulation of Swanson - show, don't tell, as my actor buddy says.
Meanwhile Tedward is in the news today:
What the American people have seen is this incredible disparity in which those people who had cars and money got out and those people who were impoverished died," Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) said in an interview . The question for Roberts, he said, is whether he stands for "a fairer, more just nation" or for "narrow, stingy interpretations of the law to frustrate progress."

The more I learn about his upbringing, the more grudging respect I have for the guy.
If Jack spent his adult life trying to be Joe Junior, Ted is trying to be Bobby.
But bad choice of words. Ted lied, Mary Jo died, as they say these days.
And we'll take narrow and stingy for 200 Alex.

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