Here's a little item (link) that has somehow been overlooked, what with all the fawning accolades, blown kisses and handkerchiefs waved tearfully in the direction of Sen. Edward Kennedy's bier as it recedes in the general direction of Valhalla's liberal wing.
Hate to ruin a good wake, but here's the gist: a KGB memorandum from 1983 implicates Sen. Kennedy in an attempt to cut a deal with Yuri Andropov, who was then the leader of the Soviet Union.
The money graf:
"Kennedy's message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. 'The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,' the memorandum stated. 'These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign."
Read the whole article.
Funny how winning liberalism's lifetime achievement award can render our inquisitive news media so uninquisitive on so many unpleasant subjects. If the phony Bush/Air National Guard memo was worth a breathless feature on '60 Minutes,' this issue deserves its own 24-hour cable news channel.
But nonetheless, Kennedy exits, stage left, a hero, to the applause of the claques of hacks festooning our mainstream media news rooms like e. coli at a fertilizer plant.
In other news, the Obama administration wants to investigate CIA agents for pulling information out of terrorists that has saved American lives.
Hey, what do you know? The same people are applauding.