Media opportunists that they are, will rightwingnutter Republicans and fundamentalist religious zealots exploit the death of Senator Edward Kennedy to advance their anti-health care reform and socially regressive agenda?
Here's the answer. The mean-spirited, the viciously vapid and from a surprising source, a moderate post. There will be more of course - has Rush Limbaugh yet spewed his loathsome doctrine?
For the record, the Kennedy clan and their dramatic mix of high-stakes philanthropy and public service, corrosive misogyny and outrageous risk-taking behaviour has often made me cringe.
Some whisper it was the patriarch Joe Kennedy's hubris that attracted the kharmic maledictions that has beset his dynasty for decades; a dramatic overstatement perhaps but still ... I sincerely hope Robert F. Kennedy's children and perhaps some of their cousins can redress whatever that cosmic affliction might be; Rory Kennedy in particular shines a bright light in that respect.