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Ted Kennedy remembered

By Erik Tarloff  

Ted Kennedy (middle) with his brothers

“Rose didn’t have triplets,” Texas political operative Robert Strauss famously said in 1980, nastily suggesting that Ted Kennedy fell short of the standards set by his two older brothers.

It’s probably true he lacked the intellectual heft of John and Robert, and for many years he seemed to display the spoiled temperament of a very wealthy and very coddled young man, a man for whom all obstacles, even obstacles of his own making, were cleared, and…

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