Poor Ted Kennedy
Done in by his own, unfailing moral compass. I'm gonna nominate this book for the J. Gordon Coogler Award for the worst book of the year. This would Ted Kennedy-themed books consecutive winners.
"If the thing had been handled properly, the first thing they would have done is put him in a hospital. Then they would have said he was a victim of an auto accident and didn't know what he was doing and couldn't be held responsible for anything that happened really after that, which would have been a fair explanation," says author-journalist Hersh, who knew Kennedy since they were classmates at Harvard. "But instead, he felt terribly guilty about the whole thing ... tried to take responsibility and ... just confused the issue."