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Posted: 1/9/2006 7:58:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 7:58:35 AM EDT by rcoers]
Too bad Tookie's not around to co-author!

SOURCE

Meet the latest children's author, Sen. Ted Kennedy, and his Portuguese Water Dog, Splash, his co-protagonist in "My Senator and Me: A Dogs-Eye View of Washington, D.C."

Scholastic Inc. will release the book in May.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to create a book for young readers and their families that will deepen their understanding of how our American government works," Kennedy said in a statement Monday issued by Scholastic.

According to Scholastic, Kennedy's book "not only takes readers through a full day in the Senator's life, but also explains how a bill becomes a law." Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, was inspired to write the book from his work with a Washington-based reading program, "Everybody Wins!"

Kennedy's net proceeds will be donated to charity.

Books are a Kennedy family tradition, from John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Profiles in Courage" to the poetry compilations edited by Caroline Kennedy. Books about dogs are a Washington tradition, thanks to the best-selling "Millie's Book," by then-first lady Barbara Bush.

Ted Kennedy's book is 56 pages and includes illustrations by David Small, winner of the 2001 Caldecott Medal for his pictures in Judith St. George's "So You Want to Be President?"

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:59:29 AM EDT

Hope "Splash" can swim better than MaryJo or it's gonna be a gruesome ending.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:02:08 AM EDT
This opens up so much potential for wisecracks/sarcasm/truthful jabs at a huge pile of dog feces. However, there are many more here that can/will do this thread more justice than I ever could.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:02:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Hope "Splash" can swim better than MaryJo or it's gonna be a gruesome ending.



Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:02:43 AM EDT
OMG I can't believe the dog's name is splash
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:03:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Hope "Splash" can swim better than MaryJo or it's gonna be a gruesome ending.







Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:04:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:
OMG I can't believe the dog's name is splash



I guess it's better than Bubbles.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:07:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rcoersMeet the latest children's author, Sen. Ted Kennedy, and his Portuguese Water Dog, Splash, his co-protagonist in "My Senator and Me: A Dogs-Eye View of Washington, D.C."



I don't know, I think that shows he's planning ahead.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:12:17 AM EDT
I'm gonna hafta call BS on the whole thing...

Splash... water dog... Ted Kennedy...

Come on.

The only book Teddy would pen would be his favorite pick up lines or maybe how to successfully plan a drunken orgy at the compound.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:29:58 AM EDT
Why in the world would the AP make this up? I highly doubt it's BS...
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:11:39 PM EDT
Ghost writer!

Paid by teddy!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:14:04 PM EDT
He's trying to make up for his murders the way Tookie did.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:33:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Hope "Splash" can swim better than MaryJo or it's gonna be a gruesome ending.



I can see a psychology student somewhere rugging his/her hands together over their new thesis subject.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:38:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:39:20 PM EDT
Didn't ABC already cover this subject with the Schoolhouse Rock "I'm Just a Bill" video?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:13:15 PM EDT
This just in. . . .

Ted Kennedy to write children's book...

mary jane kopechne not availible for comment
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:17:07 PM EDT
I thought it was titled "Unkie Teddy and His Drinkin and Womanizin Problems."
{and how to beat the charges}
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:20:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DasRonin:
Ghost writer!

Paid by teddy!



Why not? It worked fine when Ted Sorenson ghost wrote "Profiles In Courage" for Jack. Maybe Ted could get the guy who took the Massachusetts bar exam for him to do it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:29:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 3:30:37 PM EDT by Nimrod1193]

From the book's dust jacket:

Watch Splash frolic with William Kennedy Smith's dog, Rape.

Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:37:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
I thought it was titled "Unkie Teddy and His Drinkin and Womanizin Problems."
{and how to beat the charges}



Lol. Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than the guns of all the civies on this site combined. :)
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:45:23 PM EDT
A ...Water dog???? Got to be made up. If it isn't it's the joke of the century.

By the way, is his next book a driving manual? Or, is he going to write a boating skill and seamanship column?

Irish drinking songs? "When I was a gossoon of eight yoears or so, with me books and me primer to school I would go; ....where lay the schoolmaster blind drunk on the floor." OK, "The bridge I would cross, where lay the senator blind drunk in the car?"
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:48:01 PM EDT
What's that Mary?... Your pregnant? Reeeally.. well, maybe you should put your seatbelt on you know we wouldn't want anything to happen to our bastard baby would we?..... What do you mean the buckle is stuck? Oh, look a bridge....
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:48:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:49:34 PM EDT
See Ted.
See Ted drink.
See Ted drink some more.
Ted has a problem.
See Ted drive.
See Ted crash!
Ted has a passenger, can you see her?
See Ted run!
Ted is a murderer.
See Ted pretend to judge others?
Ted is an ass.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:52:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DasRonin:
Ghost writer!

Paid by teddy!



Ghost writer? Is Mary Jo gonna write the thing for him? Hasn't he already done enough for her?b
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:54:34 PM EDT
If the noodle in the puddle is a pedofile with a poodle and a bottle we call it Ted Kennedy.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 3:54:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 3:56:08 PM EDT by pcsutton]

Originally Posted By Tromatic:
See Ted.
See Ted drink.
See Ted drink some more.
Ted has a problem.
See Ted drive.
See Ted crash!
Ted has a passenger, can you see her?
See Ted run!
Ted is a murderer.
See Ted pretend to judge others?
Ted is an ass sick piece of dog shit and an enemy of the State.



Fixed it for ya!
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:00:07 PM EDT
OMFG!!! Is he that convinced of his superiority that he can throw it in our faces? Is he one of those criminals that are ate up with guilt and start acting out so they get caught? Is he subconsciously trying to get caught or admit guilt? Or can he really do anything at all and never suffer and consequences?
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