Tweet of the Day: Obama calls Ted Kennedy ‘bridge,’ Biden ‘anchor’ (Video)

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The life of Edward M. Kennedy was celebrated today with the opening of an institute dedicated to all his great works as “liberal lion of the Senate.” Both the president and vice president were on hand to pay tribute to Kennedy, which they did with all the grace of an elephant in a china shop.

First, Obama spoke, recalling that the Massachusetts senator “bridged” partisan divide. Biden completed the one-two punch by extolling Kennedy as an “an anchor for many of us in our personal lives.”

As Weasel Zippers notes, the White House speechwriters would be advised to google the term “Chappaquiddick” the next time they are called upon to memorialize the life and times of Ted Kennedy.

Meantime, here are Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dumber:

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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