The Hanging Shad was going to have some thoughts on US Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s continued use of the image and words of President John F. Kennedy on the subject of tax cutting. But Hartford Courant columnist Rick Green wrote it first.
Edward Kennedy, Jr. is asking the McMahon campaign to stop using his uncle’s image and words because it implies JFK would support McMahon. First, JFK’s words are his words. Secondly, there’s no way in the world JFK would support McMahon’s candidacy and anyone with a brain should know that.
The problem I have with the entire issue is McMahon spokesman Ed Patru’s response. He said, “Kennedy [emphasis added] proposed across-the-board tax cuts because he recognized that a high tax ‘reduces the financial incentives for personal effort, investment and risk-taking’…And it’s worth remembering that when Kennedy [emphasis added] proposed those cuts in 1963, he had plenty of opposition in his own party from big-government politicians like Dick Blumenthal….” Blah, blah blah.
It’s President Kennedy to you, Ed. And it should be to everyone else. I wasn’t born when President Kennedy was shot and killed but I went to school and was taught some respect by my parents.
In the end, it’s a nonissue and another manifestation that McMahon has the best and smartest people money can buy.