We have known for some time that Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) is a drunken buffoon. However, Teddy's distance from reality has become ever more marked since the election of President George W. Bush. The latest example came when the Hero of Chappaquiddick either deliberately re-wrote or (more likely, considering his mental capacity) forgot history, claiming that Barry Goldwater won the 1964 election.
Since 1964 was the only time since World War II that a Democratic presidential candidate has won in a landslide (sorry, Clintonistas, your boy never got close to winning fifty percent of the vote), this is a fairly amusing historical re-write, in my opinion. But then Teddy-boy never was much on either responsibility or reality. Too many cocktails, I guess.
Hat tip to Glenn Reynolds.