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Palin vs. the Kennedys (Living and Dead)

As John Pitney noted yesterday, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is defending her late uncle, JFK, from Palin. The subject is the former president’s famous speech about religion and public life during the 1960 campaign. You would think that a professional tender of the Kennedy flame would be able to say something compelling about that topic. You would be wrong.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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