And since we’re picking on Kennedy’s, here’s an email from Poppa Goldberg:
Good column on ESPN. Rush’s big problem, of course, is going to be the drug issue. If he was taking the pills because of excruciating pain, his critics should remember that, for many of these critics, the most revered president of the century, John F. Kennedy, was a walking pharmacopaeia, who spent a lifetime on painkilling drugs, the “feel good” pills given to him by Dr. Max Jacobson, “Dr. Feelgood,” of New York. Everybody knew this and knows it, and Kennedy got a free pass for being a drug addict (his wife also was on feelgoods to stay slim). Indeed, part of Kennedy’s profile in courage was his withstanding the pain, albeit with huge amounts of drugs.