Politico’s Blake Hounshell asked an innocent enough question on Twitter as to why Ted Kennedy was often referred to as a “lion.”
Readers were all too happy to give him some plausible explanations.
Twitchy readers had some funny responses:
Your point? Fat, lazy, only wanting to mate. Sounds like Ted.~Ken Klutarich
So was Teddy. Lions let women do all the work and screw all day. Ergo, Teddy~John Corbett
Perhaps it is because lions kill brutally and get away with it if they’re powerful enough.~Charles C.W.Cooke
Yea but they’re smart, they get others in the pride to do the dirty work and only reap in the benefits.~Kabir Taneja
Why is Ted Kennedy always called a ‘lion’? Why not some other animal? Lions are lazy. — Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) March 29, 2015
For some of our younger readers, you may not know that Ted Kennedy inspired the “War on Poverty”, the Hart-Cellar Immigration Act, also known as the “Anyone-With-a-Pulse-Act.”
Ted the Lion also escaped a submerged car leaving a young woman to drown, while he swam to safety. He would later return to the pub where they couple had been drinking earlier.
No wonder the Left considers Teddy a lion! This may also be why Snoop Dogg graduated to Snoop Lion.
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