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SAD – AT 11:08 A.M. ET:  We don't do royalty in America, and for good reason.  Royal families tend, over time, to diminish themselves.  The Adamses, the Roosevelts, the Jeffersons, and all the others, have faded away.  Some have become the names of TV sitcoms.

The Kennedys linger on, but how sad they've become.  It's a scandal-a-minute.  And now Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his sister, Rory, diminish the name still further by comments made as part of the 50th anniversary year, marking the assassination of President Kennedy.  From Fox: 

DALLAS – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship."

Kennedy and his sister, Rory, spoke about their family Friday night while being interviewed in front of an audience by Charlie Rose at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The event comes as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of the president's death.

Their uncle was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade through Dallas. Five years later, their father was assassinated in a Los Angeles hotel while celebrating his win in the California Democratic presidential primary...

...He said his father thought the Warren Commission, which concluded Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing the president, was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship." He said that he, too, questioned the report.

"The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman," he said, but he didn't say what he believed may have happened.

Oh really?  What evidence is that?  If young Kennedy has evidence, he has an obligation to present it.  He knew this story would be in the paper, yet presented not a single fact to back up his assertion.  That is gross irresponsibility, especially coming from a member of the Kennedy family itself.  I have followed the history of the JFK murder over the years, and have not found a single fact that would lead me away from the Warren Commission's conclusion.

And the Warren Commission, in my view, did not do shoddy work.  It did rather good work.  But the case against Lee Harvey Oswald was not difficult to prove. 

Was there a conspiracy?  I don't know.  It's difficult to disprove a conspiracy, but, again, where is the actual evidence that there was one?

Junior went further:

"We were kind of lucky because we lost our members of our family when they were involved in a great endeavor.  And that endeavor is to make this country live up to her ideals."

COMMENT:  How very pompous.  It would be nice if these fashion plates of American liberalism would occasionally ask other nations to live up to their ideals.  When they start asking, give me a call.

I find the whole thing embarrassing.

January 13,  2013