Kennedy – almost America’s Royal Family
the First Family amongst the First Families
First Family of politics,
Would you vote for a Catholic in 1960?
When Al Smith lost in 1928
a prominent senator sent a telegram to the Pope – ‘ unpack.’
Actually Catholicism was the lesser of two evils for JFK
the bigger one was Joe –
his old man
concupiscent , lascivious, and almost Nazi and profiteer.
Newly sanitised – “ Mr Ambassador ”…..
but nobody believed that.
On the trail in Virginia or Kentucky things turned ugly
hecklers hostile to JFK – one snarling
“ your old man’s just buying this election,”
simmering ugliness threatened to boil .
“You’re exactly right,” replied JFK
“ and the old man said don’t win big,
I’m damned if I’m paying for a landslide.”