Another brick falls out of the official Camelot tower, yes. But really surprising, no – although the depth of his apparent depravity is a bit eyebrow raising. Furthermore, the allegations about drug use aren’t all that noteworthy either, especially after Robert Dallek discussed Kennedy’s issues with drugs back in 2002.
I’m more interested in seeing how left feminists react. Will they be as silent or defensive as they were when President Clinton’s activities were revealed? I would think it would be strategically savvy to noisily overcorrect since there is very little at stake in preserving JFK’s memory compared to protecting Clinton’s presidency. It could also revive their arguments which became less publicly compelling after they failed to chastise Bubba for doing so much of what they said a powerful man should not do.
I’m guessing a good friend of mine (and economist) who loves Presidents and the Presidency will not be happy to hear this stuff.