President Obama’s polling numbers are sinking faster than Teddy Kennedy’s Oldsmobile. It does seem appropriate, from Boston .
The longtime Massachusetts senator is one of 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. It is awarded to individuals who “make an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public, or private endeavors,” the White House said, and “this year’s awardees were chosen for their work as agents of change
Mr. President: We can and should do better than awarding the nation’s highest medal to a drunken killer
Mary Jo Kopechne  was not available for comment.