And there are already murmurs of the question: Will another Kennedy
run for president?
More endearing, if scarcely less persuasive, is the deflationary comparison of the Kennedys
and Texas governor John Connolly and his wife riding through Dallas in the Lincoln Continental X-100 to the Beverly Hillbillies making their jalopy entry into Southern California's Lotusland.
Texas Governor John Connolly and his wife, Nellie, sat in front of the Kennedys
, and Vice President Lyndon B.
saluting his father's coffin is part of ``The Kennedys
,'' on KCET.
Thus the Kennedys
came across as crusaders not beholden to organized labor, yet remained acceptable to most union bosses.
Without placing any kind of responsibility upon the Kennedys
for an imperialist foreign policy that struggled to control Central America long before and long after but definitely while JFK held office, 13 Days relies on an obvious villain: the military, a battery of mountain-faced Cold Warriors who unanimously call for a preemptive attack.
Schlesinger wrote as a committed colleague of the Kennedys
and as a critical historian.
A trip to her stylist's home and a chance encounter with a mean, green parrot named Enid sparked a fascination with birds that steered the Kennedys
from the plumbing business to founding Golden Oak Aviaries, where they breed colorful cockatoos, macaws and other exotic birds.
In later years, the Kennedys
would struggle to explain how RFK could have worked for the most reckless red-baiter in history.
O'Donnell, as played by Costner, would serve as the audience's Everyman, a witness to the bickering between military leaders who pressed for an air strike and invasion of Cuba, and the Kennedys
, who wanted to explore other solutions.
Steel is neither the first nor last writer to feel betrayed by the Kennedys
over the lost innocence of the 1960s, but he has matched its fabled credibility gap with his claim to have learned something.
offered an endless supply of love and healing.