Fascinating look at Ted Kennedy written in 1990 by Michael Kelley - A Sober Look at Ted Kennedy. Keep in mind that it was 1990 but this quote speaks volumes:
“He has the kind of personal wealth where he can do just about anything he wants to do,” says Orrin Hatch. “But I wouldn’t trade life with him for ten seconds. I’d rather be poor and in the condition that I’m in than trade with Ted.”I've been meaning to jot down my thoughts on Kennedy and will hopefully get to it today but read the linked article because it's important to start with the truth.