"When his friend of 30 years Ted Kennedy, with whom he had fought so hard to provide health care to children, was being used as a cheap foil to oppose health care reform, Senator Baucus gave a passionate defense. Unfortunately, those who want to kill any meaningful reform, turned it into an unfounded, untrue personal smear internet rumor. This is beyond the pale and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public sphere. It is this type of slander that makes Montanans, and Americans, disgusted with the politics as usual in Washington. And what is even more sad is that such a personal attack would be given any validity at all, let alone being elevated to the status of 'news'."
So, let me get this straight. Baucus gave a slurred, rambling, at times incoherent speech because he was defending Ted Kennedy?
Well, as they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" (H/T: AllahPundit).
As usual, Are We Lumberjacks? has the photographic evidence.