A mere 45 minutes after President Reagan nominated Robert Bork for the Supreme Court, Ted Kennedy took to the floor of the Senate and made the following statement:
Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit down at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of democracy.- Ted Kennedy
It was a new low-even for him.
Rarely had a man lied so much on so many issues in so few words.
It was remarkable for its slander; each sentence was a lie, and Teddy knew it.
Because of this slanderous speech, Teddy is responsible for a new work in the dictionary:
to bork, or borking
Don't think it was a coincidence that the place Teddy chose to give the speech was on the floor of the Senate. Every statement made by Senators on the floor of the Senate is immune from the laws of slander & libel.