This was sent out by columnist Rich Galen, former press-secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich in his Mullings report:
Last Friday, when I was on CNN with Paul Begala, substitute anchor John King said:
"I want to read you a quote, here, from Senator Ted Kennedy … This is what he told the Washington Times: "I’m concerned that Judge Alito’s statements, writings, and decisions suggest an unmistakable tendency to favor strong executive authority."
To which I responded:
"I have to tell you that of all the people on the Hill who should be careful about looking back 20 or 25 years into what somebody may have done or said 25 years ago, Ted Kennedy is probably at the top of that list."