John Cole is a little more sympathetic to Kennedy:
I can understand and support some of the criticisms against her, but there seems to be a real mean-spiritedness directed towards her (and again, maybe that is just me reading into things). Every interview she gives is dissected, stripped of context, and played in the most negative light possible, and every thing she says or does is portrayed as if she has some nasty ulterior motive. From where I sit, she has not spent her entire adult life constantly mugging for cameras, she has not killed a campaign worker, she has not been arrested for drunk driving, and she has not pushed a bunch of execrable bullshit about autism. All she seems to have done is quietly go about her business, do solid charity work, and keep a low profile.