Lloyd Bentsen Passes
He seemed like a nice guy
, but how many of you know that his most famous words were lies
?"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."But, sadly as it turns out, the press once again didn't do their job, didn't check the facts. A recent story on NewsMax.com – 15 years later – revealed that Bentsen wasn't a friend of JFK. In fact, JFK didn't even know Bentsen, had never met him.
The Online report said NBC anchor Tom Brokaw remembers getting a call two weeks after the Bentsen/Quayle debate from longtime JFK aide Dave Powers, who was in charge of the Kennedy Library in Boston. Brokaw says Powers told him in 1988: "We've gone through everything we have on this. And there's no evidence whatsoever that Jack Kennedy ever knew Lloyd Bentsen."
I doubt that Kennedy had never met Bentsen; after all they did serve in the House together for two years before Kennedy moved up to the Senate.