Like Sarah Palin says, "you betcha". Of course Ted Kennedy is going to be exploited for political gain
. That is the liberal way. Back in 2002, Democrats turned the funeral of Minnesota U.S Senator Paul Wellstone into a "political pep rally
". Wellstone's funeral got so bad thanks to political hacks, Senator Trent Lott and Jesse Ventura got up and walked out in disgust. Many political experts said that it was because of how Democrats acted at Wellstone's funeral, it allowed for Republican Norm Coleman to win Wellstone's seat. A former pollster for Bill Clinton came to same conclusion.
I don't know what Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the liberal fools in congress might be thinking in respect to Ted Kennedy. I know one thing is certain. If they try to use Ted Kennedy as the next Paul Wellstone, it will backfire on them terribly. Most Americans don't want a government health care bill to pass. The polls overwhelmingly across the board are showing that. The people have very little respect if any for their elected representatives that support a government health care bill. Americans are ticked off at their elected representatives as it is. They will go nuclear if their elected officials come off appearing like they care more about what Ted Kennedy wanted then what their constituents want. So the possibility of a Paul Wellstone/Ted Kennedy funeral rally campaign approach will backfire drastically if they are dumb enough to attempt it. Nobody is going to know for certain how Democrats are going to proceed until the day Ted's funeral. We just have to wait and see.