Politics: What I Did Was Wrong

It was an open secret that Teddy Kennedy, the President's youngest brother, left Harvard under fishy circumstances during his freshman year in 1951. But not until last week did Teddy, now 30 and a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, get around to supplying the details. To a Boston Globe reporter he explained that a friend had taken a Spanish examination for him; they were caught, and the dean asked them both to leave.*

Teddy joined the Army, served two years in Europe, got back into Harvard and graduated in good standing in...

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