I realize this is a week old, but you don't have to be Zad Rust–yes, that Zad Rust–to know that True Tales of Ted Kennedy keep better than yogurt pie on a window sill in August.

Reports the AP via ABC News, the Duke of Chappaquidick–a key element of what has come to be known universally as the Stupid Grandson Theory–"mangled" the name of the Democrats' greatest hope for…what exactly is not sure, but there's a lot of hope there:

Kennedy…mangled the name of the Democrats' new star, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, calling him "Osama bin…Osama…Obama."

I believe the actual word the reporter was looking for was moidalize. Strangely, sadly said mangling came after this Algonquin Roundtable-level exchange, pronounced "deft" by the AP:

In other comments, Kennedy deftly dodged a question about whether foreign-born citizens should be allowed to become president.

"I didn't know David Ortiz was planning to run," said Kennedy, referring to the Boston Red Sox slugger who is Dominican.

He then looked out at his sister Eunice Shriver, who was in the audience, and said, "Did you hear that, Eunice?"

Shriver's daughter Maria is married to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has been talked about as a potential presidential contender but was born in Austria.

Whole thing here.