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Monumental Kennedys

10:50 AM, Mar 12, 2009 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
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Great news for drivers-ed and swim students everywhere! Ted Kennedy's memoir will be released this fall. The title: True Compass. ‘Nuff said. No word yet on who's writing it.

In related news, scads and scads--20 percent, in fact--of the $126 million in earmarks for Massachusetts in the new federal budget will be spent "to help preserve the legacy of the Kennedys," the AP reports. In addition to the $5.8 Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate,

The bill also includes $22 million to expand facilities at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and $5 million more for a new gateway to the Boston Harbor Islands on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a park system in downtown Boston named after Kennedy's mother and built on land opened up by the Big Dig highway project.

Because there just aren't enough monuments to the Kennedys in this world.