A perfect Jackie Kennedy calls Martin Luther King a phony

Ever since humans began worshiping other humans as deities they have held out perfection as the singular standard of greatness.

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September 16, 2011 16:49
A perfect Jackie Kennedy calls Martin Luther King a phony

Martin Luther King. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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The irony of Jackie Kennedy, whose husband won few awards for marital fidelity, calling Martin Luther King, Jr. a phony because of FBI wiretaps showing that the preacher cavorted with other women, is rich.

To be sure, a grieving widow just 34-years-old can be forgiven for invective against a living legend who that year won the Nobel Peace Prize while her own husband was lying prematurely in his grave. But the former first lady’s comments bear scrutiny for another reason altogether.

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