What has happened to the Kennedy accent? The Harvard accent? Kaput!. Caroline doesn't even sound Bostonian. She's so preppy she can't say "Long Island" without strangling trying not to sound Jewish. "Long Guyland" is the name of the world's biggest parking lot. Suck it up. Spit it out.
Ted was said to be a barrel of fun and a good guy, too, God bless him.
But Teddy lost the Kennedy brogue when you hear tapes of his brothers. Maybe he felt the brand was tarnished. Some indications. . . .