Among the just-released files compiled by the FBI about the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy is a 1968 Western Union message to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover written by an FBI official, apparently in response to press reports that Kennedy would be attending the launching of the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy, but had not requested special protection.
The letter included the passage: "...please make sure that Ted Kennedy gets all the protection he needs We are down to one Kennedy..."
About Political Intelligence
Glen Johnson is Politics Editor at boston.com and lead blogger for "Political Intelligence." He moved to Massachusetts in the fourth grade, and has covered local, state, and national politics for over 25 years. E-mail him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @globeglen.