On November 7, George Herbert Walker Bush (the elder) will present his 2003 Award for Excellence in Public Service to none other than long-time Massachusetts Democratic Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy. What gives? Some feel that awarding the sitting President’s most virulent critic a prestigious and personal award is a signal that Junior’s foreign policy could use some tweaking. Prior to the Iraq war, Poppy warned that going into Iraq without international backing would lead to major problems. The speeches at the November 7th ceremony will certainly be interesting.