I just knew this was going to happen. As soon as Ted Kennedy died, some right-wing nutjob was going to start the Wellstone comparisons. No matter WHAT the tone of Kennedy’s memorial, someone would start telling the story of how the Democrats were exploiting Kennedy to pass a healthcare bill.
Sure enough, the most nutty right-winger of them all, Glenn Beck, was first to the mic:
Here’s some more on the topic.
Al Franken was present at the Wellstone memorial, and one of this books, Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, clearly details exactly what happened there and how it was nothing like what the right-wing made it out to be. You can read that chapter here on Google Books.