Look, people have said equally classless comments about living individuals and absolutely nothing has happened to them. Sarah Palin accused Obama of treason by saying he was buddy-buddies with terrorists. Glenn Beck called Obama a racist.
George Bush insulted 250,000 American soldiers alive and dead by making fun of the reasons for going to Iraq and not finding WMDs. Obama essentially brushed his shoulders off with Hilary and then gave her a middle finger(maybe it was unintentional). I mean politics aren't always pretty but have no doubt there are at least 50-60 people in congress right now happier then both American and the Rev because Ted is dead. They might not say it publicly but the fact that they don't makes them such hypocrites it's more sickening then if they openly said what they felt.
When I die I want people to say whatever they want about me. I've made a million mistakes in the last 20+ years and some won't be held against me. Some will. I'm hoping people remember me for the good things I've tried to do in my life. But if they don't? Who the **** am I to hold it against them? I wouldn't glorify somebody I clearly disliked alive when they die. It wouldn't be 'Hatuey'. It wouldn't be consistent.