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SENATORIAL PRIVILEGE
NROTC ^ | 7/12/04 | John J. Miller

Posted on 07/13/2004 3:51:10 PM PDT by swilhelm73

SENATORIAL PRIVILEGE [John J. Miller] Another interesting item from today's soft-focus Wash Post story on Ted Kennedy: "Like many senators with whom Kennedy has disagreed over the years, McCain was won over by Kennedy's warmth and his penchant for personal gestures. In 1999, McCain and Sen. Russell Feingold received a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for their work on campaign finance reform. The award ceremony, in Boston, included a private dinner the night before that McCain thought he would have to miss because it conflicted with his son Jimmy's 11th birthday. But Kennedy insisted that McCain come, and he promised that Jimmy would have a good time. 'It was amazing,' McCain says. 'Ted arranged something like three cakes and a special ride on a Coast Guard cutter around Boston Harbor.'" Question: If Tom DeLay had arranged "a special ride on a Coast Guard cutter," would the Post report it as a cute bit of color in a Style-section story? Or would we learn how much it cost taxpayers? Posted at 09:58 AM


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Arizona; US: Massachusetts; US: New York
KEYWORDS: johnmccain; tedkennedy

1 posted on 07/13/2004 3:51:10 PM PDT by swilhelm73
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To: swilhelm73

teddy and mcnutts are peas in a pod, anyway.


2 posted on 07/13/2004 3:53:59 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: swilhelm73
"Senatorial Privilege" - the book.

I would love to see that book made into a movie. If you have read it, then you know why.

It's a thorough examination of Teddy's late night car ride and 'accident' and the cover-up that followed.

It would make a great movie.

3 posted on 07/13/2004 4:03:51 PM PDT by capt. norm (Rap is to music what the Etch-A-Sketch is to art.)
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To: swilhelm73

The ride on the cutter was arranged only after McCain declined Ted's offer of a drive around the harbor. Compared ot the cost of fishing another one of Ted's cars out of the ocean, the USCG was the low-cost option.


4 posted on 07/13/2004 4:07:15 PM PDT by Panzerfaust
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