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Kennedy belongs to exclusive university club of his own
The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2006 | Charles Hurt

Posted on 01/12/2006 2:46:21 PM PST by msnimje

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy belongs to a social club for Harvard students and alumni that was evicted from campus nearly 20 years ago after refusing to allow female members.

According to the online membership directory of the Owl Club, the Massachusetts Democrat updated his personal information -- including the address of his home that is in his wife's name -- on Sept. 7.

The club has long been reviled on campus as "sexist" and "elitist" and, in 1984, was booted from the university for violating federal anti-discrimination laws, authored by Mr. Kennedy.

Mr. Kennedy has spent much of this week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings interrogating Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. for his ties to the Concerned Alumni of Princeton, a group that is critical of admissions quotas but was formed in the early 1970s in opposition to the admission of women.

Judge Alito's "affiliation with an organization that fought the admission of women into Princeton calls into question his appreciation for the need for full equality in this country," Mr. Kennedy said Wednesday.

Mr. Kennedy's spokeswoman, Laura Capps, said there is "absolutely no comparison" between the Owl Club, a social group, and an organized effort to "exclude women from getting an education" at Princeton.

"It's a social club. It's like a fraternity," she said. "He has been fighting to break down barriers for decades."

Ms. Capps said she doesn't know how many minorities are members of the Owl.

But the university views organizationssuch as the Owl -- called "final clubs" -- quite differently from fraternities and sororities, which are considered a form of housing and therefore not coeducational.

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(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 109th; alito; alitohearings; elitist; giveahoot; harvard; hypocrisy; judgealito; kennedy; owl; owlclub; scotus; sexist; tedkennedy
HYPOCRITE! He STILL belongs to this club
1 posted on 01/12/2006 2:46:23 PM PST by msnimje
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To: msnimje

Rich, girl-friend drowning snobs?


2 posted on 01/12/2006 2:48:00 PM PST by dinok
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To: msnimje
I'm not surprised he's an utter hypocrite - we all know that - but I am a bit surprised he's so blatant. Obviously he thinks the MSM aren't ever going to call him on the difference between his words and his actions.

Come to think of it, I'm not surprised at that, either.

3 posted on 01/12/2006 2:53:51 PM PST by Right Wing Professor
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To: dinok

Maybe it is some sort of Obese Round Table.


4 posted on 01/12/2006 2:54:27 PM PST by msnimje (Senate Democrats ----------- Sound and Furry Signifying INSIGNIFICANCE)
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To: msnimje
"He has been fighting to break down barriers for decades."

Especially the ones separating married men from cocktail waitresses.

5 posted on 01/12/2006 2:56:42 PM PST by Argus
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To: Argus
"He has been fighting to break down barriers for decades."

And those designed to keep Oldsmobile's on the road and out of the water.
6 posted on 01/12/2006 3:00:08 PM PST by msnimje (Senate Democrats ----------- Sound and Furry Signifying INSIGNIFICANCE)
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To: msnimje

The uniforms have extra long sleeves and lots of buckles.


7 posted on 01/12/2006 3:06:09 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: msnimje
Well we know that the club in question is not the Chappaquiddick Swim Club. It's coeducational (or at least was for a short time).
8 posted on 01/12/2006 3:06:14 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Hey Fat Ted: Alito is the judge, Mojito is what you're drinking. Try to remember the difference.)
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To: msnimje

My obligatory Swimmer story:

An acquaintance interned at Teddy's press office while at J-school in Boston.

Female staffers were under strict orders not to get into the elevator alone with Teddy.


9 posted on 01/12/2006 3:10:40 PM PST by angkor
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To: msnimje

Fitting. Wasn't Kennedy thrown out of Harvard, too?


10 posted on 01/12/2006 3:11:15 PM PST by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: ThanhPhero
from http://tafkac.org/collegiate/harvard_legends.html

The myth: Sen. Edward Kennedy '54-'56 was required to withdraw for two years after cheating on a Spanish final. He had paid someone to take the test for him, and spent the exam period hanging out in Elsie's -- where he ran into his TF. The truth: It wasn't Elsie's -- Elsie's didn't exist at the time. And Kennedy didn't pay the other party to take the test for him. And he didn't personally run into the TF. Otherwise, the story is right on. Kennedy did get nailed for cheating. The story is told in Burton Hersh's _The Education of Edward Kennedy_. In the spring of 1951, freshman Teddy Kennedy has a Spanish A final to take. One of his football teammates had a roommate who knew the language very well -- they called him "The Master of Spanish." Someone joked that the Master should take Teddy's exam for him. On a whim, the Master agreed. Unfortunately, the Spanish A exam proctor recognized him. Within minutes of the exam's conclusion, Kennedy got a call from Dean of the College Delmar Leighton's office. He was nailed: Immediate suspension, readmission to be considered after at least one year off. Teddy ended up enlisting in the Army during his time off. After 16 months of service, he returned to Harvard in 1953. From that point on, he trod the straight and narrow, and graduated in 1956 with a B average.
11 posted on 01/12/2006 3:16:17 PM PST by xmission
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To: xmission

I still want to know why "Teddy Baby" only had 16 months of service...


12 posted on 01/12/2006 3:18:00 PM PST by xmission
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To: msnimje

I've googled and googled, but I can't find a link to the Owl Club at Harvard. I want to ask a club officer what year it was that the club was fully racially integrated. That is, when did they finally begin to allow blacks to join. I will bet anything that Kennedy was a member while the club was still racially segregated.


13 posted on 01/12/2006 3:21:11 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: Spiff
I will bet anything that Kennedy was a member while the club was still racially segregated.

WAS? I believe it still is. The way I read the article the membership is "fixed."
14 posted on 01/12/2006 3:24:28 PM PST by msnimje (Senate Democrats ----------- Sound and Furry Signifying INSIGNIFICANCE)
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To: xmission

"I still want to know why "Teddy Baby" only had 16 months of service..."

Those were my thoughts as well. How does one go about serving only 16 months.


15 posted on 01/12/2006 3:27:26 PM PST by angelsonmyside
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To: xmission

That's another great Kennedy story..... Teddy enlisted for FOUR years but his father flipped out and pulled strings to have the enlistment period curtailed.... at least that's the story that goes around, anyone know if it's been documented? Anecdote says that Joe, Sr. said to his meathead son Teddy "DON'T YOU READ ANYTHING?" (referring to the 4 year enlistment papers Teddy had signed, when daddy did not want Teddy going away from Haaahvahd for 4 years in the Army.


16 posted on 01/12/2006 3:33:52 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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To: angelsonmyside
Kicked out, or pulled strings?

It's be interesting to be able to find out...
17 posted on 01/12/2006 3:36:44 PM PST by xmission
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To: Enchante

Funny that these people are allways talking about "Bush's Daddy" pulling strings. Teddy ... one hypocritical story after another.


18 posted on 01/12/2006 3:39:30 PM PST by xmission
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To: xmission

While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, then U.S. Ambassador to England, pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years, and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea, where a war was raging. Kennedy was assigned to Paris, never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged.

http://www.nndb.com/people/623/000023554/

Teddy was admitted to Harvard as a legacy student, rather than for academic achievement. Teddy was fortunate that JFK, RFK, and his father had graduated with distinction. Teddy's claim to fame at Harvard was getting expelled for cheating, in his sophomore year. After getting expelled, he sat around feeling sorry for himself, until he signed up for a four-year hitch in the Army.

His father, Joe (who was the U.S. Ambassador to England) was very upset. He reportedly said, "Don't you ever look at what you're signing?" He then pushed political buttons, and revised the enlistment to two years. It is nice to have Daddy fix your screw ups. In two years of military service, he never got above the rank of private.

http://www.eco.freedom.org/el/20050801/ward.shtml


19 posted on 01/12/2006 3:46:28 PM PST by polymuser (Losing, like flooding, brings rats to the surface.)
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To: msnimje
Kennedy belongs to exclusive university club of his own

Kennedy belongs to exclusive university club of his own, proud member of the MURDERERS club.

20 posted on 01/12/2006 3:49:49 PM PST by rockabyebaby (I'm not afraid to say out loud what the rest of you are afraid to admit.)
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To: polymuser

Good stuff. We need to have a big archive readily available somewhere.


21 posted on 01/12/2006 3:50:29 PM PST by xmission
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To: msnimje

That's different. Kennedy is a Democrat, you see . . .


22 posted on 01/12/2006 3:50:36 PM PST by Hoodat ( Silly Dems)
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To: Hoodat

What's good for the goose is good for the drunken pig... uh, I mean gander.


23 posted on 01/12/2006 3:51:52 PM PST by demkicker
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To: msnimje

Since he's a democrat and rules of decency and integrity don't apply to dems, Fatso gets a pass on everything, just like former KKK member, Senator 'Sheets' Robert Byrd.


24 posted on 01/12/2006 3:55:36 PM PST by hershey
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To: msnimje
If this was something he belonged to in College, It wouldn't make any difference.

But, he is STILL a member to this day.

May this man be taken down by his own disingeniousness and perfidy. Bah!
25 posted on 01/12/2006 3:59:32 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: polymuser

That all sounds about right except that Joe Kennedy, Sr. was the FORMER US Ambassador to Great Britain. He was forced out by FDR in 1940 because he was so sympathetic to the Nazis and so hostile and defeatist toward the Brits fighting for their survival. I don't think that Joe, Sr. ever served in any significant public office after 1940, so far as I'm aware..... at that point he focused all of his ambitions upon his sons. Teddy he knew to be the pathetic runt of the litter in every way, but after the assassinations of Jack and Bobby the world was left with the meathead Teddy to carry the Kennedy torch.


26 posted on 01/12/2006 5:03:01 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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To: Argus
Was it him or Dodd that was trying to break the Brown barrier in that waitress sandwich????????????
27 posted on 01/12/2006 5:41:11 PM PST by kublia khan (Absolute war brings total victory)
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To: msnimje
Kennedy belongs to exclusive university club of his own

Aye. Tis a noble clan!

28 posted on 01/12/2006 5:47:56 PM PST by JOE6PAK ("We'll be Heironymus Bosch in Jest a Minute, but Faust...")
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To: polymuser

Your link led me toward this:


http://www.nndb.com/edu/473/000068269/


Scroll through the list of famous Harvard grads and most are in goverment.


29 posted on 01/12/2006 5:57:27 PM PST by razorback-bert
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To: razorback-bert

BTW, according to Brian Lamb (C-Span) this story was not found anywhere else in the media. Only Washington Times.


30 posted on 01/13/2006 4:16:12 AM PST by Amityschild (< o >)
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To: Peach; Howlin

ping


31 posted on 01/14/2006 8:55:01 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

I heard the owl wasn't just an all male club but also all white.

Also, Kennedy will never admit it but his brother, JFK, had a house in Georgetown which had a "no blacks" covenant attached to it. How about them apples?

And Joe Biden owned a house in Deleware that had the same kind of covenant.

But remember, the rules are different for Republicans. LOL


32 posted on 01/14/2006 10:47:13 AM PST by Peach
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To: Peach

Palm Beach used to be "no blacks", where the Kennedy winter home is located


33 posted on 01/14/2006 11:22:56 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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