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Kennedy forgets to lead by example
Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 13, 2006 | Editorials

Posted on 01/13/2006 7:45:19 AM PST by george76

Forget Sam Alito's tenuous ties, two decades ago, to the Concerned Alumni of Princeton.

Where's the outrage about Sen. Edward Kennedy's continuing membership in the Owl Club?

Kennedy relentlessly badgered Judge Alito for listing the Princeton group on a job application in 1985, but The Washington Times reported Thursday that the Massachusetts senator remains active with the Owl - one of nine males-only fraternities that in 1984 Harvard "booted from the university for violating federal anti-discrimination laws, authored by Mr. Kennedy."

TheNew York Times examined the records of CAP and found no evidence Alito was an active member.

Yet the Washington paper found that on Sept. 7 Kennedy updated his personal information on the Owl Club's online directory, including his current D.C. address.

Yet another reason no one should give a hoot about Kennedy's bluster.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 01/13/2006 7:45:25 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Thats the pig calling the cow fat, isn't it?


2 posted on 01/13/2006 7:47:44 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: george76

But hey!.......He's a KENNEDY!


3 posted on 01/13/2006 7:50:09 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: george76

I hope the useless libs keep it up so that even the most mentally-challened amongst them, GET IT finally. I am still waiting for the day when a real American conservative (not many there) in Congress will stand up and DEMAND THE LIBS EXPLAIN WHAT THEY DO FOR AMERICA!!!

The NYT won't print that embarassing encounter either...


4 posted on 01/13/2006 7:50:17 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: george76

"Kennedy forgets to lead by example"

That's amusing. Kennedy shows no signs of ever having led by example.


6 posted on 01/13/2006 7:51:42 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: george76

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


7 posted on 01/13/2006 7:52:33 AM PST by Hoodat ( Silly Dems)
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To: george76

He and OJ could form an exclusive club, too.


8 posted on 01/13/2006 7:54:43 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: george76

Jay Leno said last night that Kennedy himself had belonged to an all male club in college - but that women weren't allowed in for their own safety.


9 posted on 01/13/2006 7:59:47 AM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: popdonnelly
That's amusing. Kennedy shows no signs of ever having led by example.

He leads by example when doing shots at the Senate bar.

10 posted on 01/13/2006 8:00:22 AM 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: george76

I wouldn't mind MA re-electing this baffoon if he just kept his mouth shut;

But for TED KENNEDY to lecture ANYBODY about ethics...


11 posted on 01/13/2006 8:01:03 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (I grew up in a slum, when I got to college it had become a "ghetto".)
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To: Baynative

12 posted on 01/13/2006 8:14:53 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Technically you have to know how to do it before you can forget it.


13 posted on 01/13/2006 8:23:27 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: Hoodat

Kennedy belongs to exclusive club

By Charles Hurt
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
January 13, 2006

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20060112-110438-9568r.htm


14 posted on 01/13/2006 8:30:29 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Baynative

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment....


15 posted on 01/13/2006 8:53:25 AM PST by Laserman
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To: george76

Another example of Ready Teddy getting a free pass.


16 posted on 01/13/2006 9:12:52 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: lilylangtree

It is amazing...

"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, which 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..."


17 posted on 01/13/2006 9:16:13 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Baynative

Archive...


18 posted on 01/13/2006 10:03:55 AM PST by jonno
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To: jonno

As the DUmmies would say: This has LEGS! Kennedy is TOAST!


19 posted on 01/13/2006 12:20:31 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: george76

Kennedy is just doing his immitation of Joseph McCarthy.


20 posted on 01/13/2006 12:32:43 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: Baynative

at least it kept him from getting to the White House as president himself. I think it's not Mary Jo's death that gnaws at him still but the fact that he didn't get to be president because of it.


21 posted on 01/13/2006 7:39:51 PM PST by Palpatine (Every single liberal is now an enemy of the republic!)
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To: george76
Why do the people in Massachusetts elect this bloviating pile of refuse? Are they all of similar, replusive mind?

And they look down their noses at the South? Alas, Babylon.

23 posted on 01/13/2006 7:47:22 PM PST by stboz
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To: george76

Owl Club
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I wonder if this is affiliated with the Bohemian Grove Cult, that burns a sacrifice with the 40'owl..


24 posted on 01/13/2006 7:53:45 PM PST by juzcuz
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To: george76

"Where's the outrage about Sen. Edward Kennedy's continuing membership in the Owl Club? "

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Don't get mad, get happy and have some fun along the way.

From now, until the hour he leaves the Senate, wherever he goes, there could be a contingent of varying size standing nearby chanting: "Whoooo, Whoooo, Whooo....."

and another contingent nearby chanting: "Mary Jo, Mary Jo, Mary Jo, ...."

One of the Irish online bookies (Tradesport.com?) could sell futures on how long he lasts.

Borking the Borker (Porker?) for fun and profit.


25 posted on 01/13/2006 8:40:04 PM PST by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: george76

Oh, he "leads" by example alright. Re-calibrate example detector,gang.


26 posted on 01/13/2006 9:11:45 PM PST by Waco
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To: Baynative

IIRC that Life Magazine cover was pre-Chappaquiddick. Kennedy was injured in a plane crash. Thus the back brace.


27 posted on 01/13/2006 9:26:43 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
Is this the place?

Owl Club 30 Holyoke St Cambridge, MA 02138-5902

(617) 864-3237

http://www.melissadata.com/Lookups/np.asp?ein=041696700

28 posted on 01/13/2006 9:30:56 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Where's the outrage about Sen. Edward Kennedy's continuing membership in the Owl Club?

Right between the outrage about Sen. Byrd's KKK membership, and the outrage about Sen. Kerry's membership in the VVAW, which seriously considered assassinating US senators.

29 posted on 01/13/2006 9:31:19 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: george76

Ted Kennedy quizzing Sam Alito about Vanguard mutual funds is like a prostitute demanding to know if a nun has ever thought about having an impure thought.


30 posted on 01/13/2006 9:31:23 PM PST by JCEccles
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To: juzcuz

This place?

http://www.melissadata.com/Lookups/np.asp?ein=041696700


31 posted on 01/13/2006 9:31:40 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: JCEccles

This is what Greenfield was talking about:

Conservative activists, meanwhile, were eager to point out that Mr. Kennedy was on shaky ground accusing the nominee of associating with people opposed to the inclusion of women in private institutions.

The eight-term senator belonged to an all-male social club — the Owl — at Harvard University.

The Owl refused to admit women until it was forced to do so during the 1980s, according to records kept by the Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper.

This kind of guilt by association, I think, is highly unfair. I'm sure that despite having Senator Kennedy as a member, the Owl club is a fine institution.

http://media.nationalreview.com/086966.asp


33 posted on 01/13/2006 9:45:49 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Baynative

Oh don't worry, nobody's likely to notice it. Except a few aging human almanacs. :)


34 posted on 01/13/2006 10:02:47 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: george76
I think that the wording of the article may be a bit misleading. My understanding is that the Owl Club was "forced" to admit women if they wanted to remain affiliated with the University. I believe the club then severed ties with the University rather than admit women and that they remain an all-male club today. The wording of the article could suggest that they admitted women when forced to do so. I don't think that is the case. They would have had to admit women only to remain affiliated with Harvard. They chose not to do so, which says a lot about how "inclusive" they really wanted to be.

To me, the Owl Club isn't as big of a deal as Senator Byrd. For heaven's sake, Kennedy is in the Democratic party with a guy who was a member of the KKK! And he's worried about the viewpoints of Judge Alito's associates???

36 posted on 01/14/2006 10:37:48 AM PST by GraceCoolidge
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To: Baynative

"That Ted Kennedy was allowed to escape justice when he was clearly guilty of negligent homicide at a minimum and then REWARDED with a life of political royalty in the U.S. Senate says a lot about the people of Massachusetts and liberals in general."

BUMP!


37 posted on 01/14/2006 10:45:04 AM PST by auboy
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To: GraceCoolidge; Baynative; Graymatter; devolve

Good Catch.

I read into the story that Kennedy and The Owl Club decided to let in women, not that Teddy and The Owl Club decided to leave Harvard's umbrella so as to continue to prohibit women...

Big Difference.


38 posted on 01/14/2006 6:30:43 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; PhilDragoo; potlatch; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; Victoria Delsoul; bitt; smoothsailing; ...



 ON   THE   ROAD   AGAIN 

39 posted on 01/14/2006 7:31:38 PM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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To: devolve

40 posted on 01/14/2006 7:38:33 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: george76

41 posted on 01/14/2006 7:40:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: devolve

Keep pounding him, lol.


42 posted on 01/14/2006 7:43:58 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Baynative

A few weeks ago, my 14yr old daughter was in the car with me, and in front of us was an old Dodge with a bumper sticker that said, "Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my gun." She asked me what it meant, when I explained...without bias, all she said was, "and he never went to jail!?!" Now, I ask you, if a 14 year old has a better grasp of the situation, what does that tell us?


43 posted on 01/14/2006 7:49:05 PM PST by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: devolve

Thanks for the ping!


44 posted on 01/14/2006 10:14:24 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: devolve; potlatch; ntnychik; Boazo

45 posted on 01/15/2006 12:34:45 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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