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Ted Kennedy to quit sexist club after being outed by conservatives. HA!
BostonHerald.com ^ | January 17, 2006 | Jules Crittenden

Posted on 01/17/2006 9:06:07 AM PST by Arcy

U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy — who ripped Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito for ties to a group that discriminates against women — says he’s going to quit a club notorious for discriminating against women “as fast as I can.”

Kennedy was outed by conservatives late last week as a current member of The Owl Club, a social club for Harvard alumni that bans women from membership.

In an interview with WHDH Channel 7’s Andy Hiller that aired last night, Kennedy said, “I joined when I . . . 52 years ago, I was a member of the Owl Club, which was basically a fraternal organization.”

Asked by Hiller whether he is still a member, Kennedy said, “I’m not a member; I continue to pay about $100.”

He then said of being a member in a club that discriminates against women, “I shouldn’t be and I’m going to get out of it as fast as I can.”

The Harvard Crimson reports that, in 1984, the university severed ties with clubs like the Owl, citing a federal law championed by Kennedy.

Meanwhile, Kennedy admitted to Hiller that he himself probably couldn’t pass Judiciary Committee muster.

“Probably not . . . probably not,” Kennedy said.

The committee will vote on Alito’s nomination on Jan. 24, and the full Senate will begin debate the next day. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he looks forward to a “fair up-or-down vote.”

Notice the lies Kennedy tells during the interview


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 109th; alito; club; harvard; hearings; kennedy; okwegetit; owl; owlclub; resignation; scotus; tedkennedy
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1 posted on 01/17/2006 9:06:10 AM PST by Arcy
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To: Arcy

I heard the audio tape it is hilarious.


2 posted on 01/17/2006 9:07:51 AM PST by Dog (When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.)
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To: Arcy

Kennedy, like the rest of the radical leftist Dems, are PROFESSIONAL LIARS. It is the only way they can survive, along with the complicity of the equally criminal MSM.


3 posted on 01/17/2006 9:09:51 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Arcy

I guess he just never noticed there weren't any women there. lol


4 posted on 01/17/2006 9:09:54 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Arcy
In an interview with WHDH Channel 7’s Andy Hiller...

Hiller is the guy who tried to torpedo "W" by asking him who the leader of Pakistan was following a coup there some weeks before, and W didn't know his name. It went national in about 6 hours.

5 posted on 01/17/2006 9:10:32 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Arcy

I really wish Mitt would run for senate this year instead of trying for the 08 presidential race, he doesn't have a chance!
At least we could lose one of these shmucks!


6 posted on 01/17/2006 9:10:41 AM PST by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: nuconvert

Well Teddy DOES have breasts.

In seriousness, wasn't he kicked out of Harvard for cheating? And he's still considered an alumni?


7 posted on 01/17/2006 9:10:47 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: Arcy

Hi-freaking-larious!


8 posted on 01/17/2006 9:11:51 AM PST by billybudd
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To: Arcy
Asked by Hiller whether he is still a member, Kennedy said, “I’m not a member; I continue to pay about $100.” He then said of being a member in a club that discriminates against women, “I shouldn’t be and I’m going to get out of it as fast as I can.

How can he quit a club if he is not a member??? CAUGHT in a lie right there! What an idiot! We got you Teddy hahahahah!!
9 posted on 01/17/2006 9:12:33 AM PST by Arcy
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To: Dog

"Do As I Say, Not As I Do".... the mantra of liberals, socialists, and other assorted idiots everywhere.


10 posted on 01/17/2006 9:12:40 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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To: acapesket

Mitt already took a shot at Kennedy. Good race, but Kennedy beat him by 14 points. Don't know if the result would be different now, though.


11 posted on 01/17/2006 9:12:41 AM PST by TheBigB ("Pitts. has no chance indoors against Indy. NONE."~~maineman)
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To: Arcy

12 posted on 01/17/2006 9:12:56 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Arcy

They're using the term "alum" very loosely. They probably gave him an honorary degree or some such nonsense.


13 posted on 01/17/2006 9:12:58 AM PST by joflo
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To: Arcy
"“I’m not a member; I continue to pay about $100.”" ahahahahahah.
14 posted on 01/17/2006 9:13:00 AM PST by minus_273
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To: Arcy

I'm troubled, concerned, and puzzled by Sen. Kennedy's membership in such an organization. I demand that their records be subpoened.


15 posted on 01/17/2006 9:13:13 AM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: Arcy

So, I guess no member of congress has ever been in a fraternity or sorority. I wonder if the women in Congress who belong to "women's clubs" are going to quit theirs, too, since they are discriminatory.

I'm sorry, this whole thing is extremely stupid....and Kennedy started it.

Persoanlly, I could care less who belonged to what club which barred whoever. Free association doesn't exist anymore.


16 posted on 01/17/2006 9:13:46 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: nuconvert

To be fair, this is a club for undergraduates. Kennedy joined when he was a student, and probably just forgot about it. Kennedy can be criticized for a lot, but this has got to be way down the list. Also, the proposition that there is something wrong about the Owl's membership policies can be debated. Must all fraternities (that's what the Owl is, for rich Harvard boys) let in women? Must all sororities let in men?


17 posted on 01/17/2006 9:13:53 AM PST by maro
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To: TheBigB

Mitt ran against Kerry, not Kennedy. Unless he has tried once against each.


18 posted on 01/17/2006 9:14:10 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Arcy
Notice the lies Kennedy tells during the interview

But, he is a democrat. He is allowed and entitled to lie. Republicans can't lie because they are already evil. Lying is the great equalizer for the democrats against the truth telling of the republicans. That should clear things up!
19 posted on 01/17/2006 9:14:55 AM PST by adorno
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To: nuconvert

I think it's a good thing no women are anywhere near this oraca, especially when he's drunk......which seems to be 24/7


20 posted on 01/17/2006 9:15:53 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Arcy
How can he quit a club if he is not a member??? CAUGHT in a lie right there! What an idiot! We got you Teddy hahahahah!!

You don't understand. Democrats have multi-cameral minds and can hold hundreds of contradictory positions simultaneously. Witness John Kerry's many stances on every issue that he's ever talked about.

21 posted on 01/17/2006 9:15:54 AM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: maro

While this is not the top thing Kennedy can and should be criticized for, if you are going to question a nominee in a demeaning way and imply that the person is a racist and sexist because of membership in a group who opposed loosening the admittence standards for women and minorities, you better not be in a "men only" club yourself.


22 posted on 01/17/2006 9:16:18 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Arcy

It's not the Owl Club that's the problem; it's the Canadian Club.


23 posted on 01/17/2006 9:16:25 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Arcy

Pajamahedrin 1
Fat Drunken Hypocrite Buffoon Kennedy 0


24 posted on 01/17/2006 9:16:53 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: maro

You are right. However, Kennedy used this issue in an attempt to discredit Alito. So he's fair game.


25 posted on 01/17/2006 9:17:07 AM PST by brivette
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To: Phantom Lord

Incorrect. Mitt ran against Ted Kennedy in 1994. He has never run against Kerry.


26 posted on 01/17/2006 9:17:59 AM PST by TheBigB ("Pitts. has no chance indoors against Indy. NONE."~~maineman)
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To: Phantom Lord

Mitt Romney did run against Kennedy for senate.


27 posted on 01/17/2006 9:18:09 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Arcy
The irony here for me is that it used to not be an issue for men to have a club, woman to have a club, left handed underwater basket weavers could have a club, etc. It is @sshats like Kennedy that make that impossible today.

I don't think publicly funded organizations should discriminate, but I sure don't see why some guys at Harvard can't have a fraternity.
28 posted on 01/17/2006 9:20:37 AM PST by IamConservative (Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times will pick himself up and carry on.)
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To: maro

Dear maro,

"To be fair, this is a club for undergraduates."

Yes, but my understanding is that it was a club one joined as an undergraduate, but to which one would belong for life. It was called a final (?) club, which implies to me that it was something one joined in anticipation of graduation, as part of one's post-graduate networking.

Apparently, according to what's been posted, he's been paying dues of $100 (per year?) since then for on-going membership.

That's not quite the same thing as having once belonged to Pi Delta Pi.


sitetest


29 posted on 01/17/2006 9:21:38 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Mo1; Peach; Txsleuth; Howlin; Miss Marple; kcvl; mystery-ak; rodguy911; snugs

Bloated Whale Hypocrisy DING!


30 posted on 01/17/2006 9:22:05 AM PST by STARWISE (Sedition:an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority- to cause the overthrow of govt)
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To: Arcy
says he’s going to quit a club notorious for discriminating against women “as fast as I can.”

What he means is 'as fast as he can arange for the cameras to be there when he quits'.

31 posted on 01/17/2006 9:22:18 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: maro
To be fair, this is a club for undergraduates. Kennedy joined when he was a student, and probably just forgot about it. Kennedy can be criticized for a lot, but this has got to be way down the list.

The Democrats make a big deal when they find a Republican who owns property that has an old deed covenant (placed there by a former owner decades ago) forbidding its sale to Blacks or Jews. Those restrictions have long since been found to be illegal and therefore unenforceable, but unless the Republican goes to the trouble and expense of expunging them, he gets pilloried as some sort of bigot. This Kennedy membership is just payback on the same order. (Which I suppose sounds like, "he started it!", but I'm not above a little of that :-).

32 posted on 01/17/2006 9:22:34 AM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: Arcy
What is this Hiller? Some sort of sadist?

Doesn't the man realize that Ted is the Last Brother? Joe blew up. JFK and RFK have been canonized as Virgins and Martyrs by the Wholly Roamin' Democratic Catholic Church of Massachusetts and been granted their own beads on the Rosary of Good Democrats everywhere!

This Hiller! Who the Hell does he think he is? Of course, Ted cares about women! Did not he and Senator Dodd try and give mouth-to-mouth CPR to that poor waitress who was in convulsions on the floor of a Washington restaurant? This scurrilous Hiller fellow ought to try it on someone thrashing around like that.

Did not Ted dive repeatedly on that young woman who foolishly found herself at the bottom of Poucha Pond? Did he not spend 9 hours discussing how to save her after his heroic efforts were in vain? And him with the bad back! Tell him, " You try and find a cop when you need one, Hiller!"

Arcy, I thank you for posting this prejudiced article. Those of us who realize that Teddy does what he does out of love for us little people need to know who the enemy is... and we need to know before Happy Hour.

33 posted on 01/17/2006 9:23:47 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (If the RNC were alive, there would be no Democrat Vote Fraud .)
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To: Arcy

Let's see, 52 years ago this "public servant" was enjoying life in an elitist drinking club in the Ivy League; my dad was a poor farm kid who was actually serving the public-- in Korea-- and taking mortar fire that led to months of surgery and recovery. He use the GI money he recieved to finish college and become a much-loved pediatrician.

Yet it's men like Kennedy who become heroes to the Left.


34 posted on 01/17/2006 9:25:33 AM PST by mikeus_maximus (Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still evil.)
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To: Arcy
... "I’m going to get out of it as fast as I can.”


35 posted on 01/17/2006 9:28:28 AM PST by maggief (Hillary!/Belafonte '08)
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To: Jack Hammer

***It's not the Owl Club that's the problem; it's the Canadian Club.***


LMAO!


36 posted on 01/17/2006 9:29:12 AM PST by LRS
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To: beyond the sea

Please join me in condemning the dastardly attack upon our Ted, scion of America's royalty, the Kennedys.


37 posted on 01/17/2006 9:30:09 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (If the RNC were alive, there would be no Democrat Vote Fraud .)
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To: Phantom Lord

Mitt ran against Kennedy in 1994, IIRC.


38 posted on 01/17/2006 9:30:26 AM PST by SerpentDove (Mary Jo Kopechne.)
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To: TheBigB; OldFriend

I got confused with another governor. It was William Weld that I was thinking of who ran against Kerry.


39 posted on 01/17/2006 9:31:41 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: maro
Kennedy joined when he was a student, and probably just forgot about it.

I believe he updated his contact info with the club as recently as September, 2005, as stated by this atricle.

So the 'forgot about it' claim is nonsense.

40 posted on 01/17/2006 9:32:15 AM PST by GreenAccord (I move for a bad trial thingy!)
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To: nuconvert

Jay Leno says women weren't allowed to join to ptotect their own safety since Kennedy was a member. LOL

Seriously, is this a fratenity type deal or not. What is the difference, really?


41 posted on 01/17/2006 9:33:31 AM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: maro

No, but the point is that he's a hypocrit. The Dems are always trying to kill freedom of association.
He can join the he-man-woman-haters club for all I care.


42 posted on 01/17/2006 9:37:39 AM PST by visualops (www.visualops.com)
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To: TX Bluebonnet
I am troubled, deeply troubled by Teddy’s association with such a sexist group... Quiz for the day: When the Concerned Alumni of Princeton’s advocate equal treatment of men and women in regard to college admissions it is sexism. When the Owl Club’s refused to admit women to membership under any circumstances it is ?????.
43 posted on 01/17/2006 9:38:00 AM PST by marko525
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To: Arcy
Meanwhile, Kennedy admitted to Hiller that he himself probably couldn’t pass Judiciary Committee muster

Yeah, not too many murderers on the Supreme Court (that we know of)

44 posted on 01/17/2006 9:38:05 AM PST by hattend (I wanna go through the Stargate!)
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To: TX Bluebonnet

No difference at all. Kennedy wanted to pillory Alito for joining an organization that was engaged in an effort to keep Princeton all male.


45 posted on 01/17/2006 9:38:57 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Arcy

The OWL club continues to allow membership even to those booted from the school for cheating?

Now I know why he let Mary Jo Kopechne remain in the car, he was headed to the OWL club and it would have been impossibly bad form to show up with a broad in tow.

Ted Kennedy...a more detestable character there may not be.


46 posted on 01/17/2006 9:40:36 AM PST by threeleftsmakearight
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To: maggief
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47 posted on 01/17/2006 9:41:22 AM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit! There are people in Africa sober!.)
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To: maro
Most of us probably don't have a problem with Kennedy's or Alito's involvement in such clubs. But when the likes of Kennedy tries to use it against Alito when he himself is involved in the same type of club (and continues to be a member) then we will take issue with it. And we did!
48 posted on 01/17/2006 9:46:44 AM PST by Arcy
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To: llevrok

49 posted on 01/17/2006 9:46:55 AM PST by maggief (Hillary!/Belafonte '08)
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To: maggief
"I’m going to get out of it as fast as I can.” Just like he did with Mary Jo.
50 posted on 01/17/2006 9:49:03 AM PST by Arcy
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