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Small world, isn't it Splash? (background information on Mrs. Alito's tears in the hearings)
1/20/06

Posted on 01/20/2006 9:54:55 AM PST by dead

I have an interesting tidbit of information to share.

My old college roommate's mother is friends with Judge Alito's mother. They go to the same church in Roseland, New Jersey.

Well, the judge's mother shared something with her that hasn't been in the papers and may bring a different perspective to those tears Alito's wife shed in the hearing.

It seems Judge Alito's wife (the former Martha-Ann Bomgardner) has had personal reasons to dislike Senator Kennedy since long before Splash's shameful treatment of her husband.

Long ago, the Senator was also less than kind to girl whose family was friends with the Bombgardner family. A girl that Martha-Ann knew fairly well before her untimely demise.

A girl named Mary Jo Kopechne.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; 68olds; 68oldsmobile; alitohearings; caldwellnj; catholicchurch; chappaquiddick; judgealito; kopechne; marthaannalito; maryjokopechne; nytimes; roselandnj; rumor; senatorgraham; senatorkennedy; supremecourt; tedkennedy; theswimmer
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1 posted on 01/20/2006 9:54:57 AM PST by dead
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To: dead

Splash.......


2 posted on 01/20/2006 9:56:40 AM PST by b4its2late ("Criminal Lawyer" is a redundancy.)
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To: dead

A completly irrelevant comment on my part....get out! That's insane.


3 posted on 01/20/2006 9:57:09 AM PST by Grenada
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To: dead

Small world.


4 posted on 01/20/2006 9:57:26 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: b4its2late

If true, will it make it to the MSM?


5 posted on 01/20/2006 9:57:29 AM PST by dinoparty (In the beginning was the Word)
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To: dead

Seems that T-finK and women always have a problem when it comes to water..........


6 posted on 01/20/2006 9:57:32 AM PST by Red Badger (LUKE 22:36 JESUS: "........and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."........)
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To: b4its2late

Splash is replacing Swimmer?

I second the motion.....


7 posted on 01/20/2006 9:57:40 AM PST by fizziwig
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To: dead

Unbelievable...


8 posted on 01/20/2006 9:57:43 AM PST by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
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To: dead
And now I know...

...the REST of the story!

Dan
Biblical Christianity BLOG

9 posted on 01/20/2006 9:58:01 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: dead
That almost sounds too good to be true. But if it is true....
10 posted on 01/20/2006 9:58:06 AM PST by r9etb
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To: dead; Mo1

OMG...


11 posted on 01/20/2006 9:58:20 AM PST by Dog ( Ayman al-Zawahiri .....Sleep tight, old man. We'll be coming for you soon.)
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To: dead

Wow!! I just knew there was something more to this.

Thanks for posting this information, dead.

CD


12 posted on 01/20/2006 9:58:26 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: dead

urban legend?


13 posted on 01/20/2006 9:58:29 AM PST by nwrep
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To: dead

Is this story an internet email one or the real truth?


14 posted on 01/20/2006 9:58:43 AM PST by Seeking the truth (0cents.com - Freep Stuff & Pajama Patrol Stuff)
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To: dead

:-(


15 posted on 01/20/2006 9:58:49 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: dead

If this is true and not just rumor, it's amazing! If it's a rumor, it's a great one!


16 posted on 01/20/2006 9:58:52 AM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: dead
Wow.

I hope Kennedy's enjoying himself now, because he's going to have some serious problems when he passes on. I doubt God holds the Kennedy name in the same esteem that the Democrats and MSM do.

17 posted on 01/20/2006 9:59:23 AM PST by American Quilter
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To: writer33

Get a load of this...

It's a small world.


18 posted on 01/20/2006 9:59:23 AM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("There they go again...")
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To: dead

It's definitely a small world and "splash" has to live with that now. However, one day he will meet his maker and I wouldn't root for his chances with the Man.


19 posted on 01/20/2006 10:00:10 AM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: Dog; Howlin

OMG .. is this for real?


20 posted on 01/20/2006 10:00:19 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: dead
Shocking!

But not beyond believe!

21 posted on 01/20/2006 10:00:20 AM PST by VOYAGER
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To: dead

Are you sure your cousins sister friends xboyfriend roomates siter that never asks you to forawrd emails to everyone on your list---didn't read it on this blog:

http://publiceyeblog.com/index.php/2006/01/alitos-wife-leaves-hearing-room-in-tears-comforted-by-gwen-kopechne/

or this blog:

http://pyjamasmedia.com/blog/?p=215

Where both claim to quote (and link to ) a washington Post article mentions kopechne but then when you clickon either blogs washington post link the kopechne paragraph isn't there.


22 posted on 01/20/2006 10:03:16 AM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: nwrep
urban legend?

I really have no details other than what I posted. But my friend is absolutely truthfully relaying to me what his mother said Judge Alito's mother told her.

It's a pretty short chain for a rumor (two people I've known for about twenty years) from the judge's mother.

23 posted on 01/20/2006 10:03:27 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

If "Splash" is the name of Teddy's dog, what are the names of his cats? "Glub, glub" and " Help, Teddy I'm drowning"?


24 posted on 01/20/2006 10:04:09 AM PST by techcor
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To: dead

Those who live in glass Oldsmobiles shouldn't throw stones


25 posted on 01/20/2006 10:04:18 AM PST by Boston Blackie
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To: dead

WOW! Another FreeRepublic scoop!


26 posted on 01/20/2006 10:05:46 AM PST by airborne (If being a Christian was a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you?)
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To: dead

Holy smokes.


27 posted on 01/20/2006 10:05:56 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: dinoparty
If true, will it make it to the MSM?

If it does make it ti the MSM, it will SINK Kennedy this time!

28 posted on 01/20/2006 10:07:03 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Petronski; Mia T

ping


29 posted on 01/20/2006 10:07:47 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: r9etb
But if it is true.... ------------

Kennedy is SUNK ...... this time!

30 posted on 01/20/2006 10:08:46 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: icwhatudo
I don't know what either of those two blogs are.

I posted exactly how the rumor came to me. I can't do any better than that.

I trust my old college roommate 100%. I've never known anybody who is more above board and reliable than he is. And his mother has always seem very well grounded and intelligent to me.

I don't know the judge's mother, but she's the only other person in the rumor's history. Maybe she made it up. I don't know.

31 posted on 01/20/2006 10:09:57 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Peach; Miss Marple; planetpatrol; Revolting cat!; Primetimedonna; Frank_2001; jdm; MizSterious; ...

Alito ........................... ping


32 posted on 01/20/2006 10:10:42 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: nwrep
urban legend?

http://publiceyeblog.com/index.php/2006/01 ...

There's another claim, but not with the personal relationship claimed here.

33 posted on 01/20/2006 10:11:11 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: dead

"If she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age." - Charles Pierce, Jan. 2003


34 posted on 01/20/2006 10:11:11 AM PST by Born Conservative (Chronic Positivity: http://www.livejournal.com/users/jsher/)
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To: airborne
WOW! Another FreeRepublic scoop!

If True, it's hugh.

35 posted on 01/20/2006 10:13:31 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: dead

Maybe Justice Alito can find some reason Teddy has to appear in court.


36 posted on 01/20/2006 10:13:37 AM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: dead

Your word is good in my book.


37 posted on 01/20/2006 10:13:44 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: dead

Dead, there are only a handful of FReepers I would believe about this piece of information. You are one, and the information is both eerie and chilling. Thanks for posting it.


38 posted on 01/20/2006 10:14:44 AM PST by Wolfstar ("We must...all hang together or...we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: dead

OK, who's going to call Mrs. Bomgardner for fact checking?


39 posted on 01/20/2006 10:16:14 AM PST by Seeking the truth (0cents.com - Freep Stuff & Pajama Patrol Stuff)
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To: Wolfstar

karma


40 posted on 01/20/2006 10:17:02 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: Wolfstar
eerie and chilling ---------

Karma

41 posted on 01/20/2006 10:17:53 AM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: icwhatudo; dead

Excuse me, but there is nothing inherently wrong or inconsistent between what dead posted and the info in those two blogs you linked. Both of them have the same story -- which is different from what dead posted.


42 posted on 01/20/2006 10:18:03 AM PST by Wolfstar ("We must...all hang together or...we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: airborne
WOW! Another FreeRepublic scoop!

January 12, 2006
Alito's Wife Leaves Hearing Room in Tears, Comforted by Gwen Kopechne
by Bachman @ 1:12 PM. Filed under Politics

*WASHINGTON (Washington Post) - The wife of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito left his confirmation hearings in tears Wednesday.

Martha-Ann Bomgardner, who had sat behind her husband for hours of questioning over several days, left as her husband was being questioned by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

"Judge Alito, I am sorry that you've had to go through this. I am sorry that your family has had to sit here and listen to this," said Graham.

Moments earlier, the senator had asked Alito, "Are you really a closet bigot?" The nominee said no, and Graham said, "No sir, you're not."

Graham's exchange with the nominee came after withering questions from several Judiciary Committee Democrats.

While out of the room, Alito's wife received a call of encouragement form Gwen Kopechne. Mrs. Kopechne told Bomgardner (Mrs. Alito) that while she understood the emotions that caused her to leave the room, she should be thankful her family member being abused by Sen. Edward Kennedy was still in the room, and not in the back of a Buick at the bottom of a pond.

http://pyjamasmedia.com/blog/?p=215


43 posted on 01/20/2006 10:18:48 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: dead
A couple of problems with this theory:

1. Mary Jo Kopechne was born in 1940 while Martha Alito was born in 1953 - thirteen years later.

2. Ms. Kopechne was raised in Pennsylvania while Mrs. Alito was raised in Kentucky with family roots in Oklahoma and Texas.

44 posted on 01/20/2006 10:19:26 AM PST by writmeister
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To: dead

bump


45 posted on 01/20/2006 10:21:51 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: Wolfstar

I think we're about to find out how much this site is being visited by the MSM. Even they can't resist the temptation of at least looking into whether this is possible. Were the two ladies living near each other at any times in their lives?


46 posted on 01/20/2006 10:22:25 AM PST by katana
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To: Cboldt
Good God people, click on the links. THE KOPECHNE PARAGRAPH IS FAKE!!!! IT DOES NOT APPEAR IN THAT WASH POST ARTICLE!

Make sure to email this to all your frinds 10 times and toyota will give you a new car if not you will have bad luck. LOL

47 posted on 01/20/2006 10:23:46 AM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: dead
Why do I feel a:
my old college roommate's mother's father's 2nd cousin on his sister's side hairdresser's poodle
in there somewhere?

48 posted on 01/20/2006 10:24:59 AM PST by RetiredSWO
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To: dead
Splash Gordon's


49 posted on 01/20/2006 10:27:11 AM PST by Physicist
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To: dead
[T]he Senator was also less than kind to a girl

Reminds me of the neighbors of Lizzie Borden, (acquitted) who told there daughter that they shunned Miss Borden because "she was unkind to her parents".

50 posted on 01/20/2006 10:27:42 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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