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Patrick Kennedy To Seek Treatment(Kennedy to Mayo Clinic-Kennedy with Mayo!!)
WP ^ | May 6, 2006 | Del Quentin Wilber and Allan Lengel

Posted on 05/06/2006 12:21:22 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182

Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy said yesterday that he is entering treatment for an addiction to prescription medications, an announcement that comes as police continue their investigation into a car crash involving the congressman near the Capitol.

Calling his addiction a "chronic disease," Kennedy said he does not even recall the accident, which occurred early Thursday and raised questions about his behavior and how U.S. Capitol Police deal with members of Congress.

The congressman's office has said Kennedy (D-R.I.) was disoriented behind the wheel because he had taken prescription medication to calm stomach inflammation and to help him sleep. No one was injured in the crash, but Kennedy almost hit a Capitol Police car head-on before slamming into a security barrier, authorities said.

Kennedy, 38, said yesterday that he has been battling problems with addiction and depression since he was a young man and that he will seek immediate treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He was a patient there during Congress's winter break, he said, and thought he had returned to Washington "reinvigorated and healthy."...."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: addiction; alcoholic; alcoholism; bipolar; drugaddict; drugaddicted; drunk; drunkenslob; excuses; junkie; kennedy; mayo; mayoclinic; patrickkennedy; pills; rehab; swimmerjr
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Kiss the Senate goodbye Patrick. Another Kennedy implodes.
1 posted on 05/06/2006 12:21:25 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Kennedy: (1) "I didn't ask the police for any special treatment; (2)"I don't remember a thing that happened." Good example of cognitive dissonance.


2 posted on 05/06/2006 12:27:03 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Do the Kennedy's get a group rate at these Rehabs?


4 posted on 05/06/2006 12:30:37 AM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Where was wifey?

Would he have gotten treatment for his 'disease' (addiction) had he not gotten caught?

Did he publicize his treatment over the winter break, and if not, why not?

This clown needs to take responsibility for his actions.

Every single word of his press conference today was aimed at passing responsibility onto either the disease, the drug, a stomach ailment or some type of day-to-day stress.

5 posted on 05/06/2006 12:33:27 AM PDT by RushCrush (This poster has no memory of the post above nor does she recall driving to perform it.)
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To: MJY1288
Do the Kennedy's get a group rate at these Rehabs?

They probably own the rehabs.

6 posted on 05/06/2006 12:33:46 AM PDT by ReformedBeckite
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Let's see if he get's "The Rush Treatment" from the press and the local DA.


7 posted on 05/06/2006 12:33:51 AM PDT by NavVet (“Benedict Arnold was wounded in battle fighting for America, but no one remembers him for that.”)
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To: ReformedBeckite
LOL!

At the very least, they are named after them

8 posted on 05/06/2006 12:35:17 AM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: RushCrush
Every single word of his press conference today was aimed at passing responsibility onto either the disease, the drug, a stomach ailment or some type of day-to-day stress.

At least he didn't blame the cement barrier.

9 posted on 05/06/2006 12:39:08 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Anti-Bubba182
IMHO.. What if it were Rove? What if it were you? Those are the questions.

10 posted on 05/06/2006 12:40:15 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: MJY1288

Ted gets a group rate by himself.


11 posted on 05/06/2006 12:41:55 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: RushCrush
Where was wifey?

Patrick Kennedy is single.
12 posted on 05/06/2006 12:42:24 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: Anti-Bubba182

LOL, I should have known! :-)


13 posted on 05/06/2006 12:42:55 AM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Malesherbes
Now ya think some hotshot prosecutor is gonna spend a bunch of taxpayer money looking at "Doctor Shopping" here?

Nah.... they only do that when a famous Conservatives is involved.

Not that I am excusing Rush. To tell the truth, I have never felt the same way about him since he admitted his addiction.

I hold Conservatives to higher standards.

Nobody expects good behavior from a Liberal. Hell, there entire philosophy of life is built around tearing down standards, eliminating morality, breaking things loose so nobody has to feel bad about anything.

That's why the Left is so positively gleeful about things when a Conservative gets busted.

Inside they are jeering, "See, Conservatives are just a bunch of hypocrites! They do the same things we do."

It's obviously not the case because the sheer numbers of Conservative vs. Liberal cases comes down so strongly on the Liberal side, but because Liberals have never pretended to any sort of real morality. It's almost as if they claim some special virtue by being frank about their degeneracy.
14 posted on 05/06/2006 12:43:49 AM PDT by Ronin (Ut iusta esse, lex noblis severus necesse est.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

He still denies being drunk, although two bars (so far) have said he was drinking there that night.


15 posted on 05/06/2006 12:45:18 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

I saw that too. The media will take the clinic explanation and let that go, but Kennedy is screwed as far as a Senate seat goes.


16 posted on 05/06/2006 12:57:01 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Send him to the salvation Army


17 posted on 05/06/2006 1:29:43 AM PDT by wildcatf4f3 (Islam Schmislam blahblahblah, enough already!)
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To: ozzymandus

I could tell he was fibbing ! His lips were moving !!
Gotta love those Kennedy's..


18 posted on 05/06/2006 2:37:48 AM PDT by MountainYankee
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To: conservative in nyc

Probably queer.

38 years old, money to burn, a Congressman and no woman in his life?????????? We know the media would help hide it.

Whatever his sexual preferences - fact is he is a liar.

He isnt sorry for his addiction, he is sorry he got caught.

Funny he didnt even realise he had an addiction till he ran down a concrete barrier.


19 posted on 05/06/2006 3:30:47 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Anti-Bubba182

If he has to take a drug that causes him to lose his senses, he should not be a legislator. Will he know what he is voting for?


20 posted on 05/06/2006 4:08:39 AM PDT by djpg
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To: ozzymandus

2? I heard the Hawk and Dove, but what other one?


21 posted on 05/06/2006 4:21:28 AM PDT by kalee
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Well, if he really thinks anyone will believe that pile of crap he fed the media in his formal announcement of "seeking help" he should get help, he's crazy as hell.


22 posted on 05/06/2006 4:24:12 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Ronin
It's almost as if they claim some special virtue by being frank about their degeneracy.

Paging Barney Frank ... Paging Barney Frank ...
23 posted on 05/06/2006 4:31:35 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: sgtbono2002
Whatever his sexual preferences

'for what it's worth', a few yrs ago, read in a FR thread 'bout Howie Carr(sp) of Boston radio, mentioning that some of "Patches"' assosiates used the H word; but his boozin/druggin priorities might also simply limit his sexuality....

24 posted on 05/06/2006 4:33:00 AM PDT by 1234 (Border Control or IMPEACHMENT NOW)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

"Gimme Hamm on 5, hold the Mayo!"

25 posted on 05/06/2006 4:37:42 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

battling problems with addiction and depression since he was a young man.....


Understandable considering who his father is. I hope he gets the help he needs.


26 posted on 05/06/2006 4:46:14 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: NavVet

nah, he won't. He's not a Republican.


27 posted on 05/06/2006 4:47:05 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Calling his addiction a "chronic disease,"

Sure thing, buddy. Popping pills, washing it down with a few beers, and smashing your car into a construction barrier is no different than catching a cold.

Acting Capitol Police Chief Christopher M. McGaffin declined requests for comment yesterday. He told Roll Call, a newspaper that covers Congress, that managers had made mistakes in judgment and that "significant" administrative action has been taken.

I'm sure the "training" involved chastising the guys for getting caught and coaching them on how to cover their butts next time. In the eyes of the brass, the only thing they did wrong was getting caught.

28 posted on 05/06/2006 4:47:07 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Anti-Bubba182; All

What a pity that Patrick's great-great-great-great-great grandfather wasn't sterile!


29 posted on 05/06/2006 4:53:19 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Kiss the Senate goodbye Patrick. Another Kennedy implodes.

Oh BS! This is a GOOD career move for a Kennedy.

30 posted on 05/06/2006 4:57:24 AM PDT by Toby06 (Make illegal immigration illegal!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
"Patrick Kennedy To Seek Treatment"

He should be in jail. My money is on this being a big ruse to avoid prosecution. How much do you want to bet he leaves treatmet early?

31 posted on 05/06/2006 4:58:24 AM PDT by patriot_wes
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To: 1234

"mentioning that some of "Patches"

My daughter told me I couldn't refer to Patrick as "Patches" anymore until I found out exactly what it meant.....so can someone tell me?


32 posted on 05/06/2006 5:06:49 AM PDT by heylady
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To: heylady

another FR thread(today) mentions that Carr has a website: Carr'll know why "Patches" coined.


33 posted on 05/06/2006 5:10:55 AM PDT by 1234 (Border Control or IMPEACHMENT NOW)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Most reports indicate that Kennedy is entering Rehab for treatment of addiction to "PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS".

But phenergan and Ambien are not "painkillers" and the accident happened as a result of side effects, not addiction to those drugs.

Pain killers are not part of the treatment of either of the conditions that Kennedy acknowleges having, i.e. depression and alcoholism, and addiction to painkillers requires a substantial and steady source of pills.

Hmmm! Sounds like a clear case of obtaining prescription drugs under false pretenses. I wonder how far that investigation will go.


34 posted on 05/06/2006 5:18:56 AM PDT by Irxfxs
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To: heylady
i googled it to find out myself. Apparently, Howie Carr coined the term based on this song by Clarence Carter.
35 posted on 05/06/2006 5:19:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I'll have the roast duck with mayo.


36 posted on 05/06/2006 5:21:33 AM PDT by alarm rider (Irritating leftists as often as is humanly possible....)
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To: heylady
further googling shows the answer was to be found on FREE REPUBLIC, all along.
37 posted on 05/06/2006 5:21:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thanks

I don't however think the reference to the hardworking boy in that song is a good fit with our "boy". You do remember Patrick's statement that he never worked a F.... day in his life.


38 posted on 05/06/2006 5:38:14 AM PDT by heylady
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To: patriot_wes

Hell, maybe he never checked in.


39 posted on 05/06/2006 6:04:28 AM PDT by RetSignman (( HELP...I'm trapped between these curved things))
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To: Malesherbes
The very first thing that came out of Kennedy's yap to the
POlice was that he was rushing to get to congress "To Vote"

One of the coppers reminded him that congress had shut down a few hours before his crash...

Next thing two POlice Sgts show up ...take over and tell all the cops to take a hike...

Kennedy's next statement...."I can't remember anything" It was the sleep meds"...(he takes sleep meds goes to a bar then drives on them)...

His next job he can run for Attorney General of WI (driving on pills and alcohol seems to be a requisite)...and he can crash a tax payer owned vehicle after 'bar time' instead of his Mustang.

Sign into Mayo quickly...put on a good show for the cameras..

imo

40 posted on 05/06/2006 6:05:36 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: ozzymandus
Legacy of Lying with the whole Kennedy family pissing on the public and the MSM assuring everyone that it is raining.

Kennedys - Proud sponsors of the Michael Skakel Celebrity Golf Tournament and the William Kennedy Smith Sadie Hawkins Day Barhopping Marathon.

This little extra bit wouldn't fit in my tagline.

41 posted on 05/06/2006 6:06:47 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Kennedy is screwed as far as a Senate seat goes.

I wouldn't be too sure about that. PK has been an ongoing addict since he was a cocaine snorting teen and yet RI keeps sending him to DC as their rep. However, and a big however, there goes Big Daddy Ted's last dreams of seeing PK as a Kennedy president.

42 posted on 05/06/2006 6:09:24 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. A. Lincoln)
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To: daybreakcoming
"...Ted's last dreams of seeing PK as a Kennedy president."

That is Science fiction if he ever believed that. Kennedy is just a name outside of the east coast and I think PK is toast as far as the Senate goes. He is to big a public addict.

43 posted on 05/06/2006 6:17:30 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Kennedy...

Mayo...

Sandwich time?


44 posted on 05/06/2006 7:09:49 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Go home and fix your own country before you complain about ours.)
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To: Malesherbes

Kennedy: (1) "I didn't ask the police for any special treatment."

Patrick does not have to ask.

Daddy pays the bills and handles the details.


45 posted on 05/06/2006 7:11:46 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I simply do not remember getting out of bed or being pulled over by the police

I believe this much of his statement because he was probably never in bed, and the police didn't pull him over .... he crashed into a concrete barricade. The rest of his statement was simply self serving BS.

46 posted on 05/06/2006 7:12:30 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
The Kennedy Mayo visit is all PR.

The old media will be happy with this fluff cover story.

After the long weekend, Kennedy will be back to drinking and driving.

47 posted on 05/06/2006 7:13:10 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
The Police say that they were prevented from giving Kennedy a sobriety test .

On the other hand, if the Congressman had been a Republican...

48 posted on 05/06/2006 7:17:08 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Never underestimate democrats electing an addict!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Barry

49 posted on 05/06/2006 7:17:47 AM PDT by pulaskibush (USA, founded by tolerant Christians. USSR, founded by intolerant Secularist.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
The media will take the clinic explanation and let that go, but Kennedy is screwed as far as a Senate seat goes.

Why would you think that? The kind of people who would elect him as a congressman would have no qualms about electing him as a senator, and if by chance they wouldn't, he could always move home to MA, they'll elected anything with the name Kennedy there.

50 posted on 05/06/2006 7:24:26 AM PDT by McGavin999 (The US media is afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder)
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