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WashPost Stars Mourn Over Patrick, "Latest Victim of the Kennedy Curse"
NewsBusters ^ | May 6, 2006 | Tim Graham

Posted on 05/07/2006 1:21:44 PM PDT by EveningStar

It can't be argued that the Patrick Kennedy adventure on wheels is being ignored by the media. But part of the coverage has been suffused in a bit of overweening Kennedy-dynasty sympathy. Washington Post reporter/columnist Dana Milbank, who danced a jig of mockery in orange hunter clothes over Dick Cheney's shooting accident, wrote in Saturday's Washington Post about the "miserable character" who suffered after the crash:

Kennedy tried to ignore the din of shouted questions as he walked to the door, but he couldn't avoid the woman in the front row who asked if he would resign. He shook his head. "I need to stay in the fight," he said. Then the latest victim of the Kennedy Curse disappeared...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: 109th; drunks; kennedy; lostweekend; patchaquiddick; patches; patrickkennedy; wetbrain
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I'm going to throw up.
1 posted on 05/07/2006 1:21:47 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

The Kennedy Curse has been self-inflicted for the most part.


2 posted on 05/07/2006 1:24:07 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: EveningStar

Now you know it's not his fault.


3 posted on 05/07/2006 1:25:14 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: EveningStar

Beat you to it. [RAAAAAALLLFFF!!]

Seriously, the way Kennedys always get a pass after any moral or traffic-related mishap, it deserves to be called

THE KENNEDY BLESSING. Complete with get out of jail free card.


4 posted on 05/07/2006 1:32:41 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: EveningStar

Having the Neocons in power drove him to drink, therefor it's not his fault.


5 posted on 05/07/2006 1:35:00 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: EveningStar
There's no "Kennedy Curse." Overall, bad things happen to bad people. There are exceptions, but the Kennedy's haven't beaten the law of averages.

They're just more visible.

6 posted on 05/07/2006 1:35:41 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: EveningStar

If he can't get a handle on his bi-polar illness and addictions, he needs to be pathetic elsewhere - not the US Congress.


7 posted on 05/07/2006 1:36:59 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (All religion is of life, and a life of religion is to do good.)
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To: EveningStar

some people make bad choices. Kennedy's are masters of not accepting responsibilty for their bad choices.


8 posted on 05/07/2006 1:38:45 PM PDT by llevrok (sui generis)
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To: EveningStar

I'd cry them a river, but they'd just drive a car into it.


9 posted on 05/07/2006 1:38:52 PM PDT by Sofa King (A wise man uses compromise as an alternative to defeat. A fool uses it as an alternative to victory.)
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To: EveningStar

Like father like son......

Look at the bright side: no innocent women died in the making of this latest Kennedy debacle!


10 posted on 05/07/2006 1:40:13 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (The ACLU empowers terrorists and criminals, weakens America, and degrades our society.)
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To: Dog Gone
Overall, bad things happen to bad people. There are exceptions

Such as the Clintons.

11 posted on 05/07/2006 1:42:39 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: Howlin

Like Fadher/Modher ... just another drunk coming out of a clan full of drunks, druggies and really screwed up thinking...


12 posted on 05/07/2006 1:43:32 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: EveningStar

How many doped out drunken slobs can one family have?

All normal families have their black sheep, but this is ridiculous!


13 posted on 05/07/2006 1:44:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: Spktyr
"The Kennedy Curse has been self-inflicted for the most part."

Hey, who says that narcissism and stupidity can't be curses.
14 posted on 05/07/2006 1:45:10 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: shield

Is what happens when there ain't no lifeguards at the Gene Pool........Family is advertising for condoms and abortion.......


15 posted on 05/07/2006 1:46:44 PM PDT by litehaus
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To: Dog Gone
Right on target.

The Kennedys are "rich trash"---take them out of the Hamptons and drop them in any trailer park in America, and they'd fit right in, character-wise.

My apologies to trailer owners everywhere, the majority of which are more moral and law-abiding.

16 posted on 05/07/2006 1:51:03 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( <== I'm with Stupid...)
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To: EveningStar

Oh, the poor victim! Patrick is a victim of addiction, drugs and alcohol...

He has no control over these demons. He has no control over the drive that bedevils him.

So, if Kennedy is a poor, poor victim of the Kennedy curse which seems to involve booze, cars and bodies of water and otherwise, has no control and cannot stop wrecking things, and hitting airline security while he pops pills and binges on alcohol,

how in the heck can anyone trust an out-of-control man to legislate.

If you have a big problem exercising self-control because of your demons, it is in every area of life, not just one.

But, then again, most people in the US don't have the media covering for them, the US Congress gathering around a maimed member and covering good ol' boys, and lots and lots of money.

Fie on the lot of them....I'm coming close to a Patrick Henry moment with this country.


17 posted on 05/07/2006 1:57:39 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: EveningStar
There are more apologists in the MSM for the Kennedys than there are for criminals at an NAACP meeting.
18 posted on 05/07/2006 2:01:37 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: EveningStar

The whole bunch of them should get out of public life and stop inflicting the 'curse' on the rest of us.


19 posted on 05/07/2006 2:02:37 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: litehaus
Is what happens when there ain't no lifeguards at the Gene Pool...

You said "lifeguard"? Whose life?


[This is the actual name of his dog AND this was posted online as an actual photo of the dog.]

20 posted on 05/07/2006 2:03:35 PM PDT by drpix
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To: EveningStar

Me too ... *victim*?!?!

He's an addict on a Congressman's salary. How many people in his state has a gig that sweet?

If he really wants to earns the term 'victim' let me resign from office first, go to rehab, then start from the bottom of the political ladder again.
That's not the Kennedy way.
The Kennedy way is to cover it up and get the media to cover your tracks.


21 posted on 05/07/2006 2:04:46 PM PDT by WOSG (Faith & Reason)
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To: EveningStar

The Kennedy curse, my a** !

The Kennedy men are a bunch of self-centered,self-indulgent,woman chasing chips off the old block

Like grandfather,like father,like son.


22 posted on 05/07/2006 2:11:34 PM PDT by Mears
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To: EveningStar

The WaPo "mourns", I celebrate.


23 posted on 05/07/2006 2:18:02 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: Sofa King
I'd cry them a river, but they'd just drive a car into it.






Hello,

That is one of the funniest lines I have ever read on FR, LOL!!

Glad to be here, MOgirl
24 posted on 05/07/2006 2:21:00 PM PDT by MOgirl (Democrats: The Culture of Treason (and you know what I'm talkin about!))
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To: Mears
The Kennedy story is better than the one a lady told me when I was a young policeman that she was speeding because she was almost out of gas and trying to get to the gas station fast.
25 posted on 05/07/2006 2:24:12 PM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: EveningStar

The Kennedy's have placed a curse on Massachusetts and Rhode Island, There can be no other excuse for electing these bums except a curse. Too bad Rose didnt shoot Joe for poling Gloria Swanson.


26 posted on 05/07/2006 2:26:28 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: EveningStar

Just another example of what you get when you cross one drugged and drunken, sodden fool with another.....Patches !!
This poor example of humanity was doomed from the start, but has managed to keep the Kennedy name in the sewer as well as his daddy has, just hasn't killed anyone yet, but he is still relatively young.


27 posted on 05/07/2006 2:26:36 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: gulfcoast6

Great story---you must hear it all as a police officer.


28 posted on 05/07/2006 2:27:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: EveningStar
His own adult choices cursed him. He should face responsibility for his actions and resign from congress immediately. Then he should seek treatment and take whatever legal penalties are due him. If he does that he'll be much more a man than many in his family including his dad.
29 posted on 05/07/2006 2:31:41 PM PDT by cva66snipe (If it was wrong for Clinton why do some support it for Bush? Party over nation destroys the nation.)
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To: EveningStar
The sycophant WP writer is just scripting ala Gollywood scene to conjure up unjustified sympathy for the perennial loser Patrick Kennedy. (Is Patrick Kennedy the one who lost a leg to cancer when he was a teen? Is "Patches" the Kennedy family's nickname for him?)

Rhode Island is a real loser too - a Kennedy satellite.
30 posted on 05/07/2006 2:32:40 PM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: llevrok

"some people make bad choices. Kennedy's are masters of not accepting responsibilty for their bad choices."

The Kennedys are America's "royal family" and THEY are ENTITLED to not accept responsibility. Accountability is for the OTHERS - the Hoi Poloi; the ignorant middleclass.

(Sarcasim alert)


31 posted on 05/07/2006 2:37:52 PM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: Spktyr

Exactly! As I have said repeatedly to my young son, you are responsible for your decisions. I don't want to hear any of the "it was an accident" crap. That's a young person's version of playing the victim.


32 posted on 05/07/2006 2:39:28 PM PDT by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: EveningStar
Kennedy Curse? For the rest of us, I believe it is called "Don't do the crime if you cant do the time".
33 posted on 05/07/2006 2:43:13 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: MOgirl; Sofa King
"I'd cry them a river, but they'd just drive a car into it."

Hello,
That is one of the funniest lines I have ever read on FR, LOL!!
Glad to be here, MOgirl


Ditto to THAT Mogirl!

You know, it seems as I get older that I have to work a little harder to even be mildly amusing, and then Sofa King comes along and does it effortlessly, scoring 10 outta 10 for laughs!

What a GREAT line!
34 posted on 05/07/2006 2:44:43 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: Spktyr
The Kennedy Curse has been self-inflicted for the most part.

The Kennedy Curse is their irresponsibility and their arrogance, but the Kennedy's are not the victims of the curse, we are.

35 posted on 05/07/2006 2:46:11 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow......R.R)
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To: mkjessup; Sofa King
Hello,

I, too, am in awe of Sofa King's talent!!

Glad to be here, MOgirl
36 posted on 05/07/2006 2:48:33 PM PDT by MOgirl (Democrats: The Culture of Treason (and you know what I'm talkin about!))
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To: EveningStar
The "Kennedy Curse":


37 posted on 05/07/2006 3:18:43 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: Howlin
Of course not -- he's a victim, learned it from his daddy. /sarc
38 posted on 05/07/2006 3:18:47 PM PDT by NW Mike (Proud member of the VRWC since 1972 -- who the hell are you calling 'neo'?)
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To: Mears; EveningStar; neverdem; Howlin; Mia T
Starting with Joe (unrepentant Nazi-courter before and during WWII, profiteer, bootlegger, mob associate) ....

Just how many of the Kennedy clan HAVE been protected by the NY media?

JFK's sister was (wrongly) committed to an asylum for insanity to hide her, his brother was killed flying in WWII (a laudable though truly tragic death), JFK himself ran for Senator - then president based on his PT boat getting run over by a destroyer (? - and nobody can explain how THAT happened) and a ghost-written book (Profiles in Courage) authored by his speech-writer), Robert and then Ted rode his coattails (and women) into politics ...
39 posted on 05/07/2006 3:26:42 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: sgtbono2002

What kind of person lives in a state like Massachusetts and Rhode Island?


40 posted on 05/07/2006 3:28:28 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Hell that's my curse too.


41 posted on 05/07/2006 3:32:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (FR's most controversial FReeper)
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To: pleikumud
What kind of person lives in a state like Massachusetts and Rhode Island?

Outside the Liberal strong hold cities likely some very down to earth persons who love their state for more pressing reasons. It's their home, their families are likely there, and they hope and likely work for political change to come. New England despite it's political quirks is a beautiful place to be. That saying a lot coming from a life long Tennessee Ridge Runner.

42 posted on 05/07/2006 3:36:29 PM PDT by cva66snipe (If it was wrong for Clinton why do some support it for Bush? Party over nation destroys the nation.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

LOL!


43 posted on 05/07/2006 3:41:55 PM PDT by EveningStar (TIMMAH!)
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To: pleikumud
Massachusetts and Rhode Island?

A New Englander? :D~

44 posted on 05/07/2006 3:43:32 PM PDT by EveningStar (TIMMAH!)
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To: EveningStar

45 posted on 05/07/2006 3:43:40 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: Libertarian444

What the hell it THAT he's wearing???


46 posted on 05/07/2006 3:45:52 PM PDT by EveningStar (TIMMAH!)
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To: pleikumud

That is a tough question. I would assmue many are just like people everywhere. They vote for Kennedy because he delivers pork to the state. He is a Senior member of the Senate and seniority brings in its share of perks. I dont know much about the mental state that makes people vote for celebrities or for people who they find appealing because of a status they have assumed. Obviously Masachusetts has more than its fair share of liberals, as evidenced by their views on gay marriage and abortion. I fail to understand how they keep their eyes closed to the trash they are sending to Washington. I believe it gives them some sort of superior feeling to have someone famous representing them, no matter how badly.


47 posted on 05/07/2006 3:46:36 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: EveningStar
This is from the other accident while going to the cvs.
48 posted on 05/07/2006 4:10:12 PM PDT by mirkwood (Gun control isn't about guns. It's about control.)
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To: EveningStar
Rep. James Moran, another Irish Democrat, is brought in for more sadness over that Kennedy curse. "He's had his struggle with a life he didn't ask for but he has to accept," Moran said.

Yes struggling with a life he didn't ask for , and getting no compassion from freeper EveningStar.

Kennedy really got a raw deal when the police didn't give him a breathalizer test,or make him walk a straight line or take a blood test to see if he was on drugs. Something the police would do for Capt Tom and EveningStar,under the same conditions.

This is a violation of Kennedy's rights because without that blood test evidence, Patches Kennedy can't prove his innocence now.- tom

49 posted on 05/07/2006 4:29:33 PM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb Republicans - Capt. Tom)
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To: EveningStar


The curse of the Kennedy's is that we the people have to dodge all the drunken drivers,rapists,killers and overpaid politicans of that bloodline.


50 posted on 05/07/2006 4:32:31 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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