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What Happened at Chappaquiddick [Happy Anniversary
American Heritage ^ | July 18, 2006 | Alexander Burns

Posted on 07/18/2006 9:54:03 AM PDT by ncountylee

Late on the night of July 18, 1969, a car went off a bridge on Martha’s Vineyard. With a young senator from Massachusetts, Edward Kennedy, at the wheel, the Oldsmobile sank into the water beneath the Dike Bridge.

In a sequence of events that instantly became famous, Senator Kennedy escaped from the submerged vehicle and swam to shore. By 2:30 a.m. he had made his way back to his hotel in Edgartown, where he was sighted in the lobby. He made 17 phone calls to family members and associates. But not until 10 hours after the accident did he call the police to tell them about the car crash—and the other person in the car, who had died.

Senator Kennedy had not been alone. Riding alongside him had been a young woman, not his wife, named Mary Jo Kopechne. She had been sitting next to him as they drove away from a party, and as they crossed Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick Island the accident ended her life. It would haunt the rest of Kennedy’s career.

After President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and then the killing of Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy was regarded as the next standard-bearer of America’s foremost political family. With the 1972 presidential election approaching, many, including some of President Richard M. Nixon’s advisers, expected the youngest Kennedy brother to make a bid for the White House. As the details of the events at Chappaquiddick slowly emerged, however, they significantly weakened his prospects.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: abovethelaw; anniversary; chappaquiddick; corruption; crime; dontcallmebobby; drunk; dui; jailtime; kennedy; leftscene; manslaughter; maryjokopechne; maryjosuffocated; notinmybackyard; obstructjustice; perjury; teddytheswimmer; weremember; whenpigsswim
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1 posted on 07/18/2006 9:54:04 AM PDT by ncountylee
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To: ncountylee
Today is the 37th anniversary of the despicable Kennedy's crime.

The Senator's office just hung up on me while I was wishing the Senator all the worst.

2 posted on 07/18/2006 9:54:57 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee

http://www.ytedk.com


3 posted on 07/18/2006 9:55:16 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (60% of Saudis, 58%of Iraqis, 55%of Kuwaitis,50% of Jordanians married 1st or 2nd cousins. LOL!!!)
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To: ncountylee

What happened there was that a criminal, guilty of man-slaughter, drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident, letting a young woman drown, while protecting his own miserable criminal butt through his political connections.

The fat, drunk woman killer still walks the streets today. Amazing what money can do.


4 posted on 07/18/2006 9:57:03 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ncountylee

The entire Kennedy family needs to just go away.

William Kennedy Smith who got away with rape with his uncles help lives near me.

When idiot Kennedyfiles call Bush a murderer I want to ask "So should he have gotten the troops pregnant and drove them off a bridge one by one? You think that type of murder is okay"


5 posted on 07/18/2006 9:57:34 AM PDT by ashamedtobefromparkridge
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To: ncountylee

I just called myself, but got a busy signal.


6 posted on 07/18/2006 9:57:44 AM PDT by rightgrafix (I saw an elephant eat it's own head...)
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To: ncountylee

17 phone calls and 10 hours before the police were allerted. That alone should have sent him to the slammer.


7 posted on 07/18/2006 9:58:02 AM PDT by rod1
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To: ncountylee

The police diver testified that she had an air bubble that would have lasted 2 hours. The Coward of Chappaquidick!!


8 posted on 07/18/2006 9:58:11 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (60% of Saudis, 58%of Iraqis, 55%of Kuwaitis,50% of Jordanians married 1st or 2nd cousins. LOL!!!)
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To: ncountylee
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9 posted on 07/18/2006 9:58:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro (</quip>)
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To: TheGrimReaper

you are falling down on the job, failing to remind us of this!


10 posted on 07/18/2006 9:58:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: rod1

If I had been driving I would still be in jail.


11 posted on 07/18/2006 9:58:34 AM PDT by ashamedtobefromparkridge
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To: ncountylee
A friend once told me that the Kennedys have made sure the bridge stays clsed, which is a big inconvenience for the folks who live there. Not sure if that's accurate, but he had his picture taken by the bridge, and it's fallen apart and impassible.
12 posted on 07/18/2006 9:58:47 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.savethesoldiers.com/)
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To: Peach; Mo1

ping


13 posted on 07/18/2006 9:59:56 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am a proud friend of Israel.)
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To: ncountylee

Is there a statute of limitations on the crime of murder?


14 posted on 07/18/2006 10:00:01 AM PDT by spintreebob
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To: ncountylee
What Happened at Chappaquiddick?

Murder, most foul.

15 posted on 07/18/2006 10:01:21 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: ncountylee

How long before Patches claims a life?


16 posted on 07/18/2006 10:01:38 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: ncountylee
"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 in a January 5 2003 Boston Globe Magazine article
17 posted on 07/18/2006 10:01:55 AM PDT by martin_fierro (</quip>)
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To: ncountylee

MaryJo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.


18 posted on 07/18/2006 10:02:30 AM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (It's not immigration, it's an invasion!)
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To: spintreebob

Bob: Is there a statute of limitations on the crime of murder?

No.


19 posted on 07/18/2006 10:03:07 AM PDT by RedRightReturn (Even a broken clock is right twice a day...)
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To: ncountylee
A despicable human being.
20 posted on 07/18/2006 10:03:23 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: johnny7
Human or hamster?
21 posted on 07/18/2006 10:03:34 AM PDT by Leisler (Not all Kennedys are killers, but all killer Senators are Kennedys.))
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To: ncountylee; Admin Moderator
Your editorial 'happy anniversary' is both offensive and demeaning to the memory. Please ask the Admin Moderator to remove the ad hominem.
22 posted on 07/18/2006 10:04:18 AM PDT by harrowup (I have a NASSCAR now; betteren my first, but not the bestest.)
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To: ncountylee

happy anniversary fat boy!

check out the spin from the globe:

“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 in a January 5, 2003 Boston Globe Magazine article. Kopechne drowned while trapped in Kennedy’s submerged car off Chappaquiddick Island in July 1969, an accident Kennedy did not report for several hours.


too bad you killed her instead hey teddy?

http://www.mediaresearch.org/notablequotables/dishonor/04/best.asp


23 posted on 07/18/2006 10:05:48 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: ncountylee
I'm with Rush on the issue of a Mary Jo Kopechne Holiday.

She did more for the US than any other woman. She saved it from a Teddy Kennedy Presidency.

24 posted on 07/18/2006 10:07:00 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: martin_fierro

isn't teddy's dog named after the incident as well, I believe the dog is named SPLASH!


25 posted on 07/18/2006 10:07:07 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: martin_fierro

My God, that's funny!


26 posted on 07/18/2006 10:07:33 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: ncountylee

True story:

In 2000, I am with my 2 boys at the Capitol building waiting to go into the senate chambers to watch some proceedings. (Kids can't go in but we didnt know that until we were already up in the area) We are sitting in the little waiting area when Teddy himself comes stumbling down the hallway. My oldest, at the time 5 years old, loudly says, "Dad, there's the guy that needs to be in jail!"

Everybody in the area cracked up. I don't know that Drunk Ted heard it, but some of the people walking with him did.

Dad was proud.


27 posted on 07/18/2006 10:07:51 AM PDT by day10 (Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense.)
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To: All

Shoudln't you call the swimmer's office tomorrow?

Tell them that you would've called today except that you were observing 10 hours of silence and called as soon as you could.


28 posted on 07/18/2006 10:08:07 AM PDT by weegee (Seasons greetings and happy holidays this June-July!)
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To: ncountylee

29 posted on 07/18/2006 10:09:15 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: N. Theknow

New tagline...


30 posted on 07/18/2006 10:09:44 AM PDT by weegee (Merry Jo Kopechne Day!)
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To: ncountylee
Today is the 37th anniversary of the despicable Kennedy's crime.

The Senator's office just hung up on me while I was wishing the Senator all the worst.

LOL! Good for you! It's no wonder they hung up. I bet they get a lot of calls today. May he rot in hell.

31 posted on 07/18/2006 10:09:53 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (NEVER ARGUE WITH IDIOTS!!! THEY*LL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL AND BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE!!!!)
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To: weegee

Excellend point. LOL


32 posted on 07/18/2006 10:10:31 AM PDT by tioga
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To: EagleUSA

No matter how the car found it's way into the water, the question is......how did the orca manage to get out and she remained behind.


33 posted on 07/18/2006 10:10:37 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: tioga
excellent. rme
34 posted on 07/18/2006 10:10:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: OldFriend

I always wondered about that.


35 posted on 07/18/2006 10:11:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: harrowup
My "ad hominem" is obviously sarcastic, sorry that you were offended.
36 posted on 07/18/2006 10:11:50 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: edzo4

Splash is its first name... Ofscotch is its last.


37 posted on 07/18/2006 10:11:54 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: edzo4

Yes, the dog is named Splash, and recently Ted K read the book to children at a book signing or library or something. Howie Carr plays a cut of it--and you actually hear the following words from Ted:

"she could stay in the water for hours and hours..."

(you mean Mary Jo???)

Howie Carr is hoping to do a second book (first is The Brothers Bulger) and recently went to NYC to discuss it with his publisher. He said on air they were thinking of having him do one about the priest-sex abuse scandal but he told them one about the Kennedy family (just the scandals, and there are many) might be a bigger seller.
If that does come to pass, maybe it will be titled after his nickname for them:

The Kennedy Crime Family


38 posted on 07/18/2006 10:12:09 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: ncountylee
When Kennedy was ranting about us not having an exit strategy for Iraq I called his office.

All sweetly said I had heard that the Senator was concerned about the President not having an exit strategy for Iraq.

The aide says yes, the Senator is very concerned.

I say, too bad the Senator didn't have an exit strategy for Mary Jo.

39 posted on 07/18/2006 10:12:29 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: ncountylee

Might be interesting for a woman to call up and say "Hello, this is Mary Jo. Is Teddy there?"


40 posted on 07/18/2006 10:14:44 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: spintreebob

NO! Some enterprising prosecutor should take up this case.


41 posted on 07/18/2006 10:15:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: martin_fierro

http://fatboy.cc/live_from_chappaquiddick.htm

Howie Carr's site about Ted Kennedy has a 1994 (yes, the years have really gone by eh HC) interview Howie did with the diver who removed Mary Jo's body from the Olds Delmont.

Other stuff of interest is also on fatboy.cc


42 posted on 07/18/2006 10:15:52 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: weegee
New tagline...

No, it's been in the family for years.

Actually, I think I started using it almost two years ago.

43 posted on 07/18/2006 10:16:02 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: N. Theknow

I meant mine!


44 posted on 07/18/2006 10:17:27 AM PDT by weegee (Merry Jo Kopechne Day!)
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To: OldFriend

......how did the orca manage to get out and she remained behind.
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Hard to say what happened exactly, but my guess is, being the self-serving loser liberal that Fats is, he did not give a damn about her, and let her drown. It was probably all that fat, drunken slob could do just to get himself (all of it) out of the car...and then start calling all his stooges in the government to start protecting his miserable fat butt.


45 posted on 07/18/2006 10:17:35 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: tioga

There is a chance that he was not in the car.


46 posted on 07/18/2006 10:17:41 AM PDT by Protagoras ("Minimum-wage laws are one of the most powerful tools in the arsenal of racists." - Walter Williams)
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To: N. Theknow
New tagline...

Oh, you mean your tagline...DUH on me!

Sorry.

Your's looks great!

I trust/hope you will receive as many favorable comments as mine does.

47 posted on 07/18/2006 10:17:52 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: mewzilla

BTTT!


48 posted on 07/18/2006 10:18:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: OldFriend
I say, too bad the Senator didn't have an exit strategy for Mary Jo.

LOL. Did the senator's aide have any further comments?

49 posted on 07/18/2006 10:18:43 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: ncountylee

I wonder how Teddy celebrates this date? Does he take his buddy Chris Dodd down to Georgetown for a "waitress sandwich"?


50 posted on 07/18/2006 10:19:34 AM PDT by Palladin (...onward to Mecca.)
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