Skip to comments.Mary Jo Kopechne died 40 years ago today
Posted on 07/18/2009 7:51:36 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
Just past midnight on Saturday, July 19, 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy drove his black Oldsmobile sedan off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard, just off Cape Cod. The Senator escaped a watery death, but a passenger in his car, twenty-eight-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not.
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In the years to come, we saw a Republican president booted for a minor break-in, a Senate leader resign because of remarks at a birthday party, a patriotic soldier (Colonel North) attacked for trying to free hostages and arm freedom fighters, a black conservative publicly lynched because of his views...but never again a public airing of the manslaughter/murder of an innocent girl by the senior Senator from Massachusetts.
Correction. She was murdered 40 years ago by a drunk driver that would have been charged, convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison. That is unless he is a millionaire.
And her killer is still voting our freedom away..Justice would be that Fat Teddy would die on the same day that Mary Joe was murdered..
I have seen video of him at her funeral where he is wearing a collar.
What a piece of fiction. That collar doesn’t do a damn thing unless you have a serious neck injury.
It was all for show and the idiots that live in MA fell for it.
Wonder if Teddy will have a drink in her honor today.
Would Teddy benefit from his own health care proposals? Would his care be cut off at a certain point? Would they counsel him on assisted suicide?
He does have brain cancer.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if he died the same day, the same hour.
Not that I’m wishing for it. Just thinking how ironic that would
be and how all the news would spin it.
Has Teddy come out against waterboarding?
What about putting Al Queda in the back seat of Teddy’s car for a ride? Is that considered torture?
Actually, it’s the 19th, not “today”.
Anyway, do you think the proximity to the moon landing (just prior to it) may have helped quell any attention this story got?
Just as has happened hundreds of times, 1 “big story” becomes a non-story when something else “big” eclipses it.
He’ll have a drink in honor of the fact that her eight hours at the bottom of the river washed off any traces of DNA.
My only concern with his ultimate death will be all the drivel we will hear at his funeral about what a true patriot he was and how much he did for the country and how many buildings we will need to name after him.
Hell, I’m wishing it!
The idiots in MA don’t care.
Look at Klintoon.
Based on what I read about the HBO Teddy special I would say the media would not even make the connection. Isn’t tomorrow the 40th Anniversary of man landing on the moon. If I’m right wouldn’t that have moved a lot of the Teddy news to the back pages?
The people of Massachusetts would re-elect a Kennedy even if he were to commit murder.
Wait, they already did.
Actually it probably should have been manslaughter but murder sounds better.
Teddy Kennedy is a disgrace of a human life. I wonder if God will be as merciful in judging him as he was in murdering Mary Jo.
Very sad for the Kopechne family. She'd be in the flower of her grandma years today.
What a piece of fiction. That collar doesnt do a damn thing unless you have a serious neck injury.
It was all for show and the idiots that live in MA fell for it.
and the next generation just KEEPS falling for it....
All water under the bridge
The people of Massachusetts?
Oh, you mean Mass-holes.
Teddy will explain his crimes when he meets with the God who’s laws he and the rest of his family have flaunted for so many years.
Good luck with that one, Theodore.
I haven’t forgotten and I intend to not let anyone else forget.
Well this man is part and parcel of what America seems to worship: whoremongers, drunks, druggies, killers etc. etc.
.. and her killer is now trying to kill the rest of us via this healthcare debacle! We all might as well just jump in Uncle Ted’s convertible and let him kill us all now. It will save us from the pain and frustration of the future of socialized healthcare!
Nixon got booted, rightfully so, for the coverup, his arrogance and stupidity, not the burglary.
a patriotic soldier(sic) (Colonel(sic) North)
North was a Marine Lieutenant Colonel and had that POS Jim Webb done his job and exposed the felony that North committed in submitting his fraudulent application to work in the White House, Iran-Contra most likely wouldn't have happened.
As is almost always the case, the coverup is worse than the original crime.
The press and the dems demand conservatives step down when they cheat on their wives, which is certainly wrong. But when one of their icons actually kills a woman, and runs and hides for a day, he stays a senator for the rest of his life. then he announces he has brain tumors and they all whine and blubber on camera about what a great fella he is..
meanwhile this woman lost 40 years of living.
They made a movie about Ted Kennedy’s liver called “Hard to Kill”.
He'll get his.
If not in this life, then the next.
Is anyone ready for the next step for Dems when Obamacare rushes the country into passing this bill before it’s hero/founder Ted Kennedy dies? How many of these kids who voted for Obama have even heard of this scandal? Don’t the gop’ers need to retaliate? I guess it’s politically incorrect to expose such an important figure in our government!?!
“What a piece of fiction. That collar doesnt do a damn thing unless you have a serious neck injury.”
My wife was just allowed to remove a cervical collar made necessary due to an accident. She suffered a broken vertebra. There is no amount of pain too bad for Kennedy! He deserves all he gets.
Teddy - or Bloato Boozo - will have a drink today, tomorrow, any day, in anyone’s or anything’s honor.
I don't care about irony. He should just die!
Harsh, yes but he is a despicable piece of detritus.
BTTT from a DROPOUT of “The Kennedy School of Driving and Diving”....
He's too drunk to negotiate the cones and yellow tape. I'll bet it looked pretty funny seeing them dragging behind his car on the way back to the beach house.
A Republican who did the same thing would be still in prison. This creep was never punished for his actions.
Isn't it ironic to name 0bamaCare in honor of the murderer of Mary Jo
Where the undesirables no matter their age will be murdered
“Wonder if Teddy will have a drink in her honor today.”
Probably a “Bloody Mary Jo”/s;)
Mark Levin was talking about that on his show last night, yes, the brace was just for show.
I HOPE this is the last time I'll be able to post this without catching S**T for being NON-PC and INSENSITIVE.
Someone ought to erect a statue to Mary Jo on the Mall for keeping this reprobate out of the White House. She really DID give her life for her country.
I’ve been given to understand that Kennedy’s office doesn’t answer calls from unknown numbers on the anniversary of Mary Jo’s death because so many people call and make gurgling noises into the phone.
If you have not read Ron Brown's Body for a little background I highly suggest that you do.
I blame he people of Massachusetts who keep on re-electing Ted Kennedy.
Thank you..I will pass this around to all of my mailing list and then ask them to do the same..
You aren’t kidding it’s getting closer. I don’t think he’s going to last the summer.
My point exactly.