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Mary Jo Kopechne died 40 years ago today
Cape Cod Today ^ | 07/18/09 | Mary Wentworth

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: anniversary; bias; chappaquiddick; drowning; edwardkennedy; hypocrisy; kennedy; kennedyfamily; kopechne; liberals; maryjokopechne; senatorsplash; suffocation; tedkennedy; theswimmer
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And for 40 years, Ted has gotten away with her death. No adequate punishment or consequences (sorry, not being "allowed" to be elected President isn't a punishment) have followed.

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.

1 posted on 07/18/2009 7:51:36 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


2 posted on 07/18/2009 7:54:26 AM PDT by charmedone (There is a right to health care but no right to be born?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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..


3 posted on 07/18/2009 7:56:59 AM PDT by PLD
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To: charmedone

BASTARD.


4 posted on 07/18/2009 7:57:21 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: charmedone

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.


5 posted on 07/18/2009 7:57:49 AM PDT by JRochelle ("I wasn't briefed about the briefing, I was only informed." SanFranNan.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Wonder if Teddy will have a drink in her honor today.


6 posted on 07/18/2009 7:58:33 AM PDT by dfwddr (fubo)
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To: PLD

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?


8 posted on 07/18/2009 7:59:07 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


9 posted on 07/18/2009 8:00:20 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (-0 retreats, Iraq explodes! NK fires missiles! Iran erupts! China erupts!)
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To: PLD

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?


10 posted on 07/18/2009 8:00:34 AM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


11 posted on 07/18/2009 8:02:05 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: dfwddr

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.


12 posted on 07/18/2009 8:02:53 AM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Hell, I’m wishing it!


13 posted on 07/18/2009 8:03:06 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: JRochelle

The idiots in MA don’t care.

Look at Klintoon.


14 posted on 07/18/2009 8:03:28 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

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?


15 posted on 07/18/2009 8:04:07 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


16 posted on 07/18/2009 8:04:24 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


17 posted on 07/18/2009 8:04:49 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Very sad for the Kopechne family. She'd be in the flower of her grandma years today.

18 posted on 07/18/2009 8:05:14 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Fill your hands you sons of bitches!)
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To: MarineBrat

Where Mary Jo has been resting for nearly 40 years.
19 posted on 07/18/2009 8:07:31 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: JRochelle
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.

and the next generation just KEEPS falling for it....

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20 posted on 07/18/2009 8:07:57 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Recovering_Democrat

All water under the bridge


21 posted on 07/18/2009 8:08:26 AM PDT by fso301
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To: yarddog

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.


22 posted on 07/18/2009 8:09:28 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON!!!")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I haven’t forgotten and I intend to not let anyone else forget.


23 posted on 07/18/2009 8:10:13 AM PDT by McGruff (Paid for by Fred Robinson / Jim Thompson 2012)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Well this man is part and parcel of what America seems to worship: whoremongers, drunks, druggies, killers etc. etc.


24 posted on 07/18/2009 8:13:21 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

.. 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!


25 posted on 07/18/2009 8:13:51 AM PDT by RocketMan1
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To: RocketMan1
Would it be appropriate to send a “Happy 40th Anniversary” card to Ted?
26 posted on 07/18/2009 8:15:31 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
we saw a Republican president booted for a minor break-in

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.

27 posted on 07/18/2009 8:15:34 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: McGruff

simply amazing..

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.


28 posted on 07/18/2009 8:18:08 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Fat Lying Drunken Ted will get his. It's getting closer everyday. . . . .
The bootleg money won't do him any good where he is going. . . . . . .
29 posted on 07/18/2009 8:18:37 AM PDT by DeaconRed (BO STINKS-AND THROWS LIKE A GIRL-AND IS A FRAUD)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

They made a movie about Ted Kennedy’s liver called “Hard to Kill”.


30 posted on 07/18/2009 8:23:15 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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And for 40 years, Ted has gotten away with her death.

He'll get his.

If not in this life, then the next.

31 posted on 07/18/2009 8:23:39 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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!?!


32 posted on 07/18/2009 8:23:47 AM PDT by spiderfern
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To: JRochelle

“What a piece of fiction. That collar doesn’t 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.


33 posted on 07/18/2009 8:24:52 AM PDT by charmedone (There is a right to health care but no right to be born?)
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To: dfwddr

Teddy - or Bloato Boozo - will have a drink today, tomorrow, any day, in anyone’s or anything’s honor.


34 posted on 07/18/2009 8:26:20 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
“Wouldn’t it be ironic if he died the same day, the same hour.”

I don't care about irony. He should just die!

Harsh, yes but he is a despicable piece of detritus.

35 posted on 07/18/2009 8:26:56 AM PDT by charmedone (There is a right to health care but no right to be born?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

BTTT from a DROPOUT of “The Kennedy School of Driving and Diving”....


36 posted on 07/18/2009 8:27:52 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Make way, drunk yachter coming through:

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.

37 posted on 07/18/2009 8:29:25 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

A Republican who did the same thing would be still in prison. This creep was never punished for his actions.


38 posted on 07/18/2009 8:31:38 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Recovering_Democrat
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


39 posted on 07/18/2009 8:33:22 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: dfwddr

“Wonder if Teddy will have a drink in her honor today.”

Probably a “Bloody Mary Jo”/s;)


40 posted on 07/18/2009 8:33:48 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: JRochelle

Mark Levin was talking about that on his show last night, yes, the brace was just for show.


41 posted on 07/18/2009 8:41:15 AM PDT by stbdside
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To: Recovering_Democrat
...and her killer lives. Life just ain't fair.

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.

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42 posted on 07/18/2009 8:44:04 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (ELECTION 2010 IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF OUR LIFETIME! If you have to ask why, UR part of the problem!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


43 posted on 07/18/2009 8:46:30 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
I find it ironic that you condemn one cover up but not all presidential cover ups. Can you say Clinton?

If you have not read Ron Brown's Body for a little background I highly suggest that you do.

44 posted on 07/18/2009 8:50:31 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: shankbear
No on all of your points..You see old Teddy along with all the member of congress and senate do not pay into SS or is not on Medicare we pay for their private insurance..They don't care one way or the other..
45 posted on 07/18/2009 8:50:56 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I blame he people of Massachusetts who keep on re-electing Ted Kennedy.


46 posted on 07/18/2009 8:55:02 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Sir Clancelot
I say put the people that gave him a pass in the back seat and let them see what the last minutes of this girls life was like..Things like this should show these girls not to get friendly with their bosses in Washington..Look at the other one that was murdered not a think happened there.I think her name was Shandra Levy..And no telling how many others were shut up like these two were..
47 posted on 07/18/2009 8:56:07 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sir Clancelot

Thank you..I will pass this around to all of my mailing list and then ask them to do the same..


48 posted on 07/18/2009 8:58:33 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Voter#537

You aren’t kidding it’s getting closer. I don’t think he’s going to last the summer.


49 posted on 07/18/2009 8:58:57 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: PLD

My point exactly.


50 posted on 07/18/2009 9:00:34 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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