Skip to comments.40 Years Since Chappaquiddick; Ted Kennedy, Mary Jo Kopechne
Posted on 07/18/2009 9:59:17 AM PDT by WhiteCastle
Earlier this week, ABC, CBS and NBC all noted the tenth anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. That Kennedy was an icon according to CBSs Harry Smith, and the Prince of Camelot to ABCs Chris Cuomo, a former cousin-in-law. Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, killed July 18, 1969 after leaving a party with Senator Edward Kennedy. That night, Kennedy drove his car off a bridge, and left the scene with Kopechne still in the submerged vehicle; he did not call the police until the following morning.
Over the course of the past four decades, the media elite have touted Kennedy as a liberal lion, spending far more time celebrating his ideological agenda than reminding people of his behavior that night in 1969. As my colleague Brent Baker noted in an op-ed back in 1999, the media have come to refer to Chappaquiddick as a Kennedy tragedy, not a Kopechne tragedy.
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it says something about this country that this man could serve in the u.s. senate for a half century,
and meanwhile, help the left destroy this country.
Let us not forget that Ted could not beat Jimmy Carter, in the Primary!
It took Kennedy 11 hours to call police. The car was in 8 feet of water. The diver that recovered her body said she was in the area where the airpocket was located and had he arrived within 25 minutes he may have been anle to save her.
Her family betrayed her by not pressing the case and cremating her body so fast.
I usually send a card to Ted, expressing my sorrow over Mary Jo’s death, and share in his grief, this year I forgot till the last moment, and had to call one of his offices... and left a message...
Can you imagine had this happened to Nixon? There would still be wall to wall coverage about the "evil conservative...". Of course Nixon would not have been out drinking and driving, or fled the scene.
makes me sick how that family are regarded by those in the media as some kind of great family.
They have left people to die, rape, underage ,drugs, drink corruption.
Yet they are darlings.
read about the Irish Italian mafia wars in Boston and how JFK went aftert he mafia and then let his brother get in power thus taking control of the unions, contracts votes etc.
The Irish worked with the feds against the mafia while the kennedys were lapping it up.
Not forgetting how they have brought terrorists over from Northern Ireland and have been at fundraisers for the terrorist IRA.
thank you and I will do the same.
It's been nice celebrating 40 years of the moon landing. It has been a source of pride for this nation. The other two incidents (40 years for Chappaquidick and 10 years for the plane crash) are major embarrassments we should forget.
The only ones I would want to remember would be Ms. Kopechne and the two ladies who died in the plane crash. May they rest in peace.
It says a great deal about the voters of Massachusetts
It does indeed.
Barney frank prostitution
Kennedy who are loved in that liberal hell hole.
Why do they get voted in ?
Because after living there it is easy to know why.
The media are the most biased media I have ever seen and I have lived around the world and this country.
My mother in law is from there she had no clue about Frank until two months ago when I told her.
The Kennedy’s are loved because the media spin the facts and many times ignore the facts.
A freeper yesterday said she was hoping one day her state(MA) would go back to being republican
No chance that will ever happen, the media, the homosexuals and the Kennedy’s are in full control of that state
Ted is a coward and a murderer.
Perhaps the family was pressured into disposing of the body...or maybe they were paid a nice sum of money to do so. The Kennedys have always had rather sinister clout.
I can’t remember any Republican even mentioning Chappaquiddick. Have they?
It’s not just media; the voters are often unwilling to make a change. I don’t know if that comes from laziness or stupidity, but I’ve watched it happen in PA. The same jerks are re-elected every time. Something about “well, we know what a crook he is, but we don’t know the other guy.” And they vote for the crook they know.
Hummmmm? I just CANNOT imagine someone being capable of opening, starting and driving a vehicle while at the same time not know where his passenger was regardless of how drunk he was....... or was he really drunk during the actual accident?
If I’m not mistaken, to this day, the Kopechne family has never spoken of their daughter’s death publicly.
If I’m not mistaken, nobody who was at the party on Chappaquiddick (sp?) Island has ever spoken publicly either. There were at least a dozen people in that house at the party, when Ted and Mary Jo left. None of them has ever spoken publicly about that night.
I think it’s possible that silence was bought or intimidation or bribes, or something happened to cause everyone to never speak of that night.
If I recall from what I’ve read, the party was at a rented cottage on the island. Within hours, they cleaned up the house, and had everyone leave the island before any law enforcement investigation could happen.
I disagree totally with Ted politically. So it rubs me the wrong way that, as a term of endearment, he is sometimes called the “liberal lion” as if liberalism is such a good doctrine. I guess to the liberals in the MSM, the liberal lion is a positive term. To the rest of us, we think differently about what it means for him to be the liberal lion.
Does anyone know what happened to ytedk.com? It used to have exhaustive info on the senator from Chappaquiddick.
A Republican would be removed from office for a simple drunk driving offense...... Of course being a Kennedy, a certain organization has him covered.
It rubs me the wrong way that sometimes people talk about the tragedies of the Kennedy family.
The true tragedies were the assassinations of President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Sometimes they lump self-inflicted wounds such as Chappaquiddick and the William Kennedy Smith rape case, and JFK Jr. crashing the plane. Self inflicted problems, brought on by wreckless behavior, is hardly the same as being shot to death.
The Kennedys are loved because the media spin the facts and many times ignore the facts. A freeper yesterday said she was hoping one day her state(MA) would go back to being republican
No chance that will ever happen, the media, the homosexuals and the Kennedys are in full control of that state Don't forget unions... not current union members per Se but the family members of former union members.
If great grampa worked for a tanning plant in Fall River where the union told him to only vote for Democrats he went home and forced his family to vote for Democrats as well. After a while reaching for the D lever becomes a conditioned response rather like Dr Strangelove and the Nazi salute.
When the Senator leaves this earth, he will be endlessly touted as a major hero. I think I’ll be watching a movie that day.
It made me sick to watch the HBO documentary of Kennedy’s life especially the part where Obama comes gives his speech about how great Ted Kennedy is!
> Ted is a coward and a murderer.
I have less endearing words for this POS but you hit it on the nail.
Mr. and Mrs. Kopechne are now dead. However, you are correct about their silence.
But don’t forget, the voters of Massachusetts keep re-electing him. When it comes to scandals with politicians, the voters will have their say. Obviously the Mass. voters collectively like liberalism and the whole Kennedy mystique, and put that ahead of the obvious character flaws of the Kennedy clan.
Ha! That’s probably why he drank’ so much all these yrs. He kept getting that ‘weird’ card. LoL
many folks I have met from MA always say they have voted Dem all their lives and they will again.
I’m down south but I have had this conversation a few times.
“Hey you just moved here then ?”
“yes from MA”
“Why did you move?”
“It was too expensive, the high cost of living, the high taxes etc “some have even said they do not agree with the homosexual thing up there/
“Who did you vote for up there ?”
“Oh I am a Democrat, card carrying union too”
“”MMMMM so who do you think you will be voting for now you’re down here?”
“Oh that is easy I’m Democrat and and will be voting for them”
I place my head in my hands and just shrug my shoulders . I wait for a few secs and then say do you have any idea who destroyed your state? Do you want to make this state look like your old one now and ruin it for us all down here?”
“”Huh I never thought of it like that”
~ July 1, 1969 -— Mary Jo Kopechne said; “Teddy, I think I'm pregnant!
30 seconds later............
~ July 1, 1969 -— Teddy said; “Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we get there!
He also was kicked out of school for cheating.
I place my head in my hands and just shrug my shoulders . I wait for a few secs and then say do you have any idea who destroyed your state? Do you want to make this state look like your old one now and ruin it for us all down here?
Huh I never thought of it like that
I have said for a very long time that the South needs to have a minuteman project to keep the commie libs (that have screwed up where they come from) out of normal areas lest they get screwed as well
So if he wasn't in the car, what might have happened? I don't think anyone else was in the car when it went off the bridge either. I think someone, maybe not even Kennedy, decided to kill her. Kennedy may have come forward for someone else because he was almost certainly the only one who could get the body off the island without an autopsy. No one knows if she was pregnant. No one knows if she was even conscious when she went into the water. (She obviously was conscious after hitting the water, given the report that she was found upside down in an air pocket; assuming the report is true.)
I can’t see myself trying to condone killing someone in a drunk driving accident and then staying in office!
This is it in a nutshell. Kennedy didn't do time for killing Mary Jo because he is a Kennedy, NOT because he didn't murder her.
one guy down in port st Lucie told me that they should build a wall and if any of them want to move here they have to pay 10 grand and then be educated on why their old yankee state is messed up and how they should not make the south look like the hell hole they just left.
The Left harp on about how educated they are, even going as far as saying self educated
They cannot be that smart when they make their new state look like the hell hole they just escaped from.
Indeed. But I have no doubt whatsoever that they had at least one late night visit from "friends" of Teddy.
I heard Kennedy passed out at Obama’s inaguration ball! He must have been sauced!
Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.
I suspect Ted will see her again soon as he rides the down escalator, she’ll give him a wave from the heavens above.
Was the father (Joe Kennedy) still alive then? I’ve hard and read that he was most definitely not a nice guy, and if he was alive then, I’m sure he used every means available to protect his son (including anything devious).
There is a story around here about a little old lady that had a house on a corner lot in one of the larger towns in Suffolk county and the sitting (Democrat) police chief stopped by to see if he could put up a yard sign. She said no. About 45 minutes later a marked police car pulled up with three uniformed policemen. They put up the yard sign and told her she better leave it up "if she knew what was good for her." The case was settled in court and the sign was removed but nobody ever knew what happened because the local paper refused to cover it because it wasn't news.
That's life as usual here in the peoples republic
He died 11/69.
As far as I know there is no statute of limitations on murder.....
Then the father may have had the time and money to bribe or if necessary bully and threaten in order to protect the good Senator. Sounds about right.
Joe Senior was extremely, perhaps even obsessively, ambitious for his sons.
Remember the hatchet job on Senator John Tower (R-Tex) -- one of the most patriotic and effective men ever to serve there??
And he wasn't anywhere near being a member of the lush community as Ted Kennedy is.