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Q: What Would Mary Jo Kopechne Have Thought of Ted's Career? (revulsion alert)
National Review Online ^ | 08/27/09 | Mark Hemingway

Posted on 08/27/2009 7:50:10 PM PDT by Delacon

HuffPo answers:

We don't know how much Kennedy was affected by her death, or what she'd have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history. What we don't know, as always, could fill a Metrodome.

Still, ignorance doesn't preclude a right to wonder. So it doesn't automatically make someone (aka, me) a Limbaugh-loving, aerial-wolf-hunting NRA troll for asking what Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to say about Ted's death, and what she'd have thought of the life and career that are being (rightfully) heralded.

Who knows — maybe she'd feel it was worth it.



TOPICS: Editorial; Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: edwardkennedy; huffingtonpost; maryjokopechne; tedkennedy
I'm not inclined to piss on anyone's grave. But for the Hufffington Post to throwup this editorial, gotta say I am up for pissing on them. All of a sudden they want to conject for the dead and defenseless? I've always filed the Kopechne incident under the "The rich and powerful get away with more things than us less rich and powerful" in my cabinet. People risk their lives on the line for their beliefs every day. A few even voluntarily give their lives. Their cause is important to the consideration of their virtue. In dieing Miss Kopechne never had the anything to do with that kind of consideration. Miss Kopechne never had a choice. She never had any choice in the risk of or decision to end her life. To ponder that she would have thought her death was "worth while" makes me sick.
1 posted on 08/27/2009 7:50:11 PM PDT by Delacon
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To: Delacon

Her son would be 38 this year.

Pray for America


2 posted on 08/27/2009 7:51:09 PM PDT by bray (He's a Divider not a Uniter)
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To: Delacon

As I recall, didn’t the Kopechne parents speak up for and endorse EMK? Maybe there was liberal coercion to do so.


3 posted on 08/27/2009 7:53:19 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Delacon

I’m pretty sure her last thought on Kennedy wasn’t very pleasant...


4 posted on 08/27/2009 7:53:53 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Delacon
We don't know how much Kennedy was affected by her death

Well, knowing that Teddy walked past a house and a fire station on the way to his hotel after abandoning... and then turned in for the night... I'm guessing not much...

5 posted on 08/27/2009 7:54:09 PM PDT by John123 (My Definition of Liberals - Folks who validates their existence by calling someone a racist.)
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To: bray

“Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.”

If there were any doubts that the left wing is insane, this should remove them.


6 posted on 08/27/2009 7:54:31 PM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: Delacon
The author of this garbage is one very, very, very sick puppy!

Unbelievable.

7 posted on 08/27/2009 8:02:05 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: Delacon
Teddy went from being the cause of Mary Jo Kopechne’s death to decades in government. Her death didn't seem to bother him at all. I wonder where the soul of Ted Kennedy is?
8 posted on 08/27/2009 8:05:13 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Delacon

I thought we already had a Messiah.


9 posted on 08/27/2009 8:07:37 PM PDT by lacrew (The 274th trimester is a very late procedure)
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To: Delacon

What a sick bastard, but then...all libs are.


10 posted on 08/27/2009 8:07:40 PM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid. IMPEACH HERE, IMPEACH NOW.)
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To: Delacon

I’ll piss on his grave. Ted Kennedy was a narcissistic, self centered, perverted, grade A, BASTARD. He thought nothing of sexually assaulting women any time he felt like it because he knew that he had enough money and power to financially, literally, and figuratively destroy anyone who spoke up. His whole career was made by using the power of government to steal from the working people and give the the lazy bastards.

May he rot in hell for the rest of eternity, that sorry excuse for an oxygen wasting human being.


11 posted on 08/27/2009 8:07:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Senator Edward Kennedy 1932-2009, May he rot in hell.)
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To: Delacon

“What Would Mary Jo Kopechne Have Thought of Ted’s Career?”

That he was all wet?


12 posted on 08/27/2009 8:07:49 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: Delacon
MJ might be thinking, “How can someone guilty of negligent homicide stay in power for 47 years?”
13 posted on 08/27/2009 8:08:16 PM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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To: Delacon

14 posted on 08/27/2009 8:08:24 PM PDT by Lizavetta (In Communism everything is free. But there isn't any of it.)
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To: GBA

Just thank God you cannot hear his screams.


15 posted on 08/27/2009 8:08:43 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: y6162

This, in a nutshell, should scare any decent American. I’ve read alot of insane things these past several months, but this takes the cake.


16 posted on 08/27/2009 8:11:18 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: lacrew

“I thought we already had a Messiah.

Well they have already changed it from Obamacare(which don’t sell anymore) to Kennedycare. I’ll give the libs this. In the egregious use of speaking for the dead in order to shove universal healthcare down our throats, they have a right to intone Teddy K.


17 posted on 08/27/2009 8:15:45 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Hildy

“This, in a nutshell, should scare any decent American”

I wish I could respond with a nasty comment on Huff Po but I was banned for life after my first post over there. And I didn’t even swear.


18 posted on 08/27/2009 8:15:57 PM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: y6162

Damn, can’t beat that personal best.


19 posted on 08/27/2009 8:19:40 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: MHGinTN
Perhaps you're right, but I fear what God has planned for our country for re-electing someone like Teddy until he died. And he is just one example. We are more like Saddam and Gomorrah than that shinning city on the hill. When the time comes to walk away, no matter what happens, don't look back over your shoulder.
20 posted on 08/27/2009 8:20:05 PM PDT by GBA
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To: GBA

“We are more like Saddam and Gomorrah”

Sodom and Gomorrah.


21 posted on 08/27/2009 8:23:13 PM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: GBA

I’m close, already.


22 posted on 08/27/2009 8:28:25 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: y6162

Thanks. I am the worst speller in the world.


23 posted on 08/27/2009 8:29:19 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Delacon
Who knows — maybe she'd feel it was worth it.

Right. And Nichole Simpson maybe felt it was worth it for her to be murdered if it made OJ feel better.

24 posted on 08/27/2009 8:35:00 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Delacon

If he wants to get inside Mary Jo’s head, let him first imagine what the last 15 or 20 minutes of her life were like, in total darkness, struggling to get a breath and find a way out of that car, struggling to not breath in the water...


25 posted on 08/27/2009 8:35:05 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Delacon
"I'm not inclined to piss on anyone's grave"

Then you're a better man than I.
I'd piss on his grave proudly.

26 posted on 08/27/2009 8:36:57 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Delacon

Her death kept him from becoming President.
So I’d say it was worth it.


27 posted on 08/27/2009 8:37:59 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Kennedy was also behind some of the most odious immigration legislation this nation has passed. He was behind the passage of the act in 1965 that forbade “racism” in immigration, meaning the USA couldn’t favor Europeans over non-whites; family relationship became a primary factor. Kennedy claimed it would only lead to a few thousand from other countries including the third world.

Ahem ... within 20 years it led to millions of third-worlders coming to America and staying. Those that were illegal, then Ted pushed and had passed the amnesty laws.


28 posted on 08/27/2009 8:42:12 PM PDT by tom h
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To: Delacon
The replies to the article go far to reveal the wierd pathology of the left.

Rationalization is one of their most developed skills...

29 posted on 08/27/2009 8:51:09 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: GBA

Don’t feel bad:

“It is a damn poor mind indeed which can’t think of at least two ways to spell any word.”

Andrew Jackson quotes (American 7th US President, 1767-1845)

parsy, hu sez it iz a sine uv a gud mine


30 posted on 08/27/2009 8:54:47 PM PDT by parsifal (Dare I mention the term common sense? Book of Vinnie - Chapter 58 Verse 1 (The Boomer Bible))
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To: Prokopton

Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.
Right. And Nichole Simpson maybe felt it was worth it for her to be murdered if it made OJ feel better.

Well OJ will go onto bigger and better things. I’ve heard that certain local golf playin legistlators want him to run for local office on his way up. Forget “Yes we can”. The next motto is “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”. If Marion Barry can do it and a one term Saul Aulnsky senator accolyte can do it, then gosh darnnit OJ can do it. We’ll forget OJ’s legal difficulties, just like Marions. OJ will go far.


31 posted on 08/27/2009 8:55:59 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

No. Never.


32 posted on 08/27/2009 9:00:54 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Delacon

The “Swimmer” left Mary Jo to die. It may have taken her 1-3 hours to die. There was a small air pocket in the car.Mary Jo died a HORRIBLE death! The “Swimmer” should have been prosecuted for 2nd degree murder and should be inprisoned for several years. That would ruined his senate career.Teddy is an abysmal, loud mouth, obscenely obese, alcoholic DIRT BALL!


33 posted on 08/27/2009 9:20:48 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: Delacon
What we don't know, as always, could fill a Metrodome.


34 posted on 08/27/2009 9:25:36 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Delacon

[Still, ignorance doesn’t preclude a right to wonder.]

True. But it should at least make one cautious before exercising the right to expose that ignorance with public statement.


35 posted on 08/27/2009 9:46:30 PM PDT by spinestein (The answer is 42.)
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To: Delacon
Still, ignorance doesn't preclude a right to wonder.

Ignorance doesn't preclude an outrageously offensive editorial in the Huffington Post, either.

36 posted on 08/27/2009 9:50:39 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: Delacon

I sent an Email to Fox News when I heard that Kennedy was dead. I pointed out that I would not be watching much TV for a while because I knew that there would be nothing but stories about him. I was crude and insensitive enough to mention that I would not be mourning Kennedy.

I also closed by saying that he might finally have to answer for Mary Jo. O’Reilly and some of the other Fox talking heads have been condemning those of us who said unkind things about Kennedy.

I have always been disgusted by the tendency of people to immediately transform someone who dies into a fictitious character with positive attributes they never exhibited during their lives. I think Ted Kennedy was a leftist maggot. I spit on his memory and I don’t care who finds that insensitive.


37 posted on 08/27/2009 9:58:35 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: Delacon

Here is a portion of the BBC radio broadcast devoted to the life of former Senator Ted Kennedy. The speaker is author Ed Klein who as an insider has written a few books about the Kennedy family.
Here is the quote:
“He [Ted Kennedy] would be the last person...to want us...to be morose...He would probably have a joke to tell...I don’t know if you know this or not, but one of his favorite topics of humor was indeed Chappaquidick itself and he would ask people ‘Have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquidick?’”........Ed Klein

Go to minute 30.00. At 30.25 he says it. Author Ed Klein ( Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died ) says that Senator Kennedy’s favorite joke subject was Mary Jo Kopechne and Chappaquiddick.

On the bottom of the Windows Media display, go to the progress bar and drag the blue ‘dot’ forwards in time( from left slide to the right ) to the 30 minute mark. The time display is below the bar, on your left. The statement is at 30 minutes, and about 20 or so seconds.

Mary Jo death and Chappaquiddick. Ted Kennedy’s favorite joke subject.
Diane Rhem Show ( WAMU 88.5 FM ^


38 posted on 08/27/2009 10:02:27 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: SkipW

“I have always been disgusted by the tendency of people to immediately transform someone who dies into a fictitious character with positive attributes they never exhibited during their lives.”

A big Amen on that Skip. I am in the same boat, having been “shushed” here on FR for saying virtually the same things, and also from some of my Email Lib, and RINO friends. I have come to the conclusion that if they have a problem with what I say, then the problem is theirs, not mine.


39 posted on 08/27/2009 11:05:53 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: bray
Obligatory, middle-of-the-night, unflattering, yet historically-correct, B/W photo:


40 posted on 08/28/2009 12:54:09 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (When reality hits us that it's not "Incompetence" but rather "Intentional", what are we going to do?)
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To: Delacon

Mary Jo was one of Bobby Kennedy’s boiler room girls, who ran his campaign.

She was a party girl who went to one party too much. drinking the Kennedy Kool-Ade, she devoted her life to getting them elected.

The whole Chappaquiddick affair remains shrouded in mystery. Why was Teddy never seen by anyone with wet hair or clothes, as if he had never been in the water. I have always considered this to be a distinct possibility.

That being said,Mary Jo was a victim; of either a callous disregard for life that allowed her to drown, or she was victim of a murder. To cover up something, or ruin Teddy’s career.

May she rest in peace.


41 posted on 08/28/2009 1:03:42 AM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: Delacon

Click for related story:


42 posted on 08/28/2009 1:57:42 AM PDT by pookie18 (Jindal-Palin or Palin-Jindal or Palin/Cheney '12)
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To: Delacon

"Who knows — maybe she'd feel it was worth it."

43 posted on 08/28/2009 2:08:07 AM PDT by maggief (KennedyCare ... Dead in the Water)
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To: Delacon
Well they have already changed it from Obamacare(which don’t sell anymore) to Kennedycare.

I now dub it Kopechnecare.
44 posted on 08/28/2009 3:34:18 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: Redbob
I believe that her death was NOT an accident.

I believe that T.K. got her Pregnant. Instead of facing the truth and honesty of what he had done and lose his career, reputation and marriage, he beat her unconscious, drove the car off the bridge (with no guardrails) and fabricated his alibi.

I also suspect he never even got wet. Why else would he wait until the next day to even report it? I will ALWAYS believe he murdered Mary Jo to save his pathetic hide. After all, he was a Kennedy. And, needless to say, may he rot in Hell for his countless lies and sociopathic ways.

45 posted on 08/28/2009 3:54:42 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Give me LIBERTY or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: Delacon

Rush started his show with the from the huffpo.


46 posted on 08/28/2009 9:16:21 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: Delacon
I just found http://www.huffingtonpodst.com and about nearly fell off my chair
47 posted on 09/04/2009 9:09:55 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds .)
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