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Mark Steyn: Airbrushing out Mary Jo Kopechne ("Only a Kennedy could get away with it.")
National Review ^ | August 29, 2009 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 08/29/2009 7:01:34 AM PDT by kellynla

We are enjoined not to speak ill of the dead. But, when an entire nation — or, at any rate, its “mainstream” media culture — declines to speak the truth about the dead, we are certainly entitled to speak ill of such false eulogists. In its coverage of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s passing, America’s TV networks are creepily reminiscent of those plays Sam Shepard used to write about some dysfunctional inbred hardscrabble Appalachian household where there’s a baby buried in the backyard but everyone agreed years ago never to mention it.

In this case, the unmentionable corpse is Mary Jo Kopechne, 1940–1969. If you have to bring up the, ah, circumstances of that year of decease, keep it general, keep it vague. As Kennedy flack Ted Sorensen put it in Time magazine: “Both a plane crash in Massachusetts in 1964 and the ugly automobile accident on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969 almost cost him his life.”

That’s the way to do it! An “accident,” “ugly” in some unspecified way, just happened to happen — and only to him, nobody else. Ted’s the star, and there’s no room to namecheck the bit players. What befell him was . . . a thing, a place. As Joan Vennochi wrote in the Boston Globe: “Like all figures in history — and like those in the Bible, for that matter — Kennedy came with flaws. Moses had a temper. Peter betrayed Jesus. Kennedy had Chappaquiddick, a moment of tremendous moral collapse.”

Actually, Peter denied Jesus, rather than “betrayed” him, but close enough for Catholic-lite Massachusetts. And if Moses having a temper never led him to leave some gal at the bottom of the Red Sea, well, let’s face it, he doesn’t have Ted’s tremendous legislative legacy, does he? Perhaps it’s kinder simply to airbrush out of the record the name of the unfortunate complicating factor on the receiving end of that moment of “tremendous moral collapse.” When Kennedy cheerleaders do get around to mentioning her, it’s usually to add insult to fatal injury. As Teddy’s biographer Adam Clymer wrote, Edward Kennedy’s “achievements as a senator have towered over his time, changing the lives of far more Americans than remember the name Mary Jo Kopechne.”

You can’t make an omelette without breaking chicks, right? I don’t know how many lives the senator changed — he certainly changed Mary Jo’s — but you’re struck less by the precise arithmetic than by the basic equation: How many changed lives justify leaving a human being struggling for breath for up to five hours pressed up against the window in a small, shrinking air pocket in Teddy’s Oldsmobile? If the senator had managed to change the lives of even more Americans, would it have been okay to leave a couple more broads down there? Hey, why not? At the Huffington Post, Melissa Lafsky mused on what Mary Jo “would have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history . . . Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.” What true-believing liberal lass wouldn’t be honored to be dispatched by that death panel?

We are all flawed, and most of us are weak, and in hellish moments, at a split-second’s notice, confronting the choice that will define us ever after, many of us will fail the test. Perhaps Mary Jo could have been saved; perhaps she would have died anyway. What is true is that Edward Kennedy made her death a certainty. When a man (if you’ll forgive the expression) confronts the truth of what he has done, what does honor require? Six years before Chappaquiddick, in the wake of Britain’s comparatively very minor “Profumo scandal,” the eponymous John Profumo, Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for War, resigned from the House of Commons and the Queen’s Privy Council, and disappeared amid the tenements of the East End to do good works washing dishes and helping with children’s playgroups, in anonymity, for the last 40 years of his life. With the exception of one newspaper article to mark the centenary of his charitable mission, he never uttered another word in public again.

Ted Kennedy went a different route. He got kitted out with a neck brace and went on TV and announced the invention of the “Kennedy curse,” a concept that yoked him to his murdered brothers as a fellow victim — and not, as Mary Jo perhaps realized in those final hours, the perpetrator. He dared us to call his bluff, and, when we didn’t, he made all of us complicit in what he’d done. We are all prey to human frailty, but few of us get to inflict ours on an entire nation.

His defenders would argue that he redeemed himself with his “progressive” agenda, up to and including health-care “reform.” It was an odd kind of “redemption”: In a cooing paean to the senator on a cringe-makingly obsequious edition of NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, Edward Klein of Newsweek fondly recalled that one of Ted’s “favorite topics of humor was, indeed, Chappaquiddick itself. He would ask people, ‘Have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?’”

Terrific! Who was that lady I saw you with last night?

Beats me!

Why did the Last Lion cross the road?

To sleep it off!

What do you call 200 Kennedy sycophants at the bottom of a Chappaquiddick pond? A great start, but bad news for NPR guest-bookers! “He was a guy’s guy,” chortled Edward Klein. Which is one way of putting it.

When a man is capable of what Ted Kennedy did that night in 1969 and in the weeks afterwards, what else is he capable of? An NPR listener said the senator’s passing marked “the end of civility in the U.S. Congress.” Yes, indeed. Who among us does not mourn the lost “civility” of the 1987 Supreme Court hearings? Considering the nomination of Judge Bork, Ted Kennedy rose on the Senate floor and announced that “Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit down at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution . . . ”

Whoa! “Liberals” (in the debased contemporary American sense of the term) would have reason to find Borkian jurisprudence uncongenial, but to suggest the judge and former solicitor-general favored re-segregation of lunch counters is a slander not merely vile but so preposterous that, like his explanation for Chappaquiddick, only a Kennedy could get away with it. If you had to identify a single speech that marked “the end of civility” in American politics, that’s a shoo-in.

If a towering giant cares so much about humanity in general, why get hung up on his carelessness with humans in particular? For Kennedy’s comrades, the cost was worth it. For the rest of us, it was a high price to pay. And, for Ted himself, who knows? He buried three brothers, and as many nephews, and as the years took their toll, it looked sometimes as if the only Kennedy son to grow old had had to grow old for all of them. Did he truly believe, as surely as Melissa Lafsky and Co., that his indispensability to the republic trumped all else? That Camelot — that “fleeting wisp of glory,” that “one brief shining moment” — must run forever, even if “How to Handle a Woman” gets dropped from the score. The senator’s actions in the hours and days after emerging from that pond tell us something ugly about Kennedy the man. That he got away with it tells us something ugly about American public life.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: chappaquiddick; kennedy; marksteyn; maryjokopechne; steyn; tedkennedy
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1 posted on 08/29/2009 7:01:34 AM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

Ted was a typical liberal. Loved humanity but despised mankind.


2 posted on 08/29/2009 7:06:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: kellynla

Today a lot of states would call Mary Jo’s death Second Degree Murder.


3 posted on 08/29/2009 7:06:07 AM PDT by rsobin
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To: kellynla
And don’t forget that ugly little Soviet Russian incident which should have cost him his life!
4 posted on 08/29/2009 7:06:24 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: kellynla

Steyn always says it well.


5 posted on 08/29/2009 7:07:39 AM PDT by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: kellynla

absolute bttt


6 posted on 08/29/2009 7:07:40 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: kellynla

This ranks up there with the 10 Best Essays About America... of all time.

Unbelievably good. Unbelievably on the mark.


7 posted on 08/29/2009 7:10:07 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: kellynla
The senator’s actions in the hours and days after emerging from that pond tell us something ugly about Kennedy the man. That he got away with it tells us something ugly about American public life.

It tells us that we are totally manipulated by a media which is nothing but the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Americans have no morality anymore and simply think and do as their betters tell them.

8 posted on 08/29/2009 7:11:06 AM PDT by livius
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To: kellynla
The senator’s actions in the hours and days after emerging from that pond tell us something ugly about Kennedy the man. That he got away with it tells us something ugly about American public life.

Indeed.

9 posted on 08/29/2009 7:12:46 AM PDT by LiberConservative (OneBigAssMistakeAmerica)
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To: kellynla

One of these days, Mark Steyn is going to have to get off the fence and tell us what he really thinks.


10 posted on 08/29/2009 7:12:50 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (This Little Piggie Gets Wee Wee'd Up All The Way Home)
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>>> A MUST READ <<<<


11 posted on 08/29/2009 7:12:51 AM PDT by falcon1966
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To: kellynla
"That he got away with it tells us something ugly about American public life.

It tells me that some Americans can't distinguish between a common coward & a statesman. And that some of these Americans are either in the US Senate or occupy the Oval Office.

12 posted on 08/29/2009 7:13:44 AM PDT by justkate
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To: kellynla
and like those in the Bible, for that matter — Kennedy came with flaws.

And Jim Jones only had one bad day!!

13 posted on 08/29/2009 7:14:43 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: kellynla
Steyn at his best.
14 posted on 08/29/2009 7:15:43 AM PDT by madinmadtown ( ....the loin of the Senate or the lyin' of the Senate.....not the cat)
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To: kellynla
Steyh pretty much says it all about TK in this article.
15 posted on 08/29/2009 7:16:04 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: kellynla

Once again Mark is at the top of his game!! Can’t wait to listen to him on Rush next week.


16 posted on 08/29/2009 7:17:11 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: kellynla

It has been repeatedly reported that there was no autopsy on Mary Jo, yet other reports state that she suffocated rather than drowned because there was no water in her lungs. Wouldn’t it take an autopsy to determine that?

By the way, how long does embalmed fetal DNA last?


17 posted on 08/29/2009 7:17:51 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., gettin' hot down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: kellynla

Ted Kennedy is a joke this is nothing but a state funeral for a high standing Soviet state hack, except it is in America. This crap is 3000 miles wide millimeters deep, most people in America would if they could get away with it steal the corpse’s Rolex, expecially if they were hard core Obama voters.


18 posted on 08/29/2009 7:17:54 AM PDT by junta (Conservatives, the word "racism" is now ours.)
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To: kellynla

The multi-millionaire promoter of the nanny state in america is dead and he’ll probably not be allowed to plead his case due to the millstone of sin looped around his fat neck.

He suffered much longer than did Mary Jo, which is fitting, and his repulsive behavior forced his wife into alcoholism, but he was eulogized last night for about three or four hours. I could only take three or four minutes of that sickening travesty.


19 posted on 08/29/2009 7:18:21 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: All

Ted Kennedy , like ALL the Kennedys, was a total piece of sh*t !


20 posted on 08/29/2009 7:19:05 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: kellynla

My only prayer for this is ... I pray that when Teddy Kegger arrived at the PEARLY GATES, there to Meet him was MARY JO... To KICK HIS *** all the way to HELL!!


21 posted on 08/29/2009 7:19:29 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: kellynla

bttt


22 posted on 08/29/2009 7:20:36 AM PDT by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: kellynla

BTTT


23 posted on 08/29/2009 7:21:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: kellynla
He got kitted out with a neck brace and went on TV and announced the invention of the “Kennedy curse,” a concept that yoked him to his murdered brothers as a fellow victim

Clever bit of PR work. I've always wondered how much the Kennedy's paid the Kopechne's to go away quietly.

24 posted on 08/29/2009 7:21:42 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: kellynla

Gotta love Steyn, but I always feel uneasy at stereotypical shots at Appalachian folk, an honorable people. It tempts me to make acidic comments about the sodden degenerates typical of Martha’s Vineyard.


25 posted on 08/29/2009 7:22:00 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne." Psalm 89:14)
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To: falcon1966; definitelynotaliberal; Tolik

Other than his wit, this piece by Steyn is spot-on...especially its final sentence.


26 posted on 08/29/2009 7:22:30 AM PDT by Loud Mime (barastikas = Obama's logos // If it is identified by race, it's racist)
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To: JimRed
It has been repeatedly reported that there was no autopsy on Mary Jo, yet other reports state that she suffocated rather than drowned because there was no water in her lungs. Wouldn’t it take an autopsy to determine that?

By the way, how long does embalmed fetal DNA last?

IIRC, the Kennedy Clan made sure THAT little annoyance was taken care of. Mary Jo's body was cremated. No autopsy.

27 posted on 08/29/2009 7:22:49 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: kellynla
That he got away with it tells us something ugly about American public life

The part of the public that is made of liberals, the media, the sycophants & toadies, & the parasites on the left.

28 posted on 08/29/2009 7:22:59 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Fish rot from the head down.)
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To: McLynnan

OK, let’s see how much his Estate pays in DEATH Taxes!!


29 posted on 08/29/2009 7:23:45 AM PDT by Loud Mime (barastikas = Obama's logos // If it is identified by race, it's racist)
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To: gwilhelm56
My only prayer for this is ... I pray that when Teddy Kegger arrived at the PEARLY GATES, there to Meet him was MARY JO... To KICK HIS *** all the way to HELL!!

Would have loved to hear some conservative commentator say to the panel "I'm sure Senator Kennedy got a very warm reception in the afterlife."

30 posted on 08/29/2009 7:24:47 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: kellynla
Why did the Last Lion cross the road?

To sleep it off!

Steyn is the man....lol

31 posted on 08/29/2009 7:25:17 AM PDT by major_gaff (University of Parris Island, Class of '84)
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To: kellynla

Spot. On.


32 posted on 08/29/2009 7:25:19 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (I may not be John Galt or Jim Thompson, but I AM THE MOB!)
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To: McLynnan
“Clever bit of PR work. I've always wondered how much the Kennedy's paid the Kopechne’s to go away quietly.”

Perhaps just the idea that her name would be sullied somehow. I would think the only thing that would make her parents not pursue justice would be concern over their daughter's memory. I'm not making a value judgment, or trying to justify anything. I'm just speculating on what could possibly take them let it all go ‘peacefully’.

33 posted on 08/29/2009 7:26:08 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: kellynla

[At the Huffington Post, Melissa Lafsky mused on what Mary Jo “would have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history . . . Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.” ]

That is infuriating.


34 posted on 08/29/2009 7:26:34 AM PDT by KansasGirl ( Obama's heroes have always been left-wing radicals.)
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To: kellynla
Mary Jo was just the beginning chapter in probably the sleaziest life story in American politics. Kennedy's chief of staff, Richard E. Burke has written The Senator: My Ten Years With Ted Kennedy. This is an unforgettable and unforgivable story about an American reprobate into personal power, booze, drugs, deviant sex, adultery and infidelity. Anyone who still respects anything about this killer after reading this book should sit down and really have a serious self-examination session with an analyst.

Like the passing of Michael Jackson, I do not mourn.

35 posted on 08/29/2009 7:27:49 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: kellynla

Another great Steyn commentary. My only criticism is that he didn’t include the exemplary way old Teddy helped his nephew cover the Kennedy backside when the nephew raped a girl at the Kennedy compound in Florida.

Teddy Kennedy is only one of a truly disgusting family.


36 posted on 08/29/2009 7:28:12 AM PDT by Helen
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To: kellynla

......As Teddy’s biographer Adam Clymer ......

That guy’s a real Clymer, positively the definition of the term.

History records his most famous moment......

Bush said to Cheney, “There’s Adam Clymer, major league asshole from the New York Times.” Cheney responded, “Oh yeah, he is, big time.”


37 posted on 08/29/2009 7:28:12 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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To: kellynla

Mark Steyn at his best.


38 posted on 08/29/2009 7:28:25 AM PDT by devere
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To: junta

You are correct. Rush mentioned yesterday that the ratings of the alphabet Commie networks, with their wall to wall Kennedy coverage, were absolutely in the tank.

No one gives a flying f___ that Ted is dead, that he is still dead, or that he even lived, not even the braindead dolts who vote for these morally-bereft Libtards.

The one exception is the Leftist talking heads, who are all just talking to each other about one of their Gawds — Ted the drunk and serial woman abuser.


39 posted on 08/29/2009 7:29:23 AM PDT by webschooner (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win -- Mahatma Gandhi)
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To: Loud Mime
**OK, let’s see how much his Estate pays in DEATH Taxes!!** Due to the fact that he died during the LAST YEAR of those Terrible BUSH TAX CUTS.. His FEDERAL DEATH TAX WILL BE ....

ZERO


40 posted on 08/29/2009 7:30:18 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: kellynla

41 posted on 08/29/2009 7:30:58 AM PDT by paulycy
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To: WbmsterCharlesPierce.com
This is how you write about Ted Kennedy.

And yes, I did read Charles Pierce's quote in what you call its larger context. It was, and remains, and shall ever remain, a mind-numbingly stupid statement no matter how much you (Is that you, Chuck?) try to spin it.

42 posted on 08/29/2009 7:31:20 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: livius
Old Joe Kennedy may not have been Satan incarnate, but he understood and used the Old Sod's ways as well as any man.
Old Joe Kennedy bribed reporters for years with money, mortgages, women and all the vices and in return the reporter sold his soul to Kennedy to write a favorable article about his sons or a company that Kennedy would exploit for unseemly profit.
Once the reporter's soul was sold, it would never be redeemed and was understood to do Old Joe's bidding forever. It was truly a devil's agreement.
43 posted on 08/29/2009 7:31:25 AM PDT by madinmadtown ( ....the loin of the Senate or the lyin' of the Senate.....not the cat)
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To: kellynla
I don’t know how many lives the senator changed — he certainly changed Mary Jo’s — but you’re struck less by the precise arithmetic than by the basic equation: How many changed lives justify leaving a human being struggling for breath for up to five hours pressed up against the window in a small, shrinking air pocket in Teddy’s Oldsmobile? If the senator had managed to change the lives of even more Americans, would it have been okay to leave a couple more broads down there? Hey, why not? At the Huffington Post, Melissa Lafsky mused on what Mary Jo “would have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history . . . Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.”

I love Mark Steyn.

Melissa Lafsky was on the John Stewart show last night, and she was asked to clarify what the "it" was in that last sentence. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, she affirmed that by "it" she meant that Mary Jo would feel that Mary Jo's death at Ted Kennedy's hands was "worth it" for all the great legislation America got (which, supposedly, America would have never got had she not died).

44 posted on 08/29/2009 7:34:51 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (One man, alone! Betrayed by the country he loves, now its last hope in their final hour of need!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I wouldn’t swear this is true, but I vaguely remember hearing that the Kennedy’s paid for Mary Jo’s funeral. It’s hard to whitewash the fact she left a party alone with a married man known as a skirt chaser. She was 29 years old so probably knew exactly what she was doing. No parent would want that fact belabored by the press. You may be right that they didn’t want to see her name dragged through the mud, but for her parents the huge injustice of having her trivialized by the Kennedy machine must have been galling.


45 posted on 08/29/2009 7:35:32 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Dan Quayle misspelled a word and, in the press, it defined him; Bush 41 went back on a pledge not to raise taxes and it cost him the presidency; Ted Kennedy kills a young woman while cheating on his wife, and nothing. The MSM double standard has been around for decades.


46 posted on 08/29/2009 7:36:39 AM PDT by Spok
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To: kellynla

I would say the Senator changed the lives of millions of pre-born babies for the worse as well.


47 posted on 08/29/2009 7:37:50 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: livius
Mary Jo was one of the little people, a servant, a dispensable waif. The Pelosis, Reids, Kennedys, et. al., play the propaganda music from the score of compassion, regard and servitude to the hoi poli; but, they hold all the little people in abject contempt and harbor utmost hatred for any who stand in the way of their retention of power.
48 posted on 08/29/2009 7:40:17 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: KosmicKitty
And Jim Jones only had one bad day!!

Well said.

49 posted on 08/29/2009 7:42:06 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: kellynla
I’m printing this article; it will be by my side as the slobbering over the “great lion of the senate” continues all weekend. Thank you Mark Steyn for this terrific piece.
50 posted on 08/29/2009 7:45:03 AM PDT by fatfertile
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