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Kennedy memoir reveals guilt over Chappaquiddick
NY Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 02, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on 09/02/2009 8:15:36 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Edited on 09/02/2009 8:29:17 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

NEW YORK In a posthumous memoir, Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy writes of fear and remorse surrounding the fateful events on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969, when his car accident left a woman dead.

"True Compass" is to be published Sept. 14 by Twelve, a division of the Hachette book group. The 532-page book was obtained early by The New York Times.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chappaquiddick; chivasregal; cuttysark; drunk; hejokedaboutit; kennedy; swimmer

1 posted on 09/02/2009 8:15:36 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Guilt about being caught.


2 posted on 09/02/2009 8:16:38 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: RobinMasters

“He says he was afraid and “made terrible decisions” and had to live with the guilt for more than four decades.”

by supporting the murder of the unborn all this time


3 posted on 09/02/2009 8:17:11 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: RobinMasters
But tell me another Chappaquiddick joke to help me get over it.
4 posted on 09/02/2009 8:18:12 PM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
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To: ari-freedom
Kennedy proves the old adage. Once you kill the first one, the rest are easy.
5 posted on 09/02/2009 8:21:32 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RobinMasters

she didn’t drown. She suffocated


6 posted on 09/02/2009 8:23:03 PM PDT by hecht
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To: RobinMasters; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33
He says he was afraid and "made terrible decisions" and had to live with the guilt for more than four decades.

And they want to name it Kennedy Deathcare™? Wow.

7 posted on 09/02/2009 8:25:02 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler, PROUD Birther, Mobster)
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To: ari-freedom

Yep - and no public repentance of that either. That’s what makes me so angry that the Catholic Church buried him with such public honors. I am a Catholic, but the hierarchy of my church plays “footsie” with the world all too often.


8 posted on 09/02/2009 8:26:46 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: All

Get me a damned violin. A small one.

This rotten man, so besieged with guilt, but unable to man up enough to even apologize directly to Mr. and Mrs. Kopechne? (According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “...In a 1994 interview, Joseph and Gwen Kopechne said they had never received a direct apology from him, though other Kennedy family members had written them letters...”)

Forgive me for condemning this coward.

Actions speak louder than words. For one of the biggest blowhards ever to be elected Senator (which is saying a lot) his actions not only drown out his words, but speak volumes about him.


9 posted on 09/02/2009 8:30:38 PM PDT by rlmorel (Mary Jo Kopechne is now available for comment.-August 25, 2009)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

and you don’t even have to be catholic to be upset that he was buried in arlington.


10 posted on 09/02/2009 8:32:51 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: RobinMasters
In a posthumous memoir, Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy writes of fear and remorse surrounding the fateful events on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969, when his car accident left a woman dead.

Wrong. He left a woman dead, not the "accident". (Need to outlaw accidents I guess).

11 posted on 09/02/2009 8:32:53 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Emmett McCarthy
That’s what makes me so angry that the Catholic Church buried him with such public honors.

The Archdiocese of Boston held that circus for Kennedy not the entire Church.

In many dioceses he would not have been able to receive a funeral Mass.

12 posted on 09/02/2009 8:35:12 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: RobinMasters
In a posthumous memoir, Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy writes of fear and remorse surrounding the fateful events on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969, when his car accident left a woman dead. "True Compass" is to be published Sept. 14 by Twelve, a division of the Hachette book group.

Yeah he was so remorseful he never touched alcohol again
13 posted on 09/02/2009 8:39:08 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: RobinMasters; Libloather; stephenjohnbanker; maggief; GOPJ; TADSLOS; raybbr; Tennessee Nana; ...
Another disastrous Kennedy legacy:

Teddy and his brother Bobby were instrumental in drawing up and passing the 1965 immigration "reform" law----that changed the ethnic distribution of immigrants who were coming in from predominantly European origin....... to encourage predominantly Latin American, and other Third World immigration......... and Asian (including Moslems).

The primary purpose of their bill (never admitted publicly), was new Dem voters.......including illegals with stolen ID's that followed.

Another disastrous consequence: the US was more vulnerable to sabotage from within. The immigration tidal wave enabled the Left's evil agenda of "diversity," "multiculturalism," and "political correctness." Ethnic tensions in both urban and suburban areas were exacerbated.

The MSM has never linked the increased "Balkanization." and instability of American culture. to the Kennedy brothers, although they deserve a huge share of the blame.

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FReeper AuntB posted: Ted Kennedy pushed SEVEN amnesties into law. None was followed by a reduction in illegal immigration.

1. In 1986, Ted Kennedy’s blanket amnesty for 2.7 million illegal aliens promised a lot more enforcement but did not set any requirements for actual reductions in illegal immigration.

2. In 1994, Ted Kennedy’s Section 245(i) Amnesty gave legal residence and jobs to 578,000 illegal aliens. It was a temporary rolling amnesty primarily for extended family members of immigrants who instead of waiting in line, come on to the country illegally.

3. In 1997, Ted Kennedy’s extension of the Section 245(i) rolling amnesty was followed by an increasing flow of illegal immigration.

4. In 1997, Ted Kennedy also won an amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America. Illegal immigration sped up some more.

5. In 1998, Ted Kennedy won an amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti.

6. In 2000, Ted Kennedy got the so-called Late Amnesty, legalizing another 400,000 illegal aliens who claimed that they missed out on Kennedy’s 1986 amnesty.

7. In 2000, Ted Kennedy also won the LIFE Act Amnesty for an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens. It was another reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty...an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens. Illegal immigration accelerated.

MORE AT http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2328980/posts?page=5#5

14 posted on 09/02/2009 8:44:16 PM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: RobinMasters
Apology? No! He had better than 40 years to "man up" and he never took responsibility for his actions, and never offered an apology to the girls family.

Better than 40 years of good health and living in splendor with his own family. Yet he couldn't manage the time or the stomach to at least apologize to the family?

But what the hey? Character doesn't matter; right?

15 posted on 09/02/2009 8:49:46 PM PDT by Hillarys nightmare (So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
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To: RobinMasters
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16 posted on 09/02/2009 8:49:56 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: rvoitier
"But tell me another Chappaquiddick joke to help me get over it."

Kennedy 'joked about Chappaquiddick'
Biographer reveals deadly incident was a 'favorite topic of humor'

August 28, 2009

"Edward Klein, speaking to WAMU guest host Katty Kay, said one of Kennedy's 'favorite topics of humor was, indeed, Chappaquiddick.'

"He would ask people, 'Have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?' said Klein, a former Newsweek foreign editor and former editor in chief of the New York Times Magazine."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108256
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YouTube video: Kennedy liked to joke about Chappaquiddick

"This isn't an accusation from Ted Kennedy's political opponents, but a nostalgic remembrance by one of his friends. Ed Klein, former Newsweek editor, tells the Diane Rehm Show:

"I dont know if you know this or not, but one of his favorite topics of humor was indeed Chappaquiddick itself. And he would ask people, have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick? That is just the most amazing thing. Its not that he didnt feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but that he still always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side of things, too."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaiTipTtbak

17 posted on 09/02/2009 8:53:47 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: RobinMasters

Ted has already met Mary Jo again—in heaven. Just before she pulled a big brass lever, opening a trap door beneath his feet, and sending him dropping down, down, down, to his final fate.


18 posted on 09/02/2009 8:59:39 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813
Just before she pulled a big brass lever, opening a trap door beneath his feet, and sending him dropping down, down, down, to his final fate.

"I fell into a burning ring of fire. I went down, down, down and the flames rose higher, and it burned, burned, burned--the ring of fire."

19 posted on 09/02/2009 9:07:23 PM PDT by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: hecht

20 posted on 09/02/2009 9:16:50 PM PDT by RightFighter (Sarah Palin - we love you and can't wait to see you again.)
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To: ETL

Make this go viral:

http://www.tinyurl.com/maryjohahaha


21 posted on 09/02/2009 9:21:33 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: RobinMasters

No thanks.


22 posted on 09/02/2009 9:21:44 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: RobinMasters

http://www.tinyurl.com/maryjohahaha


23 posted on 09/02/2009 9:27:38 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: RobinMasters

“when his car accident left a woman dead”

The car accident didn’t leave any one dead. Ted left a Mary, waiting the dark till her air and life, ran out.

Though the mills of God grind slowly,
Yet they grind exceeding small;
Though with patience He stands waiting,
With exactness grinds He all.

May god and Mary have mercy upon this new applicant @ Peters Gate University.


24 posted on 09/02/2009 9:35:45 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: RobinMasters

Johnny Cash knew psychopaths ... “I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die”


25 posted on 09/02/2009 9:57:27 PM PDT by dodger
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To: RobinMasters

Johnny Cash knew psychopaths ... “I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die”


26 posted on 09/02/2009 10:01:47 PM PDT by dodger
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To: RobinMasters

If this P.O.S. felt so much remorse then why was Chappaquiddick a source for his “humor”?


27 posted on 09/03/2009 12:26:37 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: RobinMasters

Bump


28 posted on 09/03/2009 4:53:24 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: RobinMasters

“In a posthumous memoir, Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy writes of fear and remorse surrounding the fateful events on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969, when his car accident left a woman dead.”

Correction: as a driver, he ran off the bridge into the water, and due to his deliberate action, or rather inaction, caused the asphyxiation of Mary Jo Kopechne. His family connections and influence led to him being let off with a tremendously harsh prison sentence, no, sorry, correction, misspoke, his driver’s license was suspended for a half a year.


29 posted on 09/03/2009 5:00:12 AM PDT by Sparko (Obama & Czars: neutering the American Voter, perverting the Constitution, all on our dime.)
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To: Liz; AuntB

” FReeper AuntB posted: Ted Kennedy pushed SEVEN amnesties into law. None was followed by a reduction in illegal immigration.

1. In 1986, Ted Kennedy’s blanket amnesty for 2.7 million illegal aliens promised a lot more enforcement but did not set any requirements for actual reductions in illegal immigration.”

And it was only a year later that the City of Los Angeles was trashed. The Mid-Wilshire district, which was a commercial high rise area known for finance(I had my office there) became a slum. It happened so quickly that it was mortifying!


30 posted on 09/03/2009 6:31:13 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Yes. I see that it was the Archdiocese of Boston which did it, but the entire nation and the world sees that the “Catholic Church” did it.


31 posted on 09/03/2009 7:03:52 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: stephenjohnbanker; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; raybbr
.......a year after Ted Kennedy’s 1986 blanket amnesty for 2.7 million illegal aliens, the City of LA was trashed. The Mid-Wilshire district, a commercial high rise area known for finance, (I had my office there), became a slum........

Thanks for the realtime report.

Glenn Beck is issuing dire warnings about Obama’s “Civilian Security Force.” Third World illegals inside the US can easily be mobilized.........b/c of their blind loyalty to Obama for all he’s giving them. Including a USSC justice, amnesty, free healthcare, free houses, free mortgages, sanctuary cities, neutralizing immigrations laws, defanging L/E, billions of federal dollars to their organzations........etc, etc, etc.

Third World illegals (and legals) are a non-English speaking Third World country within the US, financing their "country" with taxes extorted from US citizens. They are colluding to trample on the rights of US citizens. Most of these Third Worlders belong to one of 500 or so latino-centric organizations that are popping up----aggressively pushing Third World agendas. Some of these groups (like La Raza) are federally financed.

US TAKEN OVER BY THE THIRD WORLD parasitic governments leeching on to Dumbhead Dems. Now we got a "Peruvian PAC." The NJ Dem candidate for gov was endorsed by the "Peruvian PAC." Look for millions of our tax dollars handed-over to these Peruvian hyphenates (who violated our borders and are loyal to their home countries)? America is being taken over, and occupied, by The Third World. (Where do Peruvian illegals doing menial jobs get money to endorse candidates?)

NEUTRALIZING LAW ENFORCEMENT---DEMS SUCK UP TO ILLEGALS FOR VOTES----NJ Gov Corzine (running for reelection) ordered the State attorney general to warn deputies to follow "the rules" when questioning latinos about their immigration status...... officers can only ask about immigration status AFTER they have arrested a person on suspicion of a serious crime, not as part of an "on-the-street encounter."

32 posted on 09/03/2009 7:07:51 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: Liz

Yes, and La Raza, LULAC, UFW, SEIU, ACORN, etc.. are all postured to be the mobilization centers for this “civil defense force”. Latino gang bangers are fully capable and willing to lead their effort with enough cash/power incentive.


33 posted on 09/03/2009 7:13:09 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Proud FR Mobster)
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