Skip to comments.Kennedy memoir reveals guilt over Chappaquiddick
Posted on 09/02/2009 8:15:36 PM PDT by RobinMastersEdited 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.
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Guilt about being caught.
“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
she didn’t drown. She suffocated
And they want to name it Kennedy Deathcare? Wow.
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.
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.
and you don’t even have to be catholic to be upset that he was buried in arlington.
Wrong. He left a woman dead, not the "accident". (Need to outlaw accidents I guess).
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.
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.
FReeper AuntB posted: Ted Kennedy pushed SEVEN amnesties into law. None was followed by a reduction in illegal immigration.
1. In 1986, Ted Kennedys 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 Kennedys 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 Kennedys 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 Kennedys 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
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?
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."
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."
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.
"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."