Skip to comments.Howie Carr: Ted Kennedy never grasped magnitude of Chappaquiddick (50-Year anniversary alert)
Posted on 07/17/2019 8:46:50 AM PDT by Zakeet
Ted Kennedy might have become president - Richard Nixon certainly thought the runt of the litter was going to be the Democrat nominee against him in 1972.
But the Kennedys' dreams of a restoration of "Camelot" were shattered 50 years ago this week, as Teddy's mother's 1967 Delmont 88 Oldsmobile plunged off a small bridge on Chappaquiddick Island into a tidal pond, drowning Mary Jo Kopechne.
Teddy killed the 28-year-old "girl," as he called her, and he was allowed to plead guilty to ... leaving the scene of an accident.
Not vehicular homicide, or drunk driving, or reckless driving, or driving without a license. How Kennedy was it? Just like his nephew, Joe Kennedy II, four years later turning over a Jeep on Nantucket and putting a 21-year-old woman in a wheelchair for life - young Joe was fined $100.
That's Kennedy justice in Massachusetts. In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.
"You watch," Nixon told his aides in April 1971. "I predict something more is going to happen I mean, its just a matter of judgment. I mean, hes just gonna ... ."
Get drunk again. Nixon didn't even have to finish the sentence. For the rest of his life, Teddy never got the memo: Drinkin doubles dont make a party. What made Milwaukee famous made a loser out of him.
He tried to run for president once, in 1980, but he couldnt even come up with a coherent answer when an obsequious TV interviewer asked him why he wanted to follow in his brothers footsteps. Teddy obviously hadn't thought about much of anything beyond his next drink since ... Chappaquiddick.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Pride of the Kennedy Klan ... leader of the Democrat Party ...
The face of a drunken America-hater. He lived in an alternative world and fluctuated between that and the bottom of a booze bottle.
And a fitting icon for liberals in perpetuity. They care nothing about anything or anyone. Instant gratification is their meme.
Somewhere in hell a giant dung beetle is rolling Teddy around.
Got away with murder. Must be nice to be a Kennedy where you get away with killing people, causing people to drown and you get away with it.
He got away with negligent homicide. A few years later, the media was 24/7 with Richard Nixon, which led to him resigning.
The media therefore willingly accepted that ted kennedy killed a woman. The media was completely corrupt back then. It has only gotten worse.
ted kennedy was a horrible person. May he burn in hell.
Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, D (HELL)
Geesh same week as moon landing?
All this a month after I was born.
I am also 100% certain he did NOT give a fat rat's a$$.
He didn’t have to.
He kept getting re-elected regardless.
Yep, I rmember that interview with Roger Mudd, where he asked Ted Kennedy, “why do you want to be president”?
Can any of you think of any other candidates ever, who couldn’t articulate their reasons for running for office?
I’m sure that Teddy thought that as American royalty, a member of the Kennedy family has an unspoken right to high positions of power. But he couldn’t say that out loud. So perhaps that is why he badly mangled the answer to a straight forward softball question.
And we had to suffer this drunken a-hole for another forty years in The Senate. Ugh...
Given the Kennedy men treatment of women, that they consider women disposable interchangeable playmates, to be used for their own pleasure and then discarded, I would not be shocked that they consider Mary Jo as collateral damage.
The Kennedys simply saw her as collateral damage to their political status. There was no remorse by the Kennedys for Mary Jo dying. It was all considered a political problem,
I remember at the time one reporter coming up with the crap that this was part of the “Kennedy tragedies’... (because of his last name) as if murdering a woman should generate pity for the poor killer.
It was twisted. Even worse than the current liberal press... they were disgraceful, fawning and shameful in their love affair with the thuggy Kennedy's.
Kennedy got off easy as he was legally represented by the firm of Weiner, Deiner, Dickher, and Dunker....
My friend Mary Jo just happened to be in the wrong car at the wrong time with the wrong people.
Pretty sure all the boiler room girls were paid off too: Esther Newberg became a very successful literary agent, for example.
John, Robert and John Jr. got taken out by the swamp. Ted fell in line.
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