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Republican invokes Chappaquiddick against Democratic rival
Boston.com ^ | 10/11/2006 | Andrew Miga

Posted on 10/11/2006 3:08:34 PM PDT by Panerai

HARTFORD, Conn. --Republican Rep. Christopher Shays defended the House speaker's handling of a congressional page scandal, saying no one died like at Chappaquiddick in 1969 when Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy was involved.

"I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day," the embattled Connecticut congressman told The Hartford Courant in remarks published Wednesday.

"Dennis Hastert didn't kill anybody," he added.

Shays' comments recalled the Chappaquiddick incident, when Kennedy's car ran off a Massachusetts bridge, killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy did not immediately report the tragedy, and later pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.

Last week, Kennedy campaigned for Democrat Diane Farrell, who is locked in a bitter fight with Shays that could help determine whether Democrats recapture the House after 12 years of GOP control.

"This is symptomatic of Chris losing his composure in a tight race," Farrell said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press Wednesday. "Chris just seems to be lashing out in anger."

Kennedy's office had a terse response.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chappaquiddick; cheater; lardass; maryjo; massachusetts; splash; swimmer; tedkennedy
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1 posted on 10/11/2006 3:08:35 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

That's going to leave a bruise. You'd better put some ice on that, Ted.


2 posted on 10/11/2006 3:11:33 PM PDT by spinestein (Please do not make illegal copies of this tag line.)
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To: Panerai
Kennedy's office had a terse response.

Exactly what sort of response could they have? Truth speaks quite loudly.

3 posted on 10/11/2006 3:12:19 PM PDT by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: Panerai

ABC: "Road to Chappaquiddick"- just an idea.


4 posted on 10/11/2006 3:12:47 PM PDT by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: Panerai
He clearly misspoke or was taken out of context!
5 posted on 10/11/2006 3:12:49 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Panerai
Don't you just love it, Kennedy KILLED a girl, went home and slept it off and walked in to the police fresh as a daisy the next day to mention there was a girl at the bottom of the river - and his office won't dignify mention of it witha response!

The point is Kennedy is an immoral killer and the dems give him standing ovations every day.

6 posted on 10/11/2006 3:12:55 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Panerai

About time.


7 posted on 10/11/2006 3:13:50 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Panerai

He spoke the truth. the truth that should have been spoken years ago. A young semator married , out partying with a yount secretary, drunk. he drives hr off a bridge, He leaves her there and swims to the mainland sobers up calls his lawyer gets a Kennedy Judge and then returns to find the police diving for her body. It doesnt get any worse than that and he never skipped a beat, went back to being a senator and no one questioned about the ethics of manslaughter.

Now he sticks his fat drunken nose in every case and has "wise"things to say about the ethics of others.

We havent even mentioned the rape he sat through in Florida, of ,making hios kid iligitimate by an annullment and driving his wife insane. Ted Kennedy is slime. the worst kind of slime, its time someone said so.


8 posted on 10/11/2006 3:14:02 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Mark
ABC: "Road to Chappaquiddick"- just an idea.

Or "A Bridge To Far".

9 posted on 10/11/2006 3:14:16 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Panerai

Good.


10 posted on 10/11/2006 3:15:17 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Panerai

I hope Mr. Shay's life insurance is paid up. Libs in that part of the country don't take kindly to even the perceived mention of "the C word." In 1994, the rumor got around that Mitt Romney had uttered "the C word" (he hadn't) and his campaign received several death threats which the FBI told him to take seriously.


11 posted on 10/11/2006 3:15:30 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: spinestein

"That's going to leave a bruise. You'd better put some ice on that, Ted."


Yeah, he'll put ice on that bruise along with a few bottles of Jack Daniels...lol


12 posted on 10/11/2006 3:15:39 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (You have 2 choices vote republican or whine about how bad the country is when the liberals take over)
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To: TheBattman

They've spent years pretending Senator Orca was really the poor abused victim in that ugly little incident. They've probably convince themselves.


13 posted on 10/11/2006 3:15:50 PM PDT by jess35
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To: operation clinton cleanup
Or "A Bridge To Far"....LOL! :D
14 posted on 10/11/2006 3:17:01 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just b/c your paranoid; Doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^)
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To: Panerai
Only the good die young. Vote Kennedy out of office. Support Ken Chase.
15 posted on 10/11/2006 3:17:06 PM PDT by Once-Ler (The rat 06 election platform will be a promise to impeach the President if they win)
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To: Panerai
HARTFORD, Conn. --Republican Rep. Christopher Shays defended the House speaker's handling of a congressional page scandal, saying no one died like at Chappaquiddick in 1969 when Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy was involved.

"I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day," the embattled Connecticut congressman told The Hartford Courant in remarks published Wednesday.

I'd like to nominate this guy for Senate Majority Leader considering he appears to be vicious enough .... or at least it is a start.

16 posted on 10/11/2006 3:19:01 PM PDT by Centurion2000 ("Be polite and courteous, but have a plan to KILL everybody you meet.")
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To: Centurion2000
Don't be fooled.

One comment does not a spineless Congressman make.

Shays is usually about as limp-wristed as you can get.

17 posted on 10/11/2006 3:20:34 PM PDT by what's up
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To: sgtbono2002
A young semator

LOL

Apt descriptor for the Fat Ted, cuz a Senator he is not.

18 posted on 10/11/2006 3:21:42 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: what's up

Hopefully he's changed and other spineless Republicans will follow. It's a start anyway..


19 posted on 10/11/2006 3:24:42 PM PDT by bluerose (Republicans fight the War on Terror. Democrats fight the war on President Bush.)
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To: Panerai

Ooooh! That's definitely going to leave a mark!


20 posted on 10/11/2006 3:25:26 PM PDT by Sister_T (The Foley scandal will NEVER get me to vote for "cut-and-run", hypocritical DemocRATs!)
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To: Panerai

Quote: "This is symptomatic of Chris losing his composure in a tight race," Farrell said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press Wednesday. "Chris just seems to be lashing out in anger."

No, its symptomatic of Republicans starting to fight back after the October "Foley" suprise. Reid is next on the pinata fest. Better strap on the body armor dems, if you want to throw stones from your glass houses, you had better be ready to be covered in glass.


21 posted on 10/11/2006 3:26:34 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: FlipWilson

that would be "surprise." Been at work too long today.


22 posted on 10/11/2006 3:27:28 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Panerai

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.


23 posted on 10/11/2006 3:28:47 PM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Panerai
Farrell said the scandal, which polls show could hurt the GOP's bid to hang onto control, has affected her because her 19-year-old daughter Margaret was a Senate page when she was 16.

OK, but would you let your daughter ride in a car with Uncle Teddy?

Didn't think so...

24 posted on 10/11/2006 3:29:02 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: bluerose
No, though I like the comment, it was just one said during election season.

That certainly doesn't denote someone the GOP should follow.

Shays is a typical NE Pubbie. Not a leader for the GOP.

25 posted on 10/11/2006 3:29:56 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Panerai

2 or 3 weekends ago, Kim Komando on her radio computer show let a caller ramble on about this.

Kim did a monologue about her ordinary upbringing, how her parents bought a fixer-upper in a now tony neighborhood. She was going on about her career as a drywaller and 'lectrician, when she fielded the call.

The guy said "yeah, I know where that was, my parents lived there, just down the street where the Kopechnes lived, after they got their money from the Kennedys." He was allowed to wonder how they could accept money without publicly demanding justice for their daughter's death at the hands of Ted Kennedy. And Kim let him go on for 3 minutes, an eternity for a caller, she even did her uh-hum and and some give and take!

Maybe there is hope for this world.


26 posted on 10/11/2006 3:30:01 PM PDT by spudsmaki
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To: Panerai

Hallelujah! What took 'em so friggin' long?


27 posted on 10/11/2006 3:30:54 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: operation clinton cleanup
ABC: "Road to Chappaquiddick"- just an idea. Or "A Bridge To Far".

Actually, it should be " A Bridge Not Far Enough"

28 posted on 10/11/2006 3:31:25 PM PDT by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: spinestein
The Kennedy family coat of arms;


29 posted on 10/11/2006 3:33:10 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: LasVegasMac

You see I have these big fingers and I type with only two of them, too many times I hit two buttons at once or the wrong ones. I apologise for my typo's.


30 posted on 10/11/2006 3:35:49 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: operation clinton cleanup

A Bridge Too Drunk.:-)


31 posted on 10/11/2006 3:37:33 PM PDT by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: Panerai
Kennedy's office had a terse response. "This just makes clear the real need for change in November, beyond that I'm not going to dignify such a desperate attack with a response,"

I still wonder just how Edward* Kennedy sleeps at night.

Even soaked in scotch, doesn't it ever just eat at him that he selfishly and cowardly sniveled away from the Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick while Mary Jo Kopechne died in a desperate, gasping 2-hour frenzy in Edward's Oldsmobile?

Perhaps he doesn't "dignify" such a vision with a conscience.

* I decline to use the familiar form "Teddy" when referring to Mister Kennedy. He's not, nor will he ever be a friend of mine.

.

32 posted on 10/11/2006 3:37:43 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Panerai
I always thought Shays was kind of a Rino wuss, but someone must've really got him P.O'ed

Liberals always consider that an unfair reference.

I also heard Steve Roberts say awhile back that it was unfair to call Byrd a KKK member because that was "a long time ago".

33 posted on 10/11/2006 3:38:42 PM PDT by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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To: Panerai

IMO, it's more than past time for the Republican Party to start taking the offense. Nice guys come in last! I say, get in the gutter with them and start fighting. Liberals don't know how to do anything but fight dirty. They're slime through and through.


34 posted on 10/11/2006 3:40:50 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: lawnguy
Yeah who cares if Byrd burnt crosses, that was like 60 years ago, cut the guy some slack, it isn't as if he has showed any racists tendencies recently.
35 posted on 10/11/2006 3:41:04 PM PDT by LukeL (Never let the enemy pick the battle site. (Gen. George S. Patton))
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To: sgtbono2002
No, not saying anything about the fat finger.

You just came up with a description of what Fat Ted really is - what ever a semtor is!

He certainly has not acted like a US Senator, so semtor fits!

:-)

36 posted on 10/11/2006 3:42:15 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: spinestein
If Ted Kennedy had been driving a Volkswagen, he would have been President. Anybody have the photo of the ad?
37 posted on 10/11/2006 3:42:48 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: Panerai

I don't know why Republicans don't say that every time that fat piece of crap shows his face in public.


38 posted on 10/11/2006 3:43:07 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: Panerai
slightly OT, but I heard someone on FNC today mention JFK Jr Airport during the news coverage. They corrected themselves, but I almost laughed thinking about naming an airport after someone who crashed an airplane killing 2 people.
39 posted on 10/11/2006 3:44:05 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: what's up

I am really shocked Shays would say this.


40 posted on 10/11/2006 3:46:56 PM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: Panerai

Attaboy, Shays! We need to hear this more often. Kind of puts things in perspective.


41 posted on 10/11/2006 3:47:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: sgtbono2002
went back to being a senator and no one questioned about the ethics of manslaughter

True, but it permanently squashed any chance he'd run for the presidency. As I remember, he was a hot ticket and all the media could talk about at the time was how it ruined his chance to be president. They fretted more about that than the tragic death of a young woman.

42 posted on 10/11/2006 3:49:09 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: Jalapeno

Me too. I think it's the only thing he's ever said that I agree with.


43 posted on 10/11/2006 3:56:48 PM PDT by what's up
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To: spinestein

Can't waste ice on a bruise, he needs it for his booze.


44 posted on 10/11/2006 3:57:53 PM PDT by Mrs.Liberty
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To: Reaganesque

I talked to a kool-aid drinker once about the Kennedys. He of course said there were some serious Republican operatives that didn't ever want any Kennedy to be president, so that is why we had two assinations. He said that it would be too suspicious to kill Teddy, so they, (the assassins) framed him for Chappaquidick. He truly believed that someone else drove the car, that Kennedy didn't know the girl was in the car, etc., that it was all a frame up so Teddy would never be president. He also said that John John's plane was shot down by these same people.


45 posted on 10/11/2006 4:00:21 PM PDT by sportutegrl (This thread is useless without pix.)
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To: Panerai

Kennedy's office had a terse response... "I'm not going to dignify such a desperate attack with a response,"


Mary Jo Koepkne is still DEAD and you were the cause; you can't change the facts whether you respond to them or not.


46 posted on 10/11/2006 4:03:38 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Seaplaner
"Kennedy's office had a terse response. "This just makes clear the real need for change in November, beyond that I'm not going to dignify such a desperate attack with a response,""

Dear Teddy K., You are a bloated sack of feces who could not "dignify" anything, ever. If some Republicans finally discover they have the stones to stop your vicious rein of error, well it's 37 years late but still most welcome. From now on, every place you go, we will remind the public that your are GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY of manslaughter (at a minimum, or maybe murder), false reporting, leaving the scene of an accident, corrupt influence upon law enforcement operations, years of cover-up etc. etc. etc. [and we haven't even gotten to your sponsorship of date-raping cousins, etc.] You are scum, we know it and you know it, and now more and more of the public will finally start to understand it.
47 posted on 10/11/2006 4:04:38 PM PDT by Enchante (There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Drive-By Media)
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To: Panerai

Rep. Christopher Shays sure as hell has grown a pair of beachballs. Maybe he can pass the formula onto the rest of the castrated republican party.


48 posted on 10/11/2006 4:10:39 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Consider that nearly half the people you pass on the street meet Lenin's definition of useful idiot)
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To: Panerai

"....when Kennedy's car ran off a Massachusetts bridge,..."

-- --

That right you conservatives, the car ran off the bridge, got it?

Kennedy did NOT drive the car off the bridge (in a drunken haze).


49 posted on 10/11/2006 4:14:38 PM PDT by HighWheeler (def.- Democrats: n. from Greek; “democ” - many; “rats” - ugly, filthy, bloodsucking parasites.)
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To: Salamander
The Kennedy family coat of arms;

I notice you oriented it properly to display the bar sinister. Nice touch.

50 posted on 10/11/2006 4:16:47 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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