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  • “One of his favorite topics of humor was indeed Chappaquiddick itself”; Update: Audio added

    08/28/2009 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 48 replies · 1,760+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 28, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    As long as we’re on the subject of humor this morning, what kind of jokes did the late Ted Kennedy like to tell his closest friends? One of Kennedy’s close friends, former editor of Newsweek and New York Times Magazine Ed Klein, tells the Diane Rehm Show that Chappaquiddick jokes were high up on the list
  • AUDIO: NYT Mag's Ed Klein: Kennedy Joked About Chappaquiddick

    08/28/2009 6:34:53 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 43 replies · 1,807+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 28, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    New York Times Magazine's Ed Klein: "I don’t 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. It’s not that he didn’t 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."
  • Kennedy thought Chappaquiddick was funny

    08/27/2009 10:03:40 PM PDT · by MetaThought · 75 replies · 2,345+ views
    "I don't 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. It's not that he didn't 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."
  • What is your overall feeling about Kennedy? (Poll Question)

    08/27/2009 9:21:17 PM PDT · by OneVike · 71 replies · 2,198+ views
    Aol News ^ | 8/27/09 | AOL
    Here are two poll questions about Ted Kennedy the swimmer.What is your overall feeling about Kennedy?How important is Chappaquiddick to Kennedy's legacy?(Aug. 26) He looks bad already, but I sure would like to see him look a lot worse still. The guy deserves as much respect as he gave Mary Jo on that late night in 69 when he allowed her to die instead of trying to rescue her.If obituaries were written based on Google Trends results, Chappaquiddick would be in the first paragraph of Sen. Ted Kennedy's obituary. "Chappaquiddick" and other search terms related to the car accident on...
  • A Conservative Reflection on Ted Kennedy

    08/27/2009 7:49:12 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 10 replies · 740+ views
    Human events ^ | August 27, 2009 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Political figures are said to be remembered in one line. George Washington was the father of his country. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. Ronald Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot. Ted Kennedy let a woman die at Chappaquiddick and tried to cover it up. If obituaries rightly remember the Massachusetts solon as America's third longest serving senator, they do history a disservice by downplaying why he served so long in the Senate and not a day in the White House.
  • Ted Kennedy's Top Drunk Moments

    08/27/2009 4:57:28 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 17 replies · 2,101+ views
    The Shark Guys ^ | 8/26/2009 | Shark Guy
    The real-life Mayor Quimby and America’s answer to Boris Yeltsin, Senator Edward “Ted”, “Teddy”, “Somebody Tell That Drunk Guy To Put Some Clothes On and Get Out of My Restaurant”, Kennedy is dead. Edward Moore Kennedy’s place in the hierarchy of great Kennedy men might have been foreshadowed at his birth when his father chose to name him after the family chauffeur, and he most likely would not have risen as fast in politics or remained out of incarceration for as long had he not been to the oyster house born. That said, what he lacked in the ability to...
  • Straight Dope Message Board SO LIBERAL that you can't even talk about Mary Jo Kopechne

    08/26/2009 8:55:59 PM PDT · by Freeper00024 · 66 replies · 1,895+ views
    On this message board a poster started this thread: and was threatened with being suspended from the message board for posting it. Then she went to discuss this in the section dedicated to discussing moderator actions and she was threatened with being banned. Then after that another poster defended her: and a bunch of posters complained they rescinded the warning violation order but said that her thread wouldn't be reopened and not allowed to be posted because it was posted in the wrong subcategory. So she posted it into a different subcategory: and a bunch of...
  • Kennedy's Chappaquiddick statement

    08/26/2009 8:05:26 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 34 replies · 1,644+ views
    The following is an edited and abbreviated transcript of Edward Kennedy's statement following the Chappaquiddick controversy: There is no truth, no truth whatever, to the widely circulated suspicions of immoral conduct that have been leveled at my behavior and hers regarding that evening. There has never been a private relationship between us of any kind. I know of nothing in Mary Jo's conduct on that or any other occasion — and the same is true of the other girls at that party — that would lend any substance to such ugly speculation about their character. Nor was I driving under...
  • Mary Jo's Murderer Is Finally Dead

    08/26/2009 5:00:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies · 2,309+ views
    Cake Eater Chronicles ^ | August 26, 2009 | Kathy Nelson
    ...evidence from the inquest suggested that she survived for hours due to a air pocket. If only Teddy would have called the police, had called for any kind of help, she might have survived...
  • Vote: How Will You Remember Ted Kennedy?

    08/26/2009 4:43:00 PM PDT · by HapaxLegamenon · 95 replies · 3,032+ views
    ABC News ^ | 26 August 2009 | All Barrack Channel
    Vote on Lower left
  • Ted Kennedy: bitter memories linger at Chappaquiddick

    08/26/2009 4:23:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,590+ views
    (UK) Telegraph ^ | August 26, 2009 | Tom Leonard
    Forty years ago last month, Sen Kennedy drove his car off Dyke Bridge in Chappaquiddick after a day's sailing and hard drinking with a group of married friends and young women who had worked on his brother Robert's presidential campaign. As the car turned over and sank in Pocha Pond, a tidal lagoon, its driver managed to swim to the surface, leaving his 28-year-old companion, Mary Jo Kopechne, to drown in the car.
  • Byrd: Rename health care bill for Kennedy

    08/26/2009 1:14:34 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 69 replies · 1,659+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/26/09 | Ben Smith
    Ailing Senator Robert Byrd, one of only two to have served longer than Kennedy, suggests in an emotional statement renaming the pending health care legislation for the late Massachusetts Senator: "In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American."
  • Mary Jo Kopechne back in spotlight [top search on Google today]

    08/26/2009 11:37:42 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,164+ views
    The Detroit Free Press | 2009-08-26
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  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Ted Kennedy, Chappaquiddick Lifeguard (plus Katherine Prudhomme email)

    08/26/2009 10:30:11 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies · 617+ views
    We don't celebrate the death of those with whom we disagree (unless they are truly evil like Castro, Che, Kim Jong Il, etc). God rest Ted's soul and prayers for his family. He fought for what he believed as we fight for what we believe. His legacy, however, goes beyond his career in the Senate. He cannot get away from the death of a young woman who could have been saved had he not run away and allowed her to die in an air pocket in six feet of water. From three years ago, here is one of my first...
  • 'More people were killed at Chappaquiddick than at Three Mile Island' - car bumper sticker says

    08/26/2009 9:53:49 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 808+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | August 26, 2009 | Gerald Warner
    “Senator, you were expelled from Harvard for cheating, then you left a woman to drown in your car at Chappaquiddick. What makes you think you have what it takes to be President?” That was the opening question of an interview with the late Senator Edward Kennedy during his unsuccessful bid to secure the Democratic nomination for the US presidency. It might equally now serve as an obituary. The answer to that embarrassing question, of course, can be given in one word: entitlement. The Kennedy dynasty has long assumed a divine right to high office and privilege that accords ill with...
  • Kennedy on Chappaquiddick (Video)

    08/26/2009 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 18 replies · 873+ views
    Senator Edward Kennedy makes a testament on the events that lead to the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. She was a passenger in his car when he drove off Dyke Bridge into the channel between Chappaquiddick Island and Martha's Vineyard in 1969. The Senator swam to safety, but Kopechne drowned. He did not report the accident until the following day. He pleaded guilty to leaving a scene of crime and received a two-month suspended sentence.
  • Ted Kennedy: Chappaquiddick Incident

    08/26/2009 8:19:41 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 51 replies · 3,844+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 26, 2009
    Senator Edward Kennedy's name will be forever blighted by the incident at Chappaquiddick Island where an aide to his brother died in his car. On the night of July 18, 1969, Kennedy drove his car off a bridge and into a pond on Chappaquiddick Island on Martha's Vineyard. He swam to safety leaving 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker on brother Robert Kennedy's campaign. Her body was found in the submerged car 10 hours later. Sen Kennedy told the police that he was driving Kopechne to the ferry after a party on the island when his car left the...
  • The Real Ted Kennedy Legacy

    08/26/2009 7:13:53 AM PDT · by 84rules · 44 replies · 1,904+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 26, 2009 | 84rules
    Susan Donaldson James of ABC News nails the true Ted Kennedy legacy: The Real Ted Kennedy Legacy 84rules August 26, 2009
  • Chappaquiddick: No Profile in Kennedy Courage (Wow-ABC Doesn't Wait)

    08/26/2009 7:06:41 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 102 replies · 4,093+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 26, 2009 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    In the summer of 1969, consiglieres of the former John F. Kennedy administration -- Robert McNamara, Arthur Schlesinger and Ted Sorensen, among others -- convened in Hyannisport to write the apology that would save the young Sen. Ted Kennedy from himself. Only days before, Kennedy had left the scene of a fatal car crash on the small island of Chappaquiddick on Martha's Vineyard, taking the life of 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne. -------snip------- "only 38 and up for re-election the following year-- had violated one of the cardinal rules in politics: "Never get caught with a dead girl or a live...
  • Ted Kennedy Apology Speech Following Chappaquiddick Death of Mary Jo Kopechne - Video 1969

    08/26/2009 6:01:13 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 37 replies · 1,635+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Ted Kennedy's apology speech following the death of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick after Kennedy drove her off a bridge into water where she drowned on July 19, 1969. Kennedy swam to shore but failed to notify authorities of the accident for hours. He was never charged with a felony, therefore allowing him to remain in the U.S. Senate. He gave this speech as part of his effort to rehabilitate his image with the voters. NOTE: This video was posted by CNN as part of their coverage of Ted Kennedy's Death. . . . . (Watch...