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Keyword: chappaquiddick

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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: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=529543 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. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=529547 Then after that another poster defended her: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=529549 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: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=529558 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
    Link only, per FR copyright and excerpt rules
  • 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...
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
  • Kennedy Rules (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)

    08/21/2009 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,439+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: Should the election law in Massachusetts be changed to keep Ted Kennedy's seat filled and get ObamaCare passed? As in Minnesota and Illinois, the voters might lose again.Recognizing his own mortality and waging a valiant battle against brain cancer, Kennedy has written a letter to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, state Senate President Theresa Murray and state House Speaker Robert DeLeo asking them to change the law so his seat might be filled immediately until a special election could be held. His letter, a copy of which was obtained by the Boston Globe, does not specially mention his illness or...
  • Chappaquiddick Revisited

    07/31/2009 3:26:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 60 replies · 2,689+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/31/2009 | R. P. George and D. Quinn
    On the evening of July 18, 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne died while trying to free herself from Edward M. Kennedy’s submerged automobile in a tidal channel on Chappaquiddick Island. The fortieth anniversary of Miss Kopechne’s death passed with scarcely a word’s being mentioned of it in the media. Perhaps it was not simply a matter of liberal bias. With Senator Kennedy now seriously ill, many journalists no doubt considered that it might be unseemly to bring up the subject. But however uncomfortable it may be to recall the circumstances of Mary Jo Kopechne’s death, Americans must not forget what happened...
  • Death at Chappaquiddick: Mary Jo WHO?

    07/25/2009 7:54:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 115 replies · 4,027+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | July 23rd, 2009 | Gary Larson (no, not THAT Gary Larson)
    Forty years ago Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy (D-MA) attended a funeral for a 28-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Her death is eerily unremarked, mostly unremembered today, at least in mainstream media. Yet the story left untold is the tragic stuff of a Joseph Conrad novel. As a date in history, July 18 is not particularly noteworthy. Not much happened on that date since the Brits and tempestuous storms decimated the Spanish Armada in 1588. On July 18, 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne drowned in an overturned, submerged Oldsmobile in a back channel off Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The anniversary of her death is...
  • TED KENNEDY PARALYZED

    07/23/2009 6:43:09 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 159 replies · 5,691+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 07/23/2009
    Ted Kennedy was left paralyzed after being hit with a devastating seizure, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. Although he'd been fighting a valiant battle against brain cancer for more than a year, the 77-year-old senator was jolted by a frightening seizure in mid-July that paralyzed the right side of his body and left his speech slurred.
  • Recalling Mary Jo Kopechne

    07/22/2009 6:30:03 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 28 replies · 2,108+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 7/22/09 | Bill O’Boyle
    PLYMOUTH – Mary Jo Kopechne was much more than a victim at a bridge. She was a central figure in the events that led to the end of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s presidential aspirations. She was one of a few women known as the “Boiler Room Girls” who helped Sen. Bobby Kennedy become a front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president in 1968. She helped write his speeches and was involved in high-level campaign strategy. She was an intelligent, capable, fun-loving young woman who also liked the ocean, roller coasters and medium-rare burgers. Kopechne was buried 40 years ago today from...
  • Ted love (Kennedy)

    07/21/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies · 895+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 21, 2009
    ...having turned itself over to guest editor Steven Colbert, Newsweek used the cover of its latest issue to plug a lengthy personal essay by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, "written with Robert Shrum, Senator Kennedy's friend and longtime speechwriter," about "the cause of my life" -- nationalizing health care. Conservatives also noted the essay's inevitable pickups on the nightly news and the lack of coverage of the anniversary of something else important in Mr. Kennedy's political profile. Wrote Brent Baker of the Media Research Center..."ABC and NBC on Sunday night dutifully championed his cause..."Though this weekend was the 40th anniversary of...
  • Ted Kennedy: Forty Years after Chappaquiddick

    07/20/2009 2:18:20 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,469+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-07-20 | John Gizzi
    Saturday, July 18th, was the fortieth anniversary of the day that Mary Jo Kopechne drowned at Chappaquiddick (an island part of Edgartown,Massachusetts) in a car driven off a bridge by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D.-Mass.). And, still, questions linger. What did Kennedy do that night? Was he intoxicated? Why wasn’t he prosecuted? The one question still pondered by political observers on all sides: did what is known universally known as “the Chappadquiddick incident” keep Kennedy from being elected President? Clearly, it did. For younger readers who know Kennedy -- now 77 and battling cancer -- primarily as the premier voice...
  • Weekly Roar: Family Squabble; Mary Jo Kopechne Remembered

    07/18/2009 5:45:41 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 17 replies · 981+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 7/18/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Senator Edward Kennedy is a murderer. He should not be celebrated as an elder statesmen who has done wonderful things for our country (Go back and see some of his landmark bills and what they have done to this country). July 18, 1969 should be remembered for the loss of life to Mary Jo Kopechne. Mary Jo was what was called a “Boiler Room Girl” for working in, well, boiler room conditions on Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. She was part speech writer, part secretary, but from all accounts a nice girl who believed in Robert Kennedy and his causes...
  • 40th anniversary of Mary Jo Kopechne’s drowning at Chappaquiddick...Kennedy's story still doubtful

    07/18/2009 10:20:03 PM PDT · by haole · 38 replies · 2,170+ views
    examiner.com ^ | july 17th, 2009 | dave gibson
    Sometime around midnight, on July 18, 1969 Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile 88 off of a small bridge on Chappaquiddick island, into eight feet of chilly water. The vehicle landed upside-down. While Kennedy managed to free himself from the wreck and swim to safety, his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne was left in the car to drown.
  • Mary Jo Kopechne died 40 years ago today

    07/18/2009 7:51:36 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 78 replies · 4,141+ views
    Cape Cod Today ^ | 07/18/09 | Mary Wentworth
    Just past midnight on Saturday, July 19, 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy drove his black Oldsmobile sedan off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard, just off Cape Cod. The Senator escaped a watery death, but a passenger in his car, twenty-eight-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not.
  • On this day 40 years ago 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne was left in the car to drown

    Sometime around midnight, on July 18, 1969 Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile 88 off of a small bridge on Chappaquiddick island, into eight feet of chilly water. The vehicle landed upside-down. While Kennedy managed to free himself from the wreck and swim to safety, his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne was left in the car to drown. Once he reached shore, Kennedy claims to have made seven or eight attempts to rescue Kopechne, but could not free her. Kennedy then walked back to the cottage where he and four other men, were partying with several young women known as the “Boiler...
  • 40 Years Since Chappaquiddick; Ted Kennedy, Mary Jo Kopechne

    07/18/2009 9:59:17 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 105 replies · 9,186+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | July 18, 2009 | Rich Noyes
    Earlier this week, ABC, CBS and NBC all noted the tenth anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. That Kennedy was an “icon” according to CBS’s Harry Smith, and “the Prince of Camelot” to ABC’s Chris Cuomo, a former cousin-in-law. Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, killed July 18, 1969 after leaving a party with Senator Edward Kennedy. That night, Kennedy drove his car off a bridge, and left the scene with Kopechne still in the submerged vehicle; he did not call the police until the following morning. Over the course of...
  • Sen. Ted Kennedy Tried to Defend the "Indefensible" - Chappaquiddick 40 Years Ago - Video

    07/18/2009 6:29:14 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 857+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the speech Sen. Ted Kennedy made to try and rehabilitate himself following the death of Mary Jo Kopechne on Chappaquiddick Island after he drove her off a bridge in his car, leaving her to drown on July 19, 1969. Tomorrow will be 40 years since it happened. In this video, he says he finds his own behavior "indefensible" in waiting for hours to call authorities after getting out of the car himself, but leaving Kopechne in the car. Obviously, the entire speech was his attempt to indirectly defend himself. Below is a summary of "The Chappaquiddick...
  • 40th anniversary of Mary Jo Kopechne’s drowning at Chappaquiddick...Kennedy's story still doubtful

    07/17/2009 6:53:56 AM PDT · by jimthompsonworstpersoninworld · 64 replies · 3,096+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 7-17-09
    NOTE: At the time a hero was walking on the moon, a coward was walking away from a woman trapped underwater in an airpocket. It was only 6 feet of water. Because the anniversary falls on the weekend, if you want to acknowledge the anniversary with a call to the Chappaquiddick Lifeguard's office, you need to do it today. Doug from Upland will be doing what he usually does on this date - calling the office and gurgling water - (202) 224-4543. Be creative and have fun! =================================================== 40th anniversary of Mary Jo Kopechne’s drowning at Chappaquiddick...Kennedy's story still doubtful...
  • HBO offers a timely look at Ted Kennedy

    07/13/2009 2:58:21 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 23 replies · 872+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 13 Jul 09 | Ellen Gray
    TEDDY: IN HIS OWN WORDS. 9 tonight, HBO. THERE ARE people who can forgive Ted Kennedy anything. There are people who can forgive him nothing. Many of the rest, perhaps, regard the senior senator from Massachusetts as a marvelously flawed human being who's somehow survived scandal and tragedy and more than three-quarters of a century in the public eye to arrive at a point where colleagues from both sides of the aisle appear to regard him with affection and respect. With Kennedy currently engaged in battles for both health-care reform and his own life, the timing of tonight's HBO documentary,...
  • Michael Ramirez on Kennedy Healthcare Bill (oooh, harsh blow)

    06/22/2009 8:41:41 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 34 replies · 2,442+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/22/09 | Michael Ramirez
  • Kennedy Healthcare Bill Leaked (read it here)

    06/08/2009 10:03:28 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies · 5,311+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 6.8.09 @ 12:47PM | By Matthew Vadum
    Keith Hennessy, who was an economic advisor to President George W. Bush, got his hands on what purports to be a draft of Sen. Ted Kennedy's healthcare bill. Here is the PDF version and here is the Word version. http://www.capitalresearch.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/kennedy_healthcare_bill_draft.pdf http://www.capitalresearch.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/staff-draft-of-kennedy-health-reform-bill.doc
  • Ted Kennedy Couldn't Confess to Mary Jo's Family: Book

    05/19/2009 8:01:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 167 replies · 7,529+ views
    Ted Kennedy Couldn't Confess to Mary Jo's Family: Book By XANA O'NEILL Updated 10:46 AM EDT, Tue, May 19, 2009 Ted Kennedy couldn't bring himself to confess to the family of the woman he killed in a car accident how she died. A new biography "Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died" reveals the longtime senator has been tormented by guilt for more than four decades and visited the parents of Mary Jo Kopechne twice after her death but could never speak of how she died, the New York Daily News reported. "Ted had us come to his house in...
  • Kennedys in squabble for Ted’s Senate seat

    05/10/2009 12:08:18 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 41 replies · 6,262+ views
    Times Online ^ | May 10, 2009 | Sarah Baxter
    A FAMILY battle is looming to succeed Edward Kennedy as senator and claim the leadership of America’s foremost political dynasty. While Kennedy, 77, the “liberal lion” of the Senate, is suffering from a brain tumour, jockeying has already begun between supporters of two possible candidates to replace him after his death. His wife Victoria, 55, a lawyer from a political family, is widely expected to run for his seat, which has a special place in family lore because it was held by JohnF Kennedy before he became president in 1961. However, former congressman Joe Kennedy, the eldest son of Robert...
  • Ted Kennedy's Bill (Rush was right: they ARE naming it after him)

    03/07/2009 9:53:04 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 70 replies · 3,273+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/07 11:30 AM | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    A Democratic congressional aide has said that nationalized health-care legislation would be named after Ted Kennedy: For more than four decades, Ted Kennedy has built a reputation as a "lion of the Senate" with all of his legislative accomplishments. But there's one noteworthy feather missing from his legislative cap: national health care.In the twilight of his career and battling brain cancer, the Massachusetts Democrat now is making what could turn out to be his final push to get health care legislation across the finish line."He obviously sees this as the crowning achievement of his career," said Tom Mann, a congressional...
  • MPs' fury as U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy gets honorary knighthood for Northern Ireland role

    03/04/2009 4:03:45 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 38 replies · 1,233+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4th March 2009 | Ian Drury
    Gordon Brown sparked fury today by awarding an honorary knighthood to U.S. senator Edward Kennedy, who has been accused in the past of being an IRA sympathiser. Conservative MPs and Peers condemned as 'inappropriate' the decision to make a man closely linked to the Irish nationalist movement a 'Sir'. Senior British politicians also expressed unease at honouring the Democrat who was embroiled in controversy when he was involved in an infamous car accident on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969 in which a young woman was killed.
  • That's Sir Edward Kennedy to you; not everyone in Britain is applauding

    03/04/2009 10:50:56 AM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies · 720+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 4, 2009 | Johanna Neuman
    <p>British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in a formal address to Congress this morning, announced that Queen Elizabeth has conferred honorary knighthood on Sen. Edward Kennedy, the veteran Massachusetts Democrat who is battling brain cancer.</p> <p>Northern Ireland is today at peace, more Americans have healthcare, more children around the world are going to school, and for all those things we owe a great debt to the life and courage of Senator Edward Kennedy.</p>
  • Kennedys Want Revenge: Report

    01/25/2009 6:20:01 PM PST · by RDTF · 160 replies · 5,030+ views
    NBC DC ^ | Jan 25, 2009
    The Kennedy family is seeking revenge against New York Gov. David Paterson for his treatment of Caroline Kennedy during her aborted bid for the senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, the New York Post reported "The governor's going to pay for this," a prominent Democrat told the New York Post. "Ted is furious. The family is furious. The Kennedys are now against the governor." -snip-
  • Is naming a bridge after a Kennedy a good idea? (Let's ask Mary Jo what *she* thinks!)

    11/20/2008 1:59:47 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 19 replies · 447+ views
    JammieWearingFool ^ | 11/19/08 | JammieWearingFool
    Is it just me or do the words Kennedy and bridge conjure up images of Ted Kennedy going off one at Chappaquiddick? And honestly, don't we have enough landmarks named after JFK and RFK already? Apparently not.Several generations of Robert F. Kennedy's family have gathered for a ceremony renaming New York City's Triborough Bridge in honor of the slain senator and U.S. attorney general.Kennedy's wife, Ethel, sons Joseph and Robert Jr., and daughter Kerry were joined Wednesday by dignitaries — including former President Bill Clinton — in a Queens park at the foot of the bridge.Kennedy was assassinated in 1968...
  • Barnicle: Courageous Ted Reaches Out To Those Who Have Suffered 'Accident of Fate'

    08/26/2008 4:27:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 184+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If the aphorism de mortuis nil nisi bonum instructs us to speak only good of those who have passed away, perhaps there is a corrollary applicable to those facing a dread disease. While I am thus somewhat reluctant to do so, I cannot let pass without comment Mike Barnicle's words about Ted Kennedy on today's Morning Joe. MIKE BARNICLE: Last night when he came out, it was clearly a bittersweet experience. There was a tinge of sadness to it, to be frank about it. He's an enormously courageous man . . . You know, I've encountered very few people of...
  • Even By Trial Lawyer Standards, Edwards A Real Sleazebag (Ann Coulter Alert)

    08/13/2008 3:51:47 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 34 replies · 240+ views
    Ann Coulter.com ^ | 8/13/2008 | Ann Coulter
    The good news: DNA testing has confirmed that John Edwards is not the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. The bad news: The father is Bill Clinton. Ha ha -- just kidding! It's almost impossible to get pregnant by having the type of sex Bill Clinton prefers. Also, by now, everyone has heard the news that Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, has refused to grant a paternity test. I wonder if Edwards knew that when he was making his chesty offer to take a paternity test? Edwards gushed to ABC's Bob Woodruff: "I would welcome participating in a paternity test, be happy...
  • EVEN BY TRIAL LAWYER STANDARDS, EDWARDS A REAL SLEAZEBAG

    08/13/2008 3:09:33 PM PDT · by Syncro · 36 replies · 323+ views
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | August 13, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    EVEN BY TRIAL LAWYER STANDARDS, EDWARDS A REAL SLEAZEBAGAugust 13, 2008 The good news: DNA testing has confirmed that John Edwards is not the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. The bad news: The father is Bill Clinton. Ha ha -- just kidding! It's almost impossible to get pregnant by having the type of sex Bill Clinton prefers. Also, by now, everyone has heard the news that Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, has refused to grant a paternity test. I wonder if Edwards knew that when he was making his chesty offer to take a paternity test? Edwards gushed to ABC's Bob...
  • Chappaquiddick Thirty-Nine Years Ago July 19, 1969

    07/18/2008 6:06:49 AM PDT · by Quaker · 44 replies · 364+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | July 18, 2008 | Quaker
    Saturday is the 39th anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne on Chappaquidick Island. A day that Mass. Senator Ted Kennedy would rather forget.
  • Happy Chappaquiddick Anniversary Senator Kennedy!!!

    07/18/2008 5:59:54 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 35 replies · 230+ views
    MRC ^ | 7-18-08 | edzo
    On July 18, 1969, Ted Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick, a small island adjoining Martha's Vineyard and connected to it via a ferry. The party was a reunion for a group of six women, known as the "boiler-room girls", who had served in his brother Robert's 1968 presidential campaign. Also present were Joseph Gargan (Ted Kennedy's cousin), Paul Markham (a school friend of Gargan's who would become United States Attorney for Massachusetts under the patronage of the Kennedys), Charles Tretter (an attorney), and John Crimmins (Ted Kennedy's part-time driver). Kennedy was also competing in the Edgartown Yacht Club Regatta,...