"America is paying an enormous cost for a war we never should have fought, and
it’s time to bring it to an end. The war has divided us here at home, and it has
made us more isolated in the world. Never before, even in the Vietnam War, has
America taken such massive military action with so little international
Mary Jo Kopechne
Thirty eight years ago, on the night of July 18, 1969, Kennedy left a party at Chappaquiddick, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, with Mary Jo Kopechne, a worker on RFK's Presidential Campaign. He left the party despite having consumed several alcoholic drinks that day. As Kennedy's 1967 Oldsmobile crossed a low wooden bridge, he made a wrong turn and drove the car with him and Ms. Kopechne into Poucha Pond. Kennedy freed himself, but left Kopechne behind. After going back to the party to try and get help, Kennedy swam the channel back to his hotel and did not report the incident to police. The car, and Ms. Kopechne's body, were recovered the next morning. According to Wikipedia:
"Kennedy discussed the accident with several people, including his lawyer and
Kopechne's parents, before discussing it with the police the next morning."
Instead of being in prison, where he belongs, Ted Kennedy sits in the United States Senate, 38 years later. Showing not one ounce of shame, he has sat in judgement of people like Robert Bork, John Tower, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Today, he has the nerve to sit in judgement not only over the United States military but how the rest of the world thinks of us. He wants to withdraw from Iraq, never mind the fact that the blood of our soldiers and innocent Iraqis who would be killed in the aftermath will be on his already blood-stained hands.
Could Mary Jo have survived, if the police had been alerted right after the accident?
Ted Kennedy, an alcoholic womanizer who got away with murder 38 years ago, is the last person who should sit in judgement of anyone.
For more on Chappaquiddick, see YTedK, as well as Howie Carr's site Fatboy.cc.