Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Well, maybe not in this particular case. As usual, we're not allowed to mention the dead in any negative way, but since his fellow libs and the media are anointing Ted Kennedy with sainthood and they're giving him a Medal of Freedom and planting him in Arlington National Cemetery, let's see what he's done with his life to earn his new-found Mother Teresa-hood.

This first part was an email I received, that I'm sure everyone has by now, but it bears repeating.

1. He was caught cheating at Harvard when he attended it. He was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him.

2. While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. Oops! The man can't count to four! His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to England (a step up from bootlegging liquor into the US from Canada during prohibition), pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years, and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea , where a war was raging. No preferential treatment for him! (like he charged that President Bush received).

3. Kennedy was assigned to Paris , never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged. Imagine a person of his "education" NEVER advancing past the rank of Private!

4. While attending law school at the University of Virginia , he was cited for reckless driving four times, including once when he was clocked driving 90 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood with his headlights off after dark. Yet his Virginia driver's license was never revoked. Coincidentally, he passed the bar exam in 1959. Amazing!

5. In 1964, he was seriously injured in a plane crash, and hospitalized for several months. Test results done by the hospital at the time he was admitted had shown he was legally intoxicated. The results of those tests remained a "state secret" until in the 1980's when the report was unsealed. Didn't hear about that from the unbiased media, did we?

6. On July 19, 1969, Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts .. At about 11:00 PM, he borrowed his chauffeur's keys to his Oldsmobile limousine, and offered to give a ride home to Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker. Leaving the island via an unlit bridge with no guard rail, Kennedy steered the car off the bridge, flipped, and into Poucha Pond.

7. He swam to shore and walked back to the party, passing several houses and a fire station. Two friends then returned with him to the scene of the accident. According to their later testimony, they told him what he already knew - that he was required by law to immediately report the accident to the authorities. Instead Kennedy made his way to his hotel, called his lawyer, and went to sleep. Kennedy called the police the next morning and by then the wreck had already been discovered. Before dying, Kopechne had scratched at the upholstered floor above her head in the upside-down car.

The Kennedy family began "calling in favors", ensuring that any inquiry would be contained. Her corpse was whisked out-of-state to her family, before an autopsy could be conducted. Further details are uncertain, but after the accident Kennedy says he repeatedly dove under the water trying to rescue Kopechne and he didn't call police because he
was in a state of shock. It is widely assumed Kennedy was drunk, and he held off calling police in hopes that his family could fix the problem overnight. Since the accident, Kennedy's "political enemies" have referred to him as the distinguished Senator from Chappaquiddick. He pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was given a SUSPENDED SENTENCE OF TWO MONTHS. Kopechne's family received a small payout from the Kennedy's insurance policy, and never sued. There was later an effort to have her body exhumed and autopsied, but her family successfully fought against this in court, and Kennedy's family paid their attorney's bills... a "token of friendship"?

8. Kennedy has held his Senate seat for more than forty years, but considering his longevity, his accomplishments seem scant. He authored or argued for legislation that ensured a variety of civil rights, increased the minimum wage in 1981, made access to health care easier for the indigent, and funded Meals on Wheels for fixed-income seniors and is widely held as the "standard-bearer for liberalism". In his very first Senate roll, he was the floor manager for the bill that turned U.S. immigration policy upside down and opened the floodgate for immigrants from third world countries.

9. Since that time, he has been the prime instigator and author of every expansion of an increase in immigration, up to and including the latest attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Not to mention the pious grilling he gave the last two Supreme Court nominees, as if he was the standard bearer for the nation in matters of “what’s right”. What a pompous ass!

Of course, they missed a few things. Teddy played pattycake with the KGB and the Soviets during both the Carter and Reagan Administrations, stabbing both presidents in the back and committing what is generally known as treason. For those of us who remember the Cold War and the old Iron Curtain, and the killings that went on there from WWII to the fall of the Evil Empire, playing with the Soviets was a bad thing.

Now we must honor the saint by passing a health care "reform" bill that, when applied to non-Congressional 71-year-olds with brain tumors, would instead give them a little counseling and a little red pill instead of the best health care in the world. And let's not forget Ted's support of and vote for partial birth abortions, and the millions of unborn who never even got the chance to grow old enough to be put down by the state, just like Mary Jo Kopchne.

If the Kennedys are indeed American Royalty, as some say they are, that whole French guillotine thing makes so much more sense now.


Jim Fryar said...

I completely agree, I couldn't have said it better.

benning said...
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benning said...

I hate making typos! Yeesh! Anyway ...

I imagine his chubby, rum-soaked toches is getting quite a roasting in the Nether Regions. It should continue for eons.

Who's next? Grand Imperial Wizard of Odd Robert Byrd? Can't wait!

Bawb said...

What's the difference between a Kennedy wake and a Kennedy wedding? One less drunk.