Look who’s against wealth and privilege 1

Power Line’s Scott Johnson writes:

An attorney friend of mine who desecribes himself as a lifelong student of the Kennedy family has circulated the following email in honor of one anniversary that will pass almost entirely unremarked in the mainstream media:

I thought I would take a moment to bother you all, ladies included, to remind everyone that this is the 40th anniversary of the infamous Chappaquiddick incident in which an inebriated Senator Ted Kennedy marked a reunion of his brother Bobbie’s “Boiler Room” girls by driving one to her death off the Dyke Road bridge.

This manslaughter might have been forgiven if Kennedy hadn’t decided to evade responsibility for the accident and cover it up by failing to report it, trying to co-opt one of his aides to cop to being the driver, and then leaving them to try and fix it for him for over seven hours.

Worse, Mary Jo Kopechne, whose drowned body was found in a position trying to eke out the last molecules of air within the submerged car, was left to drown by the self-involved Senator, who chose not to seek immediate help.

After proceedings by a Kennedy-friendly judicial system in Massachusetts, Kennedy was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident and had his driver’s license suspended. But perhaps the crowning event was Kennedy’s appalling nationally-televised apologia, which I remember viewing on TV, and which still reigns as probably the worst and most self-indulgent political pitch ever… 

Ted Kennedy has styled himself an opponent of wealth and privilege, but his career is a tribute to their power when wielded by a man of the left. The lesson of Chappaquiddick thus remains timely forty years on.

Posted under Commentary, Miscellaneous, United States by Jillian Becker on Sunday, July 19, 2009

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  • roger in florida

    Quite apart from the disgraceful behaviour of Kennedy, I would like to know a little more about what was going on at this party. Mary Jo drowned in eight feet of water, why couldn’t she get out of the car? As to him; a bigger slime ball never existed, but Americans rever this crowd. We never will know of course because the whole establishment at every level conspired to suppress knowledge of and action on this event.