Chappaquiddick Fats

Ernie Lane ernielane at VERIZON.NET
Sun Feb 22 18:31:23 MST 2009

John A. Quayle wrote:
>               As soon as cancer was found, I noticed the immediate
>     attempt to  Canonize old Teddy by the mainstream media. They are
>     saying what a "great American" he is. I say, let's get a couple
>     things clear and not twist the facts to change the real history.
>          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
>     U.S. 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 President Bush receiving.
>          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 neve 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
>     ChappaquiddickIsland in Massachusetts. At about 11:00 PM, he
>     borrowed his chauffeur's keys to his Pontiac GTO, 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, after
>     passing several houses and a fire station. Then two friends 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 role, 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 and 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 were the standard bearer for the nation in
>     matters of right. What a pompous ass.
>       10. He is known around Washington as a public drunk, loud,
>     boisterous and very disrespectful to ladies. JERK is more
>     appropriate than "great American." */(He's still a drunken fratboy -
>     he's never grown up! - JAQ)/* Let's not allow the spin doctors make
>     this jerk a hero -- how quickly the American public forgets what his
>     real legacy is...

I would hope that some member of Congress brings all these up the first 
time a "Ted Kennedy Health Care Bill" is brought up.

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