Mary Jo Would Be Seventy-Three Now

Friday, July 18, AD 2014

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Today is the forty-fifth anniversary of the Chappaquiddick incident, where Ted Kennedy left Mary Jo  Kopechne to die a slow death of asphyxiation in his submerged vehicle.

Here is Ted Kennedy’s non-mea culpa, notable for how little of the details of the incident he could recall, and an example of how to appear to take responsibility while not taking responsibility.

Any other American who failed to report a lethal accident such as this for such a lengthy period would probably have served some jail time, county or prison.  Any other politician would have had his career destroyed.  When Kennedy died he was referred to as “The Lion of the Senate” and Cardinal O’Malley presided over his canonization funeral mass.  I hope Ms. Kopechne received justice in the next world because she certainly received none in this.  I make the same statement in regard to Mr. Kennedy, who in later years liked to joke about Chappaquiddick.  I trust that in the world beyond he no longer finds those jokes quite as funny.

 

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7 Responses to Mary Jo Would Be Seventy-Three Now

  • The Democrat Party is organized crime. It has been since the Depression. Joe Kennedy was a crook and was a Nazi sympathizer in the 1930s while he was the US ambassador to Great Britain. The incredibly stupid people of Massachusetts reelected Ted Kennedy over and over and over again. they bear some of the blame for Kennedy’s term in office.

    Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, DC city government, et., etc. Places Democrats run end up stinking like sewage treatment plants and they have to buy votes from minorities and import minorities to get themselves elected.

  • I was 11 years old when this happened. Ted Kennedy did to Mary Jo what most Democrats want to be done to babies.

  • “The party that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.” George Bernard Shaw

  • Penguins Fan:
    The term Kennedy Country was used after the organization’s importing and ensuing transformation began. Tonight’s local news was big on the possibility of Westover Air Force Base being used in a federal plan to place undocumented children to relieve the buzzword ‘humanitarian crisis’ with politicians saying that these children will remain on base in a federal program, not to be enrolled in the public schools to alleviate fears of what ? – disease or violence etc. maybe. Cardinal O’Malley was recognized as he was clapping at the news conference.

  • Wasn’t it reported that Mary Jo Kopechne was two months pregnant? What about DNA?

  • Oh lots of idiot things were reported. Since Kopechne’s parents refused an autopsy, any speculation that Kopechne was pregnant is based on thin air.

  • From B/G Thomas F.Meagher court statement upon his sentencing to be hanged for his role in the Young Ireland Movement, 1848. THe sentence was commuted to transportation to the prison colony in Australia.

    “I shall go, I think, with a light heart before a higher tribunal – a tribunal where a Judge of infinite goodness, as well as infinite justice, will preside, and where many of the judgments of this world will be reversed.”

    Sen. Kennedy has long since faced that infinite justice.

Mary Jo Kopechne Was Unavailable for Comment

Wednesday, September 5, AD 2012

Well, the above tribute video to Ted Kennedy shown last night at the Democrat Convention certainly fit into the War on Women meme that the Democrats have been pushing!  The video failed to mention that Kennedy had a great sense of humor, especially about Chappaquiddick!  What a guy!

 

 

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  • I am sure Jesus’ sense of what is just, loving and fair will be quite obvious to us in heaven. There is an old story of a Jesuit and Dominican who made a pact to return for a private visit whichever went first. The English translation of the deceased cleric was “Dogma is substantially the same, but the Morality is totally different. JESUS hinted at the same- whores and tax collectors would make it before the self-congratulatory,

  • Well I find his supposed humor callous and clueless. Kind of like Ed Klein. The problem with the Kennedy’s was that no one held them to a higher standard. They actually created the standard, at least for their class, and back in the day the press was already in the bag for the first family.

  • From the “American Glob”:

    “Liberal Logicd 101: It’s OK to falsely accuse Mitt Romney of being responsible for the death of a woman he never met, while celebrating the memory of Ted Kennedy who let a young woman drown.”

  • Awesome insight…I wonder if Ol’ Kennedy can be excommunicated and removed from the K of C posthumously, in absentia? Just asking, Tone!

Google-Quiddick

Sunday, July 19, AD 2009

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Hattip to Instapundit.  As he notes, Chappaquiddick is one anniversary Google was certain to ignore.

Here is Ted Kennedy’s non-mea culpa, notable for how little of the details of the incident he could recall, and an example of how to appear to take responsibility while not taking responsibility.

Any other American who failed to report a lethal accident such as this for such a lengthy period would probably have served some jail time, county or prison.  Any other politician would have had his career destroyed.  Something to keep in mind when Kennedy dies and he is referred to as “The Lion of the Senate”.

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  • Mr. McClarey,

    What rationale do you give yourself for deciding to post such a thing on a Catholic blog?

  • Rationale, Mr. DeFrancisis? My reason for posting this is to commemorate a great injustice. Ted Kennedy and his allies utilized the Kennedy clan’s wealth and power in order to make certain that Kennedy came through this despicable affair incurring no criminal penalties and his career intact. Anyone with even an elementary sense of justice should be revolted by this episode.

  • Agreed Don.
    I recall the incident well – I was an avid subscriber to Newsweek at the time, and they gave it a pretty thorough coverage.
    It was pretty obvious that Kennedy was drunk and – shall we say – seeking some extra-curricular activity with Mary Jo. Failing to report the accident was shameful.
    The “Camelot” years were still alive and well in the American psyche of that time, and despite the Vietnam war and issues around that, it appears that the Kennedys could do no wrong.
    History is a wonderful teacher.

  • Even today some of the Kennedys act as if they too can do no wrong and are entitled to public office merely by the fact of their family ties (for example, JFK’s daughter Caroline, who sought Hillary Clinton’s seat in N.Y., and RFK’s son Christopher, who reportedly may seek Obama/Burris’ seat in Ill.)

    On a more serious note, the type of brain cancer Ted Kennedy has (a glioblastoma) is the same kind my father-in-law died from 10 years ago. The usual treatment process is, to say the least, not pretty, and most people who have it die within a year. My father-in-law was dead within 5 months after his diagnosis. I don’t know how Teddy has managed to survive this long… I hope he’s taken the time to get his spiritual house in order.

  • “I hope he’s taken the time to get his spiritual house in order.”

    Amen Elaine.

  • It’s sickening that so many put such a man on a pedestal who was demonstrated such a depraved indifference to human life. Evidence suggests that Mary Joe lived for as long as 45 minutes by breathing from a pocket of air trapped in the overturned vehicle. Even if Teddy was too drunk to free her himself from the very shallowly submerged vehicle, he could have simply called for rescue at one of the houses he walked past on his way back to his hotel room to begin the cover-up.

    Hero of the left. Disgusting.