August 26, 2009, - 2:37 am

RIP, Mary Jo Kopechne: Ted Kennedy Dead at 77; Will His “Memorials” Include the Full Picture?

By Debbie Schlussel

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Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) died at age 77 from a brain tumor, apparent cancer.

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Will he get the Robert Novak revisionist history treatment (though he wasn’t the vocal HAMAS-nik and Israel-hater that Novak was, but he was bad enough on plenty of related and other stuff)?  Does his epitaph deserve to be whitewashed of Chappaquiddick and animal-like behavior a la mid-day, mid-lunch sex escapades on the table–or was it the floor?– of Washington restaurant, La Brasserie (while on a double “date” with bud Chris Dodd)?  Will anyone mention the photos of him on a yacht off the coast of the French Riviera, en flagrante delicto with some other woman in the middle of the day out in the open (marking the first and only time he supported “offshore drilling”)?

Should we forget how he got kicked out of Harvard (TWICE!) for cheating (TWICE!), and how a woman rumored to be pregnant (possibly with his kid) died in a car while he was driving it, and that he waited hours until notifying authorities (perhaps to be sure the woman was dead), then had the chutzpah to show up at her funeral?

(This behavior–when there was still some shame in America, more than a couple of decades ago–kept him from ever becoming President, his one big dream.)

You know my opinion (though I will miss mocking the man I liked to call “Club Ted”).  What’s yours?

One thing is certain:  He lived a much longer, far more enjoyable life than Mary Jo Kopechne.  And unlike her parents, he got to see his kids grow up (in between womanizing bouts) and live extensive adult lives.

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They mentioned John Dillinger’s crimes in his obits. Count how many obits for Club Ted mention Chappaquiddick. The one linked above certainly didn’t.

I predict the remembrances of Dear Old Ted will be even more bloated than he was.

Mary Jo Kopechne, Rest In Peace.

**** UPDATE: One thing I forgot to mention–and a Palm Beach reader reminded me of it–is that part of Ted Kennedy’s legacy is waking up his nephew, William Kennedy Smith, after he went to bed for the night, so the two could go carousing at the chic Club Au-Bar (now closed). You’ll recall that this led to a rape by Smith, of which he was acquitted because a good amount of the evidence was ruled out of the trial by the judge. Death and rape . . . two things Ted Kennedy had on his hands.

Sadly, I can’t think of a single thing he contributed to America (other than helping subsidize the wine and spirits industry through personal consumption). Can you?

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****  UPDATE #2:  My FaceBook Friend, Monorom Wu, writes:

Personally I’ll never forgiven the man for what he was leading in the withdrawal of U.S. Forces from Vietnam. His actions caused Cambodia to collapse and fall under Khmer Rouge. My parents lost half their family.

Me and especially my family have not forgotten what he did. As a result, my parents barely made it out alive, but the rest of my family was killed. At leat 2 million Cambodians were killed under the Khmer Rouge.

**** UPDATE #3: Reader David from Ohio writes:

Your comments on the passing (finally!) of that lecherous drunk were exactly what I was thinking when I first heard of this about one this morning! I have despised him since that MVA and he never
even got a wrist slap where if you or I had done the same thing, would still be in jail!

Some Catholic he was, for abortion, fornication outside of marriage, excess booze and food, yep, a real role model if there ever was one. He will get a High Mass at some Catholic church this week and nothing but praise for his “accomplishments” in his life and how much he did for the “common man”. What horse manure!

He never worked a day in his life and had the nerve to tell folks who do what they should do with their hard earned money(tax and give to the poor). Am still trying to figure out what business the USG has in telling anyone what they can pay employees. If the pay isn’t high enough, one does not work there, that simple, but then nothing the USG does is ever simple. I spent over 22 years on active duty in the USAF(55-77), survived the Cold and VN wars, and then 22 years more in the federal CS. Saw all kinds of waste.

The other lives on him are all the South Vietnamese boat people who did not make it to safety when the North Vietnamese took over the south in 1975/76. God himself only knows what horrors they endured from pirates and storms as they tried to escape, only to be butchered by the pirates and drowned by the storms. He led the way to cut funding so how many died for that decision? We will never know…………..

Heard a comment in a store today, that would he meet Mary Jo in heaven. I butted in and said he did not go up, but is hopefully in Hell, and boy, talk about some dirty looks! Not that I gave a damn.

AMEN, Dave.

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Do not forget that Ted Kennedy was the one that started Government health care industry with the passage of the HMO Act of 1978. They had to change the Anti Trust Laws to make it legal and it resulted in over 2200 hospitals closing in two years after it passed.
It has resulted in sky rocketing health care costs and nothing more beneficial to the average American.The result over time is that there is virtually no competition because the Federal Government tell insurers what hey can and cannot offer and the consumer has no idea how much the procedures and Rx’s cost because the HMO is paying for it all. In short, they have mandated semi socialistic fascist health care already. The reasons costs escalate is that there is no competition.

ScottyDog on August 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm

ROFLMAO

goldenmike4393 on August 26, 2009 at 3:30 pm

*******Palm Beach reader*******

I know this guy! Rush covered the Wm Kennedy Smith rape for months!

goldenmike4393 on August 26, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Woooo!! Been listening to the non stop gushing all day, and even on the pseudo conservative Fox News. Blecch.

If his name had been Ted Jones instead of Kennedy few would have cared beyond his family.

Thanks for telling it straight as always, Debbie.

Jeff_W on August 26, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Jeff_W, I stopped watching the news a long time ago. I think no one should because what’s reported are outright lies. We won’t be hearing the truth about Ted Kennedy today.

NormanF on August 26, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I read a biography about him years ago and the information that was usually whitewashed over was actually written about and made me sick to my stomach, that I wasn’t able to finish the book. The huge cover up, as his Oldsmobile sank into the water beneath the Dyke Bridge. He should be serving a life sentence for murder (evidence in the book proved the clear information that the “accident” was intentional because Mary Jo was going to halt all his hopes and political dreams. She had told numerous friends that she was going to tell the press and his wife Joan that she had had an affair and was pregnant with his child (might explain why he was such a big support of abortions and a “woman’s right to chose” to get rid of the evidence).

He never did learn his lesson regarding “keeping it in his pants.” The sequence of events that instantly became famous, Senator Kennedy escaped from the submerged vehicle and swam to shore. By 2:30 am. he had made his way back to his hotel in Edgartown, where he was sighted in the lobby. He made 17 phone calls to family members and associates. But not until 10 hours after the accident did he call the police to tell them about the car crash—and the other person in the car, who had died. The autopsy Mary Jo showed she was hurt but still alive when he went to “go get help.” She was left to die but there had been a small pocket of air available for at least an hour. She was left to die and remained submerged to NINE HOURS.

One the 17 phone calls was to his cousin, Joseph Gargan with whom he pleaded to say it was him who was driving her back to the “main land.” Joe and his two sisters were raised by both Rose and Joseph Kennedy Sr. when their mother died. Joe said no to him.

Why the books author had shown why he believed it was murder was because Ted was well aware of the time the Dyke Bridge was closed having spent most of his life partying with friends and family most summer sailing off it’s coast. Why would he drive to a bridge that he knew would be closed? The ferry that brought people back and forth stopped well before the approximately 11:15pm, the time that party-goers said they had left. Some wondered why he didn’t use his driver I don’t recall his name though to take her back to the main land and took it upon himself to do it.

What was very clear was that Democrats were grooming him to be the top contender as a White House hopeful for the 1972 election cycle against Richard Nixon. They and the Kennedy family worked feverishly to control the damage. He wasn’t injured even as he tried to play the victim (wore his Elizabethan collar at her funeral) and tried to mourn the loss of a “dear devoted” friend of the Kennedy family.

The “Family” shared their wealth by purchasing the “right” people’s silence about the event itself and the cover up after the fact. I have since read the FBI report and investigation led by Hoover, who was no fan of the Kennedy family and the audio of the diver who pulled her out of her watery grave. Edgertown Police and the Barnstable Police Chief.

The Kennedy family has always believed they were better than anyone else, the liberal elitist who deserve all the accolades and riches by serving the public and serving themselves in the process. This isn’t just the first time that they got away with crimes against their constituents. Other family members got away with murder and crimes, remember Martha Moxley, Pam Kelley or Patricia Bowman? Because of their last name and family money and heritage allowed to continue their public life while standing the backs of those they crushed under their boots. Grease a few palms, pay off the victims and/or their families and return back in society.

The public learned that the senator had miraculously escaped from his sinking vehicle, failed in his efforts to rescue Kopechne, and neglected to call for emergency assistance until long after the young woman could have been saved. People read reports that there might have been enough air left in the car to keep Kopechne as they could have rescue her, but was more interested in hiding his own plight and involvement with her. Though many of his constituents wrote letters urging him not to resign from the Senate, many more Americans were deeply unsettled by his conduct. It may have played out and gotten his political wish of becoming President had he been upfront and honest with what transpired and rescuing her from her watery grave.

As years passed, more information about Chappaquiddick came to light, with suggestions emerging that Kennedy had drunk far more that night than he had admitted. Even more disturbingly, one reporter alleged that the senator had considered trying to hide his involvement in the accident by having a relative claim responsibility for the crash. When Kennedy eventually did seek the Presidency, in 1980, challenging Jimmy Carter in the Democratic primaries, he could not reassure the American people that his previous errors were mere aberrations. With Chappaquiddick always in the air, many Americans concluded that he was not the kind of person that should be President.
Ted had a friend who was knowledgeable on the subject who took his Spanish language examination for him. The two were quickly caught and expelled, but in a standard Harvard treatment for cases of this kind, they were told they could apply for readmission in a year or two after demonstrating good behavior. He enlisted in the United States Army in June 1951. Following basic training at Fort Dix, he requested assignment to Fort Holabird for Army Intelligence training, but was dropped after a few weeks without explanation. I’ve never been able to find out why he was dropped.

Totally Discussed on August 26, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Totally, Kennedy had a gilded life few people will ever be blessed with. He was the closest thing we’ve had to an aristocrat in American politics. I do not think he either had personal integrity nor did he leave America better off than when he entered it. Apart from his name, there is nothing noteworthy about his long Senate tenure. He is the poster child for term limits in Washington.

NormanF on August 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Can’t wait to hear Showbiz’s equally noxious preachy reactions.

We need a politician on our side,of course, to scream the equivalent of Al Gore’s infamous “HE BETRAAAAAAAAYED THIS COUNTRY!!!!”

Phineas on August 26, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Jeesh, just watched the world news tonight and figured I might have missed the second coming of Christ. It never ceases to amaze me how many people believe that crap and how many buy into it. The Pope does not get that much good press, and he’s the POPE! Does the term ” Murdering, Philandering, Alcoholic” strike a chord? How about, Rapist enabler? I don’t believe either will be on his tombstone at Arlington. Maybe Mary Jo’s family will lend him a fan, he’s going to need it.

billybobboy on August 26, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Everyone else here has said it all, so I will add is “goodbye and good riddance.” No US Senator has done more to damage the Constitution than this despicable human being. The liberals in my area (New England) are gushing over this while claiming that anyone who dares speak negatively about this horrible man are “haters.” Though of course these are the same people who were celebrating when President Reagan died. You can lead a liberal to the truth, but you can’t make them think. Here’s to a hopeful Republican replacement to the drunken windbag. May his rotting corpse roll over in his grave in Arlington…a gravesite he does NOT deserve.

Mike on August 26, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Mike… all the shallow conservatives are telling us to show love and not hate. Like you said, we all know how the Left felt about Reagan. Civility was far from furthest thing on their minds back then. I’m utterly against bipartisanship for the sake of bipartisanship. Why must it always be about them?

NormanF on August 26, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Senator Kennedy was someone who did not grow over time. In fact, he only grew worse and worse as the years went by.

sorrow01 on August 26, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Debbie, TK was pro-Israel, so his career was not a complete disgrace.

A1 on August 26, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Debbie, I have to ask: How much liposuctioned fat have you had injected into your lips and is it really more cost-efficient than collagen?

jurassicpork on August 27, 2009 at 12:00 am

Someone I know actually said something to the effect that Ted Kennedy (R.I.H.*) wasn’t really a “liberal” because one of his best friends in the Senate was Utah’s Orrin Hatch. But wouldn’t this logic also suggest that Hatch isn’t really conservative, but more a RINO?

But in a sense, Teddy indeed wasn’t really a “liberal” in the old sense, but an outright hard leftist, fitting in perfectly with the other loons that control and dominate the “Democrat” Party today.

And those thoughts of Chappaquiddick, the dead Mary Jo Kopechne, and the massive cover-up and whitewash that followed, likewise entered my thoughts upon Teddy’s death. No surprise the media almost totally swept all that under the rug.

* R.I.H. = Rot in . . .

ConcernedPatriot on August 27, 2009 at 2:10 am

I see no difference between Ted and the vast amjority of Democrat politicians. He was powermad, a boozer, a womanizer,a murdered,and a communist. Inlove with the sound of his own voice standing high on the mount urinating down upon the “lesser folk”. They want to change the name of the Commie-care bill to the Kennedy care bill will they also change the name of the death panel to the Chappaquiddick council on aging?

Martin Fee on August 27, 2009 at 8:14 am

Thanks again Debbie. You, as well as many of the comments made here, sum him up very nicely…

PDMac60 on August 27, 2009 at 8:17 am

You’ve captured my thoughts completely when I heard about his death.

Keep up the good work!!!!

Donn on August 27, 2009 at 10:06 am

Debbie,
Everyone should go out and read, Bobby and Jackie, by C. David Hayman. It just came out a few weeks ago and it’s a real eye opener. Mainly, it’s about Bobby’s and Jackie’s romance after the death of JFK, but he goes in great detail about the sexual and personal goings on with practically all the Kennedys. All the Kennedy men were sex addicts and treated most of their women like whores. Since most of the Kennedys were dead at the time, Heyman managed to get quotes from family friends and people who were there. The facts are coming out because the threat of retribution is gone. Here is an example of what a drunken embarrassment Teddy was to our country. On page 29 of the book it reads……..
“The most egregious example of sexual impropriety on the part of the Kennedy boys involved the youngest brother. During the second year of JFK’s presidency, Teddy took a trip to Europe without his wife. One day, finding himself in Antwerp, Belgium, he learned about a dinner party to be given that evening by a wealthy Belgium couple in honor of the country’s king and queen. Teddy decided he wanted to attend. Even though the hostess had no desire to have a Kennedy as her guest, she could hardly refuse after the American ambassador called her to request an invitation for the visiting brother of the president………Despite the invitation he’d gone to some trouble to get, Ted never showed up for dinner. But after everyone had eaten, he arrived, staggering, red-faced, obviously plastered. With him was a young trollop he’d picked up that afternoon in the red light district. She had a tiny skirt-hardly the sort of thing one wears to greet royalty. They both just stood there, bleary eyed, swaying to and fro.
After the hostess hustled the king and queen of Belgium into another room, Teddy and his companion plopped onto one of the many couches in this large exquisite room. As the two of them sat there, holding hands, with the hostess trying to figure out what to do with them, everyone except Ted suddenly noticed that liquid was running down the women’s leg onto the priceless antique sofa. Ted noticed only when the urine, running in a rivulet, wet his own trousers.
The formally attired butler rushed off to find some large towels to try to clean up the mess, but by the time he returned, the damage had been done. The hostess resolved never again to allow a Kennedy into her house.”
Should someone’s life be put under a microscope? Probably not. But this man had incidence, after incidence, after incidence of horrible elitist and borish behavior. The Kennedys did what they wanted because they knew they could get away with it or at least they thought they could. I guess he did get away with it. If we drove a car in water and left a woman to die, our rear ends would be rotting in jail. After his death the media is exstolling how a great and wonderful man he was. Thankfully, God will see him for who he truly was and judge accordingly. He primarily got away from owning up to his actions during life, but he will not get away with it at death. This is something to remember for all of us as we plug away here on earth.

Terri on August 27, 2009 at 10:22 am

I spent over 7 years as a POW during the VN war. Teddy’s anti-war actions during a war his brother started precipitated a ton of torture & abuse for those of us in captivity. He will be buried @ Arlington. This is desecration of hallowed ground.

Bill Shankel, MD on August 27, 2009 at 10:52 am

R.I.H.(rot in hell) Ted. Wonder if he had a death bed confession. It’s a shame the Catholic church is still claiming this guy.

Joe on August 27, 2009 at 12:58 pm

I love you Debbie and I appreciated you telling me about Darrell Issa a/k/a “Jihad Darrell”. I don’t know what social media would be without you… but:

that said. considering that Ted Kennedy was a Zionist whose brother was killed by a Palestinian, I think you shouldn’t turn him into a left wing cartoon on his deathbed. Imagine what a better world it would of been had Ted Kennedy led his party and not Jimmy Carter. yes I know he blindly supported and launched Obama into the presidency. so did my father and I scream at him about that.

video: http://seesmic.tv/video/dbm7tonEMw

“AIPAC joins all Americans in mourning the loss of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a staunch supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship and a true and longstanding friend of America’s pro-Israel community. During his more than four decades in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Kennedy consistently supported American assistance to Israel, particularly during the Jewish state’s most trying times, in the wake of the Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War. He led the fight against U.S. arms sales to Israel’s enemies, spoke out forcefully against the Arab League boycott of Israel and was a fierce critic of the United Nations’ isolation of the Jewish state; he urged his colleagues to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital, and warned of the dangers of global terrorism. Sen. Kennedy became the leading champion for persecuted Soviet Jewry, advocating on behalf of refuseniks and those Jews wishing to leave the Soviet Union, personally raising their issues with Soviet leaders at every possible opportunity and demanding that the United States provide loan guarantees to Israel to absorb Jewish refugees. Sen. Kennedy’s legacy of leadership on these issues and his lifelong support for one of America’s closest allies are hallmarks of his historic career, which he devoted to serving the best interests of the American people and our values. He will be sorely missed.”

Noah David Simon on August 27, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Kennedy lived about a year after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. I wonder how long he would have lived under Obamacare?

Chuckk on August 28, 2009 at 4:16 am

Most of you seem to be the most disgusting folk around. All very bitter and twisted. I hope you all held the same outrage and hate when that lying crook Nixon died.

And if you want to go on about elitism, why have none of you mentioned the Bush family? Best mates with the Saudi’s. Those nice, nice Saudi’s.

Aussie Craig on August 28, 2009 at 7:52 am

You are so right Aussie Craig… the people spewing such venom about a man who just lost his battle with brain cancer are indeed disgusting, mean spirited but most blatantly, ignorant…Ted Kennedy was a champion of the poor, the disabled, the underdog…Despite his power and privelege, he had empathy for the common man, and spent his entire career advocating for those whose voices could not be heard….something these sad losers would never recognize or appreciate due to their intellectual impairment..Hmm..it’s interesting that they choose to focus on his human errors (He who is without sin, cast the first stone) yet completely ignore all the good ..and the way he chose to live out his life..He was inherently a good and decent person who made mistakes as a young man..I admire his determination to work toward the common good…….forgive these people…they are a product of lifelong prejudice and black/white thinking..without any ability to see the greatness Ted Kennedy as his career evolved..like parrots they repeat what they hear without any ability to analyze..look at a situation in it’s entirety..forgive them….they are obtuse, to put it kindly.

Siobahn on August 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Aussie and Siobahn are missing the point. The media are celebrating him in a liberal brainwashed manner as great w/o disclosing what a bad example he led as a life. So you knew all those details about the crash and all the calls and hours prior to calling the police? About how she was going to the media and she conveniently dies? Funny how you call people who disclose FACTS as disgusting and venom. No you need to consider that you may have the impairment, not them. Did Bush or Nixon die right now? No, we are discussing Kennedy and if the media did not show its outrageous bias in how they treat liberals vs. conservatives there would not be a need to discuss this in forums. The media are not doing the job to educate based on presentation of facts. No they present liberal propaganda with no desire to say anything critical of a liberal or a liberal programs such as wealth redistribution and the disaster of almost every Federally run program. Now they want ObamaCare. Total BS.

Maximusbraveheart on August 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Speaking of Mary Jo, I believe it truly was an accident, and Kennedy’s strange actions followed by the false testimony was meant to cover up his romantic escapade with another woman (possibly, Rosemary Koeugh whose purse was found in the car) form the “Broiler Room Girls” party.

The only logical explanation of Kennedy’s ridiculous behavior and unconvincing explanation is that at the time the accident happened, he had no idea that Mary Jo was sleeping on the back of his car while he and his female companion, both under the influence of alcohol, were rushing to the beach to satisfy their lust. They both managed to escape, leaving unknowingly Mary Jo to her slow and painful death in a sank car.

When Kennedy and his buddies realized that Mary Jo was in the car, it was too late to invent a completely new scenario, so they came up with a modified one that would minimize damage to Kennedy’s political career.

Should Kennedy report the accident right after it happened, as he was required by the law, Mary Jo would have been, most likely, spared from death.

So, was Kennedy a monster who knowingly left a human being to die in order to protect his own ass? I don’t think so. Was he a self-centered opportunist (like the one pictured in the movie “Emperor’s Club”) who thought that he was above the law as long as he could get away with what he’d done? You bet he was.

The “mainstream” media brouhaha of Kennedy’s “redemption” tacitly ignores one inconvenient fact: he never came clean and never revealed what really happened that tragic night. (Why am I not surprised?) Should he do so, I would probably be among those calling for forgiveness and for giving him a chance to straighten his life.

A Reader on August 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Thank you so much, Debbie, for making my day! When I saw that marvelous pic of that half-naked. bloated pig, who was such a poor excuse for humanity, I absolutely laughed out loud for five solid minutes. (It’s amazing that our country is inhabited by so many low-lifes that a person like that could actually be considered “artistocracy”!) For some reason, that picture tells more than several thousand words; what an awful human being that guy was, for sure as ugly on the inside as he was on the outside. In all honestly, I don’t think I ever heard a genuinely good word about him or his rapaciously destructive career. It’s so good to remember that while those in power like this could wreak for so long their ill-intentions, ultimately mortality catches up with them. In this case, it really was about time.

Tom Osborne on August 29, 2009 at 4:50 pm

The higher you go, the lower you get. The best we can hope for is that Teddy’s death has freed up a space for a decent person.

suprkufrB on August 30, 2009 at 4:30 am

What I find interesting is that he was expelled from Harvard for cheating.. and in a most egregious method by paying someone to take the exam for him. However, he was admitted to UVA for law- the same university with the single sanction honor code. How does that happen?

Barbara Pierson on August 30, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Ted is now being severely punished for his sins. Exactly the same as the rest of his Pro-NWO cronies will be sooner than later. Truth always conquers error. They seek to make their own truth, but the truth of this is that they are lies. In this reality, they control nothing though they seek to control everything. Truth always conquers error =] Peace be still, and know that I am God.

Uriel on September 3, 2009 at 11:04 am

Still waiting on that evidence that his policies affected you directly and have “torn asunder” the fabric of this great nation.

1) Kennedy championed bilingual education through the Bilingual Education Act of 1968. The Act required schools to offer bilingual education programs.
– I don’t think I need to expound on that one.

** How does having some knowledge of a second language affect you ? Or that someone who doesnt fully understand english , and learns in multiple languages affects you ?
Score : 0 for you

2) In 1983 Senator Kennedy become a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He strongly supported nuclear arms control and opposed the Star Wars Program to expand the nuclear arms race into space.
– Anyone remember Ronald Reagan?
** Yes, the Star Wars program was a GREAT SUCCESS! SUCK being the operative word. Also Reagan believed in UFOS and being attacked from space by ET’s. Im sure having Nukes in space will save us from something…..
Score : 0 for you

3) In 2005, Kennedy began a four-year effort to achieve comprehensive immigration reform, including a legalization program for immigrants.
– Yeah, let’s allow all these law breaking illegal aliens become naturalized citizens.

** And this affected you how exactly ? Please cite some REAL world examples where you were affected by this effort ..
Score : 0 for you

4) He was Un-American for being absolutely against the war on terror. A quote from Kennedy “Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam’s torture chambers reopened under new management: US management.”
– Yeah, what a great American.
** Oh yes.. the WAR on terror.. You have ZERO knowledge of what you speak. I will leave it at that .
Score : 0 for you

5) He voted NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration.
– I wonder how much he loved seeing terrorists burning our flag
** OH NO!!!! Someone wants to burn the flag.. why I say we castrate them.. Even crazy people laugh at you ..
Score : 0 for you

6) He voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.
– Marriage is between a man and a woman, period.
** This is your opinion. And again I ask, can you provide proof on how those has affected you ?
Score : 0 for you

7) Gradings given to Kennedy by group:
a) American Civil Liberties Union gives him an 84 percent lifetime score as of 2009
b) During the 1990s and 2000s, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood typically gave Kennedy ratings of 100 percent
c) National Right to Life Committee typically gave him a rating of less than 10 percent
d) The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gave Kennedy a lifetime rating of 100 percent through 2002
e) The NRA (National Rifle Association) gave Kennedy a lifetime grade of ‘F’ (failing) as of 2006

** Oh no, failing grades by a bunch of partisan groups. This really means sooo much to the argument.

Well , lets tally things up
Score

You : 0

As with most things in life , you fail.

When you get up to reading comprehension and can answer my questions honestly and with facts we can continue.

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What I never understood is how the “common man” takes to supporting those in power who have nothing but their own self interests at heart.

Bob on September 8, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Generally Americans are gulible; they believe what is fed to them by their media.The myth of Camelot was all a cunning press release exercise conducted by the tricky old man Joe. What could you expect out of a bootlegger’s family! Breaking law, while making money at the same time and bloating over it was bred in this inhuman Ted in his crib. Having “more” brings you the responsibility to “share more”. Hardly sharing, other than their women and others in their approximatey these self centered creatures were doing all their lives. Well, what could they learn off their parents!!!
No wonder it is all a one big dysfunctional family.
Old Joe was a criminal, his wife an easy and mute accoplice all along. They lobotomised a child who was simply more sexedup like her father and maternal grandfather.Jacqueline had delusions of misplaced grandeur; she fabricated her false blood lines and took credit of doing the WHite House whereas it was others with their own money doing it. Then after sharing her brother in law she sleeps about with an international thief. Some Blue Blood Lines she has!!! Ethel is a whacko, just look at the passale of subhumans she has brought in this world. The effete JFK Jnr. kills himself off recklessly, while taking along 2 more people. Hardly responsible behaviour of a person born in purple.The sisters kids are also wierd and strange. Actually to live for publicity does not mean sharing your wealth in camera. Sharing wealth means helping those less priviliged with zero publicity. It is painfull to waste ink and paper on these morons. Life is so short and there are people around who are sick and needy; yet there are others who blow up in bad taste all what they have been gifted with. Alas if they could put their resources to better use with minimal public relationing. Americans should now wisen up; after all these years you should be able to seperatethewheat from the tares off your shores.

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bobkesto on August 17, 2010 at 3:02 am

Ted kennedy was a great American and one of the best and most effective Senators we ever had!

John Gregg on September 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Mary Jo Kopechne died in a car driven by Bobby Kennedy Jr. Both were at the party honoring the hard work of the girls for

Rbt K’s political run. Ted took the blame to protect his (drinking) nephew. The rug was to small to hide what got swept under it but the “secret” has never been all told.

D L Franklin on September 18, 2011 at 5:56 am

If you can’t say something nice…

Ted Kennedy, at least for public consumption, supported Israel.

Hitler didn’t smoke.

Ricardo X on January 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

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