Re: RIP Ted Kennedy
- From: Sleepyman <dont@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 11:41:15 -0400
On 26 Aug 2009 22:10:55 GMT, ray <ray@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:43:29 -0700, Cheri wrote:
Who is to say that if he had served a prison term, the person elected to
his inherited seat might not have done even better?
There was a very involved, public inquest into the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. There was no cover up.
Leaving the scene of an accident usually is not a jailable offence. This is no excuse for his bad
behavior. Remember, In Massachusetts we have a proud tradition of electing officials from jail.
I see most of these anti-Kennedy posts as being politically motivated.
I never saw any condemnation of Laura Bush's accident where she ran a stop sign and killed a 17 year
old boy. No condemnation of George II's drunk driving record, or cocaine use. No condemnation of our
war president ducking service in Viet Nam, nor of the war vice president ducking the draft. At least
Ted served. Yes he did get a cushy post. So did Elvis. Yes he did get booted out of Harvard, and
deservedly so. One would think that with the family history and influence that he would have never
been booted at all. But he was. As to the helicopter crash, he wasn't flying it. He was a passenger,
so of what relevance is that? He passed the bar exam. If was due to family influence, why did JFK
Jr. have to take it 3 times in order to pass it? As to his legislative record, that comment isn't
even worthy of a response. If he was such an evil person, why was his best friend in the Senate the
Mormon conservative Orrin Hatch?
He wasn't perfect, but neither are you or I. Well let me amend that. I know I'm not perfect. But
maybe you are. If he were such a non-entity, why is his funeral receiving such national coverage.
Even on Mudoch's Faux news.
He is dead. It is classless to not even acknowledge any of the good he did. I'm glad he was my
Senator for 47 years. and I voted for him each time he ran since 1972 when I became eligible. He
represente me since 1962. He personally touched so many lives in such a humane way. My mother died
yesterday. I mourn them both.
"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die,
even the undertaker will be sorry."
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