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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-08 01:49 PM
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100. Yeah, this really isn't one where you're going to have a good
argument in favor of Kennedy.

He did something very, very wrong. And his name got him out of it, at least legally.

For me, it's balanced with a career of fighting for people.

You have to look at the whole man, and the whole career.

But Chappaquidick... not a good thing, however you look at it.
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  -Little help here....Ted Kennedy and the Chappaquiddick incident. givemebackmycountry  Jul-21-08 10:05 PM   #0 
  - He probably should be, but other politicians have done a lot worse.  ryanmuegge   Jul-21-08 10:08 PM   #1 
  - Laura Bush should have served time for her car accident, too. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Jul-21-08 10:12 PM   #7 
  - Oh yeah, I forgot about that one.  ryanmuegge   Jul-21-08 10:21 PM   #16 
  - Cheney did not commit a crime in the shooting case  aspergris   Jul-21-08 10:14 PM   #10 
  - True, but it does seem like a strange accident given the circumstances.  ryanmuegge   Jul-21-08 10:19 PM   #13 
  - I think he was being a careless putz  aspergris   Jul-21-08 10:23 PM   #18 
     - Probably so. Cheney is so evil that it's easy to get conspiratorial and start projecting on him.  ryanmuegge   Jul-21-08 11:51 PM   #34 
     - He was being a Republican  behave   Jul-22-08 01:18 AM   #40 
  - Actually he did...  hootinholler   Jul-22-08 07:21 AM   #50 
  - He should be IF he did it - many think he didn't do it - check out this thread:  eowyn_of_rohan   Jul-22-08 06:44 AM   #46 
     - yes, that was the thread I was thinking about  alyce douglas   Jul-22-08 07:17 AM   #49 
  - Here is the info you seek...  ingac70   Jul-21-08 10:09 PM   #2 
  - Nothing will shut the GOPher sheep up about Chappaquiddick.  ColbertWatcher   Jul-21-08 10:09 PM   #3 
  - Ignorant fuckers will drone on no matter what you show them.  lonestarnot   Jul-21-08 10:11 PM   #4 
  - had he not been rich he probably would have gone to jail  Skittles   Jul-21-08 10:12 PM   #5 
  - He was also very lucky to have the media saturated with coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing  slackmaster   Jul-22-08 09:36 AM   #59 
  - Yeah, this really isn't one where you're going to have a good  JerseygirlCT   Jul-22-08 01:49 PM   #100 
  - don't know, but here's a conspiracy theory for you  HomerRamone   Jul-21-08 10:12 PM   #6 
  - Bingo.  Bob Dobbs   Jul-21-08 10:47 PM   #27 
  - Out there, but you never know  treestar   Jul-22-08 04:04 PM   #120 
  - Well connected young people evade legal issues all the time.. in ALL parties  SoCalDem   Jul-22-08 05:39 PM   #124 
  - actually, most anybody who wasn't a rich kennedy would have at least got some sort of jail term imo  aspergris   Jul-21-08 10:13 PM   #8 
  - The truth is this -  DURHAM D   Jul-21-08 10:58 PM   #28 
     - I think you are reading way too much into it  aspergris   Jul-21-08 11:10 PM   #29 
        - I have no idea what you refer to with this "reading way too much..."  DURHAM D   Jul-22-08 12:44 AM   #35 
  - I believe that they had been drinking and he was  madaboutharry   Jul-21-08 10:13 PM   #9 
  - What you said about Sen. Kennedy rings true to me, as well. He's done American's alot of good .  Truth4Justice   Jul-22-08 01:04 AM   #38 
  - That's exactly what I believe.  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 01:23 PM   #89 
  - Just tell em bush has been responsible for a lot more deaths over lies  The Straight Story   Jul-21-08 10:16 PM   #11 
  - Did you ask "HOW IS THIS RELEVANT to what's going on TODAY?"  Lex   Jul-21-08 10:17 PM   #12 
  - Yeah, I know.  givemebackmycountry   Jul-21-08 10:25 PM   #19 
  - Exactly  MadrasT   Jul-22-08 12:45 PM   #81 
  - John Dean: "If Teddy knew the bear trap he was walking into at Chappaquiddick"  MinM   Jul-21-08 10:19 PM   #14 
  - Exactly.  Bob Dobbs   Jul-21-08 11:12 PM   #31 
  - What Teddy did is inexcusable.  Beacool   Jul-22-08 01:02 AM   #37 
     - Operation Sandwedge  MinM   Jul-22-08 11:34 AM   #73 
        - I think the story is likely  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 01:37 PM   #96 
  - do you not know how to use google or wikipedia?  CreekDog   Jul-21-08 10:20 PM   #15 
  - Jeez, look how helpful you are!  bigwillq   Jul-21-08 10:23 PM   #17 
  - i'm getting a bit tired of people asking to "debunk" without the least bit of effort on their part  CreekDog   Jul-21-08 10:32 PM   #22 
     - All you had to say  bigwillq   Jul-21-08 10:36 PM   #24 
     - yes, your observation is correct  CreekDog   Jul-21-08 10:38 PM   #25 
     - You're by no means alone with this. It's not like they're not transparent. It gets so damned old. nt  Judi Lynn   Jul-22-08 03:37 AM   #43 
     - That's nonsense . . . often people here have the REAL stuff at their fingertips . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-22-08 03:45 PM   #114 
  - D.U. is my Google and Wikipedia.  givemebackmycountry   Jul-21-08 10:27 PM   #20 
     - did you look into it at all?  CreekDog   Jul-21-08 10:33 PM   #23 
  - I'll look for a story for you, but their was something posted  midnight   Jul-21-08 10:29 PM   #21 
  - as far as i know and understand it, there is no way around how horrible that was  orleans   Jul-21-08 10:44 PM   #26 
  - There are other explanations for this . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-22-08 03:48 PM   #115 
  - News flash: rich, connected people get away with stuff...  dmesg   Jul-21-08 11:12 PM   #30 
  - Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton  kskiska   Jul-21-08 11:20 PM   #32 
  - Ask him if all accident victims belong in jail.  Warpy   Jul-21-08 11:32 PM   #33 
  - The google can help.  cliffordu   Jul-22-08 12:51 AM   #36 
  - Mary Jo Kopechne should never have gotten into the car with him as far as I'm concerned  Hippo_Tron   Jul-22-08 01:14 AM   #39 
  - Yeah, it's her fault.  dems_rightnow   Jul-22-08 06:26 AM   #45 
  - Sorry but I don't subscribe to the philosophy of blaming the driver...  Hippo_Tron   Jul-22-08 05:40 PM   #125 
  - Yeah, she deserved it.  Balbus   Jul-22-08 08:49 AM   #53 
  - Never said she deserved anything  Hippo_Tron   Jul-22-08 05:33 PM   #123 
  - Blaming the victim here?  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 08:57 AM   #55 
  - that's a fucking ugly thought  FarceOfNature   Jul-22-08 09:34 AM   #58 
  - A friend of mine died after getting into a car with a drunk driver.  Midlodemocrat   Jul-22-08 10:44 AM   #61 
  - First, Mary Jo Kopechne didn't drink -- NEVER -- so that should raise your suspicions .. .  defendandprotect   Jul-22-08 03:52 PM   #116 
  - Mary Jo  norepubsin08   Jul-22-08 01:54 AM   #41 
  - Well, the ratfuckers were actually trying to kill Ted there.  MrSlayer   Jul-22-08 02:21 AM   #42 
  - Ask the guy if he's heard about Laura Bush.  Vinca   Jul-22-08 06:18 AM   #44 
  - DId she walk away from the scene?  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 08:59 AM   #56 
     - So being a teen excuses what she did?  NoGOPZone   Jul-22-08 10:47 AM   #62 
        - eyes rolling  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 10:52 AM   #64 
        - and your remark about the two not being equivalent does not negate  NoGOPZone   Jul-22-08 10:56 AM   #65 
           - People die in accidents all the time that aren't labelled "crimes."  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 11:17 AM   #69 
              - When that accident is the sole fault of one person  NoGOPZone   Jul-22-08 11:19 AM   #70 
                 - She ran a stop sign  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 11:56 AM   #74 
                    - And when it does 'happen'  NoGOPZone   Jul-22-08 12:03 PM   #76 
                       - Speeding? Drunk driving? No? I don't think so.  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 12:17 PM   #77 
                          - As I recommended  NoGOPZone   Jul-22-08 12:30 PM   #78 
                             - I didn't bring it up  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 12:36 PM   #79 
                                - Insinuations?  NoGOPZone   Jul-22-08 12:46 PM   #82 
                                   - I thought the second part was illegible?  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 01:04 PM   #86 
                                      - Illegible  NoGOPZone   Jul-22-08 01:17 PM   #87 
                                         - Either she was speeding or she wasn't  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 01:21 PM   #88 
                                            - There is no written explanation on the report  NoGOPZone   Jul-22-08 01:30 PM   #91 
                                               - I don't necessarily think that  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 01:32 PM   #94 
        - No, but this is one that should be left alone if we're making it about  MrsGrumpy   Jul-22-08 11:20 AM   #71 
           - thank you.  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 11:58 AM   #75 
              - Who cares What She Was Back Then  fascisthunter   Jul-22-08 01:29 PM   #90 
                 - It's only relevant in the sense that some would have you believe  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 01:39 PM   #97 
                    - You Defend Her yet attack Ted Kennedy  fascisthunter   Jul-22-08 01:52 PM   #101 
                       - I don't defend her. I said the two situations aren't the same.  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 02:15 PM   #103 
  - I doubt Ted was even in the car that evening!  asteroid2003QQ47   Jul-22-08 06:49 AM   #47 
  - Right . . . here's more on that . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-22-08 03:56 PM   #117 
  - He expressed an opinion that you don't agree with  slackmaster   Jul-22-08 07:05 AM   #48 
  - "Why are you stuck in 1969?"  Bill McBlueState   Jul-22-08 08:36 AM   #51 
  - Well, it's true,  Marie26   Jul-22-08 08:39 AM   #52 
  - You don't want to look that up.  Balbus   Jul-22-08 08:51 AM   #54 
  - Yeah, segue on over into another topic.  Marie26   Jul-22-08 10:48 AM   #63 
  - I heard that there was a cryptic statement in the Nixon tapes  ck4829   Jul-22-08 09:00 AM   #57 
  - Just ask, "Are you a ratfucker too, or just one of the duped?"  L. Coyote   Jul-22-08 10:40 AM   #60 
  - The Wiki article on it is probably as unbiased a source  NoGOPZone   Jul-22-08 11:07 AM   #66 
  - this bothers Republicans but their own criminality doesn't... Okkedokee  fascisthunter   Jul-22-08 11:10 AM   #67 
  - Dirt is still dirt  tismyself   Jul-22-08 12:50 PM   #84 
     - that's what conservatives are doing  fascisthunter   Jul-22-08 12:58 PM   #85 
        - I misunderstood you then.  tismyself   Jul-22-08 02:15 PM   #104 
           - uhuh  fascisthunter   Jul-22-08 02:31 PM   #105 
              - hmm  tismyself   Jul-22-08 02:47 PM   #109 
  - Here's a picture of the actual bridge.  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-22-08 11:16 AM   #68 
  - The accident was not the problem.  bamalib   Jul-22-08 12:48 PM   #83 
  - It's unlikely that it was an accident -- more likely that the car was run off the bridge . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-22-08 04:00 PM   #118 
     - Even Kennedy admitting.....  dems_rightnow   Jul-22-08 04:09 PM   #121 
        - Did you actually . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-22-08 04:17 PM   #122 
  - Sorry, I can't defend EMK on Chappaquiddick  book_worm   Jul-22-08 11:21 AM   #72 
  - Here is a web site  tismyself   Jul-22-08 12:41 PM   #80 
  - Yes, but not necessarily in the manner you seem to think . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-22-08 04:03 PM   #119 
  - Ahhhh  MadrasT   Jul-22-08 01:31 PM   #92 
  - They roll around every year at this time all over the web  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 01:41 PM   #98 
     - yes they do  tismyself   Jul-22-08 02:43 PM   #107 
        - ROFLOL  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 02:47 PM   #110 
           - hee heee  tismyself   Jul-22-08 02:59 PM   #111 
  - the case was adjudicated to the nth degree, simply because he was famous  librechik   Jul-22-08 01:32 PM   #93 
  - It's been brought up because it was the anniversary of the accident  fed_up_mother   Jul-22-08 01:35 PM   #95 
     - People don't realize how head injuries can remove normal thought patterns  librechik   Jul-22-08 01:46 PM   #99 
        - yes it is...  fascisthunter   Jul-22-08 01:55 PM   #102 
  - Unless you feel strongly about defending Teddy Kennedy, I'd ignore this.  yardwork   Jul-22-08 02:34 PM   #106 
  - He got away with a felony  Husb2Sparkly   Jul-22-08 02:45 PM   #108 
  - We forget that in 1969 drunk driving was not taken especially seriously  dflprincess   Jul-22-08 08:49 PM   #127 
  - As I remember Ted was filandering as he often did and was drunk  MasonJar   Jul-22-08 03:26 PM   #112 
  - Yes . . . there is a more believable story . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-22-08 03:34 PM   #113 
     - The DU apathetic and ignorant have gone AWOL?  asteroid2003QQ47   Jul-22-08 08:35 PM   #126 
        - I've always wondered about the . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-22-08 09:11 PM   #128 
 

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