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AbbyR Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:20 PM
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What's this about Ted Kennedy being a member of the same..
club Alito belonged to? I wrote my column this week about Alito, and just had a call that said Ted Kennedy was a member of the same club. Of course, the fact that Kennedy went to Harvard, not Princeton, might make the statement wrong in and of itself, but does anyone know what the freeper who called me was talking about?
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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:22 PM
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1. the freeper had it wrong...
big surprise there.

What he was referring to, though, is that Kennedy was part of a men-only club at Harvard.

Of course, when Kennedy was at Harvard, it was a men-only college.

Not quite the same as Alito being in a group at Princeton who wanted minorities and women OUT of the school.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:22 PM
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2. Kennedy is not in the race for Supreme Court Justice. Apples & Oranges.
Edited on Wed Jan-18-06 03:22 PM by spanone
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hwmnbn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:28 PM
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6. thanks spanone,......
People, it's all about the "framing" now. We are on OFFENSE now. Do not let repugs turn the debate. THEY are the criminal assholes. We got proof!!

Let's all pretend we're Rev. Al (Sharpton or Gore, it doesn't matter), and go for their jugular on these scandals.
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queenbdem87 Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:42 PM
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12. yeah but...
regardless of whether or not Kennedy was trying to become a supreme court justice it would still be reprehensible if he was a memeber of this group or anything associated with it. Fortunately we know that he was not.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:23 PM
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3. Owl Club at Harvard
Not the same club, merely a male only club until about 1980 when females were allowed.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:26 PM
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5. Harvard was male students only when Kennedy attended
And it was not an active political club like the one Alito was in.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:30 PM
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7. It is still an all-male club
Kennedy has just asked to be taked off of the membership rolls.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-br...
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:35 PM
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9. He's belonged for 52 years. So what?
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:24 PM
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4. even if true, I disagree politically w many people in my bowling league
SO WHO CARES?
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:35 PM
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8. Kennedy didn't go to Princeton
Different school, different club, bogus accusation.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:36 PM
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10. Freepers don't know that. Let them think so.
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AbbyR Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-18-06 03:41 PM
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11. Yeah, I noticed that...
The guy who called me is an old grump, and I just uh-huhed him a lot. It really irritated him, but I didn't want to bother with an argument I couldn't win. Come to think of it, he probably didn't know the difference between Harvard and Princeton.
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