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Reply #41: This didn't "happen" to Teddy [View All]

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Raspberry Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #15
41. This didn't "happen" to Teddy
It happened to a young girl names Mary Jo. She died. Stop acting like Ted Kennedy was the victim here. If a Repub had driven his car off a bridge with a girl trapped inside, then failed to report the accident for many, many hours, everyone here would be calling for prison. Instead, Ted Kennedy's reputation was hardly destroyed. He stayed out of jail, and he has been in the Senate for 40 years since. Seems to me, his life has been just fine. Mary Jo Kopechne, however, has been dead for 40 years.

Furthermore, if it had been a set-up, how could "they" have predicted that the girl would die? Or that Ted wouldn't report the accident? No matter the cause of the accident, he was responsible for his actions afterward. There really isn't much of an excuse not to have reported it immediately, with rescue/recovery efforts started ASAP.
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