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Old 11-17-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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I well recall the Mary Jo incident.

Now, Ted Kennedy was never in danger of being charged with 'murder', since there was no intent or plan on his part to kill her. Remember, he drove off that bridge at night (ever see a photo of it? Heck, it would be dangerous during the daytime), swam out of his car, and then swam away from any chance of being president, while that poor woman died in the car.

People were surprised that he was not charged with something like manslaughter, which does not require intent. Why he was not so charged is a mystery, I guess, although a reasonable presumption is that the Kennedy's (1) paid off the family and (2) pulled every influential string they had (with many strings containing money).

I must admit, that I do find it almost impossible to believe that a very rich white man serving in Congress could get away with causing, whether voluntary or not, the death of a woman in the 1960s.

Anyway, I do encourage the OP to bring up Mary Jo anytime he or she becomes involved in a discussion concerning the current presidential election. It will, no doubt, impress everyone around with your deep insight and political chops.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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How that pig could have gone on to have such a long political career is truly mindboggling. I don't understand why liberals tolerated that, or why they defend and whitewash it now.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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JFK and LBJ sent 58,000 to their death in Southeast Asia (including my Dad) - so your point?

Good point.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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Kennedy bought his freedom, he was drunk and let that woman drown in the car...
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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How that pig could have gone on to have such a long political career is truly mindboggling. I don't understand why liberals tolerated that, or why they defend and whitewash it now.

Because Democrats in this country always go for someone who will give away free stuff. Always.

He got away with murder. Democrats will ALWAYS brush things under the rug, if it means more taxpayer funded programs.


Not only do Democrats overlook his being a murderer, they hail him as being one of the greatest Democrats to have ever lived.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: NC
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Bush and Cheney have blood on their hands, owning thousands of deaths of US troops in the false war in Iraq. Don't see the right wingers pointing that little fact out,..
Another case of Bush Derangement syndrome I thought the cure for that was found on 11-04-08. So it was ok back in 67-68 for LBJ to be at war So when RMN was elected it was bad ? Oh back to the OP Yes Ted got away with atleast manslaughter
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Bush and Cheney have blood on their hands, owning thousands of deaths of US troops in the false war in Iraq. Don't see the right wingers pointing that little fact out,..


Well, what about Operation Fast and Furious? Does that mean anything to you?
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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How that pig could have gone on to have such a long political career is truly mindboggling. I don't understand why liberals tolerated that, or why they defend and whitewash it now.

and as soon as he died, a Republican was voted in. LOL....and he happens to be a good senator too.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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and as soon as he died, a Republican was voted in. LOL....and he happens to be a good senator too.
Give him time,he'll show his true colors.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Laura Bush ran a stop sign and killed a guy. Joe Scarborough killed his secretary. In other words
But Laura did not leave the scene and wait 10 hours before reporting it. Big difference.
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