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Old 11-17-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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How come he didn't get charged for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne? What I find hypocritical from those on the left is that they chastise Herman Cain but praise a liberal who probably got away with murdering a woman.

Yes. All Kennedys and Heisman trophy winners are allowed one murder, free and clear.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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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,..
Come on and tell us all about how what Kennedy did was not so bad as we old conservatives think so. Surely you can explain that to me. It has been tried by one prog woman after another and they never convinced me. I guess we cheated though since all of us were alive when he played his little game. Why Ted and I were the same age but maybe I was convinced by conservatives at the time although I was a Democrat.

Not one of your better attempts at deflection, I guess you know.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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As long as you want to raise dead issues, here is my opinion: He was drunk at the time, and the reason he waited so long was so no alcohol could be detected. So I vote to posthumously convict him of manslaughter.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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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.
You left out some very important parts of the story. Supposedly Kennedy tried to get the doors open (somehow he got out) and the pregnant Mary Jo had to survive in the tiny air pocket for sometime. She could have been alive plenty of time for him to have saved her. Now the fact that she worked for the family and both Bobby and Jack could have been messing with her always made me wonder just why Ted took her the route he did.

I will always believe that when he waded nearly 1/2 mile IN the creek to the motel he and some buddies were staying in he had plenty of time to consider calling the police. Oh well, he did call them much later that morning.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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That's as stupid as pointing out that FDR (democrat) was president during WWII when millions of Americans died.
Does he have millions of American's blood on his hands?

See, we can all make stupid observations.


The stupid observation is thinking Bush and Cheney were any different than Kennedy in any way other than dumb luck when they were driving drunk.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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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
Why hasn't someone mentioned Harry Truman and the fact that in his war nearly 35,000 men died in about 3 years? Maybe that one doesn't seem such a big deal to most. i got out of high school about one month before he sent troops to Korea so maybe I know that one a bit better.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Sen. Scott Brown has put forth the Senate Bill to stop insider-trading this week.

How soon before Sen. "I made hundreds of thousands of $$ on medical stocks while writing Obamacare" Kerry signs on?

Mass GOP to Kerry: ‘Come clean’ - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe - Boston.com (http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/11/mass-gop-kerry-come-clean/bJnsrellBrRWTWe3iC2mQN/index.html - broken link)

As to the thread topic, I have no doubt that Kennedy's soul will not get away with Kopekne's death in front of his final judge.
Do we have proof that God is not a Democrat?

I thought Kennedy killed the pregnant girl from the start.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Snore.


Now we are once again exhuming Ted Kennedy for....well why?
I don't know why but some of your prog buddis tried very hard to change the subject here and somehow we pulled the topic back to Teddy.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Yes. All Kennedys and Heisman trophy winners are allowed one murder, free and clear.
Well, OJ did have to suffer through a very interesting trial. My wife was always sure that he was innocent and that Goodman hired someone to do the job and he botched it. I just didn't want him to be guilty so supported him through the whole ordeal.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Under Clinton it was established you can have (even as President) sex with a younger powerless female coworkers and that you would get a pass (at least if a Democrat).

Yes, Kennedy killed that woman. He was drunk, drove off the road and was too drunk to save the girl before she drowned.
He left the scene to sober up and never faced criminal charges because his family and Dad were mobbed up and also connected politically.
And thats not to mention the fact that he didn't
report the crash until 4 hrs. after it happened, denied
he had been drinking and originally said he was alone
in the car (under water, upside down with her in the back seat)and never owned up to the whole affair.
You might even say, that, ( like the rest of the Kennedys) he was a scantimonius s..o.b.

All that being said, he was no different than any other
Democrat in power. He thought the rules didn't
apply to him. Go figure.......
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