The death of Senator "splash" Ted Kennedy
No doubt that today the news story is going to focus on the passing of Ted Kennedy. He was known as the "liberal lion" of the U.S Senate. I know for a fact that the coverage of his life is going to mainly focus on his political career as an ultra liberal politician. That means that the media is going to shower him with praise and admiration. The media of course loved Ted Kennedy. He was one of them in being a liberal. I'm not going to promote Ted Kennedy as some sort of patron saint. He was anything but that. I wonder how often the name of Mary Jo Kpochne will be uttered by the media today and in the days leading up to his funeral? Let me tell you the story about Mary Jo, since the media at best will gloss over her or not even mention her at all today. Mary Jo Kpochne was a campaign staffer for Ted Kennedy. On July 18th 1969, Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island. Later that evening, a drunken Ted Kennedy attempted to drive Mary Jo home or back to his house. While crossing the Chappaquiddick bridge, Ted Kennedy somehow drove the car into the Chappaquiddick river. As the car was sinking, Ted Kennedy freed himself and continued to swim to shore. He never attempted to try and save the life of Mary Joe Kpochne. If that wasn't bad enough, Ted actually managed to sink even lower. He decided to wait until morning to call the police about what happened. It should be noted that Ted first called his lawyer and some of his aides, then he called the police. Some thought he should have been convicted of manslaughter. I guess because Ted was an ultra liberal from a prominent liberal family, that made him above the law. A week after the incident, Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident after causing injury. He received a two month suspended sentence. He basically got a slap on the wrist. People who leave the scene of car accidents don't get off that lightly. This was his excuse to why he not only left Mary Jo to die but also waited until the next morning to even report it.
If a conservative politician would have committed the same unthinkable acts, his political career would have been over He would have been sentenced to prison instead. Some said it was because of Ted's actions that night that prevented him from winning the Democrat nomination for President against Jimmy Carter. I still can't believe that the people in Massachusetts kept re electing him every six years for forty seven years. So many politicians have destroyed their political careers, because they cheated on their wives. Ted Kennedy left a woman to die on purpose, and he was re elected to the U.S Senate for almost eight terms. What does that say about the people of Massachusetts and liberals in general? Here is something to remember Ted Kennedy by. The classics never die, they just get archived and repeated.