Monday, July 18, 2005

Happy 36th Anniversary Teddy-Boy

On this day, 36 years ago, Teddy Kennedy caused the death of one Mary Joe Kopechne. This is not disputed. He drove the car into the Chappaquiddick, causing his companion to drown. Not disputed.

Was he drunk? Was she is pregnant girlfriend? Is there, as Mr. Kennedy claimed in 1973, "one system for the average citizen
and another for the high and mighty?"

Sure seems that way. At the least, manslaughter seems appropriate, if he was drunk as is widely believed, vehicular homicide.

So, how did a drunk, womanizing known killer become the voice of a political party? I honestly have no idea. These days the media goes wild over the thougth a President may have "inahled" or unfounded rumors that another did coke in college. How the heck does a guy who kills his pregnant girlfriend in a drunk driving accident avoid scrutiny?

It's a mad mad mad mad world.

Cheers Teddy, tip one back for your victim on this, the anniversary of your deed.