Daily Wisdom

July 17, 2005

Kennedy Hypocrisy

The following is based on an E-mail I received from fellow Scrappler... Mack.

Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (D-MA) has become a leading Democratic attack dog, positioning himself as Washington's arbiter of truth and integrity. He comes out regularly with guns blazing, slamming the Bush adminsistration with allegations of lying, cover-up, deceit, or any accusation he can cobble together. This is a hypocrisy of the highest magnitude. Can anyone say... Chappiquiddick?

Republicans think that most Americans know the story of how this "Conscience of the Democratic Party" left Miss Kopechne behind to die in the waters underneath the Edgartown Bridge in July 1969, after a night of drinking and partying with the young blonde campaign worker.

But most Americans under age 50 have never actually heard that story, or any of the details of how young Kennedy, a very good swimmer, left her behind to fend for herself, swam to safety, and then tried to get his cousin Joe Garghan to say HE was behind the wheel.

Those young voters don't know how Miss Kopechne, hopelessly trapped inside Kennedy's Oldsmobile, gasped for air until she finally died, while the Democrats' leading Senator rushed back to his compound to formulate the best alibi he could think of. They don't know that he called his lawyer before he called the police for help. They don't know that Kennedy was driving with an invalid drivers license because he had such a horrible driving record.

Neither does Generation X know how Kennedy was thrown out of Harvard on his ear 15 years earlier -- for paying a fellow student to take his Spanish final. Or, how rumor has it that the US Army denied him a commission because he was caught cheating on tests (verification of this rumor would be most welcome).

Many young voters don't know about that notorious 1991 Easter weekend in Palm Beach, when Uncle Teddy rounded up his nephews for a night on the town, an evening that ended with one of them credibly accused of rape.

Many don't know that he firmly believed in the Right to Life and said so, until Roe v. Wade became the law of the land, at which point he shamelessly "changed his mind"
for political expediency.

He did the same thing in 2001 when he first fought hard to get the No Child Left Behind Act passed, and then again abandoned it for political expediency.

The Democratic Party should be ashamed to have this national disgrace from Massachusetts as their spokesman.


At 7/17/2005 4:50 PM , Anonymous Mack said...

Oh if only the American left cared. That is about the whole of the issue. They don't care about the antics of their own as long as it promotes their own power base. Case in point, The current Plame / Wilson / Rove fiasco.

As near as I can figure, Wilson lied about Plame's involvement as well as a number of other issues, Rove called him on it catching him in his lies, now the left wants to prosicute Rove for blunting their ill-fated attack and exposing the liar?

Would some one please tell me where in all this is the outrage that should be? They should be red faced enraged that this guy played politics with national security but they are mad because he was outed? I don't believe the disloyal opposition has any form of concience. But it is worth the effort to educate the rest of the country.

At 7/17/2005 4:56 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Hey Mack,

For my view on the whole thing, go here...



At 7/17/2005 5:00 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Let's try that again...

For my view on the whole thing, click here

At 7/17/2005 5:59 PM , Blogger camojack said...

I'll repeat an excerpt from one of my prior comments here:

camojack said...

(Reference to foul language-using troll deleted)
Oh, and possibly not being prosecuted for his indiscretions.
(Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment)

As someone I know once said, they didn't shoot enough Kennedys.

PS: Both links in your previous comments work; one just requires the old copy & paste routine...but you knew that, huh?

At 7/17/2005 7:03 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Yeah, the link works, but it runs off the edge of the column. I didn't want to confuse anybody and have them copy and paste only half the link.

At 7/17/2005 7:14 PM , Blogger Pat'sRick© said...

You said that the left doesn't care. That is absolutely not true. They care deeply and passionately ....
..........about regaining power and not losing their judicial legislation.

At 7/17/2005 11:15 PM , Anonymous JannyMae said...

"The Democratic Party should be ashamed to have this national disgrace from Massachusetts as their spokesman."

I agree, wholeheartedly, that they should be ashamed, and the fact that they are NOT, speaks volumes about how far they have degraded in their ethics, and how far they will go to regain their power!

At 7/17/2005 11:41 PM , Blogger Kajun said...

Kennedy lied!
Mary Jo died!

At 7/18/2005 9:00 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

I don't understand the folks in MA. Anyone with eyes and ears can see and hear what an absolute BLOWHARD he is! If it's his name and that he's the last Kennedy brother, then the folks in MA are just stupid. IMNSHO.

At 7/18/2005 12:48 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Absolutely right. Thanks for visiting. I hope you like my blog. Check back often.

At 7/18/2005 12:52 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

I guess in MA they're so far to the left they are willing to put up the with shenanigans and hypocrisy of people like Kerry and Kennedy. Sad, really.

At 7/18/2005 12:55 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Err, switch that... "put up WITH THE shenanigans..." I must be getting lexdysic, or da-Lexus, or dyslexic... oh, you know what I mean.

At 7/18/2005 5:13 PM , Blogger Kajun said...

I hear you're getting a Lexus.

You must be making a fortune with this blog! Mine's just making me a little poorer.

At 7/19/2005 11:15 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

C'mon... how's a FREE blog making you poorer? Are you spending too much time blogging instead of making hay while the sun shines? (...or is it: while the sun don't shine?) I never really figured out which one of those was the right one. Probably "sun don't shine"... makes more sense somehow.


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