Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saint Ted

As you know Ted Kennedy passed away today. Although I was never a fan of Ted Kennedy, he was an effective politician and, I am sure, will be missed by many.

However, as good a politician as Ted Kennedy was he was never a saint. And yet if you heard the comments from President Obama, Senator Byrd, Chris Matthews, the media, etc., you would have thought that he was the male version of Mother Theresa.

In fact, the good news is that if Ted Kennedy is a saint, maybe there is hope for all of us! Review Ted Kennedy’s life and you will see what I mean.

Senator Kennedy attended Harvard University but was expelled twice: once for cheating on a test and a second time for paying a fellow classmate to cheat for him.

Kennedy enlisted in the Army and signed up for what he thought was a two year tour of duty. It seems that he actually signed up for four years and his father had to pull some strings to get enlistment down to two years and to make sure he served in Europe and not in combat in Korea. Kennedy did not appear to get into much trouble in the army but surprisingly could not rise above the rank of private first class – a remarkable “un-accomplishment” considering his education and background.

We all know the story of what happened on July 19, 1969, when he attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts. That evening he got in his car and with Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker, drove off the island. Kennedy drove the car off the bridge into to Poucha Pond. He swam to the shore and walked past a number of houses and a fire station and returned to the party. Two friends returned with him to the scene of the accident and told him by law he must report the incident to the police. Instead Kennedy made his way to his hotel, called his lawyer, and went to sleep. Kennedy called the police the next morning and by then the wreck had already been discovered. He later pled guilty of leaving the scene of an accident.

Since then Senator Kennedy’s reputation in D.C. is that of an obnoxious, drunk womanizer.

So, if Senator Kennedy is a saint, then there is hope for all of us.
Written by Jim Pirretti

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No More Liberals! said...

The liberals like to say Dubya was born of privilege & doesn't deserve his success. What about Ted? He was caught cheating in college. Oh yeah. He's a liberal Dimocrat so that's excusable.

Brooke L. said...

I liked that title "Senator Swimmer". I wish he would have taken Hillary & Michelle O for a drive.

The Cranky Conservative said...

Harlem has Charlie Rangel and Boston had Ted Kennedy, both parasites sucked the life for their personal wealth and power

RightKlik said...

A murderer is celebrated. The MSM has no shame.

Chuck Lehmann said...

Exerpt from the Patriot Post:
"Kennedy led the charge for the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, ending quotas based on national origin. He argued,"Our citizens will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. The ethnic mix of our country will not be upset...The bill will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area".
How did that turn out?
Editorial comment: This bill effectively halted immigration from Europe all because of the efforts of Ted Kennedy. This guy wasn't just the "Lion in the Senate" he was "Lying in the Senate".
Chuck Lehmann