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    Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick..

    I imagine this subject may have been discussed before,,however me and Venny were talking about American Presidents,and Ted Kennedy came up,so we looked on Wiki to find out what it was all about,,and to us it looks like he either murdered her or simply left her to die...Does anybody know more than that..????????>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..""""

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    jhharlan

    If Ted Kennedy had been driving a Volkswagon, Mary Jo Kopechne would be alive today..... (not my joke, National Lampoon posted it....)
    terryfossil 1

    Yeah i know JH, i did see it..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<..

    4 Answers

    Kennedy was in a place that he shouldn't have been, with a woman with whom he shouldn't have been. He had a car accident likely due to driving drunk. The car, with he and his passenger, slid into a river. The woman died. Do you call that getting away with murder? I think so. The Kennedy family has gotten away with lots of bad behavior over many years and it appears to be their 'normal'.....no consequences for any of it. Why is that?    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    mycatsmom

    The family wanted her exhumed to do another autopsy, but the Kennedy family paid them to shut them up .
    terryfossil 1

    You are being a bit to polite Duck,,however i agree with you..i am in the middle of watching a movie called" murder in Greenwich (2002)".these kennedy's are real bad news,,..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    from what i read, they were coming back from a party. it was dark. he went into the water by accident. panicked and left the scene. she died. this family of men were great flirts including the father joe kennedy. he once told his sons to have sex whenever the opportunity came up.

    terryfossil 1

    So how did they get elected to government,,surely the people know what they are..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<..
    Ducky

    Moderator
    @Terry...Easy. How many times do you hear the "nice forgiving (P.C.) people" make the statement, "A person's personal life doesn't affect their political decisions." Really?
    terryfossil 1

    @ Duck,gotcha Duck,,so if the grim reaper wants to run for president,thats okay because his personal life is separate from being president,,oh silly me,,now i see how sensible that is,,lol>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Exactly! :)
    tabber

    terryfossil to add to other's comments, back in those days politicians were not watched and scrutinized like they are today. president kennedy did everything with women he was attracted to. secret service looked away. they starting cracking down with president clinton. he probably thought he was covered. however, the tides had started turning and people were getting paid to dish the dirt, even on presidents, which was unheard of during the john kennedy era.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    @tabber...Maybe so but still, it was all over the news for months and that information was known, world wide. But....he was a Kennedy so....Bill Clinton is yet another story. I can't believe how admired he is. But, he's the smooth Bill Clinton so....Then Hilary has him stand up beside her and campaign for 'his wonderful wife'. When a person can't even be loyal to one with whom they took vows, what does that say about their honesty? What does that say about Hilary?
    tabber

    Ducky you are so correct regarding it being al over the news. but we all know public attitudes are constantly changing all the time, mainly influenced by tv and various media. so i guess there's always going to be debate about how much the public should tolerate foolish behavior from people in leadership and political positions.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    You're right tabber...thinking does change. I would hope, though, that a standard of morality might count, at least when it comes to those people who continue to rise to the top, while people cheer them on. (A mistake is one thing....a life style is quite another.) Sad.
    Bob/PKB

    I find Bill and Hillary to be two of the most untrustworthy, self-serving, deceitful, phony people in politics today. Who has ever said something complimentary about HER personality (you can read multiple accounts of her unpleasant nature and vulgarity). He made a fool of her in front of the world, and she is so power driven, she didn't divorce his stinky bu}}. Neither of them has the qualities of a world leader.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    @Bob...I agree. Hilary stayed with him for her own political advantage "one day", and "one day" has finally arrived for her and for him too, if she is elected. Quite a pair!
    Bob/PKB

    My NY mother-in-law thought Hilary would be a wonderful senator (die hard Democrat that she was). Possible they shared in common their philandering spouses, although M-I-L did have some courage and left him for a while.
    We are in dire straits in the US this election year. (In my opinion) the most qualified and sincere, tried and true candidate doesn't have the media appeal of the riffraff.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    It seems that the controversy and bluster is attractive to some, not to mention outright dishonesty seeming okay with others.

    Any "regular" person would have been charged with manslaughter, at least. He didn't shoot her, probably,  but was the direct cause of her death. And the voters in Massachusetts reelected him faithfully, just like the morons who elect Feinstein,  Boxer, and Brown out here. 

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Charisma counts in politics. Our newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is charming, charismatic, tall and handsome. No coincidence that he beat Stephen Harper who is NOT! That seems to be what we humans go for....looks and charisma over substance.
    Bob/PKB

    Shallow to our own destruction
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Yep.

    But they were,  are, The Kennedys! Rich,  powerful,  jocks and ladies.  The story of legends.  Oh what a tangled web we weave etc. Money talks.  There have been rapes covered up and the antics of Ted. Books are written,  rumors shared,  was there a shooter on the grassy knoll? 

    terryfossil 1

    Gutless mob of scumbags,they will get what they deserve after death,,for all who escape justice here,without remorse,,justice will be metted out in the end,,,just my opinion JH..>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..
    jhharlan

    Jack was a philanderer and look at what happened to him!
    Bob/PKB

    I doubt he was killed for being a womanizer....unless he got cozy with a the wife or daughter or mother or cousin or niece or friend or grandma of someone who didn't approve....unless Jackie got tired of it and took matters into her own hands.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Or....all of the above. He was, after all, quite the busy boy!
    Bob/PKB

    Odd, that was never considered a motive....


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