Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Inexcusable Ted Kennedy

On September 14th, Ted Kennedy's memoirs will be posthumously released. A copy was obtained by The New York Times.

Kennedy called his actions at Chappaquiddick "inexcusable."

Yet Ed Klein, who has also written a biography of Kennedy, said that Kennedy liked to joke about Chappaquiddick.

If Kennedy could joke about an incident in which the life of another human being was lost due in no small part to his inactions then how sorry can he really be? Ted Kennedy joking about Chappaquiddick is inexcusable.

It is worth remembering that George W. Bush was arrested for drunk driving in Maine in 1976. Imagine if he had seriously injured or killed someone. Imagine also if Bush had joked about such an incident. The left-wing would be appalled and justifiably so. But because Kennedy supported a specific set of policies the same left-wing turns a blind eye. For them Chappaquiddick is water under the bridge.

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