ruggbutt wrote:I can't wait to see how you defend the Mary Jo Kopechne incident.........................
as stated to another, there is absolutely no defense. He should have done time, and benefitted from
the privilege to which he became accustomed. Ted Kennedy had a very complex life, and was far from perfect. He did accomplish much of value, and apparently touched the lives of many in a positive fashion.
For instance, he apparently called, personally, every family in Mass. who lost a son or daughter in Iraq Wars I and II,and Afghanistan. Did your Senators do that? I know mine didn't. The Chappaquidick incident was a disgrace, and, were I a member of the Kopechne family, I would have wished him dead, sooner. Ted's conduct, well into the 1990's, of his personal life, was at a level I would find repugnant. Still, I find it hard to judge a man, any man, with a simple dismissal, especially one with such a complex and long life.