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Teddy’s Anniversary

Posted by TheJOTUS on July 23, 2008

The Jotus took a long weekend to enjoy the Amelia Earhart festival in Atchison, KS, so I was sort of incognito and unable to comment on one of the most significant annivesaries in American History.  July 18/19, 1969, Chappaquiddick Island.  Or, as some have called the most brilliant cover-up ever achieved in a nation where investigative procedures are well developed and where the principles of equal justice prevail.  Let’s have a belated review shall we?  Yes, we shall:

During a party on Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969, Senator Kennedy drove his 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 off Dike Bridge (also spelled Dyke Bridge), a wooden bridge that is angled obliquely to an unlit road onto which he claimed to have made a wrong turn. The car plunged into tide-swept Poucha Pond (at that location a channel) and landed upside down under the water. There is speculation about whether Mary Jo Kopechne drowned or suffocated.

Kennedy returned on foot to the Lawrence Cottage where a party was in progress. Two other men, his cousin Joseph Gargan and party co-host Paul Markham then assisted him in trying to reach rescue Kopechne. All involved failed to use the telephone at the Lawrence Cottage to call the police for help. Kennedy discussed the accident with several people, including his lawyer, before he was contacted by the police. The next morning July 19, 1969 Police Chief Dominick Arena called the Senator from the closest house to the Dike Bridge rented at the time by the Malms. Senator Kennedy was given the news that his mother’s car had been involved in a fatal accident. Kennedy had never reported the accident, a science teacher and 15 year old boy fishing discovered Kennedy’s car the morning where the incident occurred.

Kopechne’s body was discovered by diver John Farrar. John Farrar observed that a large amout of air was released from the car when it was righted in the water, he also noted that the trunk when opened was remarkably dry. These observations and others lead many to believe that Mary Jo Kopechne had not drowned but suffocated in an air pocket within the Delmont 88. The diver John Farrar has stated that he was on call and available at the time of the accident.

Though claiming to be injured, Kennedy, swam a second larger body of water after the accident to return to his hotel room as the ferry was closed for the night.

Teddy waited 10 hours to call in the “accident” while he huddled with his lawyers.  Mary Jo Kopechne survived for as long as two hours in the submerged automobile by breathing a pocket of trapped air.

In a stark bit of foreshadowing, the Kennedys call their lawyers rather then dialing 911.  Fun Fact: Ted Kennedy’s dog is named… ‘Splash’

To put this in a little perspective folks, fewer people died in Abu Ghraib prison than died in Ted Kennedy’s Oldsmobile.  Furthermore, it took less time for the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his car sank–with Mary Jo Kopechne in it–at Chappaquiddick.

It was a sad time this past weekend indeed.  For justice, politics, scummy politicians, lost integrity and especially for Mary Jo’s family.

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5 Responses to “Teddy’s Anniversary”

  1. jrchaard said

    The same media that covers this up, have crowned king obama

  2. Nita said

    You are so right on this post. Teddy boy, a MARRIED GROWN man, drove off the small bridge, failed to render aid and a young woman died. Then, because of who he was, lied, tried to cover it up, and has ignored Mary Jo. He should have been in jail for a very long time and NEVER been elected much less re-elected over and over. I just do not understand the people of MA!! Trent Lott made a joke at a party and was O U T. Double Standard for Teddy boy and his lib buds.

  3. GolFWidow said

    Although I agree with your story, 911 in 1969?

  4. Robbie said

    The Army 7th Corp destroyed the Medina Republican Guard with units of the 1st Armored Division and the 2 Brigade.

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