July 18, 2005

Another Remembrance.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:34 pm

Kopechne.jpgMy friend Denny, guitar and kazoo maestro, reminds us that today is the anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne**. For those of you who are not old enough to remember July 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne was the young woman who died when the car driven by Senator Kennedy plunged into Poucha Pond after a night of partying on Chappaquiddick Island by Senator Kennedy and his friends. Senator Kennedy’s day in court concerning this incident lasted approximately seven minutes.

Denny provides this link for additional information. Click it. Bookmark it. Read it.

Then draw your own conclusions concerning the Senior Senator from Massachusetts.

** As Denny says, “The accident happened either the night of July 18 or the morning of July 19 depending on how many times Ted’s story changed.”


  1. Jesus. After all this time the facts get hazy. Reading over this account brings it all back. A more dishonorable man is hard to imagine. Not only a liar and a cheat, but a coward and a killer. What a piece of crap that man is.

    Comment by Sluggo — July 18, 2005 @ 9:47 pm

  2. If it wasn’t for that totally fake moon landing in July 1969, obviously orchistrated by the Kennedy family to cover JFK’s “within this decade” bullshit, Teddy would have gone to jail.

    On the other hand, how much would you have paid to be his drill sergeant when he enlisted in the Army? I hope that guy had fun.

    Comment by Dan — July 19, 2005 @ 3:12 am

  3. Poor old Mary Jo is buried in the town next to my hometown. I drive past her gravesite everytime I go back for a visit there.

    You would have to have grow up there to understand how boring nothing and hopeless nowhere that place was. I can’t help imagining the thrill and the hope for an exciting and glamorous future Mary Jo must have felt when she left for a job in Washington.

    Was she awake and aware as she was drowning? “She definitely was holding herself in a position to avail herself of the last remaining air that had to be trapped in the car.” Did she have time to think about Pennsylvania and how this wouldn’t be happening if she remained in that quiet town? Or did she spend her last minutes on earth wondering what was taking Ted Kennedy so long to come back and rescue her?

    Comment by Suzette — July 19, 2005 @ 8:02 am

  4. At least the scandal relieved us of the possibility of a Ted Kennedy Presidency. Now that would have been scary.

    Comment by The Prop — July 19, 2005 @ 9:11 am

  5. I have been haunted by the thoughts of the horror of her last minutes (possibly hours).

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 19, 2005 @ 11:10 am

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