I'm assuming nobody archived the thread on DU?
First of all, he did admit he was wrong.
It is possible to believe you're not drunk. He did apologize for not reporting the incident at first. He also asked if he should stay in his position. I personally would have said no, but the point is he asked."I regard as indefensible the fact that I did not report the accident to the police immediately", but denied driving under the influence of alcohol and denied any immoral conduct between him and Kopechne. Kennedy asked the Massachusetts electorate whether he should stay in office and, after getting a favorable response, he did so.
Some may not view this as good, some would.In October 1971, Kennedy made his first speech about The Troubles in Northern Ireland: he said that "Ulster is becoming Britain's Vietnam", demanded that British troops leave the northern counties, called for a united Ireland, and declared that Protestants who could not accept this "should be given a decent opportunity to go back to Britain" (a position he backed away from within a couple of years). Kennedy was harshly criticized by the British, and formed a long political relationship with Irish Social Democratic and Labour Party founder John Hume. In scores of anti-war speeches, Kennedy opposed President Richard Nixon's policy of Vietnamization, calling it "a policy of violence [that] means more and more war." In December 1971, Kennedy strongly criticized the Nixon administration's support for Pakistan and its ignoring of "the brutal and systematic repression of East Bengal by the Pakistani army". He traveled to India and wrote a report on the plight of the 10 million Bengali refugees. In February 1972, Kennedy flew to Bangladesh and delivered a speech at Dhaka University, where a killing rampage had begun a year earlier.
And I mentioned children's healthcare earlier. Just because some of you all didn't see some of it as good doesn't mean others feel the same.Meanwhile, Kennedy renewed his efforts for national health insurance. While proposing a single-payer solution favored by organized labor, he also negotiated with the Nixon administration on their preferred employer-based, HMO-oriented solution. The two sides could not come to agreement, and Kennedy would later regret not seizing upon the Nixon plan. In the wake of the Watergate scandal, Kennedy pushed campaign finance reform; he was a leading force behind passage of the Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1974, which set contribution limits and established public financing for presidential elections. In April 1974, Kennedy travelled to the Soviet Union, where he met with leader Leonid Brezhnev and advocated a full nuclear test ban as well as relaxed emigration, gave a speech at Moscow State University, met with Soviet dissidents, and secured an exit visa for famed cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Kennedy's Subcommittee on Refugees and Escapees continued to focus on Vietnam, especially after the Fall of Saigon in 1975.
I also heard he petted a puppy once back in 73 but I don't have a link!
I seem to remember that it was a republican president who made that possible.And I mentioned children's healthcare earlier. Just because some of you all didn't see some of it as good doesn't mean others feel the same.
Kennedy was always self serving. He had a long habit of taking credit for other peoples work going all the way back to his school days. He was an elitist of the worst kind - the kind that had no redeeming qualities.
He never admitted he drove drunk and left a woman to die."reported the accident"...he walked past a dfire station and a police station, both of whom could have saved her. All he was concerned with was his sorry ass and his career.He did apologize for not reporting the incident at first. He also asked if he should stay in his position
Show me where he went to the Kopechne family and admitted to them what he had done, show me where he showed ANY remorse for her death whatsoever.
The man was scum.
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