I'm getting a little dizzy from all the spin here! :eek:

givemebackmycountry (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:05 PM
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Little help here....Ted Kennedy and the Chappaquiddick incident.
Advertisements [?]Guy that works for me threw the "Teddy Kennedy should be in jail for the Chappaquiddick incident" line at me tonight.
Lady had a knot on her head, he left her for a day or so before he actually 'fessed up etc...

Can anyone direct me to a place that actually explains what happened that night, so I can shut his ass up?
He let her die. Very simple DUmmy.

ryanmuegge (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:08 PM
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1. He probably should be, but other politicians have done a lot worse. Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 11:09 PM by ryanmuegge
Like the guy that killed thousands of civilians in Iraq. Cheney should be in jail for shooting that dude in the face. Bush should be in jail for insider trading (the Harken incident).
So "insider trading" is worse??????????? Bah, my head hurts!

alyce douglas (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-22-08 08:17 AM
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49. yes, that was the thread I was thinking about
could have been a "set up" for Teddy that nite. I wouldn't put anything past these thugs.
lonestarnot (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:11 PM
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4. Ignorant fuckers will drone on no matter what you show them.

Lex (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:17 PM
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12. Did you ask "HOW IS THIS RELEVANT to what's going on TODAY?"
Jesus H. that was 40 years ago.

Is that ALL they got?
Pot, meet kettle.

But some of them have half a brain:

Skittles (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:12 PM
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5. had he not been rich he probably would have gone to jail
Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 11:12 PM by Skittles
his actions following that incident seemed to be with his career in mind and not her welfare

Beacool (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-22-08 02:02 AM
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37. What Teddy did is inexcusable.
Accidents do happen, but he let that girl drown without reporting the accident until the following morning. As it turns out, the poor girl was alive in an air pocket for quite a while. She died a terrible death. I sometimes have wondered if Teddy ever thinks of what he did that night and regrets not having gotten help right away. He covered his butt (he was driving drunk), but the ensuing scandal prevented him from ever becoming president.
They'll believe anything to validate their little hero.