Saturday, May 06, 2006

Like Father, Like Son

Kennedy has become a household name, not because of their status in government, but mostly because of their crass behavior. This goes back to the time when Senator Edward Kennedy left Mary Jo Kopechne to die in a car which he had driven off a bridge in Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts. Senator Kennedy escaped and never called the police and reported the accident. Perhaps she could have been saved, but we will never know. But, he has never been held responsible for this wreck. So it goes with his son, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Democrat from Rhode Island.

To get the real scoop on Patrick Kennedy, go to Donkey Cons. There are many links and hours of reading. You should come away knowing this guy very well!

But if you're Ted Kennedy's kid, you're off the hook.

And that's PJK's basic problem: The Kennedy name is like Teflon against consequences for your screw-ups. To be a third-generation Kennedy is to exist in a sort of Nerf world, where everything is padded for you, and no matter how stupid and irresponsible you are, nothing really bad can happen to you. Not exactly a character-building environment, you see.

Stuck on Stupid also has a nice little piece on Patrick: Patriquiddick.

Linked at Conservative Cat

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