Friday, August 28, 2009

Self Depracating, Or Just Absolutely Disgusting?

I heard this clip on Rush's show today, and was horrified.



This isn't an accusation from Ted Kennedy's political opponents, but a nostalgic remembrance by one of his friends. Ed Klein, former Newsweek editor, tells the Diane Rehm Show:

"I don't know if you know this or not, but one of his favorite topics of humor was indeed Chappaquiddick itself. And he would ask people, have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?

That is just the most amazing thing. Its not that he didn't feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but that he still always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side of things, too."


Are you kidding me?

This is the man over whom the entire left is in tears, sobbing and wailing, crying about how wonderful it would be to get "Health Care" done "In his honor," and here is a friend of his talking about how Kennedy liked to hear jokes about how a young woman died because he drove off a bridge while (allegedly) extremely intoxicated?

Once he reached shore, Kennedy claims to have made seven or eight attempts to rescue his victim, Mary Jo Kopechne, but could not free her. He then left the scene and didn't tell authorities until the next day, after the car and the body of Kopechne were found by two fishermen. He never did time for this abhorrent act, receiving a suspended two month sentence.

Now I'm as quick as anyone to have a good laugh at my own expense. I can be a real idiot, and I know it and love to help people make fun of me.

However, I can't even begin to imagine the feelings I would have, should I ever be responsible for the death of another human being... let alone have such a horrific event occur in such an irresponsible fashion. And, God forbid something so horrific ever happen in my life, I would never... absolutely never make a joke about that event or wish to hear a joke about that event.

I can only hope that Ed Klein misspoke during this interview.

As I write this, I in no way intend to dance on the grave of Ted Kennedy. I don't agree with much of his politics, but as John McCain said about him, I believe Kennedy was a man with a good heart who wished well for America, and that he was a man who said what he meant and meant what he said.

However, if Kennedy said that he wanted to know if his friends had heard any good Chappaquiddick jokes lately, and he meant that he honestly wanted to hear them, then I would believe I was wrong, because I sincerely believe that nobody with a good heart could ever act in such a disgusting manner.

17 comments:

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

Of course he thought it was funny. For 40 years the joke was on all of us when he skated away scot-free from negligent homicide, or at the very least vehicular manslaughter.

But you can't have manslaughter without man's laughter....

blackandgoldfan said...

Soloman, you are a much better person than I. Not only would I dance on his grave, but it'd be a POLE dance! Wait...he might consider it a tribute.

Sorry, but I haven't felt one shred of remorse for his passing.

KimJongEel said...

No common sense! With shouting!

Amusing Bunni said...

I saw this video the other day and was even more disgusted with this POS. I just wish this would get into all the "tributes" they are polluting the airwaves with.

PS: If you want to read exactly what Opies Mom had to say about his fame, and see the Glenn Beck linkage of him, go here, I updated my blog post with the latest info: http://bit.ly/1gxD3W

RightKlik said...

Libs are getting blood all over their hands in their effort to rehabilitate Kennedy's legacy.

M-Cat said...

Had no idea, and now am DIS.GUS.TED

tammy said...

I didn't know that either. Disgusting. Also disgusting - trying to add politics into the prayers spoken at his memorial.

Soloman said...

Steve.. I never thought of that, the relationship between manslaughter man's laughter. Puts things into a whole new perspective.

Soloman said...

B & G... I'm borderline changing my mind.

I remember what the left did to Tony Snow. Their behavior over his passing was simply because of an association with Fox News and the Bush43 admin, and it was sickening.

I promised to always be the decent person at the time of ones passing, and with rare exception, not celebrate the passing of a political rival, for they are an American and genearally we are a good people. '

However, this and a couple of other things about Teddy push me close to breaking my vow...

Soloman said...

Kim - why all the shouting?

Soloman said...

Bunni - I stopped by your link... pretty cool! I hope they are able to keep his identity a secret. I had no idea about Beck putting him on his site - I don't get to his site every day.. maybe I need to!

Hey... can you get Kim to stop the shouting?? lol... see ya!

Soloman said...

RightKlik - agreed... and did you see the clip of the kid "saying a prayer for health care" (giving a speech) at the funeral? Pathetic.

Thanks for coming by..

Soloman said...

M-Cat - sorry yet glad to bring this to your attention. Sheds a whole new light on him, eh?

Soloman said...

Hey Tammy... yes, I saw some of the prayers (like the kid) and it's been non-stop "TeddyCare" since the 25th.

You know, Reagan was a Conservative icon, but we didn't talk about liberating Iraq & Afghanistan "in his honor" and they should let Edward - and the rest of us.. rest in peace now that he's gone.

The Conservative Lady said...

Good job on the post. It's unbelievably disgusting if this story is true.

Mikki said...

Just appalling. Like blackandgoldfan above, I've felt no remorse over his passing. I've never thought very much of the man, and this little tidbit just added to my already low opinion of him.
Hi there! LOL I came via Tammy's blog. You'll be bored if you stop by mine, no political commentary going on there, but I love what you're doing over here. Thanks for your dedication to this very important cause, and keep it up! People like you and Tammy are really helping to inform those of us who don't follow the news too closely, or necessarily understand all the political mumbo jumbo.

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