I’m not actually sure whether this shows Ted Kennedy or Ed Klein to have the worse moral compass. It seems that Klein revealed that one of Teddy’s absolute favorite forms of humor was hearing jokes about Chappaquiddick – where Kennedy at best allowed Mary Jo Kopechne to die in his car. Klein thought revealing this sick, twisted sense of imperviousness masquerading as a sense of humor was endearing and painted Kennedy in a good light.
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. It’s 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.
It’s actually really hard to figure out which individual is more skewed. It’s pretty close here, but I’m going to give it to Teddy. Only a monster would appreciate jokes about a woman who’s death he was at fault for.
Here’s a fairly dispassionate account of what Teddy Kennedy did on the night of July 18, 1969.
The left and the media (redundant) really are not understanding that Kennedy was not well respected outside of the leftist media elite. I work with solid blue-collar folks, good union members all, who have made rude to the point of obscene comments about Kennedy since his death. Today, after the unending media spew of stories glorifying this man, the comments were even more rude and totally hostile. Not one defender. There was a unanimous chorus of contempt for the man.
I’ve purposely not written a thing about Kennedy since his cancer was announced. But since Ed Klein has made his announcement of what Kennedy thought was funny, I am not going to remain silent any longer. After all, Teddy would have wanted it that way.
So, by all means, lefties, name the health care “reform” bill after good, old Teddy.
Chappaquiddickare has a wonderful, descriptive ring to it that explains exactly how it would work.