Kennedy denies affair with Kopechne in new memoir

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said in a new book that he was not romantically involved with young Mary Jo Kopechne and that he never escaped the despair he felt after she died in the 1969 car crash that has been seared into the national consciousness as “Chappaquiddick.”…
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Kennedy memoir calls Chappaquiddick ‘inexcusable’

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy wrote in a memoir being published this month that he made terrible decisions after the 1969 car crash that killed Mary Jo Kopechne, but said he was never romantically involved with her and was haunted by that night for his entire life….
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VILLAGE IDIOTS

Fear this: “You need to back these congressmen and let them know you’re not going to let them be steamrollered by a bunch of people who have been frightened. Don’t let anybody tell you that President Obama wants to ration health care. We are rationing health care in America. I’m not a very good politician any more; I just say what I think. But I have been waiting for this for 40 years … to recreate the American dream.” –Bill Clinton

Cat out of the bag: “We need to pass a bill this year. Doing nothing is not only the worst thing we can do for the economy, it’s the worst thing we can do for the country. It’s also the worst thing we can do for the Democrats.” –Bill Clinton

Prophet of doom: “[This country has] a moral duty to pass health care reform. This year.” –Algore

Keen Sense of the Obvious: “Here is why tort reform is not in the bill. When you go to pass a really enormous bill like that the more stuff you put in, the more enemies you make, right? And the reason why tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everybody else they were taking on, and that is the plain and simple truth.” –former DNC Chairman Howard Dean

Wrong victim: “Both a plane crash in Massachusetts in 1964 and the ugly automobile accident on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969 almost cost [Ted Kennedy] his life.” –Kennedy sycophant Ted Sorensen, who apparently missed the fact that Kennedy’s passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, did lose her life. Indeed, Kennedy survived her by more than 40 years.

Wind beneath his wings: “Of course Barack Obama had the wings of hope and the winds of possibility behind him, but Ted Kennedy was an awful powerful gust of wind that gave him a necessary lift.” –Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson (“Gust of wind”? You got that right!)