When I wrote about Senator Ted Kennedy’s death I didn’t bring up what some would say is his legacy, or at the very least tarnished his legacy and appears how he is being remembered by those who GoogleChappaquiddick which some feel has been airbrushed out of the Kennedy narrative or at least we have selective memory.  What happened on July 18, 1969 was dishonorable in the fact it was irresponsible.  Whether it was an accident or intentional, God only knows and it is only His to judge.

In this narrative I did find a couple of things truly repulsive.  Exhibit A –from Melissa Lafsky writing at The Huffington Post:

We don’t know how much Kennedy was affected by her death, or what she’d have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history. What we don’t know, as always, could fill a Metrodome.

Still, ignorance doesn’t preclude a right to wonder. So it doesn’t automatically make someone (aka, me) a Limbaugh-loving, aerial-wolf-hunting NRA troll for asking what Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to say about Ted’s death, and what she’d have thought of the life and career that are being (rightfully) heralded.

Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.

Maybe she’d feel it was worth it?  Are you kidding me?  Yeah, I’m sure she thought, “Yes!  I get to be killed in order to preserve Senator Kennedy’s career!”  Unfortunately, Mary Jo Kopechne can’t be reached for comment on the account of being deceased, but I would highly doubt she’d feel blessed by the turn of events.

I also don’t think she’d find it very funny… You know, “don’t name a bridge after Ted” har har… but apparently it was something that Senator Kennedy enjoyed joking about.  Oh hilarious, a 28-year-old pregnant woman is dead, LOL.  Oh, that’s right, it’s self-depreciating humor as though how Senator Kennedy is portrayed is the important thing in the whole affair.  Forget about Mary Jo and her unborn baby, look at how this made Senator Kennedy look!  Look at how it ruined his presidential run in 1980.

Mary Jo Kopechne was a victim.  She wasn’t a martyr for the liberal cause, and she shouldn’t be a punch line.  She should be remembered, even if some would prefer not to.

6 comments
  1. I do agree that most of our legislation is legislation of morality. A civil society cannot stand except upon some level of morality. And I believe the founders knew this full well and understood that there has to be an absolute morality, not this moral relativism which the left likes to try and foist upon us.
    I think the kind of morality which it rightfully legislated is the natural law (which, since God is the God of nature, also happens to be his law). It is a worldwide understanding that killing and stealing are wrong, and we have laws against such things. There are fringe kooks who disagree, but I think people know that there is something built inside people which gives them the moral understanding of right and wrong.
    I just don’t want wacky fundamental islamic laws instituted in the United States, and similarly, I don’t feel like wacky fundamentalist Christian or Mormon laws should be instituted either.

    It is a complicated issue. I’m glad our founders gave us the country we have and I hope Americans understand the greatness of the system which they put in place as our government.
    .-= Liberty Belle´s last blog ..Redistribution of Faith =-.

  2. I am old enough to remember Chappaquiddick in the news, and although the facts of what happened may never be made public, It is clear that an innocent woman died and Kennedy acted VERY irresponsibly about all of it. He did not behave honorably, and although many appreciate his political career and works, I have never been able to look at him as a honorable man – just as I do not look at Bill Clinton as honorable because of the whole Monica Lewinsky affair.

    Many say that they don’t care what a politician does at home or on his free time, but I do – Who a person is and what they REALLY stand for really matters to me! Who we are is made of the little details and choices we make each day.

    When politicians lie to cover their butts, you can bet they will lie to us about ANYTHING they see fit to bend and distort to meet their needs.
    That matters a lot to me!

    Nina

  3. I had heard someone over had HuffPo made a bizzare remark about Mary Jo’s death. Now I have the bloggers name and the bizzare remark in context.

    What on earth does being a “Limbaugh-loving, aerial-wolf-hunting NRA troll” have to do with anything?
    .-= LarryK12309´s last blog ..Crunch Time For Home Schoolers =-.

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