Chappaquiddick at 40

Scott Johnson at Powerline reminds us that yesterday, July 18, was the fortieth anniversary of the Chappaquiddick incident. Scott quotes a friend about this grisly instance of the triumph of riches and political power over the rule of law:


[A]n inebriated Senator Ted Kennedy marked a reunion of his brother Bobby’s “Boiler Room” girls by driving one to her death off the Dyke Road bridge.

This manslaughter might have been forgiven if Kennedy hadn’t decided to evade responsibility for the accident and cover it up by failing to report it, trying to co-opt one of his aides to cop to being the driver, and then leaving them to try and fix it for him for over seven hours.

Worse, Mary Jo Kopechne, whose drowned body was found in a position trying to eke out the last molecules of air within the submerged car, was left to drown by the self-involved Senator, who chose not to seek immediate help.

As Scott notes, this shameful episode has gone entirely unremarked by the so-called mainstream media.


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