Thursday, September 03, 2009

Kennedy Expresses Regret for Chappaquiddick

How convenient. Ted Kennedy finally gets around to apologizing in his posthumous memoirs.

The problem is that we will never know the entire truth about Chappaquiddick. (For a good, short article which raises more questions than it answers, go here).

But for someone who was supposedly truly regretful during his lifetime, Ted never showed it. He was famous for asking people if they'd heard any new Chappaquiddick jokes. And he certainly never tried to make amends financially (or in any other manner) to Mary Jo Kopechne's family.

Kennedy wanted these memoirs to be published posthumously because he was hoping that history would somehow treat him more kindly than he deserved.

Sorry, Ted. I'm not buying it.


Lava said...

Me Either!!

daveawayfromhome said...

You heard that he was famous for "asking people if they'd heard any new Chappaquiddick jokes", and you're not buying his apology (and, presumably, his book).
I've heard that Mary Jo Kopechne's family doesnt hold a grudge against Kennedy, and if anyone has a right to be angry with him, it'd be them.

Who knows which (or if both) is true.
Who cares? The man is dead, the event happened 40 years ago, and a book was inevitable.