From an email I received:
Mary Jo Kopechne.
She would have been 65 years of age this year.
When Sen. Ted Kennedy was merely just another Democrat bloating on
Capitol Hill on behalf of liberal causes, it was perhaps excusable to
ignore his deplorable past. But now that he's become Sen. John Kerry's
leading campaign attack dog, positioning himself as Washington's leading
arbiter of truth and integrity, the days for such indulgence are now
It's time for the GOP to stand up and remind America why Sen. Kerry's
chief spokesman had to abandon his own presidential bid in 1980 - time
to say the words "Mary Jo Kopechne" out loud. As is often the case,
Republicans have deluded themselves into thinking that most Americans
already know the story of how this "Conscience of the Democratic Party"
left Miss Kopechne behind to die in the waters underneath the Edgartown
Bridge in July 1969, after a night of drinking and partying with the
young blonde campaign worker. But most Americans under 40 have never
heard that story, or details of how Kennedy swam to safety, then tried to
get his cousin Joe Garghan to say he was behind the wheel. Those
young voters don't know how Miss Kopechne, trapped inside Kennedy's
Oldsmobile, gasped for air until she finally died, while the Democrats'
leading Iraq war critic rushed back to his compound to formulate the best
alibi he could think of.
Neither does Generation X know how Kennedy was thrown out of Harvard on
his ear 15 years earlier -- for paying a fellow student to take his
Spanish final. Or why the US Army denied him a commission because he
cheated on tests. As they listen to the Democrats' "Liberal Lion" accuse
President Bush of "telling lie after lie after lie" to get America to go
to war in Iraq, young voters don't know about that notorious 1991
Easter weekend in Palm Beach, when Uncle Teddy rounded up his nephews for a
night on the town, an evening that ended with one of them credibly
accused of rape.
It's time for Republicans to state unabashedly that they will no
longer "go along with the gag" when it comes to Uncle Ted's rants about
deception and moral turpitude inside the Bush White House. And if the
Republicans don't, let's do it ourselves by passing this forgotten
disgrace around the Internet to wake up memories of what a fraud and fake
Teddy really is.
The Democratic Party, not to mention Sen. John Kerry, should be
ashamed to have the national disgrace from Massachusetts as their spokesman.
And the GOP needs to say so out loud.
And you honestly want this representing you, curious?
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