August 27, 2009

Hey Brother, Can You Spare a Snorkel?

The image at the right is, of course, the face of Ted Kennedy. It was a creation done by S. Weasel who has one of the most interesting web sites I have come across in a long. long time.

Her posts range from the sublime to the -- well -- sublimely absurd and the commentary by her and her visitors very poignant, witty, and very often side-splitting.

But I call your attention to her post accmmpanying the grotesque picture she did of the departed senator. It recalls the last few minutes (hours?) of Mary Jo Kopechne's life in the car beneath the waters at Chappaquiddick, describing how the Lion of the Senate saw fit to leave her to her fate. Ms Weasel's narrative does not include the events running up to that tragedy and the description of Kennedy's cowardly desertion on one of his Brother's loyal "boiler-room girls". The following is from the Wikipedia entry on the subject (emphasis added):
On July 18, 1969, Kopechne attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island, off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, held in honor of the Boiler Room Girls. It was the fourth such reunion of the Robert Kennedy campaign workers.

Kopechne reportedly left the party at 11:15 p.m. with Robert's brother Ted Kennedy, after he — according to his own account — offered to drive her to catch the last ferry back to Edgartown, where she was staying. She did not tell her close friends at the party that she was leaving and she left her purse and keys behind.

Kennedy stated he made a wrong turn on the way and came upon a narrow, unlit bridge without guardrails. Kennedy drove the 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 off the bridge and it overturned in the water. Kennedy extricated himself from the submerged car but Kopechne died, after what Kennedy said were several diving attempts to free her.

Kennedy contacted several aides that night, but failed to report the incident to the authorities until the car and Kopechne's body were discovered the next morning. Kopechne's parents said that they learned of their daughter's death from Ted Kennedy himself[1] before he reported his involvement to the authorities, but that they learned Kennedy had been the driver only from wire press releases some time later.

The picture and her chilling narrative of that poor girl's fate should be required reading for water-carriers like Chris Matthews and the rest of the MSM, state-controlled-media who sing the praises for Kennedy.

After reading Ms Weasel's words, you will agree that the picture is appropriate.

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