Purely Political, By James Buckley
OK, so you didn’t like Donald Trump. But my gang (the 74 million-plus of us who voted for his re-election) and I still haven’t figured out what it was or is that turned otherwise sensible people into Trump-hating fire-breathing lunatics.
President Trump never drove one of his election interns off a bridge and let her drown as Sen. Ted Kennedy did before he (probably drunkenly) walked back to his cottage to… get help?
No, to get dry.
Sen. Kennedy was way more concerned with what this incident may have done to his career than he was about the young lady whose life he had just ended by driving off the rickety one-lane wooden Dike bridge (with no guard rails) on a small peninsula called Chappaquiddick at the eastern end of the island of Martha’s Vineyard at midnight after an evening of partying. But, not long after the events of that day had resolved themselves in Sen. Kennedy’s favor, his political party had him and his gonads in full control.
He managed to get himself re-elected and became “the conscience of the Democrat Party,” its living “lion” in the Senate. Sen. Kennedy not only caused the death of a young lady (and paid no price, political or otherwise) but years earlier was actually kicked out of Harvard for cheating on a Spanish exam by paying a friend of a friend to take the test using his name.
Who would vote for such a man? The people of Massachusetts apparently, and Sen. Kennedy…