Thursday, August 27, 2009

Remembering Mary Jo

You know, I'm not one to usually speak ill of the dead. I find it tacky. But what I find even more tacky right now is the disgusting flood of love and squishyness coming from the media in regards to the late Teddy Kennedy. President Obama and many others have spoken fondly of Kennedy's passion for his beliefs, his speaking presence, his accomplishments..... Yet I can only find myself thinking of the trail of destruction he left behind him after a life of clearly doing whatever he dang well pleased. He was a womanizer, a boozer, an adulterer, a cheat, a liar and a murderer. His numerous affairs led his heart-broken wife to alcoholism, for which he mocked her. I'm sorry that I can't get on board with eulogizing someone who was a hideous human being and should have been in jail a long time ago.
John Lofton over at American View wrote a piece several years ago when the Senator was on a Senate Judiciary Committee, and I think it speaks volumes about what the man's true accomplishments were in his lifetime.
In the meantime, my heart goes out to the family of Mary Jo Kopechne, whoever they may be. Her parents have both passed in recent years, and she had no siblings. I hope that they know that there are many of us who still care about the death of a Boiler Room Girl, and hope that she rests in peace.
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Trish D said...

I couldn't agree more - just another example of what's wrong with our nation...

(BTW, it's been awhile since I've actually visited your blog as opposed to just checking it through google reader - love the new look!)

Carla said...

I love how you are not afraid to tell it like it is. Its one thing to respect the dead but another to worship them...especially a guy like him. I was thinking the same thing while watching all the loyal worshipers on the news.
I guess its nice to know that no matter how big we screw up this life people might remember us as saints (although God might not be fooled :)