KENNEDYS CIRCLING THE WAGONS ONCE AGAIN
Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) was in another car accident and was observed to be "staggering" by the police who witnessed the accident. But guess what?
Baird wrote that Capitol Police Patrol Division units, who are trained in driving under the influence cases, were not allowed to perform basic field sobriety tests on the Congressman. Instead, two sergeants, who also responded to the accident, proceeded to confer with the Capitol Police watch commander on duty and then “ordered all of the Patrol Division Units to leave the scene and that they were taking over.”
Now that it's too late for a sobriety test: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident. I will fully cooperate with the Capitol Police in whatever investigation they choose to undertake."
Now for his excuse: Rep. Kennedy blames crash on sleep medicine
Brian Maloney has a posted a rundown (no pun intended) of Patrick Kennedy’s “major recent flaps.”
"Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?"
- Senator Ted Kennedy, 1973 -
Friday, May 5th
8 AND THEY'RE OFF!
The media, that is, as well they should be. Remember the days when any whiff of Kennedy scandal was an automatic blackout in the news? How many people refused to believe that Jack Kennedy did *IT* with anyone other than Jackie, and especially not with that Marilyn "Happy Birthday Mr. President" Monroe! Of course, Teddy wasn't quite as lucky, but he did avoid prison for killing Mary Jo Kopechne. For a primer on how the Kennedy klan deal with scandal, read the excellent Season In Purgatory by Dominick Dunne.
The blogosphere is abuzz with this story. Michelle Malkin has a comprehensive post on it, including an interesting link about Kennedy's handwriting. h/t Lorie (& thanks for the link!)
8 John Hinderaker, at Power Line, asks The Generic Kennedy Question specifically about Patrick: What possesses people in his Rhode Island district--does he have some connection with Rhode Island?--to vote for him? Can the people of Rhode Island possibly be proud of being represented by a slow-witted, uninformed young man with admitted psychiatric and drug problems?
I couldn't resist posting today's NY Post front page, especially with the bit about the Kentucky Derby on top. It cracked me up.