Skip to comments.Howie Carr: Ted K Passes Keys to his Son
Posted on 05/05/2006 12:22:18 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Bad news for Patches Kennedy, good news for Cynthia McKinney.
At the risk of sounding like Jesse Jackson, do you think theres a bit of a racial double standard at work here?
White congressman swerving around Capitol Hill at 2:45 a.m., with no lights on, smashes up his car, staggers around outside, claims hes on his way to a vote, inquires if the cops know who he is, and . . . is given a lift home.
Thats how Patches Kennedy got treated. Then theres Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, a black congresswoman who strides through a security gate, is chased by a Capitol cop, punches cop but doesnt endanger anyones life and . . . is the target of a federal grand jury.
Poor Patches. For the second time in four years, hes the poster boy for white privilege. Remember the old black lady he assaulted at LAX, a security guard making close to minimum wage? Didnt she know who he was?
And for the umpteenth time in his life, Patches has made a pluperfect ass of himself while he was, well, what exactly?
The statement issued by Patches spokeswoman last night made the claim that alcohol was not involved in his late-night accident.
But was something else perhaps coursing through his bloodstream? After all, it was less than three weeks ago in Portsmouth, R.I., that he was T-boned as he tried to make a wild left turn into oncoming traffic.
Patches was in a hurry to get to a CVS drugstore, where, among other things, they sell many little bottles that have labels pasted on them that say Do Not Operate Heavy Machinery after ingesting.
And what vote was he headed for - a vote on whether to cancel last call and just keep the joint open all night long?
Talk about Kennedy deja vu - how many times have we all seen the headlines that were moving across the wires late yesterday?
First: Kennedy involved in early morning accident.
Which was followed, moments later, by the equally traditional, Officers claim brass interfered in investigation of Kennedy accident.
His father, Ted, was the runt of the litter, and Patches is the runt of the litter of the runt of the litter. And the martini olive doesnt fall far from the tree.
Has Mothers Against Drunk Driving checked in yet to demand a full investigation of the alleged cover-up? Didnt think so - no need to rush to judgment just because the Capitol Police union says its uniformed members were forbidden to perform field sobriety tests, and that the collection of evidence was not permitted.
So what if the cops say the kid gloves for the Boy Congressman create the appearance of special favor for someone who is perceived to be privileged and powerful.
Privileged? Thats for sure. Powerful? Not yet, thank goodness.
Just yesterday, Patches father, Sen. Ted Kennedy, was promoting a new book purportedly written by his dog, Splash.
From Splash to Crash.
The smoking gun here is the fact that Patches neglected to turn on his headlights. Guys like Patches always remember everything else, but they always forget the lights. Fortunately for Patches, the cops drove him home, which was quite sporting of them. They do that for everybody who gets into a wreck at 2:45 a.m.
So what happens to Patches next? I believe hes one of the guardians of his mother, Joan. To paraphrase Juvenal, who will guard the guardians themselves?
I just have one final question for Patches guardian, his old man:
I know Dropkicks is gone, Ted, but dammit, why cant you get the kid a driver? Or at least let him use yours?
Heard on the Howie Carr show: difference between the other night and Chappaquiddick is that Ted was on his way to a boat (Chapp. Ferry) while Patches was on his way to a vote.
Wasn't that just PRICELESS!!!
I am really surprised that Patrick didn't just come out and say that he was "just testing the security barriers". It would certainly beat "my drugs done me wrong". I wonder if he will be investigated for doctor shopping.
"The left crucified Rush, but I bet we don't hear anything about this dolt's abuse of scrip drugs. "
Just think what the MSM would be doing if Rush had been driving the car and not Patches! They'd be absolutely giddy.
Talk radio's all over it (well, maybe not libtalk...)
"For talk radio hosts seeking fresh fodder, it was just what the doctor ordered: yet another flap involving Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), son of the notorious Teddy (D-Chappaquidick).
"Call it talk's instant battery recharge. How could anyone resist this one?
"Late Thursday, news spread like wildfire that Rep. Kennedy had been involved in his second car accident in just the past two weeks, this time at 3am, near the Capitol.
"Unlike his father's infamous 1969 wreck, there were no fatalities this time.
"One striking similarity, however: in all three crashes, based on available details, favoritism allegations seem to have substantial merit."
Hey, I try, dammit!
Blame the national GOP. They never run anybody with a snowball's chance against this dipstick. Seriously. Big gripe of mine. You know half of what makes the blue states so blue? The Party doesn't even try. Doesn't want to waste the moxy on an unsure bet, I guess.
I'd rather go hunting with Cheney than clubbing with Patches.
Since when did we grant diplomatic immunity to the runt of the litter's runt of the litter?
Can anyone reading this tell me that after being in a crash at 3AM and staggering out of their car they would be given a ride home (without a sobriety test to boot)?
Howie would always hint this particular Kennedy is gay. I'll bet he was coming home from a gay bar
My crystal ball sees a lawsuit against the maker of Ambien - "they should have known" - as well as legislation to protect us from those who can't read the warning labels!
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