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Ted Kennedy caught cheating on Harvard Spanish Exam ^

Posted on 08/26/2009 7:06:37 PM PDT by HD1200

Then a freshman, Kennedy was forced to withdraw from Harvard for two years after cheating on a Spanish final. According to “The Education of Edward Kennedy,” by Burton Hersh, the future U.S. Senator and presidential candidate had the roommate of one of his football teammates take the exam for him.

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TOPICS: US: Massachusetts; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; cheaters; harvard; sourcetitlenoturl; tedkennedy
What a piece of work Ted Kennedy was.
1 posted on 08/26/2009 7:06:37 PM PDT by HD1200
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To: HD1200

This time he was caught. How many times was he not?

Libs are pure hypocrites.

2 posted on 08/26/2009 7:10:57 PM PDT by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: HD1200

Yes.....we know. ;-)

3 posted on 08/26/2009 7:11:41 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: HD1200

Teddy was the most over-rated politician I’ve ever seen.

4 posted on 08/26/2009 7:13:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Was Teddy "Tooted"?)
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To: noblejones
And this is what comes of having a Daddy who can buy your legacy. So even if you are, in point of fact, a stupid, cheating, lying, lecherous drunken lout that carelessly kills people, you can grow up to be a revered US Senator.
(Thanks, Boston)
5 posted on 08/26/2009 7:18:25 PM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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6 posted on 08/26/2009 7:19:40 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: HD1200

The guy was a fraud. His dad was a rum-runner with mob connections. The whole family is an icon of illegitimacy.

7 posted on 08/26/2009 7:20:58 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Nevermore
"...cheating, lying, lecherous drunken lout that carelessly kills people, you can grow up to be a revered US Senator. "

Not only that, but since he was incapable of carrying a note, he brought sadness and shame to all Irishmen.

8 posted on 08/26/2009 7:25:52 PM PDT by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: HD1200

This it typical of liberals.

BTW, ever hear of see evidence of Obama graduating from anywhere, or his grades? Or even medical records? God only knows if we will ever see his birth certificate.

9 posted on 08/26/2009 7:27:41 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: HD1200
Among other schools, Kennedy attended Fessenden School, and later the private Milton Academy, earning only C grades. He was admitted to Harvard University as a "legacy", due to his his father and older brothers having attended there. In 1951, Kennedy was expelled from Harvard for cheating, having paid a classmate to take a Spanish test for him. His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to England, worked with the Boston Globe's top political editor on how to blunt the impact of this revelation. His father further advised him to refrain from cheating, stating, "you're clever enough." After his expulsion, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army, receiving no special treatment according to his sergeant, but his father worked to keep his son out the Korean War. Instead, in 1952 Kennedy was assigned to the NATO honor guard in Paris, France.[4] Kennedy failed to advanced beyond the rank of Private, and upon being discharged he returned to Harvard, subsequently graduating in 1956. Kennedy also graduated from the University of Virginia law school in 1959, where he was the winner of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition.[5][6] Harvard University later bestowed an honorary degree on Kennedy when he was 76-years-old, with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer providing featuring remarks, and a performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. [7]
10 posted on 08/26/2009 7:28:09 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: - Prv. 28:2)
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To: daniel1212
Make that "you're not clever enough."

Kennedy married Virgina Joan Bennett on Nov. 29, 1958, and on Nov. 8th, 1960, he saw his brother, John F. Kennedy, elected President. After passing his bar exam and briefly serving as an assistant district attorney, Kennedy was elected to Senator in 1962, with the help of his Presidential brother's maneuvering,[8] and was re-elected to that office eight times. On. Nov. 22. 1963, Ted Kennedy suffered the death of his brother and President, due to assassination. Kennedy was seriously injured in a plane crash in 1964, which broke his back in nineteen places. As a result Kennedy suffered back and neck pain for the remainder of his life.

June 5,1968 saw the assassination of his brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The following year Kennedy drove his car off a bridge at Chappaquiddick, Mass., and managed to escape, but failed to attempt to rescue his passenger, campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne from drowning, or notify authorities till the next day.

In 1980, Kennedy campaigned to become the Democratic nominee for president, but lost to incumbent Jimmy Carter. Problems with alcohol and martial fidelity followed him,[9] and in 1984 he divorced his wife of 24 years. He later became the object of more controversy in 1991, when after the end of a night out with the senator, his nephew William Smith was charged with raping a woman. Although Smith was acquitted, the media attention negatively affected Kennedy. In 1992, Kennedy remarried, to Washington lawyer Victoria Reggie.[10][11][12] Kennedy also was the subject of controversy regarding his alleged advisement to the Soviet Union during the Presidency of Ronald Regan.[13]

During his career as Senator, Kennedy is credited with several legislative endeavors, primarily in liberal goals in welfare, civil rights, and education. He was instrumental in passing Head Start (part of the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act), and promoted the No Child Left Behind Act, as well as increases in minimum wage, and fought for unrestricted access to abortion, even in late term, and voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. He repeatedly sought to pass hate crimes legislation, such as would penalize discrimination against homosexuals and women[14], and voted against DOMA. Kennedy was a strong supporter of the 1965 Hart-Celler Act, which signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, which dramatically changed US immigration policy and numbers.[15]

During his tenure on the Senate Judiciary Committee Kennedy was an outspoken critic of conservative Supreme Court nominees, such as Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito. He also supported nuclear reduction treaties, and worked for more student aid for GIs, and led opposition to the Iraq war.

Kennedy success as a Senator was partly attributed to his ability to manage people. Thomas M. Rollins, former staff director of the Labor Committee, stated, "He's a genius at managing people." "Kennedy uses staff people the way Pony Express riders used horses: Ride 'em hard and then leap to another horse". His staff was one of the Senate's largest, with nearly 100 professionals and several dozen interns and visiting fellows.[16]

11 posted on 08/26/2009 7:31:57 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: - Prv. 28:2)
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To: HD1200
tedward, the ONLY kennedy ever to be in the service and NOT be an Officer!!!

no known cheats and liars in the officer corp if you please...

12 posted on 08/26/2009 7:35:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: HD1200
But let's not forget, he invented the waitress sandwich!

Friday, August 05, 2005
The Kennedy-Dodd Waitress Sandwich Information Clearinghouse
by Bonjo

Chris Dodd, recalling the good old days.

One of the search terms that frequently brings visitors to the SOTR is "kennedy dodd waitress sandwich". Somehow our lowly blog has become the Internet repository for information on Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd and an unsuspecting waitress at La Brasserie (a restaurant near Capitol Hill in Washington, DC). Some accounts put this event at The Monocle, another DC restaurant. For all we know, it happened at both establishments--and who's to say similar antics didn't occur at many others. Therefore, let it be established that the two senators were at a restaurant.

So to satisfy everyone's curiosity, we offer the following, compiled from various sources:

In 1985, Dodd and fellow Senator Ted Kennedy were out (with dates) for a night on the town at La Brasserie. Much liquor was consumed--that will come as a shock to those of us familiar with Ted Kennedy--and the two Senators were at one point unaccompanied by their dates. The Senators made a "Waitress Sandwich" out of some poor, unsuspecting waitress.

If you're not entirely sure what that means, let's just say you wouldn't want to be the waitress.

Article clip, from the Hartford Courant:

"Dodd and Kennedy were also reported to have made a 'human sandwich' with a waitress at La Brasserie, another Capitol Hill restaurant. The report had it that Kennedy threw the woman on Dodd, who was slumped in a chair, and then jumped on top of her. She was said to have run screaming from the room."

Summary of 1989 Penthouse magazine article, summarized by the Washington Times:

"When she put in an appearance in their private retreat - 'The Teddy Kennedy Fun Room' - the Massachusetts senator picked her up and heaved her onto a table. The crystal candlesticks and champagne glasses shattered as he grabbed her again and flung her on top of Dodd.

"Then Kennedy threw himself on top of the woman. The waitress implored Mr. Kennedy to 'Get off me!'

"Another waitress entered to find 'things all tipped over and Kennedy was on top, [the waitress] was in the middle and Dodd was on the bottom.' At that point the sandwich was disassembled."

Related: DC "Waitress Sandwich Shop" Shutters Doors
Washington Post, August 5, 2005

La Brasserie, a French restaurant on Capitol Hill, closed last month, after a 27-year history of catering to political bigwigs and Hollywood A-listers.

"It was quite a Hill institution," said Lynne Breaux, executive director of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, who has eaten there several times. "It was a lovely restaurant."

La Brasserie was located in a town house on Massachusetts Avenue Northeast. It served such politicos as the late Sen. Daniel Moynihan, New York Democrat, former Vice President Al Gore and the late Rep. Sonny Bono, California Republican, as well as actors like Jimmy Stewart, Paul Newman and Jane Fonda, [and who could forget Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd making unique contributions to our sandwich menu] said Lynne Campet, a former co-owner of the restaurant.

"A lot of important people dined there," she said.

Mrs. Campet and her husband, Raymond, bought the restaurant in 1978 with Gaby and Marie Aubouin. At the time, it was a Greek-owned restaurant called Maxim's and previously a cafe called La Ruche.

Mr. Campet and Mr. Aubouin, who worked at the French Embassy together, built the restaurant into a neighborhood favorite. The outdoor patio was "very special," Mrs. Campet said, adding that diners sought the tables under the property's big tree.

The 2003 Zagat Survey, which rates restaurants in different markets, said La Brasserie's terrace "transports one to Paris."

The French-inspired menu included such items as the cold three pepper soup, crabmeat and mozzarella lasagna, homemade tarts and creme brulee.

In 1992, the restaurant was sold to sisters Audrey and Karinne Dequeker, who could not be reached for comment yesterday.

13 posted on 08/26/2009 7:38:29 PM PDT by Diago (Will the Obama plan of free taxpayer funded abortions make abortions rare?)
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To: HD1200
Yeah, I was wondering - shouldn't it be: "The Lyin' in the Senate"?
14 posted on 08/26/2009 7:41:51 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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Liar , cheater , womanizer , drunk , and a lousy swimmer ...among other things . Yet Obama says he was one of the greatest Senators in history . Barf .

15 posted on 08/26/2009 8:04:43 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: daniel1212

A related and very tragic, ans scary story, is that of Rosemary_Kennedy

16 posted on 08/26/2009 8:13:37 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: - Prv. 28:2)
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To: sushiman

It is possible that in Ted was seeking to atone for the guilt he must have felt, and justify his life, by catering to the victim mentality of the left, and actually did more damage by his support of its immorality.

Yet there is little doubt the Roman Catholic church will laud him at his funeral, rather than warn souls not to follow the example of such men who choose the broad way of eternal damnation. The real gospel of Rome, as effectually conveyed, is that as long as you die in her hands, eternal life is eventually assured.

17 posted on 08/26/2009 8:20:43 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: - Prv. 28:2)
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To: HD1200

I wish i had somebody to take my Spanish Exams.
My major was hard enough without having to deal with the stupid, Pain in the ass mandatory language requirements.

18 posted on 08/26/2009 8:25:03 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: daniel1212

I might add that Kennedy was FUI “Flying under the Influence” which caused him to crash his plane.

Still a steaming turd on a Boston sidewalk.

19 posted on 08/26/2009 9:03:56 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: HD1200
This was the First Time he got caught. He was suspended twice for cheating.

And this mention of his time in the Army omits a nice tidbit -- papa Joe pulled strings so Teddy wouldn't go to Korea were that war thingy was going on.

Kennedy enlisted into the Army during his time off and after 16 months of service returned to Harvard in 1953.

He went off to Germany. Also note he didn't serve his full enlistment time, only 16 months, this was papa's strings again. Additionally, Teddy was such a go-getter in the Army he was discharged as a PFC.

And it really fries me that he's being buried in Arlington National Cometary where HEROES are buried. But the drunken sot qualifies because a) He served *honorably* in the US Military and b) Was elected to public office. (I checked the qualifications for burial when I heard of this outrage)

20 posted on 08/27/2009 6:12:54 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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