"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Shays: Page Scandal Isn't Chappaquiddick

It certainly is not Chappaquiddick, however neither is Afghanistan, Vietnam; Iraq, Vietnam; Bush a terrorist; Bush a Fascist; Republicans/Conservatives hateful racists, the list goes on and on.

Here's how the Washington Post article this morning put Shays response to calls for the resignation of Dennis Hastert:

'"I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day," the embattled Connecticut congressman told The Hartford Courant in remarks published Wednesday.

"Dennis Hastert didn't kill anybody," he added."'

Ouch!!! That smarts! It's interesting how it is necessary to describe Shays as "embattled," so that this is so much more just a disgruntled incumbent taking too much heat in his bid for re-election.

According to the Post:
"Shays' comments recalled the Chappaquiddick incident, when Kennedy's car ran off a Massachusetts bridge, killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy did not immediately report the tragedy, and later pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident."
The paper, Kennedy and others feel the remark was unwarranted I guess; but given the way inflammatory remarks are thrown out with ease these days, the high horse should be left in the barn. Afterall, as the quotation implies, "Kennedy's car ran off" a bridge; it's not like Tedward was driving and/or tried to hide anything.... I would click on the link in the article regarding "Chappaquiddick" to find out more and be sure Tedward wasn't driving etc., if there were links within the article as there are for Hastert, Kennedy (no mention of Chap.), Shays, and Foley.

But here's a link to Chappaquiddick at Wikipedia, which I believe most Left nuts consider a legitimate font of information; perhaps due to the ease with which history can be edited.

What Chappaquiddick has to do with anything these days, is to me more a question of how Kennedy has managed to hoodwink so many, remaining in the senate all these years. On the Right, politicians tend to resign when a scandal becomes too much; on the Left they re-elect them.

Tedward has given up his right to any sympathy he may receive for anything; he is a prime example of what is wrong with Washington and I commend Shays for his nervy, straight from the Democratic playbook remark.


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