Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Ted Kennedy Dead
Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy, the least of the Kennedy brothers, John and Robert, died tonight after a long illness with a brain tumor. Forty years after leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to drown July 18, 1969 on Martha Vineyard's Chappaquiddick Island, Ted Kennedy died peacefully at his home in Hyannis Port.
Ted Kennedy, senior Democrat Senator with strong socialist leanings from Massachusetts, attended a party on the island that night for a group of women known as The Boiler Room Girls. After drinking a large quantify of alcohol, Kennedy was driving Miss Kopechne home when he drove the car off the bridge and into a canal. Kennedy extricated himself from the vehicle and rather than running to a nearby house with a burning porch light, Kennedy chose to swim to the mainland. He then proceeded to his own home and went to bed.
Later the next day, after the body of the 28 year old Kopechne had been found, Ted Kennedy called police to report the car accident several hours after he awakened and made several phone calls. Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, was sentenced to two months in jail, suspended. He lived forty years as an unconvicted murderer and Democrat Party hero.
Again, Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (born February 22, 1932, is dead, dead, dead August 25, 2009.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.