It's YTedK Day...
...but why not yesterday? It was on July 18, 1969 that Teddy drove off a paved road onto a dirt path and off a narrow wooden bridge into ten feet of water at Poucha Pond. Yet we remember the incident on July 19th. Why? It is because it was ten hours later, on July 19th, before Mr. Kennedy reported the "accident" to police. During this time, Mary Jo Kopechne suffocated.
For the record, Ol' BC has visited the Chappaquiddick site. There is no way Teddy boy took a wrong turn without realizing what had happened no matter how drunk he may have been. He turned off a nice paved road onto a dirt path. Within ten feet he would have realized the error if in fact it was an error.
The penalty? Teddy received a two months suspended sentence and lost his drivers license for one year for leaving the scene of an accident.
Mary Jo Kopechne was unable to testify.
Strangely enough, Senator Kennedy in one of his mighty orations asked in 1973, "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?"
Did he really need to ask that?
Just a thought.