Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Does It Hurt More Than Drowning?

I'm getting a few calls and emails. Why can't I be nice?

Hello? Who are you talking to?

As Barb commented in the earlier post "I don't agree with the Senator's politics, but I wouldn't wish a brain tumor (or any cancer) on anyone." I agreed. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
But that's about the extent of it for me. I'm not going to be crying like that senile old fool Senator Byrd. I'm not going to pretend I feel any sympathy for him. Sure I'm sorry Teddy, Patrick and Kara are going through this. He's there dad, no matter what.

But him? His suffering?

My only question - Does it hurt more than drowning?

Cause I know for damn sure it can't hurt more than having someone tell you that your 29 year old daughter has drowned in the back of a Senator's Delmont 88 and the Senator swam away to safety.
I am positive that it doesn't hurt more than watching that Senator walk out of a coroner's inquest, found guilty of nothing more than leaving the scene of the accident & receiving a suspended two-month jail term and one-year driving ban.

So, no, I didn't wish it on him, but I'd understand if Mr. or Mrs. Kopechne did. We'll never know. You see Senator Fatboy outlasted them. Gwen passed away last December, Joseph five years ago.


FbL said...

I do not find joy in seeing Sen. Kennedy suffer, but neither can I summon even a smidgen of sorrow/pity for him. I feel sorrow for the people who care about him, but that's as far as it goes.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're a jerk.

BostonMaggie said...

FbL - Yep

Anonymous - Maybe I'm a jerk, but I'm not a murderer! I am also not out here saying things anonymously & calling other people names. Could you possibly tell me why I should fake sympathy for a murderer?

Fermina Daza said...

While I did not wish this on him, I see your point. Had someone done to my children what Senator Kennedy did to MaryJo Kopechne, I suspect that a brain tumor would be toward the bottom of the list of things I would wish upon him.

My prayers are with the Senator and his family at this time. And, should be not survive, I hope he is judged swiftly at the gates and I hope that the enormity of his actions so many years ago are brought to bear upon him.

Anonymous said...

No, I'm not crying for Kennedy either. He's not a great man, but I admire how he's carried the flame for his brothers all these years. We all have to go sometime, and I don't think Edward's going to have the legacy of his brothers, because he never lived up to their promise.

P.S. You're not a jerk...

BostonMaggie said...

Hf6 - I think it's funny that people need to declare their innocence in this matter. i didn't wish it on him! LOL We all did it.

American - Thanks for visiting and agreeing that I am not a jerk. Heartless, cold, sarcastic, mean....but not a jerk. Don't worry about my feelings, the polling is closed on my self esteem and I AM FABULOUS.

Kris Lucius said...

it says you're a mother of two, so which one wrote these infantile, misinformed rants?

BostonMaggie said...

Pierce - All by myself baby! LOL If you don't like it....don't read it. I think the tone of the post was fairly clear from the title. You can here anyway. You read it anyway. Now you're offended. Sorry pal, we practice free speech here.

But since you are here, being rude yourself.....please defend your comment.

What was misinformed? Do you think Senator Kennedy was *not* responsible for the death of MaryJo Kopechne? Do you believe that the Kopecknes didn't suffer everyday from that day until they died?

As far as infantile - that's your opinion and you're entitled to it. I prefer honesty and I think a lot of people who aren't saying these things are simply biting their tongue and thinking them.

I have never agreed with his politics, but that's not what this is about. I didn't feel this way about Joe Biden and I disagree with his politics.

I resent that Senator Kennedy rode his brother's coattails into a position of power and abused it criminally.

MaryJo Kopechne was the worst of it, but it was by no means the only thing.

Listening to Senator Kennedy eulogize Bobby in 1968 was the last time I felt anything for Ted. My heart broke listening to him. Then I grew up and learned about how he abused the gift we gave him. If you are not from Charlestown you will never know the betrayal we felt.

You think this was "infantile", I prefer adjective "angry". I was angry then and I am angry now. I am disgusted with all the crocodile tears.

If you feel bad for him, fine. You saw the title before you came over.....so whatever!

The Chief said...

I've always wondered why you Massachusetts Republicans (there's gotta be at least four or five of you) never petitioned the state legislature to make July 13 Chappaquidick Day across the state. Some kind of state proclamation declaring it such. I mean, who could have a problem with that? I've never visited the area (or Mass. at all), but as I understand it it's quite picturesque. Nice place for a drive. Good place for a swim too, apparently. Who in the halls of power within the state could possibly have a problem with such a proclamations? ;)

Thanks for stopping by my own blog recently, Maggie. You've got a nice little corner of the interwebs here, I'll drop in occasionally.

Anonymous said...

I've been out of touch for a few days, but very nicely stated Maggie.