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Cruella

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Aug 26, 2009
 
Cruella wrote:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/200 90826/us_nm/us_kennedy
I hope he has found peace before he has passed.

A tragic family. One can only feel a least a little joy in knowing that he can now be with so many of his family that have died way too young.
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I may get bashed for this but this is how I feel. When he arrives at the pearly gates for judgment, I hope he gets the express elevator down. Just for the crap he did to that girl. Leaving her the trunk to die while he goes home and sobers up. That alone should give him a ticket down. This feeling has nothing to do with his views or ideas. Just wanted to make that point clear before everyone claims it is a political thing.
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Tazmac wrote:
I may get bashed for this but this is how I feel. When he arrives at the pearly gates for judgment, I hope he gets the express elevator down. Just for the crap he did to that girl. Leaving her the trunk to die while he goes home and sobers up. That alone should give him a ticket down. This feeling has nothing to do with his views or ideas. Just wanted to make that point clear before everyone claims it is a political thing.
I can't help but agree with you...this has always bothered me about him. I had nothing but respect for President Kennedy and Robert, but I just never liked him because of this.
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Flags were lowered to half-staff to symbolize a sinking car...that lush!

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I have never been a fan of Senator Kennedy, but I do hope he found peace with God before he passed on.
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Aug 26, 2009
 
Tazmac wrote:
I may get bashed for this but this is how I feel. When he arrives at the pearly gates for judgment, I hope he gets the express elevator down. Just for the crap he did to that girl. Leaving her the trunk to die while he goes home and sobers up. That alone should give him a ticket down. This feeling has nothing to do with his views or ideas. Just wanted to make that point clear before everyone claims it is a political thing.
Unforgivable episode....

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Aug 26, 2009
 
Gail in Wyoming wrote:
I have never been a fan of Senator Kennedy, but I do hope he found peace with God before he passed on.
Exactly, well stated.

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Gail in Wyoming wrote:
I have never been a fan of Senator Kennedy, but I do hope he found peace with God before he passed on.
Agreed. I very rarely agreed with him, but he was a human being with brilliant mind and an inner drive. RIP Ted.

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Sad for his family I can understand the loss.

But I don't know how anyone can say that he was a great man. The liberal lion give me a break is that something to be proud of?

I can say I never agreed with anything he did or said. And I will also say I am glad he is gone.

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Gail in Wyoming wrote:
I have never been a fan of Senator Kennedy, but I do hope he found peace with God before he passed on.
I'm in full agreement, I was never a fan of the man but he was still one of God's children. Rest in peace Sen. Kennedy.
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Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed. I very rarely agreed with him, but he was a human being with brilliant mind and an inner drive. RIP Ted.
Didn't he get away with murder???

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Are they going to let all the Kennedy family memebers out of rehab to attend the funeral?

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Aug 26, 2009
 
UATW wrote:
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Didn't he get away with murder???
He plead guilty of leaving the scene of and accident and received a "suspended" sentance.

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As far as MaryJo's death - Her mother accepted Ted's apology for the accident. Let's not forget, drunk driving at the time wasn't prosecuted the way it is now. Yes, he should have went to jail- and so should alot of other drunk drivers. He was an alcoholic and so was his wife.

Ted Kennedy had to become a father figure to his brother's kids, and he did a good job. His own son had cancer and lost a leg, then his daughter's illness. Not too long ago, his had to preside over John Jr and his wife's funeral.

He felt the pressure to run for President. I never thought he really wanted to run. He became a great Senator after he decided not to run for President.

Ted Kennedy made some serious mistakes, but he also did alot of very good things. He was well respected by others in Washington, including Republicans.
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Ted Kennedy was no role model or father figure I would want my children to emulate. Remember the incident in Florida where he escorted his son and nephew on a late night bar run which then culminated in the rape of a young woman by the nephew? No one alive at the time can forget Chappaquiddick. The running joke in Hyannis is that you know it is officially summer time when Teddy drives down the sidewalks. There was so much more of this sort of behavior that was covered up and never reported. No, this is simply the passing of another sad Irish drunk.
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Aug 26, 2009
 
Bubbly4now wrote:
As far as MaryJo's death - Her mother accepted Ted's apology for the accident. Let's not forget, drunk driving at the time wasn't prosecuted the way it is now. Yes, he should have went to jail- and so should alot of other drunk drivers. He was an alcoholic and so was his wife.
Ted Kennedy had to become a father figure to his brother's kids, and he did a good job. His own son had cancer and lost a leg, then his daughter's illness. Not too long ago, his had to preside over John Jr and his wife's funeral.
He felt the pressure to run for President. I never thought he really wanted to run. He became a great Senator after he decided not to run for President.
Ted Kennedy made some serious mistakes, but he also did alot of very good things. He was well respected by others in Washington, including Republicans.
It was more than drunk driving, he never reported it until 9 hours later! glad her mom was able to forgive him. the only thing I do have respect for him was for the way took over for the rest of his family. I don't think he could have run for president, this accident would have been too much of a sore spot.
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Shoeless Eluder wrote:
Sad for his family I can understand the loss.
But I don't know how anyone can say that he was a great man. The liberal lion give me a break is that something to be proud of?
I can say I never agreed with anything he did or said. And I will also say I am glad he is gone.
I'm with you.
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The viciousness of your comments is shameful.

The difference is this. Had anyone of you been the principle in Chappaquitic he would have shown compassion and tolerance.
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Onedoer wrote:
The viciousness of your comments is shameful.
The difference is this. Had anyone of you been the principle in Chappaquitic he would have shown compassion and tolerance.
And had you been Mary Jo, he would have left you in the car too.

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