Yesterday was the anniversary of the murder of MaryJo Kopeckne. 1969. Seems like yesterday.
I hadn’t moved to the Vineyard yet but Mr. EOS was there, fresh out of college.
It’s so hard to comprehend how Ted Kennedy got away with this crime. I think this was my first real aha moment of how the media would cover for those they loved. Teddy was definitely a favorite son of the Boston Globe and so too the Vineyard Gazette, then owned by the Reston Family, libs through and through.
How would it play out if the incident happened today? Probably no different. The Dems and their media protect their own. The Rs throw their own under the bus. And roll back and forth over them several times.
Despite being singularly responsible for MaryJo’s death, Ted was able to live a full life as The Lion of the Senate. He likely would have been President too had it not been for this little thing called murder.
Where did the fifty two years go? Mr. EOS reminded me this was also close to the anniversary when JFK Jr. died in the plane crash. We were all in RI then and watched the huge Coast Guard helicopters swooping then hovering looking for the plane and passengers.
Where were you in July 1969?