Often Wrong But Never in Doubt
by Rense Johnson, Chairman
Citizens for Term Limits … for a fresh Congress!
June 25, 2009
That typifies the President’s health care plan, is principally authored by Teddy “the swimmer” Kennedy.
Neither Kennedy’s nor any other health care plan contains enough cost details to make it possible to evaluate by serious observers.
Obviously, this is deliberate. Kennedy, et al figure we can’t evaluate what we can’t see, especially when the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the cost of the health care plan at One Point Six Trillion Dollars. Some think that before it’s over even that will be low.
Nevertheless President Obama insists that it must be passed prior to the August congressional recess.
But I remember a few things about Teddy the swimmer. That would be the same Teddy Kennedy who in July of 1969 drunkenly upended and submerged his car off the Chappaquiddick bridge, then left passenger Mary Jo Kopechne to drown while he swam to the mainland , failing to report the incident until nine hours later (The ferry would have gotten him there sooner), following which he was convicted of “leaving the scene.”
Young people today likely never heard of the Chappaquiddick incident which occurred in the vicinity of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where Teddy put his political ambitions ahead of the life of Mary Jo Kopechne.
There is so much material on Google, even today, possibly reams of it, that readers are urged to Google the ugly story of what can be called at minimum the fatal character flaw of Teddy the swimmer Kennedy.
Once when then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld appeared before Kennedy’s senatorial committee Kennedy tried to bore in on the Secretary with some foolish question, to which Rumsfeld responded “Senator, you’re all wet, if you know what I mean.”
If the health care bill is Kennedy’s, we should not trust or believe a word that is in it.
Nor touch it with even President Obama’s ten-foot pole.