Friday, May 05, 2006

Another Corrupt Kennedy

"At no time before the incident did I consume any alcohol." -Patrick Kennedy

The first line in Laura Ingraham's book, "Shut Up and Sing!" reads, "They think we're stupid." What she is referring to is the Liberal elite's presumptuous (and wrong) opinion that we Americans are too stupid to recognize when we are being lied to, manipulated, and bamboozled.

And now, the Liberal leftists are attempting to fool us again, this time involving (again) the infamous Kennedy family. Look at this story from the AP:

WASHINGTON (May 5) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy was cited for three traffic violations after his early morning car crash near the Capitol, according to a police report.

The report by a U.S. Capitol Police officer said Kennedy, D-R.I., drove his green 1997 Ford Mustang convertible into a security barrier near the Capitol shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday, and that Kennedy had red, watery eyes, slurred speech and unsteady balance.

Kennedy said in a statement he had taken a sleeping pill and another drug that can cause drowsiness, but had not been drinking alcohol before the accident.

Kennedy, 38, told the police officer he was "headed to the Capitol to make a vote," the report said. He was charged with failure to keep in proper lane, traveling at "unreasonable speed" and failing to "give full time and attention" to operating his vehicle.

Kennedy spokeswoman Robin Costello acknowledged that the police report was filed, but said "we have no knowledge of any citations." Kennedy aides received the accident report Friday morning at his congressional office, said Costello, who is Kennedy's spokeswoman in Rhode Island.

Capitol Police had no comment Friday beyond a statement posted on their Web site, said spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. That statement said, "The United States Capitol Police are continuing to investigate."

Kennedy -- the son of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and nephew of the late President Kennedy -- was first elected to Congress in 1994.

He planned to return to Rhode Island on Friday in hopes of defusing the controversy surrounding the Thursday morning crash, including allegations he got special treatment from police who did not administer field sobriety tests. Kennedy has denied asking for any favorable police treatment.

In a statement released Thursday night, Kennedy said he crashed his green Ford Mustang into a security barrier at 1st and C streets, near his Capitol Hill office, a few blocks away from the Capitol.

He said that he'd gone home Wednesday evening after work and taken "the prescribed amount" of Phenergan, a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness, and Ambien, a sleep medication. But he said he consumed no alcohol before the crash.

The attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines. According to the drug's label, Phenergan can increase the effects of sleep medicines such as Ambien.

Ambien comes with a warning to patients that it can cause confusion, strange behavior and hallucinations. Also, it is to be taken only when patients have time for a full eight hours of sleep, allowing its effects to wear off, according to its Food and Drug Administration-approved label.

Louis P. Cannon, president of the Washington chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, who was not on the scene, said the congressman had appeared intoxicated when he crashed his car.

Cannon said the officers involved in the accident were instructed by an official "above the rank of patrolman" to take Kennedy home and no sobriety tests were conducted at the scene.

In his statement, Kennedy said he was apparently disoriented from the drugs when he got up a little before 3 a.m. Thursday and drove to the Capitol thinking he needed to be present for a vote.

A letter written by a Capitol Police officer to Acting Chief Christopher McGaffin said Kennedy appeared to be staggering when he left the vehicle after the crash about 3 a.m. The letter was first reported by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.

Kennedy reportedly told the police he was late for a vote, but the final vote of the night had taken place some six hours earlier.

It seems the apple doesn't fall far from the proverbial tree in the Kennedy orchard.

What I find interesting in this, is that it's the Democrats that call the Republicans the "culture of corruption". That, to me, is the pot calling the kettle black. This post is already too long for me to go into all the different cases of Democratic corruption. Do I need to mention Cynthia McKinney, William Jefferson, and even Ted Kennedy, and his murder of Mary Jo? There are others. Many, many others.

Another familiar tactic of the Liberal Democrats is to propogate the guilt by association myth, when it comes to denigrating perfectly honest and upstanding Republicans. One only needs to point to the recent Jack Abramoff conviction to see how the Democrats have implicated decent honest Republicans to make a connection that goes directly to the President in their vain attempts to sully President Bush, and in so doing, the entire Republican party.

"Culture of corruption", indeed.

Do the Democrats, and the Kennedys expect us to believe this crock? Why not? Americans have believe their lies for years, and with the help of their willing accomplices in the media, they will continue to get away with them.

Will the Democrats eventually admit Kennedy is lying about this? Don't bet the farm.

Will the Democratic party apologize to the American people for inflicting the blight of the Kennedy clan on us? When Hell freezes over.

Will the Democrats be do anything about the continual corruption in their midst? When pigs fly.

Are the Democrats embarrassed yet?

What do you think?


Pamela Reece said...

Embarassed? Nah, this is their legacy!! What a shame it has to be this but it is of no shock to me. Sad, that's what it is, sad.

Lone Ranger said...

When Rush confessed to being addicted to pain killers, he was pursued by a Democratic prosecuter. When Kennedy confesses to being addicted to pain killers, he is allowed to escape the jurisdiction of Washington to check into a plush suite at the Mayo clinic. When Republicans face allegations of improprieties, the Republicans often go away. When Democrats face allegations of improprieties, it is the allegations that go away.

Erudite Redneck said...

I KNEW you'd jump on this.

You ever known anyone who was bipolar? They're ill. Lost one of my best friends to suicide that way.

Good for you for picking on a sick man.

Mark said...

No ER, he's just a lying his father. They both need to resign.

Lone Ranger said...

Liberals are in full crybaby mode. "Where's your humanity?" "Have you no compassion?" Waaa, waaa, waaa. It's hilarious.

Goat said...

OK, Mark, now you are back on track! We conservatives have a nation to save and a war to win, it is no time to get woozy and self interested. I am taking a break because my mom is coming to visit next week and the house was a mess. I am also getting ready for a solid run at keeping the socialists out of power. Reagan/American Conservatives are still the majority and we need to remind congress of that fact in no uncertain terms by voting in the primaries and the general. Ken Blackwell just gave us a major boost in Ohio by a whopping primary victory. I see seats changing but not in the liberal favor, we outnumber them by a large majority. It is time to remind them decisively. Believe me the Dems are far more devided by the very issues they claim so divide the GOP.We can stand up now or forever hold our piece.

Liam said...

Professional politicians are a breed apart no matter what party they belong to - and a pretty specious breed to boot! I imagine the Democrats will apologise for the Kennedy Dynasty around about the same time the Republicans apologise for the Bush Dynasty.

Erudite Redneck said...

Maybe he IS a lying drunk. Most drunks ARE liars. But he's also got bipolar disorder.

Mark said...

Then he shouldn't be in a position of power, should he? He needs to resign and so does his murderer father.

Erudite Redneck said...

That's up the good people of Massachusetts, and of Rhode idland. Thank God. I'd hate to think you were in charge of anything but your own apparent self-loathing and perfectly clear hatred for others.

Mary said...


Being bipolar and addicted to drugs, alcohol, or whatever may be the reason that Patrick is messed up, but it doesn't excuse him.

Being ill does not give one license to endanger the public, which is exactly what Teddy's son did this past week and has done before.

I sympathize with his personal struggles. However, I have no sympathy for him choosing to lie about the accident, what he remembers, alcohol, etc.

He should step down now and try to clean up.

If he doesn't, the people of Rhode Island should do an intervention at the polls.

Erudite Redneck said...

Re, If he doesn't, the people of Rhode Island should do an intervention at the polls.