Here, Ed Klein, former foreign editor of Newsweek and former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine, discusses how Kennedy used to joke about Chappaquiddick:
Yeah, what a guy. Incidentally, here is a sickening synopsis of what happened that night. (HT: Harold). I doubt you will be "guffawing" after you listen to this "side" of things.
One of his favorite topics of humor was, indeed, Chappaquiddick itself...
I mean that is just the most amazing thing - not that he didn't feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne - but that he still always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side of things too.
Here, at a townhall meeting, LA congresswoman Rep. Diane Watson (D), praises Castro and the Cuban Revolution saying:
You can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro -but he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met - and you know the Cuban revolution that kicked out the wealthy - Che Guevara did that - and then after they took over they went out among the population to find someone who could lead this new nation and they found - well, just leave it there [laughs] -they found an attorney by the name of Fidel Castro.
First, I'd like to see her go to Miami and give that speech. Second, don't you need wealthy people to rob if you are a socialist? She should ask that question to all of the surviving Cuban refugees who for some reason left their "bright" dictator behind.
But, not to worry. The Republicans will save us. Here is the song that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) wrote and dedicated to his buddy, Ted, titled "Headed Home". If you can listen to more than 8 seconds of this - you have my respect and sympathy.