May 04, 2006

Mary Jo Kopecne was not available for comment

The apple does not fall far from the tree.

YIPS from Steve: Because we traffic in human depravity, as befits our worship of David Hume, this is too good to pass up:

“The driver exited the vehicle and he was observed to be staggering,” Baird’s letter states. Officers approached the driver, who “declared to them he was a Congressman and was late to a vote. The House had adjourned nearly three hours before this incident. It was Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy from Rhode Island.”

Baird wrote that Capitol Police Patrol Division units, who are trained in driving under the influence cases, were not allowed to perform basic field sobriety tests on the Congressman. Instead, two sergeants, who also responded to the accident, proceeded to confer with the Capitol Police watch commander on duty and then “ordered all of the Patrol Division Units to leave the scene and that they were taking over.”

A source tells the DRUDGE REPORT: "It was apparent that the driver was intoxicated (stumbling) and claimed he was in a hurry to make a vote.

"When it became apparent who it was, instead of processing a normal DWI, the watch commander had the Patrol units clear the scene. The commander allowed other building officials drive Kennedy home."

This morning's incident comes just over two weeks after Kennedy was involved in a car accident in Rhode Island.

Two quick questions:

1. Was he wearing pants at the time, or did that tendency skip a generation?

2. Was it Billy Joel's car?

Posted by LMC at May 4, 2006 05:35 PM | TrackBack

Does this really surprise anyone???

Posted by: GroovyVic at May 5, 2006 05:35 AM

Oh yeah, you goddamn wingnut??


Oh wait. They did....

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at May 5, 2006 08:49 AM

It amazes me that anybody would ride in a car with a Kennedy behind the wheel. That's like boarding a plane and finding Jack Bauer in the seat next to you.

Posted by: utron at May 5, 2006 09:21 AM

Of course, better to find Jack Bauer in the seat next to you than a Kennedy in the cockpit.

Cars, airplanes, water, bridges, boats, water, beaches, water--what is it with these people, machines, machismo, and water?

The whole lot of them need to move to Nebraska. During a drought. And then stay there.

Posted by: pep at May 5, 2006 12:13 PM

The Boston Herald is having a field day.

Posted by: MCNS at May 5, 2006 12:55 PM

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Posted by: LittleA at June 26, 2006 11:11 AM