[ExI] Senator from Chappaquiddick

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Mon Sep 21 14:10:15 UTC 2009

At 05:00 AM 9/21/2009, spike wrote:

>Because I was camping for a solid month, I am way behind on email and news,
>but I just heard the Senator from Chappaquiddick passed away some time last

More than 30 years ago, a person I knew who moved in Kennedy circles
told me that Kennedy didn't know Mary Jo was in the back seat.
According to him, Mary Jo had gone to sleep in the back of the car
after too much alcohol. (It wouldn't have taken much if she didn't
drink often.)

Kennedy and some other woman took off from the party (for the usual
reason he thought). Kennedy missed the road and went down a boat ramp
into the water. He and the woman got out, and had no idea that Mary Jo
was drowning in the back seat. Kennedy didn't think much of the silly
accident and got someone else to report they had driven the car into
the water.

When the car was fished out and the body discovered, that story
wouldn't work, he obviously could not put Mary Jo's death on someone
else. But Kennedy could not tell the real story (which increases the
odds he had a married woman with him).

The actual situation was told to the judge in a closed court session.
The judge treated it as a tragic accident (which if this story is
true, it was).

Now this is third hand at least, and I can't even reference the person
(George Koopman) who told it to me because he has been dead for 20 years now.

But it makes a lot more sense than the official version.

Now that Kennedy is dead, perhaps some of the people who knew what
actually happened will talk about it.


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