1950: Enters Harvard. Is expelled after he is caught paying a friend to take a Spanish exam for him.
1951: Enlists in the US army, assigned honour guard at supreme headquarters of the allied powers in Europe, in Paris. His political connections keep him out of the Korean war. Discharged in 1953 as a private first class, he re-enters Harvard. While he was sitting on his ass in Paris, my father was fighting in Korea. He wasn’t ‘no fortunate son.’
1969: On 18 July, Kennedy drives off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. His lone passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, drowns. Kennedy leaves the scene and does not call the authorities until after Kopechne’s body is discovered the following day, after a 10-hour delay. The judge in the inquest – held in camera – rules that Kennedy “was probably guilty of criminal conduct”, but made no move to indict him.
1981: In January, Ted and Joan announce their intention to divorce, which is granted the following year.
1950-2009: Drinks like a fish, womanizes like male whore, and votes in favor of every socialist and anti-American bill ever invented.
…”It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no senator’s son, son.
It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one, no,
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, don’t they help themselves, oh.
But when the taxman comes to the door,
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes…”
John Fogerty, Creedance Clearwater Revival