May 20, 2012

The Kennedy Legend

The media tapestry that is the Kennedy legend has been getting awfully threadbare lately. And it unravels more and more due to the shoddy material from which it was made -  the Kennedys themselves.

From the NY Post:
Along with their waning power, wealth, privilege and prestige, here’s another element of the Camelot mystique that needs to be extinguished: the myth of “The Kennedy Curse.” It’s almost a reflexive national reaction when we hear of yet another Kennedy dying too young, so of course it was invoked again last week, when news broke that Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged 52-year-old wife of Robert Kennedy Jr., had hung herself in her barn on Wednesday. A curse, however, implies supernatural intervention by vengeful gods jealous of mortal youth, beauty, brilliance.

Let’s just call it what it is: the natural fallout when you’re a member of a family riddled with entitled, underachieving drunks, drug addicts and adulterers, whose treatment of women is historically deplorable.
Billy "What Stain?" Clinton said he was influenced by JFK to seek public service. Neither JKF nor Billy Boy ever owned up to what they would be servicing or how.
Until recently, JFK’s relentless womanizing was contextualized as a glamorous flaw, one he shared with many other men who have held the office, born of the swinging, shaken-martini ’60s. We now know that JFK was a remorseless predator, a sitting president who got a teenage intern drunk, took her virginity on his wife’s bed, then later suggested she perform oral sex on an aide while he watched..
Not to be outdone, Ted "Where's My Buick" Kennedy reached new levels of despicable behavior.
And Ted. Where to begin? There are the well-documented stories of truly sleazy behavior, but it’s quite the legacy when partying with your nephew leads to his trial for rape—and that’s just a footnote. Ted was the worst of the three, pitching off a bridge at Chappaquiddick in 1969, leaving a young campaign aide named Mary Jo Kopechne to die at the bottom of a lake while he slept off the booze, then strategized spin control.
Of course the patriarch of the family, Joe Kennedy Sr., established a record that was hard to beat. Rose managed to outlive him which was probably wasn't reward enough for what he put her through. Two subsequent generations of Kennedys have killed themselves or their spouses trying to best the old man.
And lest we forget the third-generation Kennedys: the late Michael Kennedy (affair with the teenage babysitter); Ethel’s nephew Michael Skakel (convicted of the 1975 murder of teenage neighbor Martha Moxley); William Kennedy Smith (tried for rape in 1991); Joe Kennedy II (getting an annulment without telling his wife);Doug Kennedy (kicking and shoving his maternity nurse).
And Robert Kennedy Jr. isn't any better. Alcoholism and substance abuse runs rampant in the women married to the Kennedy clan because of the humiliation they suffer.
“I remember being seated at a dinner next to Bobby around 10 years ago that she was also at,” a close friend of Mary’s told The Post last week. “It was the first time I had met either of them, and he put his hand on my thigh under the table. He was such a dog that way.”

Yesterday, the Kennedys buried Mary in Hyannisport, near the famous family compound. In life, Mary had been banned from there for years. In death, she is now the good Kennedy wife, keeping up appearances.
Poor Mary. She just couldn't beat the Kennedy legend.


Gorges Smythe said...

Yep, and this is election year, so they'll be trotting ol' John Kennedy out as an Obama supporter. Hey, with the new use of holograms, they can put them on the same stage when Obama goes stumping!

Doom said...

Joe thought he was on his way in politics. That worked, as ambassador, until he proved to be an outspoken pro-NAZI... right as WWII kicked off. Literally. The rotten fruit never fell far from the tree. Some evil can't die fast enough. The worst of it seems to live forever though.

What absolutely pissed me off is that the Kennedys used their influence to the take the woman's body away from her actual family. If a group of people is more deserving of being shot, I don't know who it might be. Causing the suicide, if that's what it was though we would never know they are experts at cover ups now, then using the courts to gain the body of the woman their hellspawn spurned for free-living. Stinking rich Hellfire family and sycophant "friends" and "associates", alive and well, if I ever heard of one.

Real Men Don't Drink Milk said...

Yeah but were there any bitching about all the money that they had?

Answer, NO because they were democrats!

Silverfiddle said...

What a blot on our nation that family is! The NY Post article was dead on!

The only good one was John Jr, and he ended up dying young...

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

They were the first darlings of the MSM.

LL said...

They were and remain poster children for the Democratic Party.

sig94 said...

Gorges - I'm surprised Clinton hasn't trotted out a holgram of Marilyn Monroe and try to put a stain on that.

sig94 said...

Doom - and don't forget the bootlegging. If you drank scotch during Prohibition you had to thank Old Joe.

"Stinking rich Hellfire family"

I just may use that with your permission.

sig94 said...

Real Men - money doesn't corrupt. It's the love of money.

The Kennedys loved it more than their women apparently.

sig94 said...

Silverfiddle - I kinda liked that young man also. He had class. I wonder what he would have grown into had he survived? What a shame...

sig94 said...

Odie - the MSM just can't let the Kennedys go. Like a homely girl without a prom date, they just sit on the front porch and wail.

sig94 said...

LL - Poster children ... just send $30 a month to the Kennedy Foundation so they can afford a new condo and foie gras every Wednesday.

Doom said...

Permission? You get a medal for use from these parts!