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Chappaquiddick Revisited

“You just knew it would never be the same again. It didn’t mean he couldn’t have a life in public service, but it wouldn’t be a charmed life. It was going to be different.”

The Boston Globe is running an excellent multi-part series on Ted Kennedy, apparently prompted by Kennedy’s poor health.

Today they revisit the infamous 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, when Mary Jo Kopechne was killed after Kennedy drove a car off a local bridge late at night on Chappaquiddick Island, next to Martha’s Vineyard.

The circumstances were murky at the time and have never quite cleared, although it’s always seemed plain that Kennedy was at best negligent — he pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.

The Globe does a good job of laying out the whole story.

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