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THE HISTORY OF THE CHAPPAQUIDDICK SOCIETY

NOMINEES, PROFILES IN COWARDICE,

AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

1996

Profile in Cowardice O. J. Simpson

“Dis-honorable Mention” (for placing second in the balloting): FBI Director Louis Freeh, who was nominated for not having the courage to apologize to Atlanta bombing suspect Richard Jewell and Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari, both of whom had been falsely accused of crimes by the FBI.

Nominees included F. Lee Bailey, for refusing to turn over drug money from one of his drug dealer clients that was seized by the government.

Lifetime Achievement Award: (For a criminal lawyer who has made their career defending those accused of harming women and/or children) Alan Dershowitz

1997

Profile in Cowardice John & Patsy Ramsey

“Dis-honorable Mention” Andrew Cunanan (serial killer who murdered Gianni Versace)

Nominees included O. J. Simpson, “King of the Club Kids” Michael Alig, Michael Kennedy, for the statutory rape of his kids’ teen-aged babysitter, and Attorney General Janet Reno, for not having the courage to appoint a Special Prosecutor in the “funny-money” scandal.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Attorney Barry Scheck

1998

Profile in Cowardice David Cash ( who took no action as he witnessed his friend Jeremy Strohmeyer molest and murder 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson)

“Dis-honorable Mention” C. David Heymann, author of “biography” of Bobby Kennedy.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Attorney Mickey Sherman

1999

Profile in Cowardice John & Patsy Ramsey

Nominees included Kennedy Family relation Michael Skakel, “Officer - but no Gentleman” James Hewitt, for publishing personal information about the late Princess Diana, and Congressman James Traficant, in regards to his support of two Libyans indicted for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103,

Lifetime Achievement Award: Attorney Roy Black

2000

Profile in Cowardice Michael Skakel

“Dis-honorable Mention” John & Patsy Ramsey

Nominees included New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, for her role in a “Troopergate” scandal, and Congressman James Traficant of Youngstown, Ohio.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Attorney and Congressman Robert Wexler

2001

Profile in Cowardice Congressman Gary Condit, who attempted to cover-up his affair with Intern Chandra Levy.

“Dis-honorable Mention” for placing second in the balloting Andrew Douglas Burnett, who killed “Leo the Dog” during a traffic incident on a freeway in California.

Nominees included Alan Dershowitz, for his role in the Pan Am 103 trial, and Kennedy relation Michael Skakel.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Attorney Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg, who told a jury that her 37 year old career criminal client killed an 81 year old crippled lady through “Consensual sex” that included the use of her dog’s leash as a sex toy used to strangle her to death. The jury didn’t buy it.

2002

Profile in Cowardice Al Gore

“Dis-honorable Mention” Tie:

1. Congressman Gary Condit, for not having the courage to vote to expel convicted felon James Traficant from the House of Representatives.

2. Author William Langewiesche, who claimed in a book that the firefighters of Ladder 4 in Manhattan were looting a Gap jeans store when the World Trade Center collapsed. These allegations were later refuted by the Media.

Nominees included Judge Laura Blackburne, for dismissing charges against a man who shot NYPD Officer David Gonzalez, James Traficant, Michael Skakel, former Gambino Underboss Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, and ‘Psycho snipers/Islamic Fundamentalists/gay lovers’ John Allen Muhammad and Lee Byron Malvo.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Attorney Lynne Stewart, Sammy Gravano’s lawyer, who also aided and abetted her client Sheik Omar Abdel-Rachman, convicted in the 1993 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

2003

Profile in Cowardice Scott Peterson

“Dis-honorable Mention” Howard Dean

Nominees included Socialist Mayor of Paris Bertran Delanoe, for bestowing honorary French citizenship upon convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Congressman Bill Janklow, for his “reverse Twinkie” defense in a manslaughter case, which failed.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Attorney Pro-se James Traficant, for his failed self-defense in his bribery and racketeering trial.

2004

Profile in Cowardice Daniel Pelosi (who murdered the rich husband of his lover, whom he then married)

“Dis-honorable Mention” for placing second in the balloting Baseball slugger/accused steroids junkie Barry Bonds

Nominees included Scott Peterson, Congressman Christopher Shays, who told the Media he was too afraid of a terrorist attack to attend the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, Mark Hacking, who would later confess to murdering his wife and unborn child, and “Preppy Murderer” Robert Chambers.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Attorney Mark Geragos

2005

Profile in Cowardice Michael Brown, who padded his résumé to obtain his appointment as FEMA Director, with disastrous results for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“Dis-honorable Mention” Howard Dean

Nominees included Ohio Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, Illinois Senator Richard Durbin, and baseball slugger Rafael Palmieri.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Attorney Bruce Cutler