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TED KENNEDY LOVED CHAPPAQUIDDICK JOKES!

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Ted Kennedy Loved Chappaquiddick Jokes, Friend Reveals!
Profiles in Cowardice for 2015
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In August, 2009, as the American people were re-examining the life of the newly departed Senator Ted Kennedy, Ed Klein, a friend of Kennedy’s whose credentials included being Editor of Newsweek Magazine and the New York Times Magazine, made the stunning revelation, in an interview on National Public Radio, that Senator Kennedy loved “Chappaquiddick jokes” and eagerly solicited from his family and friends as to whether they had heard any recent such jokes. This statement, available on-line at sites including YouTube, created an uproar among Conservative radio talk show hosts nationwide, who blasted Kennedy’s remark as an indication of no remorse on his part for the incident which took the life of Mary Jo Kopechne. Ed Klein however, the author of “Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died,” maintained that the Senator was wracked with remorse over the death of Kopechne, and that his fondness of Chappaquiddick jokes was just a reflection of his famous, if somewhat unorthodox, sense of humor.