Just so all you young whippersnappers know, it’s been 40 years this month since Sen. Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquidick Island in Masschusetts late at night after a party and left a young staffer, Mary Jo Kopechne, behind in the car to drown. The analysis of his motives was epitomized by this joke:
“Teddy, I think I’m pregnant. What are we going to do?”
“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, Mary Jo.”
So it seems that story was vivid in Iowahawk’s mind this week as he contemplated the healthcare reform bill now before Congress, Sen. Kennedy’s support of that bill and how others who placed their lives in his hands have fared.