Another Kennedy Skates

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-O’Malley’s Pub) just plead guilty to one charge of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. They dropped the other charges, but are making him pay $350 (pretty hefty fine for a Kennedy budget), making him hang out with a bunch of little boys and girls (favorite Kennedy hangout outside of a bar) and admit that he’s powerless over alcohol (I understand this is a family tradition). Roll Call also reports that the judge “also suspended Kennedy’s 10-day jail sentence and $300 fine.”

Perhaps if he’d actually killed someone, they’d sentence him to 5 to 10 (terms as a Senator, that is).

  1. Those that make the rules of law do not have to abide by the same rules that the peons do. Just goes to show you that there are many people that are above the law.

    The Kennedy “family tradition” is alive and well.

  2. “Perhaps if he’d actually killed someone, they’d sentence him to 5 to 10 (terms as a Senator, that is).”

    Ouch. Your rapier wit is as sharp and stinging as ever, Mr. Gordon.

  3. He played the race card… he played the “I’m a Kennedy” card… he played the “I’m a politician” card… now he’s playing the “get out of jail almost free” card, and the wags over at DemocraticUnderground will extoll his virtues and defend him. Just like they defend William Jefferson and Cynthia McKinney.


    But hey… they’re Democrats. They’d defend Missus Clinton if she butchered a live puppy on national TV and ate its still-beating heart, which she likely does every morning anyway…

  4. OK, I despise the Kennedys because the name is synonymous with an overbearing State, and I hate politicians and hypocrisy with equal venom (redundant though that may seem). But no innocents seemed to have been killed or injured here, unlike the time his father’s car “drove off the bridge”. The problem in this case is not that P. Kennedy got off lightly, but that an ordinary citizen would have been royally screwed. What we should be decrying here is the ridiculous criminalization and attempt at prior restraint of personal choice.