On the anniversary of her death, the timeline of Mary Jo Kopechne’s horrific homicide


Did I mention recently that I hate the Kennedys? Seriously. Americans. You know I love you. And I don’t mind bogtrotters (bless their little shamrocky Lepraechaun whiskey-sodden Irish souls), and I don’t mind bootleggers. But these Kennedys are not good people.

Let’s recollect how poor Ms Kopechne lost her not-exactly-society-connected life on this, the 47th anniversary of her death.

(I considered littering this post with links. I could do one link on every second word in the first paragraph about how much I hate these people. But I am lazy, and I can’t be bothered. You can always look them up yourselves.)

Timeline: Death of Mary Jo Kopechne.


  • Martin B

    Arlington National Cemetery was desecrated by Ted Kennedy’s pickled carcass. He needs to be dug up and dragged behind a truck to the nearest landfill.

    (I know I’ve said that before on this blog, but whenever I’m reminded of Chappaquiddick I feel the need to say it again).

  • Ted Kennedy, at best, left the scene of an accident. At worst, he caused it.

    If he wasn’t a Kennedy, Mary Jo Kopechne might still be alive.

    • Exile1981

      I’ve always been suspicious that he assumed she got out and just didn’t bother to look for her. Then he went home and slept it off before telling the authorities about the crash. Nope sounds too much like he wanted her dead and this was the easiest way to get rid of her.

      • See “at worst” part of my post.

      • He assumed she was dead, which she wasn’t, horribly for her. She didn’t drown, she suffocated in the pitch black darkness and the horrible wet cold, waiting for the help that should have come but never came. Her nail marks were all over the bottom of the upturned car where she was trapped in an air bubble. The scuba diver who first looked at the scene estimated that she had lived for several hours in that air pocket and said “Senator Kennedy killed that girl the same as if he put a gun to her head”. Coincidentally, he was audited more than once after he said that.

        Kennedy didn’t go to the police because even in 1969 there was a penalty for driving drunk and killing a woman, and he wanted to get the alcohol out of his system before it could be tested. Ironically, if he had gone to the authorities, Mary Jo would have lived. Let’s mourn his lost presidential aspirations. 🙁

        That’s why fat boy got his worthless friends to come and do a little dive at the scene. Of course, they were all pissed, and none of them really cared or knew what they were doing, so that didn’t help Mary Jo.

  • Dana Garcia

    Traitor Ted conspired to do to America what he did to Mary Jo.


  • Millie_Woods

    And the ‘good people’ of Massachusetts checked the box by his name for the next 40 years. You can’t ignore that either.

  • Slickfoot

    Ted Kennedy will be celebrating seven years of sobriety this August… In Hell.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Ted Kennedy was murderous lying bastard. May he rot in Hell. Forever.

  • ntt1

    It was his bill that changed the American immigration act and encouraged the mud people to flood in