No – not Stonewall.
I mean Chappaquiddick.
Right-wing christianists do tend to milk it a bit too much.
However, it did happen.
And, lets be honest. The D and R are irrelevant to this; Teddy survived it the same way that another snot-nosed rich Yankee brat was able to cover up a DWI (and, if J.H. Hatfield was right, a cocaine bust): Undeserved inherited wealth and influence – everything that collectively is the antithesis of what this nation is supposed to stand for and be.
Bringing Chappaquiddick back up may be viewed as bad form – particularly when it is invoked by the left.
But, as I mentioned above, it happened.
As has Teddy’s attitude toward trans-inclusion – which seems to amaze all who don’t see the pattern of the allegedly-liberal Massachusetts being home to perhaps the worst strains of transphobia. I can’t envision that attidude changing in the days of his long black cloud coming down – but I repeat what I said in that previous piece about Chappaquiddick: My friend Dee had a theory – which I will share – but I don’t feel right about sharing it.