Reality Check: The Other 40th Anniversary

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.

Yet.

4 Responses to Reality Check: The Other 40th Anniversary

  1. K says:

    what – the one where Ted’s a crossdresser?

  2. translegalhistorian says:

    Well – I’d never heard it expressed anywhere else.

  3. […] as I noted a few weeks ago: [L]ets be honest.  The D and R are irrelevant to this; Teddy survived it the same way that […]

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