Friday, May 05, 2006
Representative Patrick Kennedy- Special Treatment?
How could anyone suggest such a thing? Representative Kennedy, D of Rhode Island has been in the news quite a lot over the last few years.
Last night he crashed his convertible mustang (I know I thought the same thing- how bourgeousis!) and was seen staggering about at 2:45am. Thankfully no one was injured which is a rare circumstance when a Kennedy is involved. He claims the prescription medication was to blame.
The hostess of The Hawk and Dove claims he was drinking last night. Fortunately for him no field sobriety tests much less a breathalyzer were administered. It is regrettable that he was not taken to the hospital because if someone was involved in a car accident, staggering (possibly from a concussion), suffering from an unfortunate drug interaction you might think a visit to the hospital would be called for.
Since no hospital visit was prescribed I think we can safely assume that the smell of alcohol on his breath, and the visible signs of intoxication assured the police that he just needed to be driven home to sleep it off. And that is exactly what happened. Ten years in the House and the people of Rhode Island just can't seem to get enough.