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.


Madeline said...

The only outrage I can muster is over the fact that someone must have let the chauffer take the night off; without making proper arrangements for Mr. Kennedy to drink in the privacy and safety of the back seat.

St Finbarr said...

Boy, if it was on the 14th Street Bridge...maybe the right person could have suffered this time.

St Finbarr said...

Boy, if it was on the 14th Street Bridge...maybe a deserving person would have been caught in a submerged domestic vehicle for help that would never come.

Anonymous said...

It is too bad that the Kennedy's have not faced the fact that they are genetically unfit for public life.