View Full Version : Kennedy Touts Kerry in Chappaquiddick Flashback

John Ashcroft
01-30-2004, 08:26 AM
In touting Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry's war heroics yesterday, Sen. Ted Kennedy swerved dangerously close to his own past when he bragged about how Kerry would never leave anyone behind to drown.

"You have a Jim Rassmann, who was a Special Forces officer that was blown off John Kerry's small boat," Kennedy told CNN.

Then, without a hint of irony, the man whose own presidential ambitions ended at Chappaquiddick added:

"When John Kerry turned that boat back and hauled Jim Rassmann out of the water, risking his own life, what he has said: We leave no one behind. He didn't leave Jim Rassmann behind. He won't leave veterans behind. He won't leave our national security behind."

Too bad Sen. Kerry wasn't driving the night Teddy left Mary Jo Kopechne behind.

Link: here (http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/1/29/134230.shtml)