Has it been bad taste to talk about Chappaquiddick and Mary Jo Kopechne after the passing of Sen. Teddy Kennedy?
By throwing out Chappaquiddick, you get this:
Who knows -- maybe she'd feel it was worth it.
You need to look at it the other way. What liberal dreams could have been accomplished if Sen. Kennedy didn't drive off that bridge, or rescued her from the car?
1. Kennedy could have been the Democratic nominee in 1972. He could have beaten Nixon. No Watergate, no Jimmy Carter presidency.
2. No Carter presidency likely means no Ronald Reagan presidency.
3. We could have had universal health care already.
4. Maybe abortion would be settled instead of a festering sore, argued back and forth on end.
5. We might have avoided the Iraqi wars.
There's plenty of things liberals want that could have happened if there was no Chappaquiddick. A lot of dreams died that night along with Mary Jo.