Thursday, July 16, 2009

History Repeats Itself 40 Years Later

In recent weeks, I have been notably disgusted by how much attention has been given to the death of a certain pop singer (whom I will not name). This person's death (fine, it's Michael Jackson, and I'm only writing it so this post will show up in Google Blog searches) overshadowed the scandal surrounding Gov. Sanford of South Carolina's sex scandal. I would like to take this time to mark the 40-year anniversary of one of America's greatest crimes. The following events took place in 1969:

Jul 18 A car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy runs off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island and submerges in water. His passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, drowns.

Jul 20 Mankind, represented by astronaut Neil Armstrong, steps onto the moon.

Ted Kennedy's offense is SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE than Sanford's, as he brought an innocent young woman to her grave, but it was obviously overshadowed by one of the most significant events of the 20th Century.