Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Missing Moral Connection

Apparently Teddy Kennedy liked and laughed at Chappaquiddick jokes.

I can understand though not condone that he panicked after the accident, perhaps leaving Ms. Kopechne struggling vainly for life. I can understand though not condone that he later used political power and family connections to avoid legal responsibility for his derelict conduct. But I cannot understand laughing at the events after the fact, much less condone it.

Human weakness is understandable. The perverseness of finding humor in one's own responsibility for the accidental death of another is incomprehensible.

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