Birthplace: Washington D.C.
Claim To Fame:ex-lawyer and liberal writer
Why She’s The Most Insane Liberal of the Week: for making the gall suggestion that Mary Jo Kopechne may’ve thought her death, caused by Ted Kennedy leaving her to drown in the back seat of a submerged Oldsmobile at Chappaquiddick in 1969, was “worth” Kennedy’s legacy!?! “Despicable” would be an understatement, but then Lafsky article epitomizes the Left’s continued attempts to whitewash Ted Kennedy’s legacy, while spitting on the grave of Mary Jo Kopechne. So callous and partisan is Lafsky that she decides that since Ms. Kopechne was a “progressive”, maybe she wouldn’t have minded drowning for Kennedy.
Sayeth the soulless bitch that is Melissa Lafsky:
“Mary Jo wasn’t a right-wing talking point or a negative campaign slogan. She was a dedicated civil rights activist and political talent with a bright future…Then she got in a car driven by a 36-year-old senator with an alcohol problem and a cauldron full of demons, and wound up a controversial footnote in a dynasty…
We don’t know how much Kennedy was affected by her death, or what she’d have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history…
Still, ignorance doesn’t preclude a right to wonder…what she’d have thought of the life and career that are being (rightfully) heralded.
Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.”
Yeah, I’m sure that Mary Jo Kopechne’s parents, friends and family would feel the exact same way.
Worth it, just so Ted Kennedy could go on and crack jokes about that fateful day in Chappaquiddick for 40 years.
Worth it, because Kopechne, young and bright in her own right, certainly didn’t have a chance to become a great political mind in the future.
Worth it, so the overrated Kennedy, a man totally unpopular outside of Massachusetts, could continue to live the lavish life off the famous Kennedy name while working tirelessly to expand government programs regardless of costs and lead the blockage of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court.
Ted Kennedy, who at the time of Chappaquiddick, had already had a reputation as a hard-partying pol while maintaining the facade of a happily married father of three, waited 10 hours before reporting the accident. He later told cops that he “panicked”. Yet, soon the sordid details emerged. Kennedy and some other married pals had spent the weekend at a cottage with the “boiler room girls,” Kopechne being one of them. After receiving nothing but a suspended license, Kennedy would go on television, apologize and become the “greatest senator ever” according to Barack Obama and most of his minions on the Left.
And that includes Melissa Lafsky, who obviously feels that Mary Jo Kopechne was a mere blip on the screen who had to be wiped off so Ted Kennedy could become great.
They have no shame. None.