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  1. OCA
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    You will only understand the symbolism of the following if you learned
    through extraneous history or were old enough to have watched it play out
    that Ted Kennedy drove off of a bridge in Massachusetts on his way to an
    island with Mary Joe Kopechne in the late 60's. He did NOT seek help to
    rescue her when he surfaced. Instead he made his way to a hotel, called
    friends and the next morning reported the accident. She was, needless to
    say, both dead and wet. Kennedy faced no type of any censure or reprimand,
    much less any legal punishment for this negligent act of manslaughter.
    Kennedy power extends wide in that part of America. You have got to love
    the chutzpah of Rumsfeld. READ ON!
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    February 05, 2004

    Rumsfeld: Kennedy 'All Wet' About Bush Lies

    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Sen. Edward M.
    Kennedy yesterday that he was "all wet" when the Senator alleged that the
    Bush administration lied about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction to justify
    going to war.

    The verbal clash came during Mr. Rumsfeld's testimony at a Senate Armed

    Services Committee hearing probing the state of pre-war intelligence.

    Sen. Kennedy began his questioning of the Defense Secretary by saying,
    "Don't you think some members of the Bush administration should be held
    legally accountable for the lies they told about Iraqi weapons, and the
    subsequent cover-up?"

    "First, with all due respect Senator Kennedy, you're all wet," said Mr.
    Rumsfeld "The administration has not lied or covered up. However, in
    general, I do believe that when a man commits a crime he should face the bar
    of justice. He should not be allowed to serve in positions of power in our
    government, and be hailed as a leader, when the question of his guilt
    remains unresolved, if you know what I mean."

    "I'm sure I do not know what you mean," Mr. Kennedy said. "But the
    American people deserve to know why you can't find Saddam's weapons of mass
    destruction."

    "Sometimes things are hard to find, even when you know where they are,"
    said Mr.
    Rumsfeld. "For example, I've heard of a man who missed a bridge and drove
    his car into the water, even though he knew where the bridge was. And then
    sometimes you just keep diving into a problem and despite repeated efforts,
    you come up empty handed.
    That doesn't mean that nothing's there. As you know, eventually, the
    truth comes to light."

    Having no further questions, Mr. Kennedy yielded the remainder of his
    time.
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    That's one of the reasons I like Rumsfield. He's got some cajones.
     
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    That is just CLASSIC! I love that exchange!!!

    :laugh: :clap: :laugh:
     
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    Kennedy got OWNED!:baby4: This is why Rumsfeld and Powell are the only two people I like on Bush's cabinet.
     
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    SONOFABITCH! I got this in an email this morning from my dad, shit I hate to tell the old man that him and I were bamboozled. Why doesn't anybody ever bust Kennedy's balls about Chappaquiddick? Never figured that one out. My day is screwed.
     

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