Edward Kennedy and abortion
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Extended extracts from Leo Damore’s book, Senatorial Privilege: The Chappaquidick Cover-up (1988).
This is what Detective Bernie Flynn thought when he wrote his report on 18th July, 1969:
I figure, we've got a drunk driver, Ted Kennedy. He's with this girl, and he has it in his mind to go down to the beach and make love to her. He's probably driving too fast and he misses the curve and goes into Cemetery Road. He's backing up when he sees this guy in uniform coming toward him. That's panic for the average driver who's been drinking; but here's a United States Senator about to get tagged for driving under. He doesn't want to get caught with a girl in his car, on a deserted road late at night, with no license and driving drunk on top of it. In his mind, the most important thing is to get away from the situation.
He doesn't wait around. He takes off down the road. He's probably looking in the rear-view mirror to see if the cop is following him. He doesn't even see the bridge and bingo! He goes off. He gets out of the car; she doesn't. The poor son of a bitch doesn't know what to do. He's thinking: "I want to get back to my house, to my friends" - which is a common reaction.
There are houses on Dike Road he could have gone to report the accident, but he doesn't want to. Because it's the same situation he was trying to get away from at the corner - which turned out to be minor compared to what happened later. Now there's been an accident; and the girl's probably dead. All the more reason not to go banging on somebody's door in the middle of the night and admit what he was doing. He doesn't want to reveal himself.
This accounts fits most of the facts. However, there are other facts that does not fit the story.
For example, there is no evidence that Kennedy had been drinking heavily that night. If he had, this would have been cause for concern. This had been a problem in the past. This is why he was also chauffer driven. His resident chauffer, John Crimmins, was with him at the party. If Kennedy wanted sex with Mary Jo Kopechne, why did not stay in the cottage. Why did he need to drive away from the ferry? Why did he not get Cummins to take him to his hotel?
There is also other information that does not make sense. Why did Kennedy risk his life by swimming to Edgartown after the accident? Why did nobody notice a wet Kennedy entering the hotel? Why did Kennedy seem so cool and untroubled the next morning? If he had been involved in the accident he would have known his political career was all but over. Yet he is reported being light-hearted and making jokes on the morning ferry. It is only after meetings that morning that Kennedy finally reports the accident. Is it possible that Kennedy was not in the car when Mary Jo Kopechne died. That he only found out about her death that morning.
In his book Leo Damore does not look into the background of Mary Jo Kopechne. He just considers her as one of the Kennedy’s girls who unfortunately died in an accident. He does not know (or does not want to know) that Kopechne had several links to the JFK assassination. In 1963 Kopechne worked as a secretary for George Smathers. At this time she shared an apartment with Nancy Carole Tyler, who worked for Bobby Baker.
Smathers and Baker (as well as Fred Black) were involved in the Serve-U Corporation scandal that threatened the political career of LBJ. Kopechne and Tyler would both have known what was going on in November, 1963. They were both involved in leaking information about JFK’s plan to drop LBJ for the next election. It is probably no coincidence that Kopechne became Robert Kennedy’s secretary after the assassination. Remember, it was Smathers who leaked stories that the Kennedy brothers were involved with Marilyn Monroe only days before she was found murdered.
Nancy Carole Tyler died in a plane crash in 1965. Kopechne died four years later.
Is it possible that Kennedy was ordered to lure Kopechne to Chappaquidick. He thought the plan was just to frighten her into not talking. Kennedy was taken by boat across to Edgartown that night. It was only when he arrived back the next morning did he realised that she had died in his car. No one would have believed his story (he would have been unlikely to have wanted to have told the truth anyway). His only chance was to come up with the unlikely story of an accident. The organizers of the murder knew that even if he got away with it, his chances of ever becoming president was over. What is more, it could be used against the Democratic Party for evermore.