Kennedy Ignores Flashbacks, Attempts Rescue

Senator Ted Kennedy was walking his dogs when he noticed some fishermen in trouble on rough waters. Ted and a friend (it was not war hero John Kerry) jumped in a boat and attempted a rescue.

U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy attempted to rescue six men who had become trapped by high tide on a jetty off Hyannisport on Sunday.

The Massachusetts Democrat eventually left the rescue to Hyannis firefighters, The Cape Cod Times reported Monday.

Kennedy was walking his two dogs on the shore at 11:15 a.m. when he spotted the men cut off from shore by the rising waters. They had been fishing on a jetty that begins at the tip of the Kennedy compound.

Tides had risen over the patchy rocks, which made it difficult to walk back to shore.

Kennedy and a friend tried to rescue the men using a 13-foot boat but rough waters forced them back.

A crew from the Hyannis Fire Department picked them up. The men, in their 20s, were not identified. They were brought to Cape Cod Hospital with mild hypothermia.

Now ordinarily I would think this was a heroic act. But given Teddy’s history with people in the water, the last thing I would want to see were I in danger of drowning would be him coming to the rescue. They say the fishermen were taken to the hospital with hypothermia but it is more likely they were scared half to death that they could have been drowned by Teddy the Boozer. Teddy was probably trying to add credence to his ages old story that he actually tried to save the drowning girl by showing he was not afraid to face the raging water to save a life.

In a related story Ted was asked if the rough water bothered him. He replied, “What rough water? I wake up everyday with the World in that kind of motion so a little rough water was just another day in my life.”

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One Response to “Kennedy Ignores Flashbacks, Attempts Rescue”

  1. […] Bad Hedgehog: “another valiant Kennedy water rescue comes to naught.” Zero Point: “the mother of all morbid ironies.” One Big Dog: “Kennedy ignores flashback, attempts rescue.” Bob Krumm: “I think I’d swim.” Peat Bog: “it’s almost painful to talk about Kennedy, rescue, and water without bringing up..” Brainster: “Thirty-six years too late.” Dusty at Pathetic Rim: “Like Mike Tyson helping with anger management” Woody: “It’s amazing what you can do if you’re not drunk” Crazy Politico: “What he should have done was got that brave chick from NBC to come help” Salient Points: “I’ll let you fill in the blanks” Kurt at Frog-Man: “Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment” Jay Tea: “Maybe we can transfer him from the Senate to the Coast Guard?” Pardon My English: “… at least six people in Massachusetts who are glad Kennedy was around.” Jay Anderson: “… this time he didn’t wait until the next day to notify the appropriate authorities.” Political Teen: “0 for 2 for Saving People At Sea” Conservative Schooler: “This is NOT satire.” Posted by Eric | 8:35 am | Trackback URI: […]