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This could very well be the most fascinating post I put up this week.
The author of the column is Howie Carr, a New York Times best-selling author, a New England-based talk radio host and a columnist for the Boston Herald. His latest book…
is an uproarious take on the Kennedy families decades of scandal and debauchery.
Carr has written a foreword for a new book about Ted Kennedy.
This excerpted foreword by Howie Carr has been republished with permission from Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-up by the late Leo Damore (Regnery Publishing, 2018).
If anyone ever truly deserved a Profiles in Courage Award, it was the late Leo Damore, the author of this book.
Of course, the awards are handed out by the Kennedy family, and they are all about, not courage, but Political Correctness. But no one can dispute the fact that Damore put himself and his career on the line to write this book, and that one way or another, he paid the ultimate price—as a suicide, in 1995, at the age of 65.
Senatorial Privilege: The Chappaquiddick Cover-Up was a New York Times best seller in 1988. It sold more than a million copies.
Imagine the reaction of the Random House editors as they read Damore’s account of the court hearing in Pennsylvania on the exhumation of Kopechne’s body, as the state medical examiner of Maryland blurted out a very inconvenient truth:
“It was apparent to me from the record that she lived for a certain time underwater… So she breathed, that girl. She breathed!”
You just couldn’t write things like that about the Kennedys back then. Seldom was heard a discouraging word about America’s First Family. Even the biggest names in journalism were muzzled.
Read the entire column by Carr here.