Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Chappaquiddick Revisited

Unfortunately for the Democratic Party and its boosters in the MSM, the Foley scandal didn't work out quite as planned. The attempts to force Speaker of the House Rep. Dennis Hastert to resign have fallen flat and the American people have already moved on to greener pastures.

Meanwhile, the Dems have their own dirty laundry to contend with in the form of Dirty Harry Reid. Not to mention that grand statesman of the Democratic Party, Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, whose past, shall we say, indiscretion, has recently reared its ugly head.

Sen. Kennedy was in Connecticut last week to help raise money for Diane Farrell's 4th Congressional District campaign. It just so happens Farrell's was one of the more strident voices calling for Hastert's resignation. But Republican Rep. Christopher Shays had just about enough of his opponent's hypocrisy and according to the Hartford Courant, he actually mentioned the unmentionable---Chappaquiddick that is:

"We don't know what he has or hasn't done," Shays said of Hastert. "But she had a fundraiser for Sen. Kennedy, and we know what he did."

Then Shays elaborated:

"I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day," said Shays, R-4th District, referring to the 1969 incident in which the Massachusetts Democrat drove a car that plunged into the water and a young campaign worker died. "Dennis Hastert didn't kill anybody," he added

As Lance deHaven-Smith, professor of public policy at Florida State University, put it,
"Democrats need to be careful...this could backfire on them."

Indeed.

Cross-posted at Kesher Talk.

3 Comments:

Blogger Paulie in Reno said...

Hey now, the Honorable Harry's mother worked as a laundress in a brothel in Searchlight, NV and therefore is sort of a hero of mine. Besides, I would have taken a suitcase full of cash too...Mmmmmmm...brothels.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:52:00 PM  
Blogger Craig said...

Democrats have targeted the seat of Republican John Sweeney, my Congressman for the Albany, NY area, for takeover. He had a fundraiser last week and the star attraction was Laura Bush. Besides being First Lady, Mrs. Bush is also known as a killer, having killed a schoolmate with her car when she was a teenager. She also got off free from the law – no ticket, no jail time, nothing. There is dirt on all sides; your preference is to focus on one and not the others.

Saturday, October 14, 2006 7:54:00 AM  
Blogger diurnalist said...

And Laura Bush was elected to what position? Ted Kennedy is an elected killer. There's a difference. You obviously know zero about Chappaquiddick to even attempt a comparison.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 4:46:00 PM  

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