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It’s no secret that in the early days of this website I considered myself to be a conservative. How I got to be that way is a story in itself that I’ll tackle at some other time. As time went on and I got older I became more of a centrist. There are liberal policies …

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I admire Ron Paul. He is a man of character and it’s sad to see that the Tea Party movement, which he basically started, has been hijacked by a bunch of idiots. What breaks the deal for me with Ron Paul is his stances on legalizing drugs and especially legalizing prostitution. Legalizing drugs would cause …

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chaqpIn the wake of Ted Kennedy’s death it seems that a type of debate has broken out. Basically it comes down to why is Kennedy vilified for Chappaquiddick but former first lady Laura Bush isn’t for the death of Michael Dutton Douglas. Personally I think the differences are obvious.
Kennedy had already been a senator for 7 years. Laura Bush was still in high school.
Laura Bush was found by police to not be under the influence of alcohol. Kennedy claimed that he had not been drinking. Given the Kennedys’ proclivity for partying I seriously doubt that.
Kennedy was married to Joan Kennedy at the time.
Laura Bush didn’t flee the scene.
Kennedy never reported the incident to police.
And Laura Bush at the time didn’t wield any kind of power that could have influenced a police investigation.
And for those of you who think Ted Kennedy’s record should overshadow his ‘indiscretions’ all I have to say is OJ is in the Hall of Fame but that doesn’t mean he didn’t get away with murder.