An early-morning car crash involving Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), son of Sen. Ted Kennedy, has brought to the fore the excessive stress associated with being a congressman. At approximately 2:45 a.m. Thursday Pat Kennedy's car, with its lights turned off, narrowly missed colliding with a Police cruiser, then smashed into a security barricade. Patrick exited the vehicle staggering and declared he was a Congressman and was late to a vote. The House had adjourned nearly three hours before the incident.
The physician for the Kennedy clan has determined that young Patrick has been devoting so much time to his job and is so sleep-deprived that he was essentially "sleep driving" when he nearly injured himself in his vehicle.
Kennedy physician Dr. Hilby Shanker tells us, "the stress, late night hours, non-stop efforts that the Kennedy clan give to America often lead to personal heartache for them." In particular, Dr. Shanker mentioned the tragic result of Ted Kennedy's excessive work schedule at Chappaquiddick. "How many more Kennedy lives must be threatened before the Congress wakes up and imposes a limit on the working week?"
Lawyers for the Kennedys were unsure whether they would sue the Federal Government for overworking young Pat to the point of sleep driving. "I have devoted my life to the good people of this country," said Ted Kennedy, "but I will not let my son risk his life to create the best Government in the world the way I did."
Police on the scene have been reprimanded for attempting to test Patrick for alcohol. "The last thing we need is to add insult to injury here," said the D.C. District Attorney. "We will be lucky if we get away from this without being sued!"
Sen. Edward Kennedy: Me, I never crash anymore because I have a map of the United States emblazoned on my face, so I just need to look in the mirror and I immediately know where I'm going. All my son has got to do is folow me.
Quote:WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Patrick Kennedy crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness.
Quote:Thursday Pat Kennedy's car, with its lights turned off, narrowly missed colliding with a Police cruiser
Quote:The physician for the Kennedy clan has determined that young Patrick. . .was essentially "sleep driving" when he nearly injured himself in his vehicle.
Quote:Kennedy stated, "in all candor, the incident on Wednesday concerns me greatly. I simply do not remember getting out of bed, being pulled over by police... I am deeply concerned about my reaction to the medication..."
Herschel Von TrappDon't these cop cars have cameras now? Let's see the video! And where are the newshounds running a timeline of young Kennedy? Where was he before the crash? Was he really at home? Was he out drinking? Just where was he? I know he is innocent, but let's remove all doubt! Maybe Dan Rather will investigate?
SylviasDaddyI finally figured out why Maria Shriver married Arnold Schwarzenegger:
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