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The Mad Blogger's DoItYourself Patrick Kennedy Kit

As a public service, Raw Fisher provides this handy Do It Yourself Patrick Kennedy Kit, complete with links and all the key phrases you'll need to express yourself on the congressman's auto adventure on Capitol Hill. Just cut and paste and you're on your way to racking up those Technorati numbers!

Patrick Kennedy

preferential treatment

Rhode Island

vortex of family tragedy

Ambien

I don't even know what happened

Capitol Police

scions of the powerful clan

Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci

Ethel Kennedy

alcoholism

bouts of depression as a young man

conducting my own investigation

Chappaquiddick

pain medication

Rush Limbaugh

disciplinary action

Mayo Clinic

Betty Ford

I'm a fighter

relapse, rehab and celebrities


By Marc Fisher |  May 6, 2006; 9:00 AM ET
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The links are supposed to be for Patrick Kennedy, not his father, right?

Then why do you "saddle the son with the sins of the father?"

Posted by: RI Native in DC | May 6, 2006 11:11 AM

Funny, I thought there were some real news stories coming out of Washington these days? Or did I accidentally log onto the National Enquirer?

Posted by: John07801 | May 6, 2006 11:32 AM

I don't think Marc is taking on Patrick Kennedy. I think he's making fun of people who think it's important to have something to say on a topic that is really only important to Patrick Kennedy, his family and friends, his doctors, and the people of his district in Rhode Island.

To wit, I just turned on MSNBC, and there were three talking heads commenting on Kennedy's situation to another one---all of them reaching for something new to say.

Kennedy was smart to seek treatment immediately, not only for the obvious reason that he needs it but also because his departure limits the ability of vicious bloggers and media types too unimaginative and lazy to find a real topic of the opportunity to hammer him.

My best wishes to him and congrats to Marc for his cleverness.

Posted by: THS | May 6, 2006 3:55 PM

What a great way to avoid a controversy because he was drunk, got in a car crash, then got special treatment. Go to rehab = no more controversy.

Posted by: Dave | May 6, 2006 4:02 PM

Marc described this as a "...handy Do It Yourself Patrick Kennedy Kit,..."

A number of the links have absolutely no relevance to Kennedy.

Kennedy was two years old when Chappquiddick happened. Has had to live his entire life seeing his father being excoriated for it. [Ted did the crime, and is doing a lifetime of "time"]. What relevance does Chappaquiddick have to do with Patrick?

Or, Buddy Cianci, or Ethel Kennedy, or Rhode Island ('s Culture of Corruption)?

The Congressman's probably no saint, but whether you like him or not, those topics are not part of a "Patrick Kennedy Kit."

Only he will ever know is his rehab was "medically smart" or "politically slick." Maybe it's actually both. It has a Marion Barry touch to it though, doesn't it.

Posted by: RI Native in DC | May 6, 2006 4:18 PM

Oh, the credit card receipt will speak louder than words. The family name can't always cover up the misdeeds.

Posted by: Worker Bee | May 6, 2006 4:57 PM

Many of these links are blocked by Ft. Belvoir's Internet access filters. Hmmm, wonder why?

Posted by: Scott | May 8, 2006 3:55 PM

Why do we keep electing these Kennedy's?They are drunks, drug abusers and murderers. Yet these New Englanders continue to place them in positions that allow them to make value judgements that affect ALL Americans. If Patrick is truly interested in successful rehabilitation he should resign and focus on his problem. But this is all a ploy. The Kennedy's and their advisors are experts at smoke screens. So we should see Patrick as a man who is a "hero" because he is dealing with his condition. Sorry but I don't buy it. The Kennedy's are a joke. And the Joke's on us. Keep electing these people Mass. and R.I. but remember every one of their votes is suspect.

Posted by: citizen1 | May 8, 2006 4:27 PM

Best Headline in years: Nappaquiddick

Posted by: Figment | May 9, 2006 10:48 AM

Exactly what "time" is Senator Kennedy doing? I am appalled and have always been appalled by the pro-Kennedy apologists. Most people who do what he did have a life time to think about their actions AND go to jail for it. Kennedy has been given a pass because of who he is.

Posted by: FromMAtoVA | May 9, 2006 1:15 PM

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