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January 03, 2006

Sen. "Swimmer" Opens His Trap

Kennedy Touted Anti-Bush Spy Hoax

More than a week after the story was exposed as a hoax, Sen. Ted Kennedy has yet to apologize for touting false claims from a University of Massachusetts student who said officials from the Department of Homeland Security visited his home and repeatedly interrogated him after he tried to obtain a copy of Mao Tse-Tung's "Little Red Book."

In mid-December, the unidentified student instigated the hoax by describing the phony grilling to reporters for the New Bedford Standard-Times. The story appeared on Dec. 17, the day after the New York Times reported that the Bush administration was monitoring the phone calls of U.S. residents suspected of communicating with terrorists abroad.

In a Dec. 22 op-ed piece for the Boston Globe, however, Kennedy conflated the Times report along with the U. Mass student's bogus allegation to blast the Bush administration for what he insisted was an illegal invasion of privacy.

"Just this past week," Kennedy wrote, "there were public reports that a college student in Massachusetts had two government agents show up at his house because he had gone to the library and asked for the official Chinese version of Mao Tse-tung's Communist Manifesto. Following his professor's instructions to use original source material, this young man discovered that he, too, was on the government's watch list."

"Incredibly," the top Democrat fumed, "we are now in an era where reading a controversial book may be evidence of a link to terrorists." He demanded "a thorough and independent investigation of these activities."
However, on Dec. 24 the Times-Standard reported:

"The UMass Dartmouth student who claimed to have been visited by Homeland Security agents over his request for 'The Little Red Book' by Mao Zedong has admitted to making up the entire story."

The revelation left Sen. Kennedy uncharacteristically silent.

Asked if he shouldn't have verified the incendiary account before citing it in print, Kennedy spokeswoman Laura Capps insisted to the Boston Globe: "Even if the assertion was a hoax, it did not detract from Kennedy's broader point that the Bush administration has gone too far in engaging in surveillance."

Wild Thing's comment........
Mary Jo Kopechne, was unvailable for comment. This whole thing about the hoax has me laughing! OH it is a hoax but that is OK because it is Kennedy. Good grief!

Posted by Wild Thing at January 3, 2006 12:11 AM

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Massachusetts has produced some real Masterpieces of Depravity: Teddy Kennedy, Barney Frank, Mike Dukakis, and John Kerry. The fact that men like this are continually elected to congress doesn’t say much for the people of Massachusetts.

Posted by: BobF at January 3, 2006 07:52 AM

That kennedy picture is the funniest thing I've ever seen! WAAAHAAAAAAA!!!

Posted by: Stepperg at January 3, 2006 08:52 AM

Hi Bob, your right. I always forget Barney Frank is from there. Thank you for commenting.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 3, 2006 09:10 AM

Hi Stepperg,(giggle) thank you. Thank you for commenting.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 3, 2006 09:12 AM

The picture is.... strange & disturbing. Are you trying to shock and awe us out of our apathy? LOL!

Posted by: Laurie at January 3, 2006 03:51 PM


Hi Laurie good to see you. Hey that is an idea, shock and awe out of our apathy. hahahaha

Thanks for coming by, good to see you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 3, 2006 04:27 PM

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