Friday, May 05, 2006

It was the Pills

Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), the son of Sen. Ted Kennedy, attributed his recent car crash to prescription pain killers. He has checked into rehab in order to fight an addiction to the medication.

The congressman reported that he did not have any memory of getting out of bed, crashing his car, or being cited for driving infractions.

How to Lose a House Seat

If breathalizers were installed in all congressional cars, my guess is that the retention rate for incumbents would be much lower. Alcohol, a cherished tradition on Capitol Hill (according to the biography of Lyndon Johnson), might play a role in pushing Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) into a more competitive race than a Democratic incumbent in Rhode Island could possibly imagine. That is probably not very competitive at all.

The congressman admitted to crashing into a road barrier two blocks away from the Capitol early yesterday. Although he did not admit to being drunk, police report that Kennedy was staggering out of his car, and, more absurdly, claiming that he was late for a vote. It was 3 AM.

Taking votes at 3 AM would certainly be a work ethic upgrade for an organization that generally works three days a week.

Sunday, April 30, 2006


If I'm not back permenantly now, I certainly will be come May 12th. I need something to do this summer. Please come back.

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