Posted by Peter W. Schramm
At first I thought this was a joke! Sen. Kennedy attempted to rescue six men who had become trapped by high tide on a jetty off Hyannisport on Sunday.
Too bad the 13 foot boat wasnt available at the Chappaquiddick...
That was a close call. What would you think if you were in the position of those men and find yourself in a boat with a man that cannot drive a car across a bridge?
Those fishermen probably refused to get into the boat with the Senator, knowing he is dangerous when operating machinery. Like everything else he has attempted in life, he was not successful, and had to leave the task to someone more qualified.
Mary Jo Kopechnes comment on Teddys rescue attempt..............
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I dont know what is funnier, the thought of Ted Kennedy acting selflessly, or the thought of the large portly fellow straining to save someone but of course failing miserably.
Then of course the irony of Ted Kennedy attempting to save someone from drowning is truly priceless. The poor chap probably saw this as his only way to the pearly gates.
After thinking about it for a while, Ive decided that the thought of "the large portly fellow straining to save someone but of course failing miserably" is the funnier of the two. Theres nothing funnier than seeing someone attempt and fail to save another person (especially if they cant do it BECAUSE they are fat!) in a life-threatening situation. As a business idea, tapping into a market niche, Id love to compile all the hilarious footage of similar failed rescues from recent American disasters onto a "Bloopers"-style DVD and sell it on the Web to other comic connoisseurs who get a chuckle out of such things. One question - should I include any available footage of failed 9/11 rescue attempts, or would that maybe be too cutting-edge?
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