Thursday, May 04, 2006

Kennedy Son Crashes Car

Son of Shah was recently in the news, but now the focus is on son of Ted. Like father like son, as the old saying goes. One thing is for sure, there is nothing like a little nostaglia now and then. I mean, think of the memories this thing will bring back to many of us. Thankfully, this didn't end in an innocent death (at least not this time).

As always, Drudge has a scoop that may not make the MSM. I don't know whether this thing is true or not, but how this thing gets treated will be the interesting thing to watch. If it is true, look for a lot of rug lifting with one hand and a broom firmly held in the other.


It seems that Patrick Kennedy has admitted to taking some pills before the crash.

Earlier in the evening, Kennedy issued a statement through his office blaming the accident and strange behavior surrounding it on prescription drugs.

He said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after House votes and took “prescribed” amounts of Phenergan and Ambien.

Phenergan is for gastroenteritis, he said. Ambien is a popular sleep medication.

Phenergan is used for nausea, has sedative qualities, and also potentiates the effectiveness of opiate narcotics. Not only does it help the opiate relieve pain, it also increases the buzz. Maybe there was something else we don't know about in his system, consistent with his past. And despite the recent warnings of the hypnotic effect caused by Ambien and how it does not mix with driving, he still chose to drive after ingesting it?

Here is Pat's official statement:

“Sometime around 2:45 a.m., I drove the few blocks to the Capitol Complex believing I needed to vote. Apparently, I was disoriented from the medication.”

He said he had taken two prescription drugs. “I will fully cooperate with the Capitol Police in whatever investigation they choose to undertake.”

And then he drinks on top of these medications? What an idiot. Not only that, I thought there was a law that you cannot drive while impaired, from drugs that cause impairment in mental status, whether prescription or not.

Unless of course, you are a Kennedy. In which case the law doesn't apply to you.

1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

It's already started--not his fault, he was on medication. Yada, yada, yada.