Like Father Like Son?
OK, if Housecat can go political so can I. Drudge is currently reporting that a car accident occurred Thursday at approximately 2:45 AM involving Representative Patrick Kennedy (D. Rhode Island). No big deal, but apparently a few quick thinking capitol police officers called their watch commanders and the whole thing was handled "discreetly."
Now here's the kicker, get ready, there is speculation that he was drunk when he narrowly swerved to miss the capitol police cruiser and slammed his ride into some security pylons in front of a building. Even better, dude didn't even have his freaking lights on! His smooth talking father's personality quickly bubbled to the surface as Kennedy exited the vehicle, and reportedly played the "do you know who I am" card. This officer on the scene says that he composes himself and then asserts that he is Patrick Kennedy, a congressman from Rhode Island, and that he was late for a vote. LATE FOR A VOTE! The best part of this is that Congress had adjourned like 3 hours prior. So anyway, the officer calls the watch commander, the watch commander calls off all the patrols and there's no walkie the line or ABC's for the congressman.
Sound familiar? Give this cat some credit, unlike his father, at least there's not a dead chick sleeping with the fishes after his car accidents. But for future reference its good to know that if your in DC and need a ride home from the bar, look for the nearest Kennedy. You won't have to sweat DUI's and jail, although you may have to speed down First Street at 2:45 AM with your lights off. Like him or not, at least Bush took his DUI like a grown man, and then fessed up to it when asked. I guess that kind of character may be lacking when the male influence in your life is Ted Kennedy.