The hiring of politically wired Democrat Sheila Burgess as the state’s highway safety director — despite her four-page driving record that included 7 crashes and 4 speeding tickets — was a “screw up,” Gov. Deval Patrick conceded today.
Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of Gov. Cuomo, was busted for driving under the influence of drugs yesterday after she smashed her luxury ride into a big rig on a Westchester highway — and then fled the scene, cops said. Police found Kennedy, 52, in her 2008 Lexus RX 350 parked on the side of a road at about 8 a.m. in North Castle, shortly after several motorists called 911 reporting an erratic driver on I-684 during the morning rush hour, according to State Police.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Violence, Character, Feminism, Assault
The woman allegedly assaulted by Representative Carlos Henriquez told Boston police that he repeatedly punched her with a closed fist, strangled her, and that she managed to get away from him only by jumping out of a moving car as it slowed down in the Fenway early Sunday. The new details of the incident that led to the arrest of the Dorchester lawmaker surfaced in Roxbury Municipal Court today where the 35-year-old Henriquez pleaded not guilty to all charges and was released on $1,000 cash bail.
Democrat, Liberal, Character
On the night of July 18, 1969, Kennedy drove his car off a bridge and into a pond on Chappaquiddick Island on Martha's Vineyard. He swam to safety leaving 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker on brother Robert Kennedy's campaign. Her body was found in the submerged car 10 hours later.
Democrat, Liberal, Oops, Drugs
WASHINGTON, June 13 — Representative Patrick J. Kennedy pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of prescription drugs last month in an early morning car crash near the Capitol. Mr. Kennedy, a Rhode Island Democrat who is a member of one of the nation's most closely watched political families, was sentenced in District of Columbia Superior Court to court-ordered drug treatment, a year of probation and a $350 fine. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors agreed to drop charges of reckless driving and failure to display a driving permit.
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Violence, Misogyny, Threats, Politics, Assault
A silver Cadillac sped toward the group at a Sarasota intersection Tuesday evening, then swerved at the last minute before driving off, according to police. Witnesses gave the car’s license plate number to police, and they tracked it to Barry M. Seltzer, 46. He came to the police station Wednesday and complained to officers that Harris’ supporters had impeded traffic. “I intimidated them with my car,” Seltzer told police. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Democrat, Incompetence, Funny, Oops
Former congressman Alan Grayson collided with a Lynx bus this afternoon near a busy downtown intersection, according to WESH. Grayson, a congressional candidate who was on his way to a campaign fundraising event, ran a red light and struck the bus, reports show. Two people aboard the bus suffered slight injuries. Grayson's Mercedes Benz suffered significant damage, according to WESH.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Brilliance
There was another revelation Tuesday that is likely to add to talk about the governor's accident _ Corzine's SUV was going 91 mph in a 65 mph zone just before the crash, according to state police. "He's a governor," Tim said. "He should have been showing us an example. I wear my seat belt all the time." The governor, in fact, has been a proponent of seat belt usage.
Democrat, Liberal, Brilliance
Corzine's spokesman Anthony Coley also said Corzine apparently was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. "It does not appear that the governor was wearing a seat belt," Coley said.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Law
State police today slapped Lt. Gov. Tim Murray with a $555 fine and cited him for speeding, crossing marked lanes and not wearing his seatbelt for his pre-dawn crash in November that clocked him driving at a high of 108 mph — probably while asleep at the wheel.