Thursday, May 04, 2006

Kennedy: Just Playing By the Rules...

Sen. Kennedy's son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), played the Stay Out of Jail Free Card:

Section. 6. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the Treasury of thc United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

The Capitol Police were legally obligated to let him go.

BUT. Now that he has been exposed for abusing Congressional privilege by lying about being en route to a vote (if the kid actually had any brains, he would have maintained that he was just returning from a vote, in which case, the same immunity would apply), he should either be censured or removed or resign.

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. ~ Confucius


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