On this day, July 18, 1969, a young woman named Mary Jo Kopechne partied with some politicians and wound up in the back seat of one of their cars. The politician was drunk and ran of a roadway bridge into a creek about six or so feet deep. The car overturned, and the politician escaped. Mary Jo Kopechne died. The politician swam away and hid out until the next morning. He and his family hired lawyers and denied everything. They put a neck brace on him to evoke sympathy.
He got away with it. His name? Ted Kennedy – a Democrat. The party that claims Republicans conduct a War on Women.
RIP Mary Jo.