1970: One year after Mary Jo Kopechne had died in a car driven by U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy - questions still lingered concerning his questionable behavior after the accident. This article concerns the five female campaign aids who attended the party the night of the accident; they were the last to see Miss Kopechne alive as she entered the senator's car. These five were nicknamed "the Boiler Room Girls" by those who worked on Kennedy's re-election campaign and many people were curious as to why they were as tight-lipped as they were.
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The Washington World was a short-lived Capitol Hill monthly that was created to serve the elected classes and their assorted backscratchers who lived and breathed the world of politics. This is their obituary of President Kennedy.
"More than any other president in our history, John F. Kennedy was the public image of the United States of America. Unlike the initial acclaim accorded the stately Roosevelt or the revered Eisenhower, many nations viewed the election of Kennedy in 1961 with alarm. It was not difficult to understand; he was born to great wealth, he was very young and he was inexperienced. Could any country that elected such a man be respected?"
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"In his speeches, messages, interviews and other papers, President Kennedy left his countrymen a large volume of eloquent words and phrases defining and illuminating the political, economic and social issues of our time..." Here are some of them.
Three months prior to the assassination of Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, the editors of CORONET MAGAZINE posed the question: "'Will Bobby make a great President?' Or even a good one? What would his policies be?" The numerous assorted answers were all enthusiastically positive - the one that stood out came from the perennial contrarian of the time:
"'The inevitability of Bobby' comes just after that of death and taxes, say Conservative quipster William F. Buckley, only half in fun."
This is a very funny cartoon that was published in a long forgotten satire magazine from the early Sixties - you'll enjoy it.