JANUARY 17, 2006
Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy put on quite a show when he ripped into Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito for his one-time ties to a group opposed to admitting more women and minorities to Princeton.
It turns out that the veteran Democrat senator himself belongs to a social club, for Harvard students and alumni, notorious for discriminating against women. The Owl Club was even kicked off of the campus two decades ago for refusing to allow female members.
Apparently, the veteran liberal senator didn’t know that women are not allowed to join his beloved Owl Club and today’s Boston Herald
reports that Kennedy will quit the club immediately, though he already paid his annual due of $100.
Media reports nationwide have ridiculed Kennedy and even late-night talk-show hosts have joked about the irony of his attacks on Alito. The One Republic pointed out that it’s not as if Judge Alito is a spoiled trust baby who got kicked out of Harvard for cheating. Nor is he a United States senator who got drunk, drove a young female campaign worker to her death, then chose not report it to authorities until the next day.
In Opinion Editorials, Tony Phyrillas writes that the United States, collectively, should be embarrassed to have Ted Kennedy serving in the Senate. California’s Modesto Bee published a letter to the editor that claims Kennedy has neither the moral or ethical credibility to challenge a man like Alito.
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