Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Blind item

Now that enough time has passed, let’s talk about Ted Kennedy’s pussy-chasing. Sen. Kennedy was one of the most notorious horndogs in the history of Capitol Hill.

I happen to have here a 1974 biography of Joan Kennedy, the senator’s first wife. It contains a few vivid anecdotes about Teddy’s game. Here’s one:

“On a plane to New York from Paris, Teddy met a French actress, who introduced the man beside her as her fiancé. Ted ignored him and invited her to a party his sister and brother-in-law, the Stephen E. Smiths, were having that evening at their Fifth Avenue home.

“Later, [Ted] called for her in the lobby of her hotel, but she was accompanied by the young man. Ted hadn’t counted on the male escort. ‘What’s he doing here?’ he demanded. ‘I’m not taking him to any party!’ And off he went, leaving them staring after him.”

Ha! Play on, player...

The “Joan” book also includes this juicy tidbit of unconfirmed gossip about Sen. Kennedy:

“... he escorts the daughter of a famous black show business personality through the family quarters of the White House while his brother is the President and makes a pass in, of all places, the Lincoln bedroom.”

Whoa! Whom could that story be about?

The way I figure it, in the early 1960s there were only a few “famous black show business personalities” in existence. My guess would be... Lena Horne’s daughter, Gail Jones. She would’ve been in her mid-20s at the time. And she was hot.

Now ponder this: If you’re a white dude trying to pick up a black chick in the Lincoln Bedroom... do you use the Lincoln thing?

Teddy be like: “In honor of the Emancipation Proclamation, how about you whip me?

24 comments:

onefinemess said...

Man, do they ever look inbred in that picture. Certainly not "attractive", I never understood that part.

quirkychick said...

I have always had a hard time with the whole leave a chick to drown then get your nephew off for rape part of Ted Kennedy. He did do some great work in his life, but he's still that guy, especially when you consider how many years passed between the two events.

Apparently he had zero respect for women as individuals.

@onefinemess - that camera angle sure does make those chins look big.

lawegohard said...

Ah the story of a white man chasing tail. I love America.

line: You want to be my Sally Hemming? s (wrong president)

line: Want to play master slave. (somebody's getting whiped)

line: So is it really true, that once you go black you never come back? (weak)

UBM, help me out. I am in full procrastination mode. What other lines do you have?

lawegohard said...

'kinda bit your whip line UBM, reread your line and I took liberties.

Oh and they where in the Lincoln bedroom.

OK, so, Kennedy says to the "Negro" Pussy:

"Well what did you expect when I said I wanted to show you WHY Lincoln freed the slaves?"

Hell, she should have done that cuz who the hell gets to say they SMASHED in the white house on prez's bed. Beats mile high club any day!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Or she coulda shot him down with: "In honor of the Thirteenth Amendment, I see you got three-fifths of a dick!"

bklyn6 said...

Dag, UBM. You just shot down my one liner: "Wanna play with my Lincoln Log?"

Anyway, "Now that enough time has passed..." is funny!

The celebrity that immediately comes to mind is Sammy Davis, Jr. except I don't know how old his daughter would've been at the time.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I didn't know Sammy even had a daughter.

"Lincoln Log" line is funny.

Undercover Black Man said...

TEDDY: "A great man once said: 'Two legs divided cannot stand...'"

bklyn6 said...

Forget Sammy's daughter (in b&w dress). She was born in 1961.

Good call on Lena Horne's daughter, though. Can't think of many other black celebs with daughters old enough to be his concubine.

Anonymous said...

Yes. He was quite the ladies man. Even his own son, in his public farewell last weekend, said he "loved all things French -- including his women."

The one and only time that I was in the presence of a Kennedy -- particularly Ted Kennedy -- was in the mid-1980s at a French-Vietnamese restaurant in D.C. As I dined, myself and other diners became distracted by this rather boisterious laughing from the party at a table in the middle of the room. I turned around and immediately recognized the
silver-haired fox at the helm of that spontaneous burst of noise. No doubt he was regaling his blonde dinner partners (no sign of Joan or Victoria Reggie)with that notorious Kennedy charm. I believe he was still married to Joan, although estranged.

Well, at least I get to honestly say that I saw Ted in action.

Undercover Black Man said...

The one and only time that I was in the presence of a Kennedy -- particularly Ted Kennedy -- was in the mid-1980s at a French-Vietnamese restaurant in D.C.

You know what, anon? I saw Sen. Kennedy at what must've been that very same restaurant... also in the mid-'80s. What was the name of that restaurant? It was owned by a woman, right?

maria said...

did you listen to teddy jr's eulogy? he flat out said, my father was a lover of all things french, including women. not a secret, i guess.

Anonymous said...

^Yup. Hmmmm. Good memory, Dave.

I don't remember the name of the place, however. But I think it was on Wisconsin or Connecticut Ave. It was a place owned by a Vietnamese woman who was the wartime bride of an American soldier. Read about the spot in a magazine or something. Have no idea if the place is even still there or not.

That jasmine tea there was great though.

maria said...

patrick -- the dem from rhode island -- has never been married. was that a different kennedy?

bklyn6 said...

Man, do they ever look inbred in that picture. Certainly not "attractive", I never understood that part.

Maybe that foin JFK, Jr. got his hot genes from his mom. *swoon*

Undercover Black Man said...

did you listen to teddy jr's eulogy? he flat out said, my father was a lover of all things french, including women.

Yeah, maria... what was that about? A thumb in the eye of his stepmom or what?

And thanks for pointing that out about Patrick, maria. That's what I get for spreading cheap gossip. I've cleaned that up.

John B. said...

Ha! Remember Phil Hartman's take on Teddy in the notorious "Dukakis After Dark" skit on SNL? Priceless!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Actually I don't. But I wish I did.

Anonymous said...

Apparently he had zero respect for women as individuals.
Yeah, but I doubt he and his brothers had to hold a gun to any woman's head to get her to sleep with them. It must have been great for him to have the POTUS as his ersatz wingman, even if both of them were basically just trash dicks money and connections.

John B. said...

Well, Dave, at first glance the video of "Dukakis After Dark" isn't online, but here's the transcript:

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/88/88ddukakis.phtml

Obie Joe Media said...

>>>You know what, anon? I saw Sen. Kennedy at what must've been that very same restaurant... also in the mid-'80s. What was the name of that restaurant? It was owned by a woman, right?<<<<

Oh my goodness, that's a me, too, too. But my similar story was at a Capitol Hill restaurant, when I saw the esteemed Senator dive under the table towards the woman I was sitting next to. I quickly moved to the lobby, and demurred at the invite for follow-up at his home on Chain Bridge road.

That said, my biggest misgivings with the Ted has to do with what he did to student aid during the 1980s. It affected graduate funding like you couldn't believe, and laid the groundwork with the over-inflated tuitions we now have because of the wealth in private loans.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ What did Teddy do to student aid?

Obie Joe Media said...

While much of the press celebrated Kennedy's record on student aid, in practice, it held a lot to be desired. In the late 80's my perspective was as the spouse of a medical student. Kennedy's zeal in cutting Federal-based student aid, and creating large pools of funding specific to consortium of universities, as well as opening up the market to private loan companies meant many students floundered without funding. Many of our med school friends were forced to sign up for HEAL loans, at interest rates rivaling credit card companies because the Federal aid and university-based aid dried up. Now, if you were studying at an university where Kennedy did funding favors -- MIT, etc. -- your aid remained plentiful.

Intentionally or not, Kennedy's efforts opened the floodgate to private funding, and I can't help wonder if the runaway tuition hikes were a response to the new money. I realize people love that Kennedy started efforts like Americorps and so forth, but as far as real efforts to find funding, the legacy of his colleague Sen. Pell lives on in greater efficacy.

BTW, my oldest son is a Freshman at Johns Hopkins this year. His aid package contained only ONE Federal based assistance, and totalled less than 2% of the $54,000 annual tuition. I really don't know how parents afford a college education for their kids.

I know, Mr. Mills, they get smart and head for their state university!

John B. said...

^ Ditto to that! I had my eyes opened this years when I sent my older daughter off to college. Although she was accepted at a number of prestigious private schools (BU, GWU, Northwestern, Fordham) we were eligible for NO financial aid although we're far from wealthy. As I'm not willing to saddle her nor us with a mountain of debt, she's going to an also-prestigious state school that gave her a full academic scholarship.