When I read "The Dark Side of Camelot" by Seymour Hersch, I was stunned on how much of the Kennedy's shinanagins went overlooked and unreported. It continues to go unreported and ignored, much like Obama's shady and scandalous past does.
Like Joe Kennedy coming off a round of golf and walking through the dining room on his way to an upstairs bedroom with a 16 year old female caddy in tow. LBJ and Ladybird and Joe's wife Rose were sitting there waiting at the dining room table, when Joe began grunting and thrashing about upstairs - apparently having sex with said minor. After a few minutes the unidentified girl ran out of the house, and Joe came strolling down as if nothing happened. And don't forget that as Ambassador Joe was a supporter of the Nazis. Richard Condon's book "Mile High" is a thinly veiled portrayal of Joe Kennedy, from his bootlegging days during prohibition to when he ran a small movie company.
Here's a snippet on JFK's connections to the Mob. From Hersch's book:
|4 Judith Campbell (now known as Judith Exner) was a gorgeous California socialite, 25 years old when she was introduced to JFK by Frank Sinatra in early 1960. One month later they become lovers. A month after that, JFK asked Campbell to carry a satchel containing at least $250,000 ("for the [presidential primary] campaign") to Mafia kingpin Sam Giancana; who was also recently introduced to Campbell by Sinatra. She became a conduit between Kennedy and Giancana during the primaries and remained so during the general election and the Kennedy administration. She carried money and documents on the "elimination" of Castro from JFK to Giancana and arranged meetings between the two. Throughout her years with JFK, Campbell was under intense FBI surveillance due to her association with Giancana. The surveillance revealed to the FBI her relationship with JFK. Hoover chose not to make this information public at least in part because revealing it would indicate the extent of his illegal bugging and would damage his and the FBI's reputations.|
Feldstein echoes those dark torrents of the Liberal Establishment in his article. He's evoking the same bag of dirty tricks that Team Obama and their radical "grass roots" organizations are doing this very day.
|Fifty years ago next week, Richard Nixon stood uncomfortably on the Capitol's inaugural platform and watched his rival John F. Kennedy being sworn in as president. "We won" the election, Nixon fumed, "but they stole it from us."Indeed, the dirty tricks that helped defeat Nixon were more devious than merely the ballot-stuffing of political lore. In one of the least-known chapters of 20th-century political history, Kennedy operatives secretly paid off an informant and set in motion a Watergate-like burglary that sabotaged Nixon's campaign on the eve of the election.|
And Feldstein is right when he writes,"Half a century later Washington still lives with the residue of the Kennedys' little-known dirty trick, which helped unleash our modern scandal culture and continues to influence politics and media today."