In case anyone cares to remember: On this day in 1969, Ted Kennedy swam away from his sunken car at Chappaquiddick and left Mary Jo Kopechne to die—alone, slowly, during the next ten hours—as he swam to safety, groomed himself and tried to come up with a story to cover his butt.

I wonder what Ted’s doing this morning? Who he’s having breakfast with? Whether he’s nursing a hangover?

I wonder what Mr. and Mrs. Kopechne are nursing this morning as they get up and go about the business of their lives….

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