I enjoyed the interview with Jack Beatty this morning, but I'm surprised he repeated that silly joke about "Mary Walsh" of Ireland defending Teddy after the 1969 Chappaquiddick accident--"He was taking the girl to midnight Mass and crossed over that bridge built by an 'Eyetalian' construction company."
Come on! That's got to be the oldest and one of the worst Massachusetts jokes ever! It circulated for months and months back then and again when Kennedy briefly ran for President. It seems like everyone had friend who had a cousin with an aunt in Ireland named "Mary Walsh" or "Bridget Feeney" or "Mary Sullivan" who told the same story.
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