posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:05 PM
reply to post by genius/idoit
I know how you feel. I do. I think it was incredibly wrong that he was elevated to the position of Senator when he was directly responsible for her
death by driving drunk. The people of Massachusetts did not agree with me, however, and democracy ruled.
Deaths due to drunk driving, in my opinion, are premeditated because people drink to become impaired, ergo they realize they will at some point become
incapable of functioning at capacity.
However, the Jesus lover in me says, Judge not.
If I were driving any car and it went into the drink, the feeling of being trapped, of drowning...I can only imagine the panic. By the time I got to
the surface I'm not sure if I would have the courage to go back down for someone else. Nor would I think I had the capability of retrieving them.
My guess is that he thought she was dead by the time he got to shore. We know later she was not, but it would have been a logical assumption.
What do you do after you think your actions took the life of another person? Some would go to the police, some would go home to cry...
Having never been in a submerged vehicle I don't know what I would do. I would hope I would try to help but dark water, middle of the night...I
don't know if the honest truth is that I would try to go back down. Adrenalin does funny things to you.
I think he should have gone to jail. I think he should never have been a Senator, but Hell? I don't know if you, I, or anyone else should even
conjecture. None of us can read a man's heart, none of us were there.
Anyway, that was my two cents.