How could any living voter be shocked to learn of Kennedy's philandering and sexual transgressions?? After all, we are part of the nation that reelected and deified Bill Clinton after he lied, under oath, about his affair with a young White House intern. Nothing should shock us and, obviously, anything can be forgotten and forgiven.
"I remember a dinner in the 1960's in NYC with newspaper columnist Alice Widener and Robert Bleiberg, the editor of Barron's Financial Weekly, and several other persons in which the discussion turned to the interim period between JFK's election and his inauguration, and someone remarked that JFK was then known as the president-erect rather than the president-elect."
"What does it tell about a person?" An unhinge, highly promiscuous sex life tells a LOT about a person: entitlement, arrogance, risk taking, belief that "rules" for other people don't apply to him/her. Also it always means you have a skilled liar on your hands. Every time.
well, i think oreilly is a huge hypocrite talking about jfk's affairs when oreilly himself settled that sexual harrassment lawsuit some time back. he paid a woman close to $7mill. and the case never went to court. why not??
Yes, Jefferson was probably a genius, but he had foibles and weaknesses like many great men. Incidentally, are you aware that, though he took credit for authorship of the "Declaration," he was not the one who actually penned the document?
No. It upsets me that O'Reilly lies about the conspiracy, when even he can be seen doing a news report for Inside Edition in the late 80s interviewing Tony Veciana and his ties to Maurice Bishop. O'Reilly has no journalistic integrity.
Sue: I recommend AGAINST sharing the contents of that book with your grandson. As a matter of fact, I also suggest YOU omit it. "Dark Camelot" is a depressing tabloid-like piece of junk, though Hersh does seem to have done some legitimate journalistic pieces. In contrast, "JFK and the Unspeakable" is a terrific find...and very reasonably priced on Amazon.com. A balanced account of President Kennedy, I'd suggest, is that he had his flaws (and he and his brother were engaged in some risky, unwise behaviors), but also some characteristics of greatmess. We've had much worse presidents since then, including Johnson, Nixon and Bush-Cheney. And Mr. Obama has been no great gift to the American people either.
I strongly agree with you up to the last sentence. JFK and the Unspeakable is one of the best books I've read in years. Another is Oswald and the CIA by former intelligence agent/ U. Md. at College Park History Professor John Newman.