John F. Kennedy: The Most Despicable President In American History

4 10 2010

By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Gannett’s USA Today began publishing its daily newspapers in Washington, D.C., and I have always been proud of the publication and have praised it.  I believed it was one of the finest newspapers in the United States, if not the world; and I have been pleased with its success.  I have encouraged friends, business associates, and acquaintances to read it because of what I believed was objective reporting, or certainly very close to it.

However, I was rudely awakened by its recent series of articles about John F. Kennedy and his family, which were a travesty and a lie.[2] Sadly, USA Today has become a participant in the deliberate distortion of history.  There was not merely one isolated article about the Kennedys, but it was an unprecedented series—which made matters far worse and even more irresponsible.  Whoever approved the series should be fired immediately.  Wholesale distortions of history by a mainstream publication such as this one warrant and, in fact, demand nothing less.

John F. Kennedy was a fraud, pure and simple. When he died, his “image” was frozen in time, but the truth is grotesque. To lionize him like USA Today has done is a crime, and unconscionable.  The once-excellent and seemingly objective USA Today has reached new lows by publishing this series about Kennedy—which is the moral equivalent of running a praiseworthy series of articles about Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin.

USA Today failed to mention that John F. Kennedy was possibly the most morally corrupt and reckless president in American history, who came tragically close to bringing about a “nuclear winter” that might have destroyed the United States and other parts of the world.  Also, he plunged America into the Vietnam war.  USA Today’s entire series would fall like a “house of cards” if the truth about Kennedy and his family had been told, instead of repeating the factual distortions that have been spun since he was assassinated in Dallas.

There have been two outstanding books written about Kennedy and his life, and that of his family: American historian Thomas C. Reeves’ “A Question of Character: A Life of John F. Kennedy”[3] and Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh’s “The Dark Side of Camelot.”[4] First published in 1997, Hersh’s book is a companion to Reeves’ equally fine book, which was published in the same year.  To have two truly outstanding books introduced at the same time, on the same subject, is interesting unto itself.

Like Reeves, Hersh laid bare the myth of “Camelot” for all to see. The Kennedy family and its sycophants have attempted to perpetrate that myth since the day Kennedy was shot—as well as myths surrounding the entire family, which is surely the most dysfunctional family ever to achieve significant political power in American history. Indeed, after reading both books, one wonders whether there was anything decent or moral about the family, certainly the male Kennedys.

Unlike Reeves, Hersh does not mention Ted Kennedy’s culpability in the tragic death of Mary Jo Kopechne in 1969, just as she was about to celebrate her 29th birthday, and the ensuing Kennedy cover-up.  Similarly, Hersh makes scant mention of Marilyn Monroe, with whom both JFK and, after him, Bobby Kennedy had affairs, nor does Hersh discuss the possibility that she was murdered. Instead, he discusses JFK’s long-time relationship with Judith Campbell Exner, as well as his affair with an East German “prostitute” by the name of Ellen Rometsch.

Kennedy’s reckless affairs with women were only outdone by his irresponsible and dangerous relationships with mobsters such as Chicago crime boss Sam Giancana. These two character flaws merged when both Kennedy and Giancana had sexual liaisons with Exner, who was used as their go-between. Indeed, it is doubtful whether Kennedy would have become the president-elect in 1960 if the Mob had not helped him in Illinois and West Virginia—and Giancana claimed credit for that.  Kennedy was the son of a bootlegger, and the apple did not fall far from the tree, with respect to all three Kennedy brothers who entered national politics.

The thread that runs through the writing of Reeves and Hersh, and through JFK’s life, is utter recklessness—which not only endangered his life, but the lives of those with whom he came into contact, and every American. Perhaps the most vivid example is the “Cuban Missile Crisis” that Hersh documents in considerable detail, which might have been averted if JFK and Bobby had used their back-channel communications effectively with the Soviet Union’s Nikita Khrushchev and the Kremlin.

Instead, the two Kennedy brothers turned the crisis into a grand display of American military might—to further JFK’s political ambitions—which constituted recklessness that might have brought about a “nuclear winter.” Hersh states emphatically: “[Jack] Kennedy did not dare tell the full story of the Soviet missiles in Cuba, because it was his policies that brought the weapons there.”[5]

Those Americans who believed in JFK, as yours truly did[6]—and to a lesser extent in Bobby—were deceived and disillusioned with respect to almost every issue. The public perception bears almost no relationship to the actual facts. Indeed, thirty-four years after his death, the American people finally learned the truth about JFK (and his “hatchet man,” Bobby) from these two books and other sources. Even then, as Hersh describes in considerable detail, Kennedy operatives may have destroyed large amounts of historically-important documents.

Vast numbers of documents are still held by the Kennedy Library with respect to both JFK and Bobby, which have never been made available to the public.  This is a scandal unto itself.  Not the least of these are medical records about JFK’s health, which have only been reviewed by a handful of Kennedy “sycophant-like” writers.  Almost 50 years after Kennedy’s death, the full extent of his life-long medical problems is still being withheld from the American people and conservative scholars, and Reeves recounts many of those problems.

The failed “Bay of Pigs” invasion of Cuba, where Fidel Castro humiliated JFK and “the Kennedys,” led to almost 50 years of enslavement for the Cuban people, and repeated attempts by the two Kennedy brothers to have Castro assassinated. This fiasco has potential relevance today—with respect to the presidency of Barack Obama—because, as Hersh describes, there was a “prevailing sense that Kennedy could do no wrong.”[7] In fact, the Kennedy brothers ignored advice from the CIA and the military; and like Lyndon Johnson vis-à-vis later stages of the Vietnam war, they ran the “show” themselves and then tried to blame others when it failed colossally.

Ample mention has been made of JFK’s perpetual “thirst” for women.  Indeed, the three Kennedy brothers, Jack, Bobby and Ted, trashed what was sacred in their Catholic religion, such as the sanctity of marriages.  For them, nothing seemed sacred, ever.  Hersh uses statements from Secret Service agents to describe the president’s penchant for prostitutes, and how they and other women were “procured” by Dave Powers and some of Kennedy’s other “New Frontiersmen.” Jackie Kennedy’s travels were carefully monitored so that she would not return to find the president and women “frolicking” in the White House swimming pool or in the family quarters.

What went on in hotels and private homes, wherever JFK traveled, is described as well. The book also discusses JFK’s venereal disease(s)[8]; and the risks that he and Powers took by cavorting with women who had been waived through routine Secret Service checks without prior clearances, and who might have carried weapons, listening devices, drugs or something similar.

There is no question that Kennedy launched this nation into Vietnam; and his secretary of defense, Robert McNamara, was the architect of that lost war and the enormous suffering that it produced. Almost 60,000 brave Americans died, some of whom were my friends; and it impaled this nation’s honor on the horns of a tragedy that still haunts policy makers and citizens alike. What was not known generally until Hersh’s book is that JFK “had a chance in 1961 to disengage from an American involvement in South Vietnam.”[9] Instead, he chose to go to war, and to spend the blood of young Americans. Hersh states, again emphatically: “Whatever Jack Kennedy’s intentions were, Vietnam was his war, even after his death.”[10]

Hersh describes the constant pressure especially on CIA operatives, which was brought by JFK and Bobby, to have foreign leaders such as Castro killed.  Mob operatives were used with Bobby’s knowledge and involvement, even though as the U.S. Attorney General he was ostensibly prosecuting the Mob. The family patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy’s ties to the Mob are detailed, as well as his ruthlessness and penchant for women.  JFK’s first marriage to Durie Malcolm is also described, and his father’s efforts to expunge the record.

Hersh discusses how Bobby and Jackie believed that JFK was struck down by a “domestic conspiracy,” probably involving Mob boss Giancana or others.[11] However, Hersh states: “Robert Kennedy did nothing to pursue the truth behind his brother’s death [in 1963]. . . . The price of a full investigation was much too high: making public the truth about President Kennedy and the Kennedy family. It was this fear, certainly, that kept Robert Kennedy from testifying before the Warren Commission.”[12] Aside from prostitutes and other women, and close Mafioso ties and health issues, and the presidential election in 1960 that was stolen from Richard M. Nixon, Hersh details “cash payments” that JFK requested and received—which monies were ostensibly used to buy Ellen Rometsch’s “silence.”

A footnote in history, perhaps, but a very important one is that JFK hurt his back cavorting in a West Coast swimming pool. He was “forced to wear a stiff brace that stretched from his shoulders to his crotch.” As Hersh concludes: “The brace would keep the president upright for the bullets of Lee Harvey Oswald.”[13] Hence, JFK’s sexual escapades may have contributed to his tragic death.

Today, Kennedy is not someone to look up to, much less deify, as many of us thought when he was president. That conclusion was reached reluctantly by lots of Americans, years ago, with a sense of sadness rather than anger.  Like the potentate in Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” the myth about Kennedy and his feet of clay have become clear for all to see with the passage of time.[14]

Greatness is often achieved in times of war, and Kennedy never won the war with Cuba, much less the Vietnam war that he started, nor did he win the Cold War—which Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush won.  Kennedy was a tragic Shakespearean figure who may be forgotten and consigned to the dustheap of history, in no small part because of the question of character that both Reeves and Hersh described brilliantly in their terrific books.

USA Today’s series of articles extolling the virtues of Kennedy and his family are shameful, and constitute the gross distortion of history.  Indeed, they seem to represent yet another attempt by America’s discredited Left to glorify its politicians, regardless of how corrupt and immoral they may be.

Few young Americans even know who John F. Kennedy was—or care about him—because less than a handful of his positive accomplishments had any lasting significance.  Like former President William McKinley before him, the fact that an assassin cut short Kennedy’s life and presidency might be all that Americans recall about him 50 years from now.[15]

© 2010, Timothy D. Naegele

[1] Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  He practices law in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles with his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, which specializes in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see and  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA, as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and California bars.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal.  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g.,, and can be contacted directly at

[2] See

[3] See and

[4] See and

[5] See Seymour M. Hersh, “The Dark Side of Camelot,” p. 343.

[6] Although I was not old enough to vote for him, I was in the Los Angeles Coliseum and watched while he delivered his acceptance speech at the close of the Democrats’ convention in 1960.  Also, despite growing up in a “devoutly” Republican family, I registered to vote as a Democrat when I was able to do so, largely because of him.

After law school at Berkeley—where I had walked out of one of my classrooms to learn that he had been shot in Dallas—I spent two years at the Pentagon and had an excellent offer to return thereafter to a wonderful law firm in San Francisco, for which I had worked briefly before entering the Army.  Instead, I went to work on Capitol Hill, in no small part because of Kennedy and the call to government service that his words engendered (e.g., “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country”).

In short, Kennedy had changed the course of my life, which is why the truth about his life—and the fraud that was “Camelot”—needs to be exposed, not covered up or papered over as USA Today has done so irresponsibly.

[7] Id at  202.

[8] Id at 230.

[9] Id at 265.

[10] Id at 437.

I know an outstanding reporter with impeccable, world-class credentials who is based in Washington, D.C.  This person covered the Vietnam war and other wars up to and including the present day.  I admire and respect the person’s experience, opinions and judgment greatly.  In an e-mail message that I received on July 29, 2010, the person wrote:

Tim, [w]e won the Vietnam war – and Congress lost it.

Let me explain.

Last US soldier left Vietnam March 29, 1973.

Saigon fell April 15, 1975.

ARVN – South Vietnamese army – did very well on its own for two years with US military assistance, but no US soldiers, not even as advisers to ARVN.

Then Congress, in its infinite wisdom, cut off all further military aid to Saigon.

ARVN saw no point in continuing to fight, stabbed in the back by the US Congress.

Gen. Giap, in his memoirs, says Hanoi was taken by surprise by what Congress did because they thought that taking Saigon would not be within their reach for two more years.

So Giap improvised an offensive – and Saigon fell without a fight.

I have no reason to believe that this person’s assessment is inaccurate in any respect.  I will not disclose the person’s identity while he or she is alive, certainly without permission to do so.

[11] Id at 450.

[12] Id at 456.

[13] Id at 439.

[14] See, e.g.,’s_New_Clothes

[15] See also Timothy D. Naegele, “Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy: A Question of Character”—



123 responses

4 10 2010

You are correct Timothy, they certainly made Kennedy “King” when they made him president, and they kept the aura after he died. Too bad it took this long for the crown to be taken off, but it’s better late than never.

I hope you take Obama’s “crown” off much quicker.

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5 10 2010
Frankie Pintado

Yeah, that pretty much sums up my feelings on the guy. As a Cuban-American who was removed from Miami at a fairly young age and integrated with American children in VA and AZ, I was always surprised when people glorified JFK. I had always been told by the Cubans in Miami (who believe very strongly in democracy) that he was a traitor, liar, gangster, and pretty much despicable. His father’s Cocaine trafficking business is still legendary in Miami.

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5 10 2010
Frankie Pintado

I am no fan of Obama, and I have mentioned before that his announced withdrawal would be a betrayal to the Iraqi and Afghan people who support Democracy, and are willing to die for it, much like our soldiers. I see some stunning similarities here to JFK’s policies toward Cuba.

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5 10 2010

Yes, I agree completely, which is why I wrote the following comments about the failed “Bay of Pigs” invasion of Cuba that appear in the article above:

This fiasco has potential relevance today—with respect to the presidency of Barack Obama—because, as Hersh describes, there was a “prevailing sense that Kennedy could do no wrong.” In fact, the Kennedy brothers ignored advice from the CIA and the military; and like Lyndon Johnson vis-à-vis later stages of the Vietnam war, they ran the “show” themselves and then tried to blame others when it failed colossally.

Unlike John F. Kennedy and Johnson before him, Obama never served in the military, and only actually served in the U.S. Senate for a brief period of time because he was campaigning nonstop for the presidency.

He is a former “community organizer” who has ignored the advice of America’s military leaders and fashioned his own Afghan strategy, which I have been told—by at least one true expert—is tragically doomed to failure. Assuming that happens, he will blame the military and everyone else, or so I believe, even though he will be responsible for the deaths and injuries of countless brave Americans.

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20 01 2016
Jay Dae

JFK was no saint, but you seem to have an axe to grind. While you laude his negatives, you do not mention his positives. Maybe that’s the lawyer in you. Obama is a moron and I fail to find anything for which to praise. However, Reagan was guilty of treason by allowing the sale of arms to Iran, at the time, an enemy of the state. Bottom line, if you can’t tell the whole story, you shouldn’t say anything at all.


20 01 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments.

First, as discussed in the article above and in all of the comments beneath it, the net effect is that JFK was a total fraud and despicable. Tragically, this is the story of the Kennedys too: the apples did not fall far from the “tree” of the patriarch, Joseph P. Kennedy.

Also, if you bothered to read the article above and the comments beneath it, you would realize the full extent of JFK’s recklessness. He launched us into the Vietnam War; and his incompetence and that of Bobby Kennedy almost precipitated a war with the Soviet Union, and a “nuclear winter.”

Second, with respect to Barack Obama, I have “catalogued” his core beliefs as set forth in his book, “Dreams from My Father.” Like him or not, he has been true to those beliefs. The problem is that most Americans never read the book, nor do they have any conception of what truly motivates him.


I voted against him twice, but I agree with his treatment of Russia’s Putin and Israel’s Netanyahu—who are moral equivalents—and I agree too with his views regarding the Middle East generally.

See, e.g., (“The Death Of Putin And Russia: The Final Chapter Of The Cold War”) and (“Is Israel Doomed?”)

The United States is the largest energy producer in the world once again, and essentially energy independent. We do not need the region any longer. Moreover, after three wars there, and the loss of thousands of American lives with others maimed, and trillions of dollars wasted, the American people want out of the region and rightly so.

Third, regarding Reagan, I do not believe he did anything wrong vis-à-vis supporting the Contras. He was acting in America’s best interests.

Also, I have written about the contrast between Reagan and JFK, so will not repeat it here.

See (“Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy: A Question of Character”)

Lastly, I believe the “whole story” has been told about JFK here, in the limited space available. If you read the article and all of the comments beneath it, a “picture” emerges that is not pleasant in the least. The facts speak for themselves.

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14 10 2010

You speak of a deliberate distortion of history concerning JFK; a common but effective way to prepare your audience to accept your own distortion. While no Josef Goebbels, you have learned the technique of the big lie.

I would address your rant item by item, but that would be tedious, and you have supplied a surplus of tedium already. Suffice to say, I have rarely read such an unbalanced, dis-informative, crudely crafted article.

You vilify a man many times your stature, your intelligence, and your courage. As Lloyd Bentsen said to Dan Quayle in the 1988 vice-presidential debate,”You’re no Jack Kennedy”.


14 10 2010
Timothy D. Naegele

Thanks so much, Tom, for your comments.

Needless to say, you have engaged in name calling, but you did not rebut one point contained in the article, because it is impossible to do so. Again, Kennedy is the most despicable president in American history, and is without any peers.

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6 11 2010
Col. Bunny

I recently read Hersh’s book and you accurately represent its contents and its import.

Your confidential informant is also quite correct. Frank Snepp’s Decent Interval also makes clear that we achieved a military victory only to have it stolen by the Democrats. Giap apparently persuaded the politburo to allow him to attempt a cross-border operation, from which he assured them he would withdraw if Nixon reacted. He could not and the rest is history. We paid a high price for our national morality play, “Watergate,” and have continued to pay through the nose in the form of the 60s radicals infecting our schools and the Democrat Party.

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28 02 2011

Tom, I have read countless books on the Kennedy’s and the Kennedy Presidency throughout my lifetime. Some of the authors no doubt admired Kennedy by way of a close personal relationship and others did not. Nonetheless, from my readings and knowledge, everything that Mr. Naegele has written is true and well documented in other sources. In fact, it’s one of the best summaries of the Kennedy Presidency that I have read.

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28 02 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your very kind words.

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14 10 2021

although i am not an american
and would not claim to be an expert on jfk
i feel his humanity should be defended
if my spotty knowledge of american history is correct
wilson enabled the fed and the irs
…both unconstitutional and appalling
and also had a crippling stroke which basically put the first lady in charge without knowledge of the people
fdr stripped the starving masses
already suffering from the crash/depression created by the psycopahic leeching bankers
of all their gold in like 1933
then conspired with churchill to 9/11 the isolationist masses into ww2
all while hiding how disabled he was and his long long term side shag with his secretary
did obama not invade like 8 countries
drop a bomb for every hour of his two terms
hide his muslim faith and his tranny wife etc

i could probably go on and on

my only point is not to shame the aforementioned men
i think they all did the best they could
they were all human and all flawed
same goes for kennedy
my non american guess is this author of this article
has an agenda
and a sponsor
and probably should have the dirty skeletons shook from his closest

so thank you tom for defending jfk


14 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

Your comments are interesting.

If you read my article above and all of the comments beneath it, you may realize that JFK was a total fraud.

Indeed, his election as our President in 1960 was rigged by the Kennedys, the Democrats and Chicago crime boss Sam Giancana in Chicago and West Virginia. And JFK and Giancana used their mistress, Judith Campbell Exner, as their “go-between.” Any doubts, Google her.


14 10 2021

“There is no question that JFK was and is the most despicable President in American history.” One day I want you to tell me about all those Washington, DC anecdotes you have about Lyndon Johnson. He was the guy who made JFK’s brains go splatter on Elm Street in Dallas, TX.


14 10 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments, as always.

I am sure you know many of the anecdotes about LBJ. He had few if any scrupples; and like JFK, he was a notorious womanizer. Reportedly, he “nailed” Nancy Dickerson in a White House broom closet.

My sense is that Lady Bird Johnson was very nice, and she raised their daughters to be that way. I spent part of a day with my wife, Lynda Bird Johnson, and another couple — who knew Lynda Bird well — at a picnic in Northern Virginia one day.

There were heightened threats against LBJ’s life because the Vietnam War; and the Secret Service protection around the five of us was significant. I was an Army officer serving at the Pentagon; and so was the only other male in the group, who was a friend of mine and of Lynda’s and her husband Chuck Robb, who wasn’t there that day.

Next, for the readers of these articles, please expand on your comment: “[LBJ] was the guy who made JFK’s brain[] go splatter on Elm Street in Dallas, TX.” Elm Street is where JFK’s assassination occurred.

Lastly, JFK, LBJ, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden were and are corrupt. This is the thread that unites them, above all else.


14 10 2010
Timothy D. Naegele



As indicated in the article above, the once-fine and seemingly objective USA Today has reached new lows by publishing a series of articles extolling the virtues of John F. Kennedy and his family that are shameful, and constitute the gross distortion of history. Indeed, they appear to represent yet another attempt by America’s discredited Left to exalt the virtues of its politicians, regardless of how corrupt and immoral they may be.

See; see also


14 10 2010

OK, you want rebuttal?

Let’s begin with your assertion that Kennedy “plunged America into the Vietnam War”.

Our involvement in Vietnam began in 1950. Truman sent the Military Assistance Advisory Group to assist the French. In 1951, he authorized 150 million in aid to the French.

In 1960 when Kennedy first took office, he did continue the bi-partisan, anti-communist foreign policies inherited from the administrations of Presidents Truman and Eisenhower. But by 1962, JFK said to Walter Cronkite that the war may be unwinnable, and that it was ultimately a Vietnamese war, not an American war.

Kennedy wanted out of Vietnam. He had planned for a complete withdrawl by 1965. The following is an excerpt from Kennedy’s National Security Action Memorandum 263, ” 2. A program be established to train Vietnamese so that essential functions now performed by U.S. military personnel can be carried out by Vietnamese by the end of 1965. It should be possible to withdraw the bulk of U.S. personnel by that time.”

On November 26, 1963, just 4 days after Kennedy was assassinated. LBJ signed NSAM 273 completely reversing Kennedy’s plan to withdraw American troops from Vietnam, and committing our forces indefinitely.

On August 4, 1964, Johnson claimed that the USS Turner Joy had been fired upon by the North Vietnamese. This prompted retaliatory air strikes, and prompted Congress on August 7, 1964, to pass the Tonkin Gulf Resolution.

This resolution gave LBJ authority, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of military force in Southeast Asia. It authorized the President to do whatever necessary in order to assist “any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia Collective”.

An undated NSA publication declassified in 2005 revealed that there was no attack on 4 August. But LBJ used this non-incident to gain the power to escalate the war in Vietnam without a declaration of war. I see you were a Captain.

On 8 March 1965, 3,500 United States Marines were sent to South Vietnam. By December, the number increased to nearly 200,000. This was the beginning of the American ground war which eventually caused the death of 60,000 troops.

In the beginning of Kennedy’s administration he did continue the U.S. foreign policy of previous administrations in Southeast Asia . This was with the overwhelming support of the American people, who at the time believed in stopping the “Domino Effect” of Communism in the area.

But Kennedy realized we had no business in Vietnam, and he developed an exit plan to be completed by 1965.

Obviously you hate JFK. He had moral failings, to be sure. But don’t we all? Who are you to cast stones? I suspect the cause of your hatred is something you are unwilling to share. I see you served as a Captain in the Army Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon. Kennedy, as you well know, fired Allen Dulles and began dismantling the CIA. It is no secret he was intensely hated by the agency. Could your associations with the intelligence community possibly influence your opinion?

Regardless of why you hate JFK so intensely, (I can’t believe you compare him with Hitler and Stalin), you cannot, in good faith blame him for the national disgrace that was the Vietnam War. You say he is possibly the “most morally corrupt President in American history”?
You have only to look at his successor to find the one deserving that distinction.


14 10 2010
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you again, Tom, for your comments.

You might wish to read the two outstanding books cited in footnotes 3-4 of the article above. Hersh discusses Vietnam more than Reeves does; however, you might wish to compare your views of history with theirs. Obviously, many other books have been written about that war.

It is pure conjecture as what Kennedy might or might not have done if he had been spared an assassin’s bullets. We will never know for certain. However, we must never forget that his secretary of defense, Robert McNamara, was the architect of that lost war and the enormous suffering that it produced. McNamara continued under Johnson, as you know; and together they took the war to new levels.

Please read footnote 10 of the article too.

My feelings about Kennedy, and the origin of such feelings, are set forth in this article and my other article about Reagan and Kennedy, which is cited in footnote 15 above. There are no hidden feelings or agendas. Like many other Americans, I felt betrayed by Kennedy, and still believe strongly that he was a fraud.

My comments about Hitler and Stalin go to the despicable nature of them as human beings, and the suffering that they produced. Kennedy came very close to bringing about a “nuclear winter” because of his recklessness that put the lives of millions of Americans at risk—and potentially the lives of millions of other people elsewhere in the world—which might have equaled or surpassed what Hitler and Stalin did.

None of my work in intelligence has influenced my views, to the best of my knowledge. I was a Kennedy believer who became sadly disillusioned; and this disillusionment has increased over time as more and more of the truth has come out about Kennedy. I have zero doubts that more is to come.

With respect to Johnson, you may not know or recall but there were bumper stickers on cars in Washington, D.C. when I was an Army officer serving at the Pentagon, which said: “Where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we really need him?” He was hated—which is among the reasons why he did not run for reelection in 1968. However, I believe Kennedy was worse, both as a human being and as a demagogue and narcissistic “leader.”


14 10 2021

Tom, you might appreciate this article: Jim DiEugenio on JFK’s foreign policy –


15 10 2010

You have not offered any proof of your assertion that Kennedy was responsible for our tragic involvement in Vietnam. I used verifiable facts to show that 1. Kennedy inherited a long-standing and gradually escalating involvement. 2. Public opinion was in favor of the containment of Communism in Southeast Asia. 3. By 1962 Kennedy realized the blunder of our protracted and hopeless efforts to help the South Vietnamese. 4. He issued NASM 263 which proves his intention and desire to get out of the war. 5. Johnson signed NASM 273 which completely nullified Kennedy’s efforts to withdraw, and committed our forces indefinitely. He did this only FOUR DAYS after Kennedy was assassinated, waiting only for his burial. 6. Johnson used the lie about the Gulf of Tonkin incident as a ruse to launch air strikes, and eventually to gain power from Congress to wage a full-on war without any declaration. 7. The ground war started in 1965 when Marines were first sent in.

You criticized me for offering no rebuttal, yet you have not even challenged any of the above assertions, assertions which if true, prove conclusively that your claim of Kennedy ‘s responsibility for the war is unfounded.

Instead of disputing my facts, you suggest I compare my “views of history” by reading two books about what a fraud Kennedy was! Then you try to shift the focus from Kennedy to McNamara. Which one are you blaming now?

Let’s hear some facts to back up your assertion. Tell me which of the seven assertions I made are false.


15 10 2010
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Tom, for your additional comments.

Again, I respectfully suggest that you read the two books mentioned above, and specifically Hersh’s discussions about Vietnam. He “nails” Kennedy; and both books can be read at your leisure. Also, there is no point in incorporating those discussions in this blog thread, when its readers can refer to the original sources, as you can.

Who was culpable? The two Kennedy brothers, Jack and Bobby; McNamara; Johnson; members of Congress; and others. There was plenty of culpability to go around—which resulted in the deaths of almost 60,000 Americans, some of whom were my friends.


30 05 2020

It is worth mentioning that both McGeorge Bundy and Robert McNamara said that if JFK was not killed the USA would not have entered the Vietnam War. LBJ, by contrast, told the Joint Chiefs of Staff at their 1963 Christmas party that if you get me elected in 1964 I will [win] you your war in Vietnam. I suggest that you read Jim DiEugenio on JFK’s foreign policy which in reality was quite dovish in comparison to JFK’s previous Cold War rhetoric. LBJ, in contrast, was the hard core war hawk who saw the political damage that “losing China” did to Harry Truman and he swore that would never happen to him. Vietnam blew up in LBJ’s face.


30 05 2020
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments.

I believe, and have written above and elsewhere that we “owe” the Vietnam War to three people: JFK, McNamara and LBJ. And the loss of 55,000 American lives and countless suffering and economic losses.

JFK’s death in Dallas was perhaps the best thing that could have happened to his legacy. He was not healthy, and might have died of natural causes.

McNamara was pure evil, and engaged in revisionist history. He was a fraud from beginning to end. One night on the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, some fellow tried to push him overboard, which almost succeeded. The Washington Post’s magazine had an article about it.

LBJ was evil too, but relatively speaking not as evil as JFK and McNamara.

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15 10 2010

Mr. Naegele

You are a man of great success and position. I admire men like you who are capable of such accomplishments in life. I believe, however, that you are somewhat disingenuous in your posture as an unbiased presenter of fact and promoter of honest debate.

I am sure you are familiar with the concept that morality dictates theology. You seem to preach only to the choir. You base your statements on two books, both of which support your belief that JFK, a man who made more people proud to be Americans than any President in recent history, was in fact a degenerate and a scoundrel.
I would expect to see plenty of dissent in your blog, given the high esteem in which JFK is held by so many, but all I see are a few brief and ill-reasoned agreeable comments.

When challenged on your facts, you say there is no point in “incorporating those discussions in this blog thread”. Basically, you like to do all the talking and don’t want to be interrupted by questions.

JFK was physically assassinated in 1963. You sir, are conducting a character assassination 47 years later. In doing so, you do not demonstrate the dignity that your resume suggests.


15 10 2010
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you again, Tom, for your thoughtful comments.

My reasoning was not based simply on two books, which happen to support my positions. I have read extensively about John F. Kennedy and his brothers. In fact, when I worked in the U.S. Senate, our offices were located next to those of Teddy, whom I believed was the best of the Kennedy brothers, notwithstanding his culpability in the tragic death of Mary Jo Kopechne.

You have argued with respect to the origins of the Vietnam war; and I have cited the conclusions of Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh, as set forth in his book “The Dark Side of Camelot.” If you differ with them, I respectfully suggest that you take issue with him. His fine book is extensively researched, and you are free to dispute his sources—some of which you may agree with ultimately.

The Kennedy “myth” has been spun for years, and it does Americans an immense disservice to have it continue. Among other things, there are documents held by the Kennedy Library that should have been released years ago. Other documents were destroyed by the Kennedy “faithful.” My guess is that John F. Kennedy’s “legacy” will only get worse as the years pass, until finally he is largely discredited at least by most scholars.

I wish you well in your quest for the truth.


16 10 2010

Thank you for recognizing that my objective is the truth. I acknowledge that historical truth is often difficult to determine, and sometimes impossible. Time will tell, as they say. Unfortunately it does not always tell us everything. You and I will have to agree to disagree on this subject, at least for now.

I apologize that my tone was often less than gracious. It was never my intention to be insulting or disrespectful. Maybe I am overly passionate about certain subjects, JFK being one of them.

I am angry, not so much that JFK was assassinated, even in such a brazen manner. I am furious at the total lack of honest investigation into the public murder of an American President, and the farce of the Warren Commission’s findings. It leads me to the conclusion that elements of our own government were complicit in his death.

In any murder, motive is the key question. Who stood to gain? In Kennedy’s case, so many powerful and ruthless forces were aligned against him. He fired Allen Dulles and was dismantling the CIA, the Mob wanted him to oust Castro so they could get their casinos back, he was taking the power of fiat currency from the Federal Reserve, and LBJ wanted the Presidency almost as much as he hated Kennedy. If you judge a man by who his enemies are, Kennedy looks like a great President.


16 10 2010
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you again, Tom, for your thoughtful comments.

Yes, I understand and appreciate your passion. We may never know the truth behind his assassination. My article above describes what apparently Bobby and Jackie thought. It is too bad that Bobby did not testify, but he had his reasons.

What is perhaps most profound, as fate would have it, is that JFK might not have died except for the stiff brace that he was wearing, which held him rigid and upright. I have been to Dallas and the site; and I was struck by how small it is. History was changed that day, as we know.

See also (Testimony Of Dr. Cyril H. Wecht in 1978 before the House Select Committee on Assassinations, disputing the single-bullet theory that is the essence of the Warren Commission report’s conclusions)


14 10 2021

Tom, I hope this will clarify your thinking on the JFK assassination: LBJ top aide Horace Busby: Lyndon Johnson was acutely aware by Nov. 4, 1963 that the Kennedys had sent a SWAT team of over **FORTY** national reporters to Texas to utterly destroy him


18 10 2010
Timothy D. Naegele

Gannett logo


As indicated in the article above, the once-fine and seemingly objective USA Today has reached new lows by publishing a series of articles extolling the virtues of John F. Kennedy and his family that are shameful, and constitute the gross distortion of history.

See; see also

The travesty of this series, as well as the gross distortion of history that it represents, have been brought to the attention of the highest echelons of Gannett and USA Today—including Craig A. Dubow, Gannett’s Chairman, President & CEO (who can be reached at, and David Hunke, USA Today’s Publisher (who can be reached at—but the newspaper keeps touting the series on the homepage of its Web site.

See, e.g., (series logo appears in the upper right-hand corner of USA Today’s homepage)

Thus, the series does not merely constitute editorial irresponsibility, but it taints the entire Gannett organization, and demonstrates bias and distorted media coverage on the part of one of the largest media conglomerates globally. The series represents another attempt by America’s discredited Left to exalt the virtues of its politicians, regardless of how corrupt and immoral they may be.

If Americans cannot trust Gannett and USA Today anymore to provide fair and balanced news, they should be boycotted!

Here is a list of Gannett businesses and their addresses (see, as well as a listing of the locations of Gannett daily newspapers and TV stations that should be boycotted (see—certainly until both Gannett and USA Today issue formal written apologies for and retractions of their shameful series of articles, which constitute an irresponsible and gross distortion of history.


11 11 2010
Larry angstadt

Good evening. I am following up on this blog as you have piqued my interest here. Actually, I found your site via your comments on the Air Craft Carrier providing assistance to the Carnival crippled ship. Could not agree with you more……don’t we have better things to do with all this money??

Anyway, just a note here as I went to find the books you have referenced (3 and 4) and found that in fact, the Reeves book was published in 1991 while the Hersh book was in 97 as you state. Hopefully you are not at this point rolling your eyes, but you do make a specific point, commenting “To have two truly outstanding books introduced at the same time, on the same subject, is interesting unto itself.” While it certainly does not in any way change any conclusions one will draw from the books, the timing of those conclusions now is, if nothing else, suspect. Just my opinion.

Love the flame war with Tom. Great entertainment.


11 11 2010
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Larry, for your comments.

The copyright for the Reeves book states:

Copyright © 1991, 1997 by Thomas C. Reeves

See, e.g.,

The 1997 copyright apparently applies to the “Paperback edition,” while the 1991 copyright applies to the earlier “Hardcover edition.” It is not clear whether there were any differences between the two editions; and if so, exactly what they were. Thus, you are correct; and I am correct too—at least with respect to the “Paperback edition.” 🙂


11 11 2010
Timothy D. Naegele

USA Today logo

Unchastened and unrepentant, and clearly aware of the fact that their series of articles about John F. Kennedy and his family distorts history beyond all recognition, Gannett and USA Today continue to tout the series on the newspaper’s homepage.

See (series logo appears in the upper right-hand corner of USA Today’s homepage)

One single “fabricated” article is not the issue, nor even the whole series of shameless articles, but the repeated touting of this series long after it was published originally compounds the journalistic travesty that Gannett and USA Today are perpetrating on the American people and their readers worldwide.

See also and

Clearly, none of Gannett’s publications nor its flagship USA Today can ever be trusted again. The series represents a pathetic effort to increase readership, and yet another attempt by America’s discredited Left to glorify its politicians, regardless of how corrupt and immoral they may be.


7 12 2010

I’m sorry, and this might be me just picking at loose ends, but Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush won the Cold War? I’m sorry, but the “victory” (which really seems a strange word to apply here) should not be accredited to them. Just because they were Presidents when the U.S.S.R. fell does that mean a thing. The Cold War was won, first and foremost, by the inability of Communism to fundamentally last in an overly Capitalistic world. And I don’t remember many containment projects done by these two fellows, although you could argue that Reagan perpetuated Capitalism by his Reaganomics approach (which I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole). But still, nothing they did could be argued as “winning” the war. The war was won essentially once the Cuban Missile Crisis ended. After that escalation of nuclear threat and the subsequent backing-down of the two superpowers, it was pretty obvious neither country would “destroy” the other. So by simple logic and knowledge of what is Communism, it was obvious we’d win the war back in the ’60s, not to say we knew it then of course. So please, don’t take a historical article (which I did find intellectually stimulating as I now would like to research more than I already know about JFK) about one time period and shamelessly plug in completely unrelated nonsense to propagate Republican idols. Even though you easily are a right-wing individual, it definitely portrays yourself as less informative and more close-minded and bigoted. But I did enjoy the rest of the article; I do not know more about JFK than the deified president that I was taught briefly in school. It definitely makes me want to learn more about him -objectively of course- and be able to thoroughly understand your article’s main points.


8 12 2010
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Patrick, for your comments. Every once in a while, a compliment was thrown in, which I appreciate. 🙂

First, it is commonly acknowledged that Reagan won the Cold War, inter alia, because his “Star Wars” arms race triggered massive military expenditures that contributed to the country’s collapse. I do not have time to bring up the articles on this subject for you, but a Google or Wikipedia search might prove beneficial.

The Berlin Wall came down, and the country actually collapsed on George H.W. Bush’s watch; and I was in Berlin shortly after the collapse took place. Russian troops were selling their uniforms, and stealing plumbing fixtures from their barracks, which could be sold too. They were going back to “tent cities” in the dead of winter, because there was not adequate housing for them, until the West Germans paid the Soviet Union “reparations”—which may or may not have gone to housing for them.

Second, communism as an economic and social system was decaying for years, as you point out. The “Ten Year” and other plans were pure nonsense, and fabricated to keep the leaders in power.

Third, the Cuban Missile Crisis did not end the risks to America, which still exist today—and have never gone away. They have merely changed forms.

See, e.g.,; see also and’s-soviet-holocaust-and-mao’s-chinese-holocaust/

Fourth, I have no interest in “propagat[ing] Republican idols,” nor in doing the same with respect to Democrats. I am an Independent, and proud of it. 🙂

Fifth, to the extent that you have been taught that Kennedy was a “deified president,” I assume it was by Leftist professors at schools throughout the country. I am liberal on some issues, and conservative on others, but mostly moderate—or so I believe. Left-wing or right-wing ideologues and fanatics are not my “cup of tea.”


11 01 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

The Travesties And Tragedies Of The Shameful Kennedys Continue Unabated

History Channel logo

The lies and distortions of history continue as members of the Kennedy family work behind the scenes to kill a new eight-part TV miniseries on the History Channel about John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, which was set to air in the U.S. later this year. Maria Shriver and Caroline Kennedy are reported to have lobbied hard for the History Channel to pull the plug on the series.

See and

In a UK Daily Mail article—which is entitled, “‘It’s the truth’: Producer defends JFK mini-series after it’s cancelled ‘due to pressure from Caroline Kennedy'”—it is reported:

Caroline Kennedy reportedly led the bid to axe the multi-million dollar series, which stars Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear.

. . .

The move came after a leaked script was described as ‘vindictive’ and ‘malicious’ by former Kennedy aide Theodore Sorensen.

The series is said to touch on the former president’s infidelities and the strain in his marriage.

. . .

Canadian media are reporting that family members were especially upset at the script’s portrayal of the former president as a philanderer, and of his father Joe as power hungry.

. . .

[T]he network announced on Friday that it was abruptly pulling it from its line-up, saying it wasn’t ‘a fit for the History brand.’

. . .

The series will still be broadcast in Canada on March 6 and will air in other foreign countries. Cable network Showtime is one of the favourites to pick up the show in the US.


As the article above states clearly and unequivocally, John F. Kennedy was despicable and a fraud; his infidelities with prostitutes and other women trashed his marriage and were often perverted; and his father was every bit as bad if not worse. The History Channel should be boycotted for its actions.

See also (“John F Kennedy’s mistress details their affair in new book“) and (“He took me into Jackie’s room… I was powerless to resist: Ex-White House intern, 19, describes ‘passionate 18-month affair with JFK’“) and (“In [the UK Daily Mail’s] first extract from a memoir that’s shocked America, a former intern reveals the cold-hearted truth about a predatory president who cynically exploited her innocence . . .“) and (“JFK tried to make me have an abortion: How President Kennedy forced a teenage intern to take drugs and feared he’d made her pregnant“)


15 01 2011

You lost all hope for convincing me here with your first sentence about how usa today is anything but a heap of populist, cotton candy trash, with or without the kennedy article. Do you read US weekly too?


15 01 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Chris, for your comments.

I respectfully suggest that you read the rest of the article, as well as my comments beneath it; and I believe you will find that I agree with you—to a large extent. Sadly, this is not what USA Today used to be, or what it should be.


16 01 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

Sarah Palin Under Attack

The UK’s Daily Mall is reporting:

‘There has been an incredible increase in death threats against Mrs Palin since the tragedy in Arizona, since she’s been accused of having the blood of those victims on her hands,’ [Sarah Palin’s] aide Rebecca Mansour told USA Today.

. . .

The former vice presidential candidate became a lightning rod for criticism after the Tucson massacre over her aggressive political posturing.

. . .

Sarah Palin has shrugged off suggestions that she should tone down her rhetoric by going ahead with her planned sell-out speech at a marquee gun rights event in Reno, Nevada later this month.

The Safari Club International, a group that calls itself ‘the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide’, runs the annual conference.

Mrs Palin is an outspoken advocate of the Second Amendment.

She will address a sold-out crowd of 20,000 people with as speech based on ‘her past hunting experiences and how politics affect the current state of hunting and fishing.’

The former Alaska governor will be closely watched to see if she mentions the Tucson shooting that left six dead and fourteen injured, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

. . .

Attacking critics who said the vitriolic political climate contributed to the killings, she spurred more controversy by branding the media’s treatment of her as a ‘blood libel.’

. . .

Fox News host Glenn Beck has already called on Mrs Palin to increase her security in light of the anger against her.

‘An attempt on you could bring the Republic down,’ he said.


The Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer was correct: the Tucson massacre was not a consequence of the “climate of hate” created by Sarah Palin or anyone else. It was the work of a deranged killer, similar to the men who killed John Lennon in New York City, and Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv.


Also, it is tragic to think that politicians, other public figures, or anyone with whom we might disagree would be targeted by anyone else for death.

In an article of mine entitled, “Washington Is Sick And The American People Know It,” I mentioned the vitriolic climate of hate and personal destruction in Washington today, which is far beyond anything that I dealt with when I worked in the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill.


I did witness the “politics of personal destruction” though, when senators, congressmen, and their staff members went after political “targets” who were seeking Senate confirmation. There was a conscious effort to find “dirt” on the people and destroy their reputations to prevent the confirmation process from going forward. It was unseemly when I first encountered it; and it is not the American way.

In my article, I referred to Peggy Noonan’s use of the word, “Enraged,” and I described Barack Obama’s detractors and opponents as being “angry, livid, galvanized and motivated.” Also, I wrote:

The handwriting is on the wall—and the blood is in the water—that he is likely to be a one-term president.

And I described Washington as “a corrupt, politically-polarized toxic city.”

Charles Krauthammer is correct: many Americans use the metaphors of war to describe sports, politics and daily discourse in this great country; and rereading my words, I realize that I am just as guilty of this as anyone.

I believe Obama is leading America in the wrong direction, for all of the reasons that I have discussed in my articles; however, I do not wish him ill in terms of his physical safety or that of his family. Quite to the contrary, people often become martyrs when they are struck down, which is what happened to John F. Kennedy who has been “deified”—and wrongly so, in my opinion—since he was assassinated in Dallas just before Thanksgiving in 1963. History has been distorted, and continues to be, right up to this day.

See, e.g.,

I was stunned when Kennedy was shot; and I will always remember when I learned about it, walking from my law school class at Berkeley—before it was announced that he had been killed. People worldwide remember the moments when John Lennon and Yitzhak Rabin were killed too.


24 01 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

Finally, Reagan Is Honored—Belatedly And In A Second-Class Fashion

Reagan-USA Today series

After running an entire “special” series of articles for many months now, distorting history with respect to John F. Kennedy and his dysfunctional family—which is still being published online to this day—USA Today has belatedly honored Ronald Reagan as his 100th birthday approaches on February 6, 2011.

Compare with

As I concluded in my article about the two American presidents:

Reagan will be remembered as one of America’s greatest presidents and a man of character. Kennedy was a tragic Shakespearean figure who may be forgotten and consigned to the dustheap of history. Perhaps this contrast between Reagan and Kennedy—this question of character that Thomas C. Reeves described in his terrific book about Kennedy—is what separates the men and underscores their differences, and ultimately will define their respective places in history.


. . .

The boycott of USA Today and other Gannett businesses must continue!

See, e.g., and and


10 03 2011
Kelvin AKA Blomfeld

Hello Timothy … I’ve arrived here from your link regarding our friend Tiger 🙂 The Woods saga is a “comedy” compared to this subject matter … nonetheless, you do manage to “stir the pot” over there with those guys and it’s really fun whenever you post a blog … keep it up ! Anyhow, I have to say that I find your writings about Kennedy to be very interesting and no doubt quite factual. Though I’m younger than yourself (ie: I was only four years old in ’63), I like many others, continue to be fascinated with this period in American history. I don’t know exactly why that is, as we’ve since had the ’70’s, 80’s, 90’s, etc, and all that those decades entailed politically ? Maybe it’s just because of the old black & white TV images ? 🙂 But seriously, no one can deny your assertion that Kennedy created a “sea” of detractors around himself through his various deeds and actions, whether right or wrong. So what I would like to ask you … if I may be so bold … is whether or not you subscribe to the “single bullet” theory ? Do you think it was Oswald acting alone ? … or do you think it was a coup d’etat ? Your response would be of great interest to me and it will be much appreciated … thank you … Kelvin

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10 03 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Kelvin, for your nice comments as always.

Yes, you are correct: one of the goals of this blog is to “stir the pot,” and stimulate discussions and debate.

See, e.g.,

With respect to the theories surrounding Kennedy’s death, I remain open-minded and doubt we will ever know the answers definitively. So many people who might have shed light on this are dead now (e.g., Bobby and Jackie Kennedy, who had their theories; mobsters who may have been involved). If someone said that I had to decide, I would choose the “single-bullet” theory.

As to whether Oswald acted alone, I have never reached a definitive conclusion about that either. It would be easy to “shoot from the hip”—no pun intended—and come down on the side of one theory or another, but again I believe we will never know for certain. 2,300 years after the death of Alexander the Great, there are still a variety of theories about what caused his death.



11 03 2011

Thank you Timothy for your reply. I hope that I didn’t put you on the spot here, by asking you about Dealey Plaza, etc ? Regardless, your views are very interesting and much appreciated. You’re correct in pointing out that so many have now passed who could have shed light on this subject … not to mention the many documents still being withheld, including autopsy reports, military briefs, etc. Personally, I lean towards the coup d’etat theory. This is based purely on the laws of motion and physics, as seen in the Zapruder footage. But as you say, we will likely never know the truth, even though future generations one day might. What happened that day happened … and nothing we do today will ever change that. But getting back to your argument that “Camelot” was a contrived notion, etc … I’m compelled to reiterate that many people fail to remember that the stationing of US missiles in Turkey in 1958, is what precipitated Kennedy’s so-called Cuban Missile Crisis … what followed must have indeed been a game of Russian Roulette … and thank god that nothing happened ! You’ve also referenced the “decency” of Ronald Reagan … a man who was then viewed as a hawk, but ultimately proved to be the greatest dove in recent memory. Do you know that he was reputed to have “never” removed his jacket while working in the Oval Office, due to his reverence for the office that he held ? Take care and please know that I’m now reading through your various articles with great interest.


11 03 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you again, Kelvin, for your comments.

You are correct about the amount of documents that were destroyed already, and those that are still withheld by the Kennedy Library, which should have its federal funding terminated. As my article above stated:

Vast numbers of documents are still held by the Kennedy Library with respect to both JFK and Bobby, which have never been made available to the public. This is a scandal unto itself. Not the least of these are medical records about JFK’s health, which have only been reviewed by a handful of Kennedy “sycophant-like” writers. Almost 50 years after Kennedy’s death, the full extent of his life-long medical problems is still being withheld from the American people and conservative scholars, and Reeves recounts many of those problems.

This is a travesty, which needs to be corrected. Also, as I mentioned above, 2,300 years have passed since Alexander’s death, and we still do not know the truth. Thus, the passage of time may not clarify the facts surrounding Kennedy’s death at all.

Thank you for the rest of your comments, with which I agree; and thanks again for your very kind remarks.


15 03 2011
Richard P Sinay

Your argument about Kennedy being responsible for the Vietnam War is bogus, since Lyndon Johnson made up the nonsense about the Gulf of Tonkin. It is the same bogus made-up Weapons of Mass Destruction argument by the bush Administration. It will be a cold day in hell if you can ever convince me of the responsibility of Kennedy for the Vietnam War. This was a country just itching to get into another war–so we made up some bogus reasons just to run our war machine–just like we did in Iraq. You can find plenty of people who might historically argue that Kennedy was responsible, but I was right there when it happened, right there when history was happening, so it will be difficult to pull the wool over my eyes.


15 03 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments, Richard.

First, I suggest that you read the two books that are cited, which are terrific, as well as the sources cited in my article’s footnotes and the comments beneath it. The books are well written and researched; and the authors’ credentials are impeccable. Among other things, Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize winner.

Second, as he states, Kennedy “had a chance in 1961 to disengage from an American involvement in South Vietnam,” but didn’t. Hersh adds emphatically: “Whatever Jack Kennedy’s intentions were, Vietnam was his war, even after his death.”

However, as I wrote in the article:

Robert McNamara, was the architect of that lost war and the enormous suffering that it produced. Almost 60,000 brave Americans died, some of whom were my friends. . . .

I blamed Johnson, as you do; and I ceased to be a Democrat because of him—and the war.

Lastly, you have your opinions and I have mine. Plenty of people agree with each of us.


15 03 2011
Richard Sinay

Johnson wasn’t a Democrat–he was a Republican by today’s standards. I lost plenty of my friends in that war as well. If you are looking for original cause, then you have to go back to Eisenhower and Truman, both supporting the Vietnamese situation. I think you want to put the blame on Kennedy because of your moral judgment of him. I’ve read your comments about him, and you are going to have to take that moral judgment to the door of all the presidents who exercised infidelity. Unfortunately, that includes several significant presidents.

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15 03 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you again, Richard, for your comments.

Like you, I was a Kennedy “believer,” as my article states. Like you, I lost friends in that war, and I blame Johnson and McNamara more than I blame Kennedy. They kept it going, and expanded it beyond all reason.

As I stated in a comment above relating to Johnson:

[T]here were bumper stickers on cars in Washington, D.C. when I was an Army officer serving at the Pentagon, which said: “Where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we really need him?” He was hated—which is among the reasons why he did not run for reelection in 1968.


I respectfully disagree: Johnson was very much a Democrat. In fact, he embodied his party. He had been a leader in the House, and a “disciple” of Speaker Sam Rayburn; and he was its leader in the Senate. He was every bit as much of a hard-line, thoroughly-partisan Democrat as Nancy Pelosi is today.

Next, the article and my comments beneath it summarize my views about Kennedy. He was a fraud and, yes, despicable; and my views do not turn on his infidelities.


15 03 2011

Kennedy would have NEVER left Vietnam because there were over a million fellow Catholics there. Do you think that blue collar Catholic democrats would have voted for him, knowing that he left them to be murdered by the Communists? That was an issue coming up in 1964. Would the US leave Catholics to be killled by the Reds? Would the Vatican have stayed silent? It seems that in all the lies about Kennedy “getting out of Vietnam” this is the biggest! So Kennedy had no plans to leave, and the myth of him leaving has endured to this day!


15 03 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Frank, for your comments.

Yes, I recall that point of view too. You may be correct.


20 10 2011
Timothy D. Naegele

The Kennedy Curse

This is what Greek shipping heiress Christina Onassis believed John F. Kennedy’s widow Jacqueline brought to the Onassis family when her father Aristotle married the widow.

The UK’s Daily Mail has added:

Aristotle’s son, Alexander, was killed in a plane crash in 1973 when he was just 24. He was close to his sister, Christina, but it is believed that they never accepted Jacquie Kennedy as their stepmother. . . .

When Alexander died[,] she reportedly convinced Onassis that Jacquie had brought the curse of the Kennedys to their family after having witnessed John and Robert Kennedy’s assassinations.

Soon after the couple broke up and, two years after his son’s death, Aristotle passed away.



20 04 2012
Timothy D. Naegele

JFK’s Mistress Killed?

The UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

The suspicious death of one of President John F. Kennedy’s mistresses just months after his death has sparked numerous conspiracy theories.

The latest version posits that socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer, a beautiful divorcee who was close friends with the Kennedys and is widely known for having a lengthy affair with the playboy President, was shot in a cover-up operation by the CIA.

A new book alleges that, in her preoccupation with her lover’s assassination and ensuing personal investigation, she may have gotten so close to the ‘truth’ that the CIA found her to be a threat.

As a result, agency operatives staged a shooting to make it look like she died due to a sexual assault that turned violent.

. . .

In an interview shortly before his death in 2001, [her ex-husband, Cord Meyer, who was a CIA agent himself] said that ‘the same sons of b****es that killed John F. Kennedy’ killed his ex-wife.

See (“Book claims JFK’s mistress was assassinated by the CIA ‘because she knew too much about his assassination'”); see also (The Curse of the Kennedys Continues: “Kennedys at war! RFK Jr wins court battle over ex-wife’s body as her family sues to prevent burial ahead of funeral taking place today”) and (“John F Kennedy’s top generals were . . . bad-mouthing him behind his back”)


27 12 2012
Timothy D. Naegele

Fifty years ago—just months before his assassination—John F. Kennedy celebrated his final Christmas with a mistress in the wings

In a UK Telegraph article, Sarah Bradford—who is author of “America’s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis”—has written:

At the end of the first week of December [1962], instead of joining Jackie and the children at their rented Virginia house, Glen Ora, Kennedy went to a spectacular weekend orgy organised by his brother-in-law, the Rat Pack actor Peter Lawford, at Bing Crosby’s estate near Palm Springs. Among the women there was Jack’s latest fling, the former White House intern, Mimi Beardsley, now a 20-year-old college sophomore, who had flown out to Palm Springs on one of the air force’s “back up” planes. She would reveal details of her relationship with Kennedy in a sensational memoir, which was published last year.

Reverting to his presidential role—but with Mimi Beardsley once again in discreet and carefully concealed attendance—Kennedy then flew to Nassau in the Bahamas to meet Harold Macmillan, the British prime minister. The luxurious Lyford Cay Club was the location for a vital discussion on nuclear defence, with the pre-Christmas conference resulting in the Americans offering the Polaris missile to the Royal Navy for use on specially constructed submarines. From Nassau, Kennedy left to join Jackie and his family for a two-week break over Christmas in Palm Beach.


As I have written in the article above:

John F. Kennedy was possibly the most morally corrupt and reckless president in American history, who came tragically close to bringing about a “nuclear winter” that might have destroyed the United States and other parts of the world.


19 01 2013
Robert Morrow

I have read the “Dark Side of Camelot” and I consider it an excellent book. Note 2 things: 1) how LBJ blackmailed and strongarmed his way onto the 1960 Demo ticket 2) how RFK was on the verge of destroying LBJ with a Senate Rules investigation into LBJ’s corruption, as well as a coordinated media campaign (the latter not reported by Hersh).

Ok – Now read these books/articles relating to the JFK assassination:

1) LBJ: Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination by Phillip Nelson
2) JFK and the Unspeakable:Why He Died and Why it Matters by James Douglass
3) Brothers: the Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot
4) The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour Hersh
5) Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty by Russ Baker
6) Power Beyond Reason: The Mental Collapse of Lyndon Johnson by Jablow Hershman
7) Operation Cyanide: Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III by Peter Hounam (LBJ engineered the attack on the USS Liberty)
8) Inside the Assassinations Records Review Board Volume 5, by Doug Horne
9) Watch “The Men Who Killed Kennedy – the Guilty Men – episode 9” at YouTube –
best video ever on the JFK assassination; covers well Lyndon Johnson’s role
10) Google the essay “LBJ-CIA Assassination of JFK” by Robert Morrow
11) Google “National Security State and the Assassination of JFK by Andrew Gavin Marshall.”
12) Google “Chip Tatum Pegasus.” Intimidation of Ross Perot 1992
13) Google “Vincent Salandria False Mystery Speech.” Read every book & essay Vincent Salandria ever wrote.
14) Google “Unanswered Questions as Obama Annoints HW Bush” by Russ Baker
16) Google “Did the Bushes Help to Kill JFK” by Wim Dankbaar
17) Google “The Holy Grail of the JFK story” by Jefferson Morley
18) Google “The CIA and the Media” by Carl Bernstein
19) Google “CIA Instruction to Media Assets 4/1/67”
20) Google “Limit CIA Role to Intelligence” Harry Truman on 12/22/63
19) Google “Dwight Eisenhower Farewell Address” on 1/17/61
20) Google “Jerry Policoff NY Times.” Read everything Jerry Policoff ever wrote about the CIA media cover up of the JFK assassination.


19 01 2013
Timothy D. Naegele

Needless to say, this is a “mouthful.”

The logical question, Robert, is what have you concluded about the JFK assassination, after distilling all of the findings from these sources?


19 01 2013
Robert Morrow

In sum, Lyndon Johnson and his Texas oil executive inner circle used their CIA/military connections to murder John Kennedy for many reasons both personal & ideological. Cuba policy was a major factor in the JFK assassination, much more so than Vietnam. Btw, I happen to be somewhat of an expert on the sex lifes of JFK, LBJ & Bill Clinton. They were all equally sexually unhinged. And I can tell you some dark things about GHW Bush as well.

Back to LBJ. Lyndon Johnson was a completely depraved man and a murderous psychopath with the exact same mentality and “behavior” as Adoph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Kennedy was an angelic choir boy compared to LBJ. Eventually I will give you all my files on the JFK assassination and Lyndon Johnson, but I don’t want to overload you right now.

LBJ also engineered the Israeli attack on the USS LIberty on June 8, 1967 … but that is a story for another day.


15 02 2013
Timothy D. Naegele

JFK Was A Smooth Criminal

In a UK Daily Mail article—entitled “JFK secretly freed rapists, drug dealers and Mafia hitmen to kill Castro and curb threat of Communism, claims explosive new book”—it is noted:

President John F. Kennedy secretly endorsed the release of hardened criminals to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro to curb the Communist threat, a new book has claimed.

At the height of tensions between America and neighbouring Communist Cuba in the early 1960s, JFK was implicit in the freeing of rapists, drug dealers, and Mafia hitmen through CIA in a bid to recruit ‘untraceable’ spies willing to risk their lives on dangerous missions rather than go back to jail, a new book sensationally claims.

Desperate to remove Castro from power, the president resorted to using dangerous criminals as operatives—rather than CIA agents—to ‘do America’s dirty work’ as they couldn’t be linked back to his administration, it is claimed.

In one failed plot, an ex con was smuggled into Cuba in 1962 to pose as a waiter in Castro’s favourite restaurant where he would drop poison tablets into the revolutionary leader’s soup.

The explosive claims come in a new book by veteran American Journalist and author William Deane, who claims specially-recruited criminals became ‘untouchable’ and were allowed to embark on ‘crime sprees’ in the US without fear of prosecution.

Deane, former assignment editor at American news networks ABC and CBS, says he uncovered the programme—which he believes is still in operation today—after following the ‘trail of destruction’ left by one such operative.

. . .

‘For over 50 years, the CIA and American government has been systematically releasing dangerous criminals back into society to work for them on secret missions overseas,’ said Deane, whose new book Smooth Criminal details the life of alleged CIA operative and ‘one-man American crime wave’ Dave Riley.

‘The programme started during the Kennedy administration at the start of the 1960s as a clandestine means of dealing with the Communist threat of Castro, and was given the seal of approval by JFK—who was still smarting following the political embarrassment of the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba in 1961.

‘Criminals were ideal operatives as they were ruthless and willing to risk their lives during missions rather than be sent back to prison. They also couldn’t be officially connected with the CIA so it didn’t matter if they were captured—there was no risk of America’s shady policies being exposed.

‘Riley was a typical recruit. Highly intelligent, ambitious and with no morals. The CIA sent him on many missions abroad, including to Cuba to assassinate Castro,’ added Deane.

‘Between missions he was allowed to do what he liked—which generally consisted of embezzlement, fraud, gunrunning and drug dealing—without fear of being arrested or prosecuted.’

. . .

‘Riley confessed that he’d been recruited by the intelligence agency while in prison for extortion of a public official back in 1960, and had been sent to Cuba to carry out a number of assignments—including one to assassinate Castro.

‘He had posed as a waiter at one of Castro’s favourite restaurants and been supplied with Botulinum tablets—an untraceable poison—by the CIA to drop into his soup, but Castro must have got wind of the plan as he suddenly stopped eating there.’



8 09 2013
Timothy D. Naegele

It Runs In The Family: RFK, Jr., Like His Grandfather Joseph P., His Father Bobby, And His Uncles Jack And Teddy.

In an article entitled, “RFK Jr’s secret sex diary: Serial philander’s journal includes scorecard of conquests and his Catholic guilt over cheating on wife Mary,” the UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

A 2001 diary belonging to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been unearthed that gives a stunning insight into the number of affairs he carried out during the same year that wife Mary gave birth to their fourth child.

Kennedy used a section at the back of his diary, headed ‘cash accounts,’ to list the first names of women he had cavorted with and gave each a mark out of ten.

The list contains the names of 37 women, 16 of whom have the number ten beside them—which is believed to have signified that they had full intercourse.

Alongside more prosaic details of Kennedy’s political activism and family life, there are startling admissions of his own feelings of guilt and remorse at repeatedly cheating on his wife.

Time and again he writes of how he feels tortured by his ‘lust demons’ as he describes them.

On days when he doesn’t cheat, Kennedy writes ‘victory’ to signify that he resisted sexual temptation.

‘I’m like Adam and live in Eden, and I can have everything but the fruit. But the fruit is all I want,’ he wrote on Nov. 5, 2001.

The thick, red journal was found at one stage by his wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, who, distraught over their impending divorce and her husband’s serial philandering, hanged herself in May 2012.

The diary has since found its way into the hands of the New York Post.

When a Post reporter questioned Kennedy on Friday about the diary they were first met with a stunned silence before he denied having kept a diary during that year.

‘I don’t think there is any way you could have a diary or journal of mine from 2001,’ said Kennedy. ‘I don’t have any comment on it. I have no diary from 2001.’

At the start of the journal the 59-year-old son of the assassinated U.S. senator announces that his wife was pregnant with their fourth child.

But soon Kennedy was writing about far seedier matters. He often writes as if he is the victim of the incidents and uses the word ‘mugged’ as shorthand for being seduced.

‘I narrowly escaped being mugged by a double team of [two women]. It was tempting but I prayed and God gave me the strength to say no,’ he writes on February 6.

On May 21, he wrote that after hosting dinner for Leonardo DiCaprio, he drove the actor into Manhattan and met up with someone. He noted that he ‘got mugged on my way home,’ recording a 10 with the name of a woman next to it.

‘I’ve got to do better,’ he adds.

In another entry, he said he needed to ‘avoid the company of women. You have not the strength to resist their charms’ and to ‘be humble like a monk. Keep your hands to yourself. Avert your eyes.’

. . .

‘I have been given everything that I coveted—a beautiful wife and kids and loving family, wealth, education, good health and a job I love yet always on the lookout for something I can’t have. I want it all,’ he writes.
‘No matter how much I have—I want more.’

November 2001 was an especially busy month for infidelities and he lists at least one woman’s name on 22 different dates, including on 13 consecutive days.

Three dalliances even occur on the same day—one is marked a ten—when he attended a black-tie fund-raiser at the Waldorf-Astoria on Nov. 13 for Christopher Reeve’s charity.


Women have died because of their recklessness (e.g., Marilyn Monroe, Mary Kennedy). They are detestable, at the very least!


8 09 2013
Robert Morrow

Bobby Kennedy’s Love Affair with Jackie Kennedy, post JFK assassination, is one big reason RFK kept publicly silent about the his beliefs on who murdered JFK

Another big reason would be the death threats he kept getting after he would press the FBI and CIA for information.

[David Heymann, Bobby and Jackie: a Love Story, pp. 117-118]

Over lunch that afternoon, Smathers asked Bobby why he’d aborted his personal investigation into his brother’s assassination.

“Because every time I pump the FBI or CIA for information,” RFK responded, “I end up with a death threat in the mail. So does Teddy. I don’t care about my own life, but I do care about my brother’s. My using the CIA in conjunction with the Mafia to go after Castro may have led to Jack’s death. One in the family is enough.”

For his part, Smathers supported the theory that there had been a conspiratorial plot between organized crime and the CIA, or, more accurately, a renegade faction of the CIA. Smathers had little faith in the findings of the Warren Commission. “Gerald Ford, the future president, was an FBI mole,” said Smathers. “He was on the commission but reported back to J. Edgar Hoover.” Despite the FBI director’s disdain for the Kennedys, Smathers firmly believed that it was the CIA – and not the FBI – that had worked with the syndicate to assassinate Kennedy. “In 1957 JFK and I spent a few days in Havanna,” continued Smathers. While there, they were introduced to crime figures Meyer Lansky and Santos Trafficante, both of whom controlled Cuba’s hotels, casinos, and nightclubs, creating an exhuberant after-hours atmosphere. “Trafficante set us up in a hotel suite with several choice ladies of the night. Only later did I realize how stupid we’d been. It wouldn’t have surprised me to learn that we’d been filmed through a one-way guest-room mirror. The opportunity for blackmail, particularly after Jack became president, pointed to the foolishness of our little adventure. Jack could never resist temptation. His name cropped up in 1963 in connection with the so-called Profumo debacle, in which an international vice ring nearly brought down the British government. He’d been linked to one of the women involved in the case. Had he lived, Jack would’ve been dragged through the mud. And there was the matter of Mary Pinchot Meyer, his last mistress, who was murdered in 1964 while walking along the towpath in Georgetown. Had he been alive, that case also would have come back to haunt Jack.”

RFK, long his brother’s bagman, almost certainly knew of the meeting in pre-Castro Cuba between Jack and Trafficante, as well as all the rest of JFK’s sordid dealings. Ultimately, according to Smathers, Bobby’s decision to discontinue his investigation into his brother’s assassination probably had less to do with the Mafia and more to do with his and Jackie Kennedy’s madcap affair following Jack’s death.

“At least, that’s what Ted Kennedy told me,” noted Smathers. “One of Bobby’s fears was that somebody would eventually leak information on the affair to the press. Too many people were in on the secret. Exposure in the media would have ruined any chance Bobby might have had of following in Jack’s presidential footsteps. Frankly, between the CIA and Bobby’s interlude with Jackie, it’s a wonder that none of it had already been exposed in the press.”

[David Heymann, Bobby and Jackie: a Love Story, pp. 117-118] (emphasis added)


8 09 2013
Robert Morrow

Former Federal Bureau of Narcotics agent Howard Diller on Robert Kennedy: his FBN participation, his drug use, his taking advantage of women busted for drugs for sex, his use of hookers (and not paying them)

[C. David Heymann, “RFK,” pp. 99-101]

Knocking down doors would become the least madcap of Bobby’s antics. “Robert Kennedy went along for more than just the ride,” recalled Diller. “Pretty soon, he began participating in some of the more illicit aspects of the drug busts, which might involve opium, heroin, hashish and/or cocaine. Other agents who hung out with Bobby, fellows named Jimmy Ceburi and Arthur Krueger, would purportedly come back with reports of him seizing bags of coke for his own use or, more probably, for distribution among his buddies [….]

Most of the people we busted were drug abusers, in places like Harlem and South Bronx. During the raids, the men would be taken to one room of the apartment, the women to another. It wasn’t uncommon for an agent to indulge in sex with one of the women, sometimes more than one. In exchange for their sexual favors, the women were often let go and not carted off to jail. Bobby caught on fast. I think he enjoyed the anonymous sex, because that way he really wasn’t cheating on Ethel – or at least that’s how he could [rationalize] it. Bobby thought nothing of fondling these women or having intercourse with them. Or he’d force them to engage in fellatio. Then afterward, he’d brag about it, just like the agents. […]

Amazingly, nobody has ever mentioned or even written about RFK’s close ties to the Bureau of Narcotics. What is truly ironic about his secret activities with the bureau is that soon thereafter he was named the attorney general of the United States, the top law-enforcement officer in the country. Yet here’s a man who raped and pillaged and stole, a man who presumably took drugs. Bobby loved the James Bond bullshit, the 007-type of stuff, and all the dirt that went with it. He struck me as basically schizophrenic, a man capable of great good and, at the same time, incredible evil. The Roman emperor Caligula seemed mild by comparison.” […]

I also saw Bobby take advantage of hookers. He loved hookers, he loved the New York City street life. He screwed the women for nothing by threatening to run them in if they didn’t come across, and that’s something he did until the day he died. Robert Kennedy was a strange admixture. He’d also pick up bums on the street and buy meals for them at that restaurant his father co-owned, La Caravelle.

One of the most unusual men I’ve ever known.

[C. David Heymann, “RFK,” pp. 99-101]


8 09 2013
Robert Morrow

RFK and his “sexual insatiability” when running for president 1968

“Faced with an ever-expanding list of Hollywood stellars who supposedly had been involved with JFK- Grace Kelly, Janet Leigh, Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl and Monique Van Vooren were among the most recently cited – RFK made certain that his own conquests were of a lesser note. Langdon Marvin, who had been an aide to JFK, and who had procured numerous women for his boss, recalled doing the same for Bobby. “He was running for president, and while he evidently had a steady lover or two,” said Marvin, “he suddenly became as sexually insatiable as Jack had been. I provided a gaggle of women – airline hostesses, starlets, secretaries, and others. RFK had a penchant for nymphettes – underdeveloped women with unformed personalities. I called them the Kennedy Pack, after Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack. Once, when Bobby stayed at the Carlyle, I sent him three fifteen-year-old private high school girls. ‘That’s the best present anybody ever gave me,’ he said. Afterward, he told me he’d watched the girls having sex among themselves.”

“Bobby’s faithful little coterie of followers wanted the world to believe that he was pure as snow, but RFK was a good old ‘chippie-chaser.’ One by one, he dated almost all of the ‘boiler-room’ girls, the entourage of young women who worked for him on the campaign trail.

“In January 1964, not long after Jack’s death, RFK asked me out to Hickory Hill. There, he handed me a packet of letters – maybe a dozen or so- and told me to ‘get rid of them.’ I should have saved them but I didn’t. I didn’t even read them. He admitted to me later that they were long missives both he and Jack had received from Marilyn Monroe.”

[David Heymann, “RFK,” pp. 473-474]


8 09 2013
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Robert, for your three sets of comments.

Yes, I have heard all of the information before; and it is consistent with what I know.

As indicated in my comments about RFK, Jr., immediately above yours, the recklessness continues. Among other things, perhaps they have (and have had) death wishes—for themselves and others.


8 09 2013
Robert Morrow

And by the way, Lyndon Johnson was more of a demented freak than all the Kennedys put together. And as you know, I know my Kennedy dirt.

Buy Roger Stone’s new book:

Sy Hersh’s book was important not just because it details how sexually unhinged JFK was, but also the war going on between the Kennedys and LBJ which ultimately led to the JFK assassination.


8 09 2013
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you again, Robert, for your comments.

Yes, I am well aware of Lyndon Johnson’s “evils.” He and his Vietnam War are the reasons why I ceased to be a Democrat, and have almost never voted for a Democrat since. Several of my friends died because of them.


19 10 2013
Timothy D. Naegele

More About The Despicable John F. Kennedy

In an article entitled, “All the president’s women: Virgin interns. Prostitutes. White House pool sex sessions. 50 years after the murder of JFK, the jaw-dropping truth of the betrayal of Jackie,” the UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

It is half a century since Lee Harvey Oswald aimed his rifle through a sixth-floor window of the Texas School Book Depository and fired a shot which would echo round the world. In the days following John Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, his widow Jackie’s grace and dignity defined her in the eyes of millions around the world. At JFK’s funeral, where she held the hands of their two small children, she became an icon, burdened until the day she died with the dreams and expectations of millions of strangers.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, British author Sarah Bradford has updated her acclaimed biography of Jacqueline Kennedy and sheds new light on her complex relationship with the sexually voracious JFK and her sometimes waspish views of the major world figures she rubbed shoulders with…

It was Jackie’s state visit to Paris in 1961 that made her an international superstar. She was, as one reporter put it, ‘news 24 hours a day’. The fashion journal Women’s Wear Daily could have been re-christened What Jackie Wears Daily.

The ‘Jackie look’ was a regular selling point on Seventh Avenue. Even behind the Iron Curtain a Leningrad fashion magazine carried advertisements for ‘Jackie look’ clothes, and the Polish magazine Swait wrote that she had ‘entered the group of a few women in the world who set the style and tone of their epoch’.

It was at this point that Kennedy’s Chief of Protocol, the worldly Angier Biddle Duke, told his future wife, Robin, ‘The deck has shifted’. Indeed, the balance of power had tilted subtly towards Jackie, both in the eyes of her husband (which was all important to her) and the Kennedy entourage. If Jack was the Sun King, Jackie was by now most definitely America’s Queen.

Gore Vidal recalls that Jackie had said: ‘I never saw Jack until we got to the White House. He was always away and gone.’

Vidal added: ‘I don’t even think he thought anything about her until he began to see pictures of her in the paper, this glamorous woman who happened to be married to him.

‘And he started calling her “the sex symbol”—as in “Will you tell the sex symbol lunch is ready?”.

He found that pretty funny and I think it awakened his interest.’

However, their relationship remained complex.

Jack was becoming like Jackie’s idealised father ‘Black’ Jack Bouvier—the dashing womaniser who still came home to envelop his family with love. The birth of JFK’s children had awakened a strong paternal streak in him, But he would not, and could not, give up his sexual habits; nor did he feel the least bit guilty about them.

As Jackie’s sister Lee Radziwill was to tell Cecil Beaton in June 1968: ‘Jack used to play around and I knew exactly what he was up to and would tell him so. And he’d have absolutely no guilty conscience. He said, “I love her deeply and have done everything for her. I’ve no feeling of letting her down because I’ve put her foremost in everything”.’

Jack had anticipated that the Presidency would limit his sexual adventures but, instead, high office meant that he could have virtually any woman he wanted and Jackie’s frequent absences gave him plenty of opportunity.

Secret Service logs show that Jackie spent a great deal more time away from the White House than at the White House. She spent almost all the steamy summer months out of Washington and, even when she was there, regularly left on Friday afternoon for their rented Virginia horse farm Glen Ora, or to go to the Kennedy family seat at Hyannis Port in Cape Cod, and did not return until Monday or later.

Jack never left the White House until Saturday.

Jackie was a rebel and a free spirit at heart, and the White House seemed claustrophobic.

Furthermore, she could close her eyes to what Jack was up to when she was not with him.

‘It’s amazing—he used to do it in front of her,’ said a well-known New York debutante several years younger than Jackie.

‘In New York a great friend, one of his ex-girls, organised an after-theatre party. He had obviously said to her, “Can you get me a bunch of young nice girls?”‘

‘I was invited and another great friend of mine was asked. The two of us were riveted so we both went. There were about four or five other friends, single girls we knew also. One by one, each of us was told, “The President would like to speak to you”, and we were led over for about ten minutes.

‘I wasn’t as enamoured of him as other people were. I didn’t think he was this great sex symbol. But what fascinated us all was that Jackie was sitting there and he actually said, ”I’ll take that one.”‘

‘I know exactly who won. She shall be nameless. This was a very shy, divine girl, Very pretty, very tall. The next time I saw Jackie was when they asked me to a party at the White House. It was the last party before he was killed.

‘She was waltzing around, and he would dance with a girl for five minutes and then they would disappear up in the lift and then they’d be back in 20 minutes. We just sat there watching, my friend and I.

‘I was astounded. And Jackie paid no attention.

‘Life with Kennedy must have been total hell because he never stopped, none of those [Kennedy] boys do. And they have to have every woman in the room.

‘I remember when Kennedy was assassinated—I had this tiny flat just off Fifth Avenue and 80th Street. And the day after he was killed and everybody was watching the funeral I had four what you’d call ”widows” in my tiny sitting room—all married—because they couldn’t cry their eyes out in front of their husbands, all of whom thought they had been the only one.

‘I swear to you, and this is absolutely true, at this point it was more chic not to have slept with the President than to have slept with him. Every time Jackie walked into a room she must have known that half the women there had slept with him.

‘One of the ”widows” who was in my apartment talked about it the whole time to anyone who would listen. She was snuck into the White House in the boot of a car, and she was taken down to the swimming pool and he would join her for a swim.

‘Then there was the famous Angie Dickinson who used to go up and down in the lift at the Carlyle Hotel, you know, at the back, the service lift. And there was Marilyn Monroe. What I couldn’t understand about all these women was that they must have known that they were the lollipop for the day and who wants to be used as a lollipop?’

People thought that Jackie did not mind Jack’s infidelities because she showed no signs of doing so.

Indeed, the President’s notorious swimming-pool frolics with the two secretaries known as ‘Fiddle’ and ‘Faddle’ did not worry her, but his sleeping with her friends and women in her circle, did.

As Robin Biddle Duke, who married Angie in May 1962, said: ‘She had a lot of reasons to be fragile and to feel fragile because it hurts.

‘She marries Jack and he is the love of her life and he really does like, you know, fiddling around with other girls. I felt very sorry for her because public humiliation is devastating. Everybody knew that Jack was naughty. I mean, it was something that wasn’t talked about but I think this woman was put through a very great deal.

‘I think she loved JFK and she always thought he loved her. In his way he did, but his love had certain reservations and hers was total.

‘Deep down Jack Kennedy would probably have liked to have been as good a husband to Jackie as he was a father to Caroline and John and in his own way he tried. When asked by a friend why he played around, he replied seriously: I can’t help it.’

He shocked the eminently respectable, self-controlled British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, by confessing to him that if he didn’t have sex at least once a day, he had a headache.

To the far less respectable Bobby Baker, secretary to the Senate Democrats and provider of favours for senators, he said, according to Baker, ‘I get a migraine headache if I don’t get a strange piece of a** every day.’

To Jack, easily bored in this as in everything else, variety was the spice of life: he not only liked different women but three-in-a-bed sessions, sometimes with hookers. According to the Secret Service logs, appointments with women were made through Jack’s old friend and closest personal aide, Dave Powers, whose name appeared in the official record. When Teddy Kennedy was being publicly unfaithful, Jackie told his disconsolate wife Joan, ‘All Kennedy men are like that.’

‘He just couldn’t resist a girl with a little bit of Social Register in her background,’ recalled one of JFK’s young lovers, Marion ‘Mimi’ Beardsley. She was a tall, slender and beautiful 19-year-old at Jackie’s old school, Miss Porter’s, Farmington, when she wrote to the White House requesting an interview with Jackie for her college newspaper.

A year later, Mimi was invited to join the White House staff as an intern. Within days she was introduced to the President over cocktails. ‘Would you like a tour of the residence, Mimi?’ he asked and proceeded to the bedroom he shared with Jackie where, without apparent compunction, he took the 20-year-old’s virginity on Jackie’s bed.

‘The midday swim in the overheated pool was an inviolable part of his routine, and so it became part of my routine as well,’ Mimi wrote.

‘I would swim with the President at noon or near the end of the work day, race back to my desk, and then wait for a call to come upstairs in the evening.

‘The governing factor behind these calls… was the presence—or, more accurately, the absence, of Mrs Kennedy in the White House.’

Like other people who knew JFK, Mimi talked of his ‘genius at compartmentalising’ his life, placing Jackie on a pedestal to keep her apart from all the other women in his life.

Jackie, however, kept hoping he would calm down, as she confessed to her friend Adlai Stevenson. ‘I don’t care how many girls [Jack sleeps with] as long as I know he knows it’s wrong and I think he does now,’ she said.

The death (at two days old) of his youngest son, Patrick, in August 1963 was an unbearable blow for Jack.

Mimi wrote: ‘I had never seen real grief until I saw the President when he returned to the White House while Mrs Kennedy recovered for a few more days in hospital. He invited me upstairs and we sat outside on the balcony in the soft summer evening air.

‘There was a stack of condolence letters on the floor next to his chair, and he picked each one up and read it aloud to me.

‘Some were from friends, others from strangers, but they were all heartfelt and deeply moving. Occasionally, tears rolling down his cheeks, he would write something on one of the letters . . . but mostly he just read them and cried.’

See (emphasis in original); see also (“Jackie Kennedy ‘had an affair with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and so did Bobby Kennedy’“) and (“The mythmakers who claim that a leader is beyond fault are ultimately seeking to shield a whole political class, and not just one individual, from the public scrutiny upon which democracy depends”)

John F. Kennedy was a fraud, pure and simple. When he died, his “image” was frozen in time, but the truth is grotesque. To lionize him is a crime, and unconscionable.

Kennedy was possibly the most morally corrupt and reckless president in American history, who came tragically close to bringing about a “nuclear winter” that might have destroyed the United States and other parts of the world. Also, he plunged America into the Vietnam War.

The thread that runs through Kennedy’s life is utter recklessness—which not only endangered his life, but the lives of those with whom he came into contact, including every American.


11 09 2014


Timothy you haven’t read 1 Kings 11:1-11 or Judges 19:25-26.
JFK was an adulterer – LBJ was a murderer:

When one of Mrs. Kennedy’s entourage suggested to the young widow that she should change her blood-stained clothes before the flight back to Washington with the Johnson party already installed on Air Force One, Jacqueline Kennedy fiercely resisted. No, she was not going to change, she replied,

“So they can see what they’ve done.”

Lee Harvey Oswald was not aboard Air Force One!


24 11 2013
Chris Pipes

It is very refreshing to read one’s own thoughts about the Kennedys echoed in such a convincing and well informed way.

I thank God that Khrushchev did the sensible thing and withdrew his missiles from Cuba, with the actions of the US Navy being tantamount to piracy prior to this event. It was the Russian who saved the world from nuclear obliteration, not the drug addled Kennedy, with his frequent visits from Dr “Feelgood”.

The morals of the Kennedy clan were a disgrace to the US in particular and civilisation in general. No stable system is ever built upon the serial sexual abuse of women, willing though those women may be. To take advantage of such women is to display a moral shallowness to the point of total transparency.

The “curse of the Kennedys” is entirely home grown.


24 11 2013
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Chris, for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate them, and agree with you.

The “curse of the Kennedys” began with the old man, Joseph P. Kennedy; and it has continued to the present day. They are a “star-crossed” family, and probably the most dysfunctional family to occupy higher political office in American history.

What is most fascinating is that the Kennedy Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts still refuses to allow conservative scholars access to its records, despite the fact that many records were destroyed and never reached the library. To a large extent, the library’s records were “sanitized” by the Kennedy faithful, to perpetuate the total myth of “Camelot.”

American media is still “lionizing” JFK on the anniversary of his assassination, which I assume will continue until the last of the true Kennedy sycophants is dead and buried.


22 03 2014
Timothy D. Naegele

As Long As A Democrat Sits In The White House, America Will Become A Much More Dangerous Place

This is the conclusion of conservative pundit Ann Coulter:

It’s pointless to pay attention to foreign policy when a Democrat is president, unless you enjoy having your stomach in a knot. As long as a Democrat sits in the White House, America will be repeatedly humiliated, the world will become a much more dangerous place—and there’s absolutely nothing anybody can do about it. (Though this information might come in handy when voting for president, America!)

The following stroll down memory lane is but the briefest of summaries. . . . John F. Kennedy was in the White House for less than three years and, if you think he screwed a lot of hookers, just look what he did to our foreign policy.

Six months after becoming president, JFK had his calamitous meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna—a meeting The New York Times described as “one of the more self-destructive American actions of the Cold War, and one that contributed to the most dangerous crisis of the nuclear age.” (The Times admitted that a half-century later. At the time, the Newspaper of Record lied about the meeting.)

For two days, Khrushchev batted Kennedy around, leaving the president’s own advisers white-faced and shaken. Kennedy’s Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Nitze called the meeting “just a disaster.”

Khrushchev was delighted to discover that the U.S. president was so “weak.” A Russian aide said the American president seemed “very inexperienced, even immature.”

Seeing he was dealing with a naif, Khrushchev promptly sent missiles to Cuba. The Kennedy Myth Machine has somehow turned JFK’s handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis into a brilliant foreign policy coup. The truth is: (1) Russia would never have dared move missiles to Cuba had Khrushchev not realized that JFK was a nincompoop; and (2) it wasn’t a victory.

In exchange for Russia’s laughably empty threats about Cuba, JFK removed our missiles from Turkey—a major retreat. As Khrushchev put it in his memoirs: “It would have been ridiculous for us to go to war over Cuba—for a country 12,000 miles away. For us, war was unthinkable. We ended up getting exactly what we’d wanted all along, security for Fidel Castro’s regime and American missiles removed from Turkey.”

– LBJ:

Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon Johnson, famously escalated the war in Vietnam simply to prove that the Democrats could be trusted with national security.

As historian David Halberstam describes it, LBJ “would talk to his closest political aides about the McCarthy days, of how Truman lost China and then the Congress and the White House and how, by God, Johnson was not going to be the president who lost Vietnam and then the Congress and the White House.”

LBJ’s incompetent handling of that war allowed liberals to spend the next half-century denouncing every use of American military force as “another Vietnam.”


Jimmy Carter warned Americans about their “inordinate fear of communism”. . . .

His most inspired strategic move was to abandon the Shah of Iran, a loyal U.S. ally, which gave rise to the global Islamofascist movement we’re still dealing with today. By allowing the Shah to be overthrown by the Ayatollah Khomeini in February 1979, Carter handed Islamic crazies their first state.

Before the end of the year, the Islamic lunatics had taken 52 Americans hostage in Tehran, where they remained for 444 days.

The hostages were released only minutes after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration for reasons succinctly captured in a Jeff MacNelly cartoon. It shows Khomeini reading a telegram aloud: “It’s from Ronald Reagan. It must be about one of the Americans in the Den of Spies, but I don’t recognize the name. It says ‘Remember Hiroshima.’”


Bill Clinton’s masterful handling of foreign policy was such a catastrophe that he had to deploy his national security adviser, Sandy Berger, to steal classified documents from the National Archives in 2003 to avoid their discovery by the 9/11 commission.

Twice, when Clinton was president, Sudan had offered to turn over bin Laden to the U.S. But, unfortunately, these offers came in early 1996 when Clinton was busy ejaculating on White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton rebuffed Sudan’s offers.

According to Michael Scheuer, who ran the bin Laden unit at the CIA for many years, Clinton was given eight to 10 chances to kill or capture bin Laden but refused to act, despite bin Laden’s having murdered hundreds of Americans in terrorist attacks around the world. Would that one of those opportunities had arisen on the day of Clinton’s scheduled impeachment! Instead of pointlessly bombing Iraq, he might have finally taken out bin Laden.


When Obama took office, al Qaida had been routed in Iraq—from Fallujah, Sadr City and Basra. Muqtada al-Sadr—the Dr. Phil of Islamofascist radicalism—had waddled off in retreat to Iran. The Iraqis had a democracy, a miracle on the order of flush toilets in Afghanistan.

By Bush’s last year in office, monthly casualties in Iraq were coming in slightly below a weekend with Justin Bieber. In 2008, there were more than three times as many homicides in Chicago as U.S. troop deaths in the Iraq War. (Chicago: 509; Iraq: 155).

On May 30, The Washington Post reported: “CIA Director Michael V. Hayden now portrays (al-Qaida) as essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and on the defensive throughout much of the rest of the world. . . .” Even hysterics at The New York Times admitted that al-Qaida and other terrorist groups had nearly disappeared from Southeast Asia by 2008.

A few short years into Obama’s presidency—and al-Qaida is back! For purely political reasons, as soon as he became president, Obama removed every last troop from Iraq, despite there being Americans troops deployed in dozens of countries around the world.

In 2004, nearly 100 soldiers, mostly Marines, died in the battle to take Fallujah from al-Qaida. Today, al-Qaida’s black flag flies above Fallujah.

Bush won the war, and Obama gave it back.

Obama couldn’t be bothered with preserving America’s victory in Iraq. He was busy helping to topple a strong American ally in Egypt and a slavish American minion in Libya—in order to install the Muslim Brotherhood in those countries instead. (That didn’t work out so well for U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans murdered in Benghazi.)

So now, another Russian leader is playing cat-and-mouse with an American president—and guess who’s the mouse? Putin has taunted Obama in Iran, in Syria and with Edward Snowden. By now, Obama has become such an object for Putin’s amusement that the fastest way to get the Russians out of Crimea would be for Obama to call on Putin to invade Ukraine.

See (emphasis added); see also (“John F. Kennedy: The Most Despicable President In American History”)

However, to be absolutely fair, the Republicans are not blameless either.

We have been through two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the American people are “bone tired” of wars, and rightly so. Our economic and human treasures have been spent in those wars; and we have led when no other country in the world was capable of leading.

I opposed the war in Iraq because, like so many others, I believed Saddam had WMDs that would be used against our brilliant and courageous military forces, like he had used them against Iran and the Kurds. I did not believe the cost was worth it.

In Afghanistan, we should have destroyed the poppy crops from Day One, which give rise to Heroin trafficking that funds the brutal Taliban. What the Taliban have done to women and young girls has been nothing less than savagery.

In the case of Putin, he is an “old school” Stalinist who learned his trade well as a KGB operative. He must be viewed in this context, not as some Westernized Russian democrat, which he is not.

He only understands raw power; and the niceties of diplomacy are a sign of weakness for him. Like Hitler and Stalin before him, he preys on weakness. To him, Barack Obama is a coward, who can be cowed.

Perhaps Putin has misjudged Obama; and finally Obama may rise to the occasion. Certainly, we have the capabilities to do so.

See, e.g.,; see also (“The Defining Hour For Barack Obama And His Presidency“)


28 05 2014
Timothy D. Naegele

With Additional Sordid Disclosures, The Totally Dysfunctional Kennedy Saga Continues

Jackie Kennedy hair

As if there were not enough evidence above, more disclosures have just come forth. The UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

The public Jackie Kennedy was elegant, charming, graceful—and aloof. But beneath that icy surface was a passionate woman who needed the closeness of men every bit as much as her philandering husband Jack Kennedy needed other women, reveals a blockbuster new biography.

And while it was widely reported that Jackie had an affair with Bobby Kennedy following Jack’s assassination in 1963, now it is disclosed for the first time that Teddy was having clandestine trysts with Jackie before and after Bobby was murdered.

The Kennedys were keeping it all in the family, according to the shocking new book: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, authors of 20 celebrity exposes, to be published by Blood Moon Productions June 7.

‘Teddy stood by Jackie through one crisis after another, becoming the one man in her life she could depend on’, write the authors.

‘I’ve always been in love with Jackie, right from the beginning’, Teddy was quoted telling David Powers, Special Assistant to JFK. ‘When Jack died, I knew she was seeing Bobby, too, but that didn’t stop me. Bobby couldn’t always be with her’.

And[,] Jackie—not to be outdone by her husband—had her own movie star seductions—including Warren Beatty, Peter Lawford, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra and a torrid affair with handsome actors William Holden and Marlon Brando.

In the first draft of Marlon Brando’s 1999 autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me, the movie icon wrote that after a night of heavy drinking at the Jockey Club in Washington, D.C. in 1964, the press descended on them, forcing them to escape out the back door and back to Jackie’s house for a quick dinner of omelets prepared by Brando.

Jackie turned down the lights and put on Wayne Newton’s rendition of ‘Danke Schoen’. Jackie danced close to Marlon ‘pressing her thighs against me’—he wrote in his memoir. He then joined Jackie on the sofa where they made out passionately.

‘She kept waiting for me to try to get her into bed. When I failed to make a move, she took matters into her own hands and popped the magic question, ‘Would you like to spend the night’? I said, ‘I thought you’d never ask’.

‘She and Jack both loved gossip and could go on talking endlessly about other people’s sex lives, but I always got the distinct impression that she was very interested in sex the same way that Jack was very interested in sex’, Jackie’s close friend, writer Gore Vidal revealed in his memoirs.

‘It was a game for them, and they both played it’.

Jackie came out to society as ‘Debutante of the Year’ in Newport, Rhode Island in 1947 and the event inspired the Bouvier sisters—Jackie and her younger sister, Lee Bouvier[—]to set out to lure beaux [] but only if they were rich.

Jackie was hot to follow in the footsteps of her younger sister who had already lost her virginity.

Jackie’s first car, a 1947 black Mercury convertible, spelled freedom for the new debutante. ‘I plan to lure many a beau in the back seat of my car’, she boasted to Gore Vidal, her distant relative by marriage.

Bored with being at Vassar College in the small Hudson Valley town of Poughkeepsie in upstate New York, Jackie lobbied her father to allow her to study abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris for her junior year and she was accepted in the Smith College Junior Year Abroad.

It marked Jackie’s entrée into an international arena of dashing, sophisticated European princes, decadent millionaires, occasional politicians, writers, artists and dancers—la crème of international society.

In Paris, Jackie had her ritual daily cocktail at the bar of the Ritz Hotel where Princess Diana spent her last night. Smoking her trademark Gauloise cigarettes at the time, Jackie was ‘always accompanied by an ever-changing beau de jour, many from the Sorbonne itself’.

She was absolutely mad for the celebrated novelist and art theorist, Andre Malraux whom she found terribly exciting, and dangerously exhilarating—but for fear of getting pregnant, she would not sleep with him. ‘He’s the only Frenchman I’ve met that I truly wanted to marry’, she said.

In Paris, after having too many Grasshoppers, her favorite summer cocktail, part crème de menthe, crème de cacao, fresh cream and vodka, at a smoky Parisian boite named the White Elephant, she was hot to trot.

Her beau de jour was John P. Marquand, son of the famous novelist and Pulitzer Prize winning biographer, John Marquand, Sr. known for his commercially successful stories about the Japanese detective, ‘Mr. Moto’.

The pair wandered the Left Bank together after tossing back the creamy Grasshoppers and headed back to Marquand’s flat. But Jackie couldn’t wait to get upstairs inside the apartment and allowed Marquand to seduce her in the creaky French elevator.

She was in Marquand’s arms, her skirt bunched above her hips, the backs of her thighs pressed against the decorative open grillwork. When the elevator jolted to a stop, she was no longer a demi-vierge’, a partial virgin, the authors quote biographer Ed Klein.

The pair played around Europe together during her breaks from school and the affair lasted until Jackie returned to America. Janet Auchincloss, Jackie’s mother disapproved of Marquand. ‘Writers are always poor as church mice’. She was adamant that her girls marry rich men.

‘Virginity was something Jackie wanted to get rid of as soon as possible’, Jackie’s gossipy friend, author Truman Capote said. ‘If my calculations are correct, she went to bed with at least five guys before Jack sampled the honeypot’.

Back in the U.S. after her year of study and in Paris, Jackie enrolled in George Washington University in Washington, DC for her senior year. ‘Her dating continued at an accelerated pace, and she made promises to young men she could not possibly keep’, write the authors.

In June, 1951, the Bouvier sisters, an 18-year old Lee, and 22-year old Jacqueline, took their first European trip together. ‘It will be a round of men, men and more men’, Gore Vidal predicted. On board the oceanliner, the sisters danced and partied every night.

They made the rounds of society parties in Paris, Madrid, Rome and Venice before crossing back across the ocean to America where they moved into a mansion in Merrywood, Virginia, on the banks of the Potomac River, where Janet Auchincloss now lived with her second husband, Hughdie Auchincloss, a stockbroker and lawyer.

It was at Merrywood that Jackie met Arthur Krock, chief of the New York Times Washington Bureau, who was also close friends with Joseph P. Kennedy, as well as Frank Waldrop, editor of the now defunct Washington-Herald newspaper. Waldrop hired Jackie as an inquiring photographer whose duties also included interviewing her subject.

Jackie dated many men before being introduced to John Kennedy, a young Senator at the time. One of her beaus was John Husted, Jr., son of a banking family from Hartford, CT. He put an engagement ring on her finger that she returned later by slyly dropping it in his coat pocket.

‘I found out why Jackie had really called off the wedding. She’d taken up with this whore-mongering, red-haired Irish politician from Boston’, Husted stated.

Another beau at the time was Ormande de Kay, a young American she had walked along the banks of the Seine with in Paris and agreed to wed him on his return from the Korean War. She wrote him a ‘Dear John’ letter in 1952 before he returned home.

‘I want you to be the first to know that I’ve found the love of my life, the man I want to marry. I am now engaged to John F. Kennedy.

Jack’s courting of Jackie took place in the back seat of JFK’s car, a 1950 two-door Plymouth, according to his close friend, Lem Billing.

‘He would take Jackie back there to neck. One night, a trooper drove up and got out of his patrol car, shining his flashlight into the back seat. Jack had removed Jackie’s bra and was playing with her t**s. When the trooper recognized Jack, he apologized and said, ‘Carry on, Senator’.

The couple married on September 12 1953, surrounded by three Kennedy brothers. ‘Call it Brotherly Love. Three handsome Irish-American brothers were destined to fall in love with Jackie. In very different ways, she would love all three of them’, write Porter and Prince.

But Jackie was not satisfied with just the Kennedys. Sparks flew with William Holden when she attended a dinner party at the Los Angeles home of producer Charlie Feldman. The married Holden invited Jackie to go horseback riding the following day and launched a week-long affair with the future First Lady.

According to Jackie’s close friend, artist Bill Walton, the fling was ‘primarily driven by Jackie’s desire to seek revenge on Jack’ for his cheating.

A drunken Holden later told Feldman, ‘I had to teach Jackie how to [have oral sex]. She told me that Jack had never insisted on that. At first she was very reluctant, but once she got the rhythm of it she couldn’t get enough. If she goes back to Washington and works her magic with Kennedy, he will owe me one’.

Jackie would later tell her sister Lee, ‘I’ve gone to bed with men who have had a problem with hygiene. Not so Bill Holden. He was a compulsive bather before and after sex. He told me he took four showers a day’ during their week-long affair.

Life with Jack wasn’t easy. He never gave up his long nights out and constant infidelities. His constant womanizing deeply wounded Jackie. Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Sophia Loren, Jean Simmons, Lee Remick, Pamela Turnure, Mary Pinchot Meyer were all lovers—to name only a few.

‘I knew that women didn’t find him a great lover’, Jackie confided. ‘He certainly wasn’t. He wanted a quickie and then he was back on the phone talking with some silly politician. When he did have sex with me, he would turn over and go to sleep right away. There I was listening to his snoring and almost crying at my lack of fulfillment as a woman’.

Her resentment built up to one night in 1957 when Jack came home late to their P Street, Georgetown house after a night of partying. Jackie was up waiting, wearing a slip and a bit drunk. A fight ensued with Jackie running out in the street.

Jack went after her, brought her back inside and promptly called for an ambulance service to drive a sedated Jackie to the Valleyhead Clinic in Carlisle, Massachusetts. She was subjected to three barbaric electroshock treatments for depression before being released within the week. When she returned home to an empty house, she felt more depressed and contemplated suicide.

‘Having been through two failed pregnancies, I didn’t feel loved. I didn’t feel life was worth living. Even if Jack became president, imagine the scandal that would be uncovered about his past life, about me. I didn’t think I could live through it’, she said. She considered cutting her wrists.

In November 1957, Jackie gave birth to a baby girl, Caroline and three years later, John. Her children changed her life and brought her great joy. She still needed to escape from her husband and went off on her own adventures and affairs leaving the children with their nanny, Maude Smith.

In 1962, shortly after Marilyn Monroe sang her sexy rendition of ‘happy Birthday Mr. President’ to JFK, the First Lady took an extended vacation from the White House and visited Fiat Czar Gianni Agnelli on the Amalfi Coast for an affair in Southern Italy.

That same year she had a brief fling at her home in the countryside of Virginia with Andre Malraux, her ‘dream man’, the French Minister of Culture. It made no difference to Jack who was having not-so-private affairs with movie stars.

In November 1963, the game was over. Jack was dead from an assassin’s bullet and Bobby moved in to care for the grieving widow. Every night they were together at Jackie’s Georgetown house at 3017 N Street while Ethel was left alone with the children at Hickory Hill.

‘Jackie and Bobby were definitely having an affair’, her close friend, Nancy Dickerson confirmed.

They carried on like lovebirds, even in public. The Kennedy brothers passed women on to each other. ‘Bobby had taken over the affair with Marilyn Monroe after Jack broke it off. Even their father, Joseph Kennedy passed women on to his sons’.

After Bobby’s announcement of his candidacy for President, Jackie told Capote, ‘I’m in love with two men at the same time, both Bobby and Teddy’, she allegedly confessed.

In the middle of those liaisons, Jackie had a clandestine one-night affair with actor Paul Newman in 1968 at New York’s Carlyle Hotel. She set up a meeting to urge the star to shift his political allegiance to Senator Robert Kennedy. Newman didn’t change his allegiance.

Truman Capote revealed that Jackie was not the beleaguered widow that night but ‘a flirtatious and attractive woman with a mischievous gleam in her eyes’.

She pointed out a man sitting a few tables away, the Secret Service agent guarding her and told Newman, ‘He’s also my lover’.

Newman gave Jackie a porcelain rose and listened to Jackie’s pitch to back Bobby after confessing that she thought Jack had lived, he would not have been re-elected.

According to Capote, Jackie told Newman that she had never been able to satisfy her husband sexually.

‘It was the most amazing thing’, she later confessed to Capote. ‘Paul and Jack have an identical penis. It was like getting seduced by my husband all over again. It was eerie’.

For one night, the former First Lady may have persuaded the actor to switch his political allegiance but by the morning, he was still in McCarthy’s camp. It would become a moot point because Bobby would be assassinated in LA in June 1968.

Teddy amped up his sexual relationship with Jackie after Bobby was murdered.

Teddy and Jackie made a bond sealed not with blood, but with something even more personal … sex’, Gore Vidal claimed. ‘I call it the Devil’s Pact. It involved the ongoing promotion of the Legend of Camelot, not the reality of the Kennedy administration.’ And ongoing sex.

But Jackie was being courted by Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis too.

Teddy tried to talk Jackie out of marrying Onassis and was shocked when she made the announcement but agreed to fly to Athens and help negotiate the details of the pre-nuptial agreement with ‘the world’s toughest negotiator’.

On the second day of the trip, under the guise of discussing Kennedy business, Teddy and Jackie sailed to an uninhabited offshore island where they found a spot on the white sands of its most secluded cove.

Lying together nude on a blanket, they kissed each other passionately. The guards who were to protect[] them[] reported what they had seen back to Onassis who knew she had an affair with Bobby but this was the first time he learned about her affair with Teddy.

‘I’ve always been in love with Jackie’, Teddy told Dave Powers. ‘In fact, he told me that the reason he married Joan was that she had some of Jackie’s qualities.’

One night at Hickory Hill, ‘Ethel and Bobby were inside the house, Jackie and Teddy were high on daiquiris. With the band playing, she was seen dancing close to Teddy, pressing her crotch against his’, Chuck Spalding, JFK’s investment banker friend is quoted.

Teddy was smitten when JFK first brought Jackie to Hyannis Port in the early 1950s. He was at Harvard and having troubles in his study. Jackie offered to write a paper for him on art history.

In 1961, he noted in a diary his passion for Jackie and his intention to seduce her one day. Those diaries were made public in 2010 when the FBI released previously sealed files.

Teddy was willing to bide his time. In 1965, celebrating her 36th birthday at Hyannis Port, Teddy drove her down to Provincetown at the outer tip of Cape Cod. They stopped for eight hours at Bunny Mellon’s house on the Cape in Osterville, one town over.

Gore Vidal thought this was the first time Jackie slept with Teddy and it was payback to Bobby for sleeping with another movie star. But Jackie was also attracted to Teddy, and Bobby soon ended their illicit affair for fear it might damage his hopes for the Presidency’.

Staff at the Hyannis Port house first spread rumours about Teddy leaving Jackie’s Cape house at early morning hours.

The couple slipped under the radar from the press in those early years but when Jackie called on him more and more, the rumors gained traction.

They shared many intimated moments together in the 1960s and 1970s in Washington, Hyannis Port, New York, on a Greek Island or Palm Beach.

Jackie realized Teddy was a womanizer and she began secretly dating Aristotle Onassis while still seeing Teddy.

Jackie married the Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis in 1968 and they had an open marriage until his death in 1975.

‘In the years immediately after Onassis’ death, Jackie’s name was linked as usual to a number of men, some of the lovers, some just friends. Even the occasional one night stand. Jackie moved with the times, doing exactly as she pleased in matters of sex’, British historian Sarah Bradford said.

Throughout the years, Jackie seduced or was seduced by Charles Addams, the American cartoonist; Dr. Christian Barnard, the first surgeon to perform a heart transplant on a human being; the brilliant English comedian, actor and satirist Peter Cook; Roswell Gilpatric, Deputy Director of Defense in the Kennedy Administration who played a pivotal part in the Cuban Missile Crisis. In his divorce, Jackie was cited as ‘the other woman’.

She also dated American journalist, novelist Pete Hamill, who was Shirley MacLaine’s boyfriend; Lord Harlech; poet Robert Lowell, FDR Jr.—to name only a few.

It was a life beyond her wildest dreams.

See (“EXCLUSIVE – ‘She couldn’t wait and allowed him to seduce her in a creaky French elevator’: Bombshell book reveals Jackie Kennedy’s secret lovers, her revenge on JFK with William Holden, her steamy night with Brando and her forbidden affairs with Bobby AND Teddy”) (emphasis added)

On a personal note, I used to attend point-to-point races and other horsing events in the beautiful Virginia countryside west of Washington, D.C., with the ex-wife of an old friend of mine. She would show her horses, and compete at times, and I was along for the ride, purely as a friend.

One day I was walking alone through the crowd, and I came face to face with Jackie. She could not have been more than three feet away from me. I have been around lots of celebrities and famous people, having grown up in the shadow of Hollywood, and then working in Washington. But this time was different.

It was as though time had frozen in place, for Jackie looked just like she had on the day of JFK’s death. Her hair was almost exactly the same. She was walking alone too, and had no guards around her; and everyone seemed to be leaving her alone, which is what I did as well.


14 10 2015

Mr. Naegele: I’m enjoying your blog immensely, but for the sake of your own credibility and the edification of your readers, please refrain from citing anything by Darwin Porter. He is a pathological liar and his publisher, “Blood Moon,” is his boyfriend. No reputable publisher will touch him.


31 05 2014

Hello…..I’ve been “googling” for a while here and I just came to realize, that it seems to me, Joseph P Kennedy DID NOT attend his son John F Kennedy’s funeral? I see no evidence that he did.

Did he or did he not?


31 05 2014
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments and question.

On December 19, 1961—well before JFK’s death—the father suffered a massive stroke; and his health deteriorated thereafter until he died.

See, e.g.,,_Sr.#Illness_and_death


31 05 2014
Robert Morrow

In terms of pure evil and personal depravity goes, Lyndon Johnson was far, far more depraved than John Kennedy. It is not even close. LBJ was a psychopathic serial murderer (Sam Smithwick 1952, Henry Marshall 1961, John Kennedy 1963 and numerous other victims of LBJ’s personal hit man Malcolm Wallace). Not to mention LBJ orchestrating the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty – read the book Operation Cyanide for that. Then there is LBJ stealing 6 million troy ounces of gold from Victorio Peak in 1969 – first thing he did in retirement. Read the Gold House trilogy of books by John Clarence and Tom Whitten for that. As far as sexual depravity was concerned, LBJ and Bobby Baker were enabling so much “whoring around” that they owned an abortion clinic in Puerto Rico for that – see Roger Stone’s second edition of his “LBJ Did It” book.

Unlike serial rapist and CIA drug smuggler Bill Clinton – I don’t think JFK did anything like that. As for LBJ, his assaults on scores of secretaries were functional rapes.

So the bottom line is the author’s original post on the “most despicable president” in US history is not even close. It was Lyndon Johnson, with all the other criminals running a second by a country mile.

I request that that blog owner approve my post. I am expert on the JFK assassination and the politics of that era.

By the way, I know much dirt on the Kennedys, but they do not hold a candle to Lyndon Johnson.

– Robert Morrow


31 05 2014
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments.

There is no myth about LBJ today, as there is about JFK and the Kennedys. Johnson was and is hated by many for Vietnam, and the American deaths and injuries for which he was responsible.

I remember bumper stickers in Washington, D.C., toward the end of his presidency, which said:


The myth of “Camelot” still endures in some quarters, despite the true facts—which are sordid to say the least.


3 06 2014
Timothy D. Naegele

More About The Totally Immoral Kennedys [UPDATED]

Jackie and Jack

The UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

Jackie Kennedy’s marriage to JFK was headed to a divorce when his life was cut short by an assassin’s bullet in November 1963. She was about to become the only First Lady to divorce a sitting president.

That’s the shocking bombshell in a new book Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince from Blue Moon Productions publisher.

Jackie had had enough. Fed up with his constant womanizing, and having her own dalliances that fueled the fire of her desire for liberation, Jackie told her confidantes that she wanted out. Her anger amped up after Marilyn Monroe’s humiliating ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ performance[.]

And it wasn’t the first time Jackie threatened to divorce Jack.

By the late 1950s, Jackie was too demoralized by Jack’s sexual philandering to continue the public charade. Her father-in-law, Joe Kennedy knew all too well the profound problems and stepped in to warn her. ‘There is danger facing you as a divorced Catholic woman’, he told her. ‘I suggest you put divorce out of your mind’, according to the revelatory new book.

Kennedy scion Joe Kennedy offered his daughter-in-law a check for one million dollars to stay in the union. Jackie allegedly told him that the cost of her staying with JFK would rise to twenty million dollars ‘if he brings home any venereal disease from any of his sluts’, according to the authors.

If Jackie had divorced Jack while he was a U.S. Senator, the old man’s dreams of having a son in the White House would have gone unfulfilled. And he was more concerned about those political ambitions then he was about Jackie being ostracized by the Catholic Church.

Jackie didn’t know what she was getting into when she first met the dashing senator from Massachusetts.

Single Jackie returned to Washington, DC in the early 1950s, leaving a string of lovers behind after a whirlwind trip to Europe, and she was hired as an ‘Inquiring Photographer’ for the now-defunct Washington Times-Herald.

By night, in her little apartment, she was writing a screenplay on Dolley Madison, the 4th U.S. President’s wife, who reportedly was a snuff tobacco addict.

No film studio showed interested in Jackie’s writing efforts, so she abandoned that to pursue finding a rich husband.

‘I don’t plan to marry a reporter, but perhaps through their connections, I might meet a beau who’s rich,’ she said.

Charles Bartlett, a journalist who started the D.C newspaper bureau of the Chattanooga Times, is credited with setting up a blind date with Jack and Jackie after dating her himself.

‘I became a historical footnote as the man who brought Jack and Jackie together as the 20th Century’s most famous couple. But first I tried to score with Jackie myself.

‘She was very cute, very sweet and unsullied—or so I thought at the time’, he is quoted by the authors.

Before hooking up with Kennedy, Jackie also dated John White, employed by the State Department and once madly in love with Kick Kennedy, Jack’s younger sister who tragically lost her life in a 1948 airplane disaster.

‘When I first dated her [Jackie], she decided she was the reincarnation of Madame Recamier’, a famous French socialite and hostess of salons for the great and near-great in politics and the arts.

That dream quickly faded and Jackie confessed she now just wanted to marry a rich and powerful man, and be the power behind the throne. ‘I prefer him to be American, but I would settle for a British man, perhaps even a Frenchman. If a Brit, I would want him to look like Prince Philip’, Jackie is quoted as telling White.

Bartlett knew that Jack was a skirt chaser and he also knew that Jack had to settle down if he wanted to become president. Jackie just might be the one to do it.

‘They did seem to like each other, but it was so very casual. At least, Jack was intrigued enough to walk her out to her car which was parked outside my house’, Bartlett said.

Jackie was secretly dating John Husted, Jr., a stockbroker from a banking family. But Husted knew he wasn’t rich enough to fulfill her desires, despite being locked in each other’s arms for months. He did propose and she accepted—until she started dating Kennedy.

She surreptitiously slipped the ring in his coat pocket and said good night and goodbye.

At the time, Jack had been seeing Inga Arvad, nicknamed ‘Inga-Binga,’ a reporter for the Washington Times Herald who wrote the gossip column on movers and shakers in D.C. She was rumored to have had a lusty affair with Hitler’s Reichmarschall, Hermann Goring.

‘From the beds of Berlin, the brilliantly multilingual Inga had migrated to the mattresses of Washington’, write Porter and Prince. Powerful men fell in love with the Mata Hari of Washington.

It was the first of a long list of Jack Kennedy’s scandalous affairs Jackie would learn about, and not an auspicious beginning for the couple who married in 1953.

On Jackie’s introduction to the Kennedy clan in Hyannis Port, she wrote in her diary, ‘Jack is no Burt Lancaster. He has a funny body, skinny, with toothpick legs. His best feature is his handsome face.

‘Actually, Bobby seems to show more romantic interest in me than Jack does . . . and Teddy lusts after me like a lovesick puppy dog. So far I have avoided being alone with Bobby. I think if I went out alone on a boat with him, he’d rape me’.

‘Old Joe was the only one with table manners’, she said. ‘The rest of the Kennedys are like pigs. Teddy almost cried when he claimed that Bobby took more than his share of the mashed potatoes’.

She viewed the clan as being bourgeois.

Jack courted Jackie in the backseat of his 1950 two door Plymouth. One evening, Kennedy friend and Cape Cod neighbor, TV comic, Morton Downey Jr., snuck up on Jack’s car thinking he’d catch Jack and Jackie necking.

‘With her panties down, Jackie was lying on her back . . . her left leg slung across the seat back and her dress riding high above her waist’, according to the authors.

Their engagement in the late spring of 1953, a headlined story in the New York Daily News, ‘Senator Loses Bachelorhood to Camera Gal’, read: ‘Hopeful debutantes from Washington to Boston, from Palm Beach to Hollywood, can begin unpacking their hope chests’.
Nothing was farther from the truth.

Before they were even married, Jackie confessed in her diary, “Jack and I had a few romantic moments. He has never yet told me that he loves me. As for his family, they are a pack of barbarians except for Joe’.

Jack bought the engagement ring for Jackie—a 2 carat, twinned, square cut diamond and emerald band at Van Cleef & Arpels in Manhattan. His wedding gift was a $10,000 diamond bracelet.

‘Jack and Jackie, at least in the press, became one of the most written about romantic couples of the 1950s’, said Kennedy friend, Chuck Spalding. ‘Little did they know what was in store for them’.

On their wedding night, Jackie slipped into a sexy, see-through French negligee. Jack stripped off his clothes and headed into the bathroom where he stayed for a long time. Finally back in bed, he plopped down and complained of a terrible pain at the base of his spine so she would have to get on top. The lovemaking didn’t last long. He turned over and said, ‘I’ve got to get some sleep’.

The honeymoon in Acapulco wasn’t much better—quick passionate sex finishing early.

It was in Mexico that Jack told her about his Addison’s disease—a rare, chronic endocrine disorder causing the adrenal glands to produce insufficient steroid hormones resulting in abdominal pain and weakness. His condition required constant injections.

Kennedy also suffered from prostatitis that caused chronic pelvic pain and urinary infections.

But the worst was Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection of the urethra that had never been cured. And there was the slim possibility that he could transmit it to her—a daunting thought that was a turnoff in bed. She was glad his lovemaking was so quick.

The following night when Jack told her he was meeting with business associates of the Mexican President, he was actually with the exotic and glamorous Anglo-Indian screen legend, Merle Oberon, who had starred with Laurence Olivier in Wuthering Heights.

‘Because of my father, I was used to infidelities, but Jack’s womanizing hurt me greatly’, Jackie told William Walton.

From Mexico, the newlyweds flew to Los Angeles for three nights. Jack took off and drove to Palm Springs to spend the weekend with Marilyn Monroe saying he had to meet with business associates of his father.

Santa Barbara was the couple’s next stop but Jack was clearly bored and called his brother, Bobby to admit it. During dinner, Jack read the Atlantic Monthly while Jackie picked at her food and stared into space.

Paul Fay, a buddy of Jack’s from their Navy days during World War II and later Under Secretary of the Navy, wrote in a book proposal that he predicted the couple would be talking divorce by 1954, one year later.

‘Of course, Papa Joe will do anything, pay out anything to keep her married to Jack. Divorce would destroy Jack’s chance of moving on to a higher office’.

Fay’s prediction came true.

Back in their home in Georgetown, Jackie was not adapting well to married life. She couldn’t cook and she hated Jack’s friends just dropping in at any time. Her new husband was rarely home. He had a habit of leaving her at parties, and his friend, Lem Billings had to drive her home.

Lem told Jackie she had married a compulsive womanizer. ‘No one woman can ever satisfy Jack’, were his exact words to me,’ the authors quote Jackie.

One day Jackie decided to surprise her husband at his Senate office and take him to lunch. She entered without knocking to see a look of panic on his face. He was getting oral sex from a woman under his desk. It was Peggy Ashe, an office temp employed in the Senate Office Building who later tried to sell an expose to Confidential magazine for $500.

They weren’t buying. In her proposal, she claimed that Jack was a ‘fast shooter and had an average size, uncircumcised penis with a crooked slant to the left’.

Orgies in Kennedy’s suite at the nearby Mayflower Hotel continued where he allegedly bedded film stars Audrey Hepburn, Betty Grable and Marlene Dietrich.

Until Jackie became pregnant in early 1956, she talked about a divorce, write the authors.

Attending the Democractic Nominating Convention in Chicago in August 1956, when Jack was campaigning for Vice President on the Democratic ticket with Adlai Stevenson, Jackie was very pregnant and expecting the next month.

He and Stevenson were defeated and an enraged Kennedy took off on a sailing expedition with Teddy. Jackie went to stay with her mother in Newport, Rhode Island, and told her that she was still seriously considering a divorce.

‘I just can’t see myself spending the rest of my life with Jack Kennedy. It’s not going to happen’, she confessed, write the authors.

In Newport, Jackie collapsed hemorrhaging and was rushed to the hospital. The baby was stillborn, a girl they named Arabella. Jack could not be reached because he had avoided giving Jackie the transatlantic phone number. He didn’t want her to call him.

While in the hospital, a crazed fellow had planted four sticks of dynamite outside her window of the room that was on the ground floor. A gardener luckily spotted him and hit the would-be assassin over the head with a shovel, knocking him out. He was carted off to jail.

Jackie woke up in the hospital to see Bobby Kennedy standing by her bedside, holding her hand. He had been there for hours. He leaned over and kissed her lips. He handled all the arrangements for the infant’s burial. Jack arrived home two days later.

Jackie and Jack had been living at Hickory Hill, the Virginia mansion overlooking the Potomac R[i]ver bought for them by Joe. But she had no interest in returning. She couldn’t face the baby’s nursery that she had decorated.

Instead, she flew to New York to see her sister and meet with the family patriarch Joe at Le Pavillion in the Ritz Tower Hotel in Manhattan. She wanted out of the marriage. She told her father-in-law that she wasn’t like Ethel knocking out babies and she didn’t like football.

Here he made his famous one million dollar offer to her to stay in the marriage that was reported in Time Magazine. He also agreed to get the couple a house in Georgetown and move Ethel and Bobby into Hickory Hill.

But the move did not change Jack’s nearby hotel seductions and on arriving home one night, Jackie ignited a fight that fell out into the street. Jack had her committed to Valleyhead Clinic in Carlisle, Massachusetts where she underwent three barbaric electroshock treatments.

Chuck Spalding, Jack’s friend drove her home. It had not altered her depression over the state of their marriage. She considered suicide as a way out.

Paul Mathias, New York correspondent for Paris-Match said at the time, ‘From the beginning of her relationship with Jack, she knew about his other women. It pained her a great deal. It sinks into me more and more, just how irreversibly unhappy she is’.

Caroline was born on November 27, 1957 bringing joy into their lives. But Jack’s required use of cortisone for his Addison’s increased his libido and didn’t stop his sexual infidelities. He was hanging with Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford, who basically functioned as his pimps.

Film and TV actress Lee Remick, starring in Anatomy of a Murder and Days of Wine and Roses, was sleeping with Peter Lawford, before moving on to Bobby and Jack to follow.

Pamela Turnure, a Georgetown dubutante, who had dated Prince Aly Kahn once married to screen goddess Rita Hayworth, often received Kennedy late at night at her Washington apartment. Her landlady recognized him and was intent on exposing the senator.

She photographed him and mailed it to every newspaper in the city. Only the Washington Star made a reference to it. Jackie selected Turnure her as her press secretary when she became First Lady in 1960 so she could keep an eye on her, she told friends.

Ravishing and sexy film actress Hedy Lamarr stated she had sex in a bathtub with JFK. He always liked the woman to be on top because of his bad back. ‘In an impulsive move, he pushed me backward. My head was under water, and I felt I was drowning. This caused a vaginal spasm. But he had his orgasm’, she told her literary agent Jay Garon. She refused to speak to Kennedy ever again.

Lem Billings, a school friend of Jack’s from early days at the private boarding Choate School for boys in Connecticut in 1933, described Jack and Jackie as withdrawn, bitter people.

Jackie confessed to Lem they were like icebergs. She never wanted to confront her husband about his adultery and Jack hated confrontation.

When John was born prematurely on November 25, 1960 at Georgetown University Hospital, Kennedy was in Palm Beach with Lem Billings. He flew back to Washington when he heard Jackie had given birth.

Jack’s brothers were around Jackie more than he was during critical times.

During Jack’s campaign for President, ‘Teddy confessed to Jackie that he’d always been in love with her ever since that day she’d arrived on JFK’s arm at Hyannis Port’, the authors write. She was in the early stages of her pregnancy with John and had campaigned with Teddy in Wisconsin.

The only Kennedy who wasn’t paying her much attention was her own husband.

Jack had hooked up with Dr. Feelgood, German-born physician Max Jacobson, in the summer of 1960 for his infamous injected cocktails of steroids and amphetamines that made Jack’s back pain disappear, but also sent him to the moon with soaring energy and sexual desires.

Jackie, a chainsmoker all her life, continued the habit out of the public’s eye—temporarily alleviating her own anxiety over the state of her marriage. Jack claimed it contributed to her miscarriages. She hated being a politician’s wife and was slowly coming unglued.

It was all over when the shots rang out in Dallas in November 1963.

In the wake of JFK’s assassination, Jackie contemplated suicide one more time, according to Richard McSorley, a Jesuit professor of theology at Georgetown University. He had become Jackie’s confidante and recorded details of their meetings in his diary that would be leaked to the press after his private papers were donated to University following his death in 2002.

Initially she told the priest that she wanted to be with her husband in death. He advised her to live for the sake of her children. ‘Don’t mourn the dead, but get on with the living’.

On their last meeting, she stated she was still contemplating suicide but would give it serious thought before making such a rash decision. In a subsequent phone call to McSorley, Jackie confessed she was better because ‘love had entered my life in a way I never expected’. ‘It isn’t a love of which the Catholic Church would approve. In fact, the love I’m experiencing now would be called ungodly in the eyes of the Church. I wouldn’t even dare to confess it to you’, she is quoted by Porter & Prince.

‘At that point in her life, she was seeing Bobby Kennedy almost every day’.

See (“Jackie Kennedy wanted to divorce her philandering husband and was given $1m to stay—but then came Marilyn Monroe and she was the last straw, claims sensational new book“) (emphasis added); see also (“With Additional Sordid Disclosures, The Totally Dysfunctional Kennedy Saga Continues“) and (“RFK Jr had ‘affair with celebrity plastic surgeon’s wife behind fiancée Cheryl Hines’ back’—because she wanted to ‘trade up’ to a Kennedy”) and (“RFK Jr’s wife ‘discovered he kept a list of more than 40 suspected mistresses on his cell phone including bride-to-be Cheryl Hines just weeks before she killed herself’“) and (“Haunted by gory flashbacks of JFK’s assassination Jackie Kennedy sought solace in vodka… and then she slept with the architect who designed her husband’s tombstone, sensational new book reveals“) and (“Was JFK a bigamist? On the eve of what would have been Jackie Kennedy’s 86th birthday the mystery over whether the president was FIRST married to a Palm Beach socialite still lingers“)

As I concluded in the article above:

Like former President William McKinley before him, the fact that an assassin cut short Kennedy’s life and presidency might be all that Americans recall about him 50 years from now.

. . . except for his depravity and utter recklessness.

The Kennedys have been and continue to be America’s most disgusting and immoral family.


29 08 2014

Neither JFK or RFK (or any other Kennedy) actually gave a damn about the USA or its people except for how it served their interest. “social justice” was just cynical pandering to blacks. Black and poor rural whites votes were cynically bought with welfare. I really get sick of the Kennedys portrayed as some sort of Christ-like figures. They were just hard-core, cut-throat, power hungry politicians. Period. And their deaths DID “idealize and enlarge them beyond what they were in life” to paraphrase Teddy.

In fact, Teddy’s eulogy was written by political aids that sought to use the eulogy for the very purpose of perpetuating and enhancing the myth of the Kennedys as “selfless public servants”. The only meaning of the word “servant” they knew were the servants that worked in their homes and their sycophantic political staffs filled with young, stupid liberals. JFK was a disaster and if RFK had become president, nothing of consequence would have changed for the better. In fact, he would have been a weak president like his brother- with a divided party that was crumbling. Ironically, only their deaths bailed them out of the realities of their weaknesses, and gave their admirers the luxury and [license] to assign greatness to them simply for “what could have been”.


29 08 2014
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Mike, for your comments. I agree completely.

I would only add to what you have written:

They were just hard-core, cut-throat, power hungry [and totally immoral] politicians [and human beings].


29 08 2014
Robert Morrow

As I have stated before, I disagree with the premise of this blog post condemning John Kennedy as the most despicable president in USA history. I think that is absurd based on what we know about Lyndon Johnson now. LBJ had a personal hitman Malcolm Wallace (google him) and he as wiping out folks in Texas long before he became president. LBJ orchestrated the murder of Ag official Henry Marshall in June, 1961 while LBJ was vice president. LBJ murdered John Kennedy – I suggest reading the second edition of Roger Stone’s blockbuster book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ. LBJ pushed the escalation button at every step and drove and unwilling nation into Vietnam, something Kennedy was loathe to do. Most historians have finally come around to the belief that JFK probably would not have gone into Vietnam in the way LBJ did. LBJ also orchestrated the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in June 1967- an act that murdered 34 American sailors and wounded another 171 and puts LBJ in the Hitler/Stalin category. LBJ also stole 2 million troy ounces of gold from Victorio Peak in spring 1969 after he left office – read John Clarence’s Gold House for that.

Roger Stone hates the Kennedys as much as you do and he will tell you Lyndon Johnson was the lowest form of human excrement ever to be in the White House. I agree with Stone.

Btw, Lee Harvey Oswald was US intelligence, an FBI informer and he shot no one on 11/22/63.

And also, LBJ, the Kennedys and Richard Nixon all had deep mob connections. And LBJ was every bit the deranged man-whore that JFK and Bill Clinton were. Many people, McGeorge Bundy, Bill Moyers, Richard Goodwin, the Secret Service have all commented on Lyndon Johnson’s scary mental instabilities – he really was a functional lunatic – something John Kennedy was not.

Without offering any defense of the Kennedys, I say Lyndon Johnson beats them by a country mile in the depravity department. Not even close.

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21 07 2014
Timothy D. Naegele

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4 10 2014

Timothy D. Naegele…Point 1. JFK gave his life literally to America- the very country which betrayed him and cut him down in such a brutal manner. Regardless of policies you disliked or actions taken behind closed doors such as the infidelity, he died trying to make your country better. He was a man…we all make mistakes bar you of course Naegele it would appear. Point 2. Why the hatred and what is the point? Jfk never got to see his children grow up or say goodbye or realise his dreams and here are you destroying his legacy after death? You’re a disgrace. I suspect that when you die very few will notice or care. I find your hatred of the Kennedys very interesting? Your views and obsession with everything anti Kennedy speaks volumes. I have read numerous books both for and against the Kennedys and you can’t deny the facts. I have zero allegiance to the kennedys being British, particularly after joe kennedys views on us but I am fascinated by history and amazed that the murder of one your best presidents remains covered up by your people/government. It’s a disgrace and a tragedy. The vast American public are still asleep. JFK was a very clever, astute man who threatened all that you appear to stand for based on your attack..profit, profit and more profit. He was making changes which would have changed America for ever- for the better might I add but clearly it couldn’t be allowed. Why don’t you waste your time writing about how Bush junior the ultimate embarrassment to your country and forever a smudge on your history, fixed his votes for election, sent Americans to their death in Iraq, and provided hours and hours of laughter to the world instead? How about you take shots at his cocaine and alcohol abuse? No….you’re writing instead about a man who stopped nuclear war by making up his own mind instead of listening to the military industrial complex who wanted to make dollars….you’re slating the very man who took on the corrupt ‘morally bankrupt’, institutes of America and paid the ultimate price. Your motivation for the utter ‘crap’, you have written is very suspect and quite telling. Will America ever awaken from the nightmare of 22 November 1963? Clearly not.


4 10 2014
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Neil, for your thoughtful comments.

Like you, I was once a JFK “true believer,” but those days are long gone. He and his presidency were fraudulent and dishonorable; and there is no other way to describe him and it.

Please do not rely on my beliefs. Above are massive sources that totally bear out my conclusions. Please read all of them carefully, as I have done; and then see if your judgments have changed.

The myth of “Camelot” was created shortly after his death, and it persists in some quarters even to this day. However, as more generations pass, fewer and fewer people around the world have heard his name, much less know anything about him.


2 09 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

How Joseph P. Kennedy Killed His Daughter Rosemary [UPDATED]

Rosemary and Joseph Kennedy

The UK’s Daily Mail has an article that is worth reading, which describes what the senior Kennedy did to his daughter:

Mentally disabled from birth, hidden from the public eye in a series of boarding schools and subjected to a botched lobotomy at age 23 by her Machiavellian father who was weary of her burgeoning sexuality, Rosemary Kennedy has long been an enigma.

Now, two news books – Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff’s The Missing Kennedy and Kate Clifford Larson’s Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter – shine a spotlight on a tragic life lived in the shadows.

The latest issue of People Magazine, currently out on newsstands, contains excerpts from both books as part of the cover story about Rosemary Kennedy.

Rosemary Kennedy passed away from natural causes January 7, 2005, aged 86, at St Coletta, a Catholic institution for the disabled in Jefferson, Wisconsin, which had been her home for more than five decades.

Based on Larson’s new historical sources and on information obtained by Koehler-Pentacoff from her aunt, who was a nun at St Coletta during Rosemary’s extended stay there, the two biographies paint the most complete portrait of the ill-fated Kennedy daughter.

On September 13, 1918, Rose Kennedy went into labor at the family’s home in Brookline, Massachusetts, with only a nurse present to assist her.

An obstetrician was called to supervise the delivery, but he was running late, and so the nurse made the decision to delay the birth by forcing Mrs Kennedy to keep her legs tightly together and stop pushing.

Having failed that, the nurse then reached into the birth canal and held the baby head’s inside for two long hours until the doctor finally arrived, according to the cited excerpts.

Manually delaying labor by preventing the mother to push, and then forcibly keeping the child in the birth canal, likely deprived Rosemary of oxygen and left her with possible brain damage.

Growing up, it became clear to her parents that Rosemary was lagging in her development behind other children her age.

In her memoir published in 1974, Rose Kennedy wrote that her daughter crawled, stood, walked and uttered her first words late.

As time went by, Rosemary was having trouble performing simple tasks like writing, playing sports and steering a sled. She was also shier and clumsier than her brothers and sisters.

When Rosemary reached school age, her mother sought the advice of experts and was told her daughter was ‘retarded’ – a catch-all term erroneously used for many years to describe an array of mental disabilities.

The Kennedys tried their hardest to conceal her condition, but as she matured, it was getting increasingly difficult.

Sister Eunice Kennedy recalled years later witnessing what she believed to be seizures in Rosemary, who was also prone to temper tantrums.

At age 11, Joseph and Rose shipped Rosemary off to the first in a series of boarding schools for special-needs children, but she never went beyond the third or fourth grade in her studies.

Rosemary would write heart-breaking letters to her father thanking him for coming to see her and begging him to visit her more often because she gets ‘very lonesome everyday.’

When Rosemary was 19 years old, her father was appointed the US ambassador to Great Britain.

The large Kennedy clan decamped to London, and Rosemary flourished at a local convent school, but she began putting on weight, which was unacceptable to her strict father.

The ambassador wrote to his daughter’s school in regards to Rosemary’s ‘weight problem,’ saying: ‘she is getting all together too fat and I told her in no uncertain terms.’

As Rosemary reached her early 20s, she blossomed into an attractive and sexually appealing young woman whom her concerned parents now deemed unmanageable.

Rose Kennedy’s niece Ann Gargan told famed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin for her 1987 book The Fitzgeralds and The Kennedys how upon the family’s return to the states at the outbreak of World War II, Rosemary would take off from her Washington DC boarding school and wander the city at night.

By that time, Joseph Kennedy was busy laying the groundwork for his sons’ political careers and feared that his out-of-control daughter could cause significant damage to the family name by becoming pregnant.

Seeking to rein her in, Kennedy spoke to his wife about an experimental brain surgery known as a lobotomy.

Their daughter Kathleen looked into the controversial procedure at her mother’s request and concluded: ‘It’s nothing we want for Rosie.’

But the domineering Kennedy patriarch ignored his daughter’s advice and quickly scheduled the procedure without consulting anyone in his family, including his wife.

In his 2014 book Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most, Timothy Shriver, Rosemary’s nephew and the chairman of the Special Olympics, described the ‘chilling’ procedure, which involved surgeons cutting into the brain while the patient was still conscious and only stopping when the patient could no longer communicate.

‘The outcome, in Rosemary’s case, was devastating,’ Shriver wrote.

She could no longer speak, her mobility was damaged and ‘she lost her independence for the rest of her life,’ he wrote.

Afterwards, a guilt-ridden Joseph Kennedy refused to visit her. His wife Rose would later claim that her husband kept her in the dark about their daughter’s lobotomy for 20 years.

‘The code of secrecy kicked in and Rosemary disappeared,’ Shriver wrote.

After Joseph Kennedy’s stroke in 1961, his wife finally traveled to Wisconsin to visit her daughter for the first time since the surgery. At the sight of her mother, Rosemary, who was being escorted by two nuns, broke into a sprint and lunged at the elderly woman, beating her chest and screaming at her.

Rosemary’s siblings apparently knew nothing of her true fate. Some believed that seeking privacy, she had moved to the Midwest and worked as a teacher at a school for handicapped children.

Her situation markedly improved in the 1970s as relatives began invite her home for short visits.

Mr Shriver, Rosemary’s nephew, recalled that although her language skills were extremely limited, she took pleasure in taking strolls, swimming and playing cards. She also enjoying getting compliments on her looks.

Rose Kennedy kept mum about her daughter’s lobotomy until her death in 1995, even as she gave speeches about mental retardation.

Speaking to her biographer Robert Coughlin in 1972, she said that Rosemary’s mind ‘is gone completely’ because of ‘an accident.’

Mrs Kennedy also wondered aloud why God took her three able-bodied, brilliant and talented sons – Joseph Jr, President John F Kennedy and Robert Kennedy – ‘and left my daughter who is incapacitated?’

See (“The Kennedy dynasty’s darkest secret revealed: Book claims Joseph Kennedy had his mentally disabled daughter Rosemary lobotomized to prevent her ‘sexual exploits’ from damaging his sons’ political careers”) (emphasis added); see also (“The Saddest Story Ever Told”)

The Kennedys have been and continue to be America’s most disgusting and immoral family.

How could any father do what Joseph P. Kennedy did to his daughter Rosemary? And the same is true of Rose Kennedy.

The tragic result was much like an abortion: a human being was effectively killed, and discarded.

See (“The Price Of Fetal Parts“)


2 09 2015
Robert Morrow

I just want to re-iterate, like I always do, that no matter how scummy the Kennedys were, serial murderer and mass murderer, the psychotic Lyndon Johnson has them all lapped by a country mile, as he does the Clintons, the Bushes and Richard Nixon, who was a choir boy compared to what LBJ did. Having said that, thanks for posting the book, I will get it. LBJ gave us Vietnam (no it was not JFK), he murdered at least 17 people individually as Cliff Carter told Billie Sol Estes, LBJ orchestrated the USS Liberty murders in June, 1967 as he tried to murder all 294 on board to blame it on Egypt; LBJ stole 2 million troy ounces of gold from Victorio Peak in 1969. LBJ wins “most despicable” and a baseball game that gets called after the 15 run rule in 3 innings.


4 10 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

Ted Kennedy’s Disabling Alcoholism

Ted Kennedy car

The UK’s Daily Mail has a article about Patrick Kennedy’s new book that discusses his father Ted’s alcoholism:

The Kennedy brothers have clashed over claims that one of America’s foremost political families have been plagued by alcoholism.

Former congressman Patrick Kennedy revealed his father’s drinking was so out of control that his family were forced to stage an intervention, in his no-holds barred book.

Senator Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy turned to drink during his battle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the assassinations of his brothers John F. and Robert F, according to A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.

By 1991, his children were so concerned they held a tearful intervention for Ted, reported New York Daily News.

But their attempts to reach out to their father only ended up driving him further away.

At a time when his infamous booze binges had make him a public laughing stock, he saw his children’s attempt to curb his intake as an act of betrayal, according to his son Patrick, who has fought his own well-publicized battle with drink over the years.

But Patrick’s book has divided the Kennedy family after his brother hit back at the claims – calling them ‘unfair and inaccurate.’

Teddy Jnr. said his mother had ‘been fearless and forthright about her own addiction issues’ and applauded his brother for his work in mental health and ‘candor about his own challenges.’

But he said he was ‘heartbroken’ that Patrick had written an ‘unfair portrayal of our family’, and that his own recollections of their parents and different events were ‘quite different from my own.’

‘Our father was a man with an extraordinary capacity for empathy and intimacy who cherished many lifelong friendships; my dad and I shared a deep, emotional bond,’ he told Sys-Con Media.

Patrick, a full-time advocate for addiction prevention, admitted his family were ‘angry’ but the former eight-term Democratic congressman from Rhode Island is no stranger to controversy.

His own battle with alcoholism has landed him in the headlines on several occasions.

On an Air Force One flight with President Bill Clinton, he famously got so drunk he spent the majority of the journey throwing up in the bathroom.

In 2006, he checked himself into the Mayo Clinic to seek help for an addiction to alcohol and Oxycontin following a late-night crash into a security barrier outside Congress. He maintains the car accident was a result of mixing Ambien with another medication.

Patrick has talked candidly about his struggle with alcoholism and has been an advocate of addition charities for years.

His father, however, was less willing to accept the label.

In Ted Kennedy’s own memoirs, he acknowledged his many boozy benders, but insisted he was not an alcoholic.

True Compass only touches on his drinking a handful of times, but most of those involve admissions of excess. Kennedy said he often sought alcohol to ease his pain.

His book discussed his battle with brain cancer and ‘self-destructive drinking,’ especially after the 1968 death of his brother Robert.

But none of the drinking ever interfered with his work in Senate or ever got as bad as the well-chronicled alcoholism of ex-wife Joan, he claimed.

Ted said he had found it difficult to return to the Senate after his brother’s death – and that even after he did, he was unable to concentrate.

When he could finally work again, he drove his staff likes slaves, trying to ‘stay ahead of the darkness’. His drinking, he admitted, drove wife Joan ‘deeper into her anguish’. The couple finally divorced in 1982.

The shooting of both his brothers traumatised him, and he flinched at loud noises, and hit the deck when cars backfired.

In his book, Patrick recounts what happened after a 1979 CBS interview when his father famously choked when asked why he wanted to be president.

The two went sailing, and the elder Kennedy tried to pretend everything was fine, but kept shaking his head and muttering.

‘I had never seen him so upset with himself,’ he wrote.

That his stark problems with alcohol were affecting Ted’s political career became clear once again in 1991.

That year he went drinking in Palm Beach with his son Patrick and his nephew William K. Smith. The night took a dark turn and Mr Smith wound up being charged with rape.

Though he was later acquitted, Kennedy said the episode left him unable to protest the appointment of Clarence Thomas, a man accused of sexual harassment, to the Supreme Court later that year.

The ‘hard truth’, he wrote in True Compass, was that ‘with all the background noise about Palm Beach and my bachelor lifestyle, I would have been the wrong person’ to raise questions about the allegations.

While he admitted: ‘I have enjoyed the company of women,’ he wrote. ‘I have enjoyed a stiff drink or two or three, and I’ve relished the smooth taste of a good wine.

He always denied the ‘totally false, bizarre and evil’ theories that had appeared in the media against him.

Edward Moore Kennedy began a sparkling political career taking over the U.S. Senate seat once held by JFK in 1962 aged just 30 – the youngest age allowed.

But tales of Kennedy’s legendary drinking began to emerge making him an easy target for his opponents.

It would be a fatal crash, where alcohol is thought to have been a factor, which would finally put an end to his presidential ambitions.

The Massachusetts senator, who had seemed primed to inherit the presidency, became embroiled in the Chappaquiddick Incident in 1969, where his pretty, young campaign assistant Mary Jo Kopechne was killed.

Kopechne was found dead in the senator’s sunken car’s seat ten hours after he accidentally drove off a bridge into the pond.

Kennedy, then 37, had swum to safety, leaving her trapped in the car. He did not report the accident for eight hours.

He pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of the accident. He got a suspended sentence and probation.

The scandal not only helped to destroy his first marriage, it effectively destroyed his political ambitions. He later wrote of his regret over the crash.

Patrick said his father spoke with him only once about the crash – as its one year anniversary approached.

‘I just want you to know how bad I feel about everything, and I’m really sorry you have to hear about it,’ he says his father told him. ‘That was it. Then we just walked in silence.’

As Ted’s drinking spiraled, one congressional aide, just 16, claimed she was propositioned by Kennedy from the back seat of his limousine in Capitol Hill. She testified that he leaned from the window, waved a wine bottle and asked whether she or a friend she was with wanted to join him.

In Washington’s top La Brasserie restaurant, he allegedly once threw a waitress over a table in a private room and tried to have sex with her.

Others whispered round Capitol Hill that the Senator would reek of alcohol by nine and be drunk by four in the afternoon.

Patrick believes his father’s drinking was a way for him to self-medicate.

‘I can now see my father suffered from PTSD, and because he denied himself treatment – and had chronic pain from the back injury he received in a small plane crash in 1964 when he was a very young senator – he sometimes self-medicated in other ways,’ Kennedy wrote in his book,’

During his family’s desperate intervention, Patrick said: ‘We had our heads between our knees, almost, saying ‘Dad, we’re concerned, we’re worried about you, and we think you’re drinking too much. ‘And then we all cried.’

But Ted was infuriated by the intervention staged by his eldest son Teddy and daughter Kara alongside Patrick, which came shortly after the rape scandal involving his nephew Smith.

‘What he heard was that we were abandoning him when he felt most vulnerable to the world and the judgments being made about him and his fitness as a father, a senator, and as a man.

‘We suddenly became part of the chorus of criticism that isolated him and made his life harder.’

It resulted in their father walking out on his children. Patrick’s relationship with Ted deteriorated to such [an extent] that when he decided to run for Congress in 1994, he did not bother to tell him.

But after he took office the following year, the relationship began to repair itself.

Ted Kennedy passed away from brain cancer aged 77 in 2009. After his death, Patrick was given a letter that his father had written in 1980 in case he was assassinated during a run for president, reported Irish Central.

‘In it, he talked about how much he loved me, and how I had given him so much love,’ Patrick said. ‘He said he would never forget the times we went fishing and sailing.’

Sadly, his Patrick was unable to avoid the vice that gripped his father.

Even after he took a public avowal of sobriety in 2006, the congressman continued to booze heavily.

On a congressional trip to Liberia he had to be rushed home after he went into withdrawal after running out of Oxycontin.

He even made plans to move to Australia where he could drink himself to oblivion, free from the responsibilities and obligations that waited for him at home.

Patrick went onto spend years balancing his role as a politician with his addiction.

He was even called out of rehab on one occasion to vote on a health care reform bill before he was returned back to care.

‘When I look back at the things I did impulsively during that time, I’m terrified that the thought of jumping crossed my mind,’ he wrote, admitting that he had contemplated suicide on the way to an interview on ‘The Today Show’ after his partner Amy Savell had discovered he was cheating.

‘There was very little distance back then between what I thought and what I did.’

After 16 years in congress, Patrick left the House in 2010 and went into the ‘roughest detox’ he had ever endured.

He claims he has been sober ever since.

His cousin, Chris Lawford told Kennedy’s wife Amy that he had ‘never seen a case worse than’ Patrick’s.

The Kennedy’s have long been plagued by drink.

‘Alcoholism didn’t run in my family, it galloped’, Lawford famously once said, putting his own battle with addiction down to the family’s history with substance abuse.

Lawford said that he began drinking and using drugs when he was only 12-years-old and he ‘had desire to stop, I had all the resources to stop, and it was difficult for me’.

Among the other cousins, three of Bobby Kennedy’s 11 children have all had public issues with drugs.

RFK Jr. was arrested for heroin possession in 1983, and more recently his estranged wife Mary killed herself amid an on-going battle with depression and addiction.

His younger brother David died of a drug overdose in 1984 while on vacation in Palm Beach.

Their sister Kerry, who used to be married to current-New York governor Andrew Cuomo, was in a car accident earlier this year after allegedly becoming disoriented while on the sleeping pill Ambien.

Jean Kennedy’s son William Kennedy Smith was accused of drunkenly raping a woman after returning home from a bar.

Patrick and Christopher say that their family’s struggles with curbing addiction- even though they are wealthy enough to afford treatment- shows that the disease cannot be won or lost because of money.

‘I come from a family where when we have a hardship or we have a challenge we meet it and we try to make lemonade out of lemons and that’s sort of what I did here. The need was so profound and I come from a family that the ethic of public service is really strong,’ Chris explained to Huffington Post Live as the rationale for his new book. ‘My Uncle Teddy would be really mad at me if I turned my back on this.’



Patrick’s deceased father Ted Kennedy was known to be a heavy drinker and was involved in a fatal car accident in Chappaquidick Island where alcohol is thought to have been a factor. His mother Joan, who later divorced Ted, has openly admitted she is an alcoholic.

RFK Jr. was arrested for heroin possession in 1983, and more recently his estranged wife Mary killed herself amid an on-going battle with depression and addiction.

His younger brother David died of a drug overdose in 1984 while on vacation in Palm Beach.

Their sister Kerry, who used to be married to current-New York governor Andrew Cuomo, was in a car accident earlier this year after allegedly becoming disoriented while on the sleeping pill Ambien.

Jean Kennedy’s son William Kennedy Smith was accused of drunkenly raping a woman after returning home from a bar. He was later cleared of all charges.

See (“The REAL Kennedy curse: Patrick says ‘disabling alcoholism’ claimed the life of his senator father Ted, his mother, his sister – and left HIM passed out on Air Force One…. but shock claims infuriate the rest of the clan“) (emphasis added); see also (“How Joseph P. Kennedy Killed His Daughter Rosemary“)

The Kennedys have been and continue to be America’s most disgusting and immoral family.


6 10 2015
Timothy D. Naegele

Without PT 109, America Has No President John F. Kennedy

JFK PT 109

The UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

One incident above all paved John F. Kennedy’s path to the White House.

That incident was the seven-day ordeal of the shipwreck of the patrol-torpedo boat he skippered, the PT 109, and the survival of the crew in the South Pacific in August 1943 during World War II.

But it was only with the marketing strategy of patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy, who hyped the story of PT 109, that his son won a seat in Congress that subsequently led to the Oval Office.

‘Without PT 109 you have no President John F. Kennedy’, stated Dave Power, longtime campaign aide to JFK.

Joseph P. exploited the PT 109 story and made it an essential piece of campaign biography where John Kennedy becomes a certified action hero, writes Fulbright Scholar and author William Doyle in his compelling new book, PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy, published by William Morrow.

The story of how PT 109 became bigger than life began when JFK went on a double date at New York’s swanky Stork Club in February 1944. Kennedy dined with his girlfriend du jour, fashion editor Florence Pritchett and Time-Life correspondent John Hersey, who won a Pulitzer Prize the following year for his WWII novel, A Bell for Adano, and his wife, Frances Ann Cannon, a former Kennedy girlfriend.

On hearing Kennedy’s account of his adventure in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, Hersey saw it as a magazine feature.

He wrote about it in a piece, ‘Survival’ and to his surprise, Life Magazine rejected the story that had gotten publicity the previous year.

Hersey sold it to the literary weekly, the New Yorker.

Joe Kennedy, clearly dissatisfied with the limited publication that appealed to the American socially elite, wanted to find an outlet that would speak ‘to the voting masses capable of propelling a Kennedy into political office, as the elder Kennedy foresaw.

‘Then Joe Kennedy had an idea that proved to be a masterstroke’ – an unprecedented condensation of the piece in the mass audience monthly, Reader’s Digest.

‘After a sustained pressure-and-charm offensive by Joe Kennedy…a deal was struck in June 1944 that would make John Kennedy a national hero’, writes author William Doyle.

‘For Joe Kennedy’s campaign of family self-promotion, the Hersey feature was a perfect instrument.

‘The article was not a typical propaganda piece of combat heroism, but an authentic meditation on human endurance against the primal forces of nature: darkness, the ocean, hunger and thirst’.

Kennedy was cast as a hero, ‘a youth who has enormous bravery and energy’.

Joe Kennedy printed up thousands of copies and flooded key election neighborhoods with the account that overshadowed his son’s lack of political experience.

This was his first step in the dogged pursuit of his eighteen-year dream to have a son in the White House.

In the summer of 1939 Germany invaded Poland, ushering in World War I.

That same year, Kennedy, in his early twenties, was traveling the world, had stopped off for a vacation on the French Riviera where he slept with actress Marlene Dietrich.

He journeyed to England, Ireland, France, Moscow, Berlin, Beirut, Damascus, Athens and Turkey. Then on to Cuba, Rio, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Peru and Ecuador – to name only a few countries and cities he visited while his father served as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.

In London in 1939, John met the King and Queen of England and their thirteen-year old daughter, Princess Elizabeth, whom he quickly chatted up over tea.

‘I think she rather liked me and now I wouldn’t be surprised if she has a thing for me,’ JFK wrote to a friend.

‘The knee breeches are cut tight to show off my crotch at its best, and the uniform – worn by everyone but Dad at these court functions – seems to have caught the polite eye of the young heir’.

In 1941, Kennedy decided to enlist in the military and with his father’s help behind-the-scenes, he was appointed as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

John loved sailing all his life and had his own personal sloop that he often sailed out of Hyannis Port.

He was fascinated by a ‘motor torpedo boat’ or PT (patrol torpedo) boat the Navy had put on display in the summer of 1941 at the dock at Edgartown, Massachusetts.

One of his heroes was Winston Churchill and he wanted to be as heroic as Churchill.

Joe Kennedy wanted to help his son so he targeted the popular American fighting man of the day, Lieutenant Commander John Bulkeley, commander of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3 who had staged daring operations in the Philippines.

Bulkeley was assigned to boost the exploits of PT boats and a fleet of two 200 were to be dispatched shortly to the Pacific Theater.

After a meeting at the Plaza Hotel in Joe Kennedy’s suite, Bulkeley agreed to his demands. Joe wanted to get his son into PT boats for the publicity and to get the veteran’s vote after the war.

Bulkeley consented and in February 1943, John Kennedy was assigned to a squadron operating in the South Pacific.

He shipped out in March 1943 heading for the Solomon Islands.

In April 1943, Kennedy took command of PT 109, ‘an 80-foot long, 56-ton, giant weaponized speedboat’.

He soon discovered that life in the combat zone of the South Pacific while scenically beautiful, was ‘rich with cockroaches, rats lizards, sacrabs[,] black flies, mosquitoes, malaria, dengue, dysentery, trench foot, tropical fever, and periods of unrelenting rainfall’.

Food came out of cans – Spam, Vienna sausage, powdered eggs, baked beans.

Coffee and cigarettes were the only luxuries. Aspirin and vitamin A pills were consumed in large doses to aid night vision.

Lieutenant Kennedy begged and scrounged for his adored Oh Henry! candy bars, real eggs, powdered ice cream, and bread and cheese for his favorite cheese sandwiches.

He promised lobster dinners in Boston in exchange for a case of fresh New Zealand mutton.

‘The only thing PT’s were really effective at was raising War Bonds’, PT boat skipper, Leonard Nikoloric told the author.

‘The PT brass were the greatest con artists of all time’.

The mission of the PT boats was to move in dangerously close to a Japanese destroyer in the Solomons under the cover of darkness and then attack with missiles — vintage torpedoes that rarely hit anything when fired.

The PT crew then were to race away under the cover of the smoke screen produced by a generator on the back of the boat and escape being hit by the enemy’s large destroyer guns.

Sinking Japanese troop and supply ships as well as shredding airfields, ships and planes was the mission while fighting in the Solomons.

With no radio communication, the PT boats worked in a state of near-total confusion which is what went down on the night of August 2, 1943 when PT 109 was lying in ambush for the Tokyo Express.

Separated from the other boats in his formation, ‘PT 109 seemed to be drifting in its own universe’, with Lt. Kennedy in command.

With no radar guidance or radio communication, the massive hull of a Japanese warship was upon him.

The destroyer Amagiri, cut through the PT 109 diagonally, knocking Lt. Kennedy down and sending him into the steel bulkhead.

Andrew Jackson Kirksey, who had a premonition of death and Harold William Marney, were never to be seen again.

Seven of the thirteen men were propelled in the blazing ocean, ‘a shark-infested ocean punctuated by pockets of flaming gasoline, lethal fumes, and muffled shouts and screams, with their boat nowhere to be seen’.

Some gulped salt water and gasoline and believed they would ultimately die very soon and ‘no one was coming to save them’.

The first night they were trapped on the ‘fiery surface of the Pacific Ocean surrounded by enemy-held islands’.

They had no food, no water no radio, no life raft, no medical supplies and most were scattered over a wide debris field.

By sun up, they could see each other.

They clung to the overturned, unburned bow of the boat and on Kennedy’s orders, fully exposed to Japanese pilots or lookouts, made their way to Plum Pudding Island that appeared not to be inhabited by the Japanese.

Kennedy placed the strap of badly burned McMahon between his teeth and carrying him on his back, swam to the small island three and one half miles away.

Exhausted when they finally arrived at the desolate island, they crawled on their hands and knees to take cover in the trees and bushes.

There were no land animals to hunt and eat, no nutritional plant life, no fresh water.

The island was a death trap.

Kennedy decided he would swim out and try to hail a passing PT boat.

He undertook the arduous mission but with the currents, ended up right back where he started.

The crew of PT 109 was eventually rescued when sited by Coastwatchers, native people who aided the Allies by hiding in difficult terrain as well as traveling a network with relief canoes.

They ‘fed the Allies a constant flow of intelligence on Japanese movements’.

It was the Coastwatchers who found those eleven lost American sailors – all starving and dehydrated, on Naru and Olasana Islands.

Kennedy was credited with holding his crew together during their post-crash ordeal as well as getting out there every night and swimming to find help.

‘It was an operation for which Kennedy received no medals or special recognition … but his actions meant salvation for ten U.S. Marines’.

By November 1943, Kennedy was diagnosed with malaria, colitis, had ‘chronic disc disease of the lower back’, and was severely underweight.

His war was over in March 1946 after seven months in the combat zone.

Now his father went to work with his sights on the White House for his second to oldest son.

Joe Jr. had been number one son for the office of President until Joe was killed in action during a patrol-bombing mission out of London.

John said if Joe Jr. had lived, he’d have been a writer.

John Kennedy grew up in the shadow of his older brother, the leader of the pack of eight children.

The Kennedy children were raised in homes devoid of familial warmth while being chauffeur-driven around in Rolls-Royces.

‘My mother never hugged me, not once’, JFK recalled.

A family friend said the Kennedy children didn’t have their own rooms with pictures on the walls, memorabilia on the shelves.

When they came home from boarding schools, they took whatever room was available.

Joe Jr. was a relentless bully to John. Bobby remembered lying in bed at night and hearing ‘the sound of Joe banging John’s head against the wall’.

Joe encouraged his sons to all get laid as often as possible. JFK said, ‘I can’t get to sleep unless I’ve had a lay’.

While briefly attending Stanford University, Kennedy said he was trying to get used to the co-eds and expected to ‘take one out of the herd and brand her shortly, but am taking it very slow as I do not want to be known as the beast of the east.

Before the war as well as after – ‘his dreams of adventure and conquest found an outlet in sex, a sport he appeared to pursue with obsessive devotion’.

‘He possessed routine male promiscuity sharply magnified by near-unlimited wealth and mobility and striking personal seductiveness’…and ‘women were drawn to him in battalions’.

Joe Kennedy was a ‘ruthless businessman and investor who capitalized on his wealth to become perhaps America’s premier social climber, an Irish catholic outsider who stormed the bastions of WASP aristocracy’, wrote Jacob Heilbrunn.

He was ‘propelled by a hunger for family prestige, wealth, financial manipulation, deal making, and social and political power’.

He always knew what he wanted — ‘money and status for his family’.

Actress Gloria Swanson, his mistress before he abandoned her, said he ‘operated just like Joe Stalin’. ‘He’d write a letter to the files and then order the exact reverse on the phone’.

He was a master manipulator of money and people and excelled in games without rules.

One mantra he ingrained in his children: ‘It’s not who you are that counts. It’s who they think you are’.

So when John came home, Joe went to work selling the mythology of PT 109.

When the ‘Survival’ story came out, one survivor said, ‘Hersey made you sound like some kind of hero because you saved your own life’.

‘JFK cracked privately to a friend about the story’s universal appeal, ‘My story about the collision is getting better all the time. Now I’ve got a Jew and a n****r in the story and with me being a catholic, that’s great’.

Ted Sorensen said, Kennedy ‘was neither a professional warrior nor a professional veteran’.’

Asked how he became a war hero, Kennedy told a young man, ‘It was easy. They sunk my boat’.

Military service was highly honored, heroism even more.

In pursuit of his 18-year quest to have a son in the White House that began in ’42 by getting John into PT boat service, Joseph P. doggedly went after buying his son that big chair in the oval office.

Bobby became campaign manager and according to Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., ‘RFK was already a full-blown tyrant. You did what he told you to do and you did it with a smile’.

Joseph P. pulled strings, wrote the checks and gave advice.

He was essentially buying his son a seat in Congress.

Vice President Nixon had served honorably in the South Pacific, but his service was known for his poker-playing skill and management of a hamburger stand rather than combat heroics.

The backdrop of PT 109 was so powerfully reinforced in Kennedy’s campaign materials that Kennedy had little need to refer to it himself, in keeping with his ‘bashful hero’ image.

When Robert Donovan wrote a book about PT 109, JFK told him, ‘That operation was more f***ed up than Cuba’ (and the Bay of Pigs).

It became the basis of the 1963 Hollywood movie starring Cliff Robertson.

Joe Kennedy personally negotiated that book option contract with Warner Brothers and stayed involved in the movie’s development until a stroke incapacitated him in 1961.

Jackie wanted Warren Beatty to play her husband, but Beatty thought the project was doomed.

He was right. The script was ‘agonizingly bad’.

Auditioning director candidates by screening films in the White House, President Kennedy said, ‘Tell Jack Warner to go f**k himself’.

‘Jack’s life had more to do with myth, magic, legend, saga and story than with political theory or political science’, Jackie Kennedy is quoted.

The film came out in June 1963, just five months before President Kennedy was assassinated.

See (“‘My story about the collision is getting better all the time. Now I’ve got a Jew and a n****r…’ How John F. Kennedy revealed his father exploited the PT 109 incident to make his son a hero and pave the road to the White House“) (emphasis added); see also (“JFK chum Lem Billings . . . claimed that his relationship with JFK was ‘a friendship that included oral sex, with Jack always on the receiving end’“)


13 05 2016
Mariano Ospina

Dear Mr. Naegele

I was a very young boy when Jack Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. There are a few things I do remember about him and his election, but especially his murder. It caused a great impact on me and, I guess as you, started admiring him.

This has lead for me to buy and read many books on Jack. There are many negative things in which you are indisputably correct. Yes he was a womanizer. He’d go at anything that was female. Yes his father was basically a criminal. Yes his mother made a dysfunction family, yes his criminal father groomed him for the presidency, yes he was involved with the mafia, yes it seems his father recruited the mafia bosses in Chicago to help him win the 1960 election en Illinois and West Virginia, yes Jack Kennedy may have been to some extension corrupt, and so on. All this is true.

But I do respectfully disagree with you on several political issues during the Kennedy administration. I am not a United States national and today I do not live in the United States. I was living in San Francisco, California at that time due to a diplomatic position my father held and so I have a different vision and perspective to a citizen of the United States. I am a historian with a MA in political science and I am at this moment writing a book, in my language, on JFK.

As you have said Jack was humiliated beyond words at the Bay of Pigs. He said himself: “How could I have been so stupid”. But that wasn’t his fault.

He did have a very great standoff with the military, the CIA, JCS, NSA, etc etc. for military actions he did not permit in Vietnam, Laos, Cuba and Berlin. I think you have forgotten that many great US patriots were Cold Warriors and right wing radicals which tried at almost any cost, to drive the US into a war with the Soviets, but it is through JFK and Khrushchev’s stubbornness that it was prevented.

JFK’s policies made many enemies. Let´s not forget the 4th of June 63 Executive Order 11110 for the US Treasury to produce the US Notes to end with the Silver Certificates produced by the Federal Reserve, and the 10th of June Peace speech at the American University, his drive for the elimination of the Oil Depletion and other tax reform, his speech to the nation on September on civil rights, and the 11th of October NSAM 263 to start pulling military advisers out of Vietnam basically prove he was committed in giving the US a huge change. Such a great change that maybe the great nation was not yet ready to make.

His approach to Latin America with the Alliance for Progress was something the Latin Americans had been asking for, for decades. He was cheered and loved in every city he visited when only a few years back, Nixon had been spat on and booed, his car stoned and clubbed through the streets of Caracas.

I also agree with you that his early demise turned the man into a myth but most of all, it gives us the idea of great change taking place, so great that to avoid it, it was necessary to change the government. Kennedy was not assassinated because he took up mistresses; he was assassinated because of the policies he pursued.

Best Regards


14 05 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Mariano, for your comments.

Cutting to the chase, I believe he was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald not for any policy reasons.

Also, I believe the thread that runs through his life is that of a totally despicable human being. He was never elected as our president; Nixon was. And Kennedy’s health was such that he might have died naturally before he could be reelected to a second term.

The Kennedys have destroyed documents, and denied access at the Kennedy Library to conservative scholars and others who might be very critical of JFK’s presidency and the man himself.

I have not changed my conclusion one iota that he was and is the most despicable president in America’s history. I do not believe he is worth writing about except as I have done in the article above and my comments beneath it.

The same thing is true of the rest of the Kennedys, who constitute the most dysfunctional prominent family in American history. It is not too farfetched to say that they have been a blight on America, which thankfully has run its course, at least until authors like you write your next tome.

Good luck. You might wish to pick another, more positive subject.


14 05 2016
James Henry Fetzer

This comment about Lee Oswald disqualifies you as an expert on JFK. Lee was actually standing in the entry to the TSBD when the motorcade passed. He not only cannot have been “the lone gunman”, he cannot have been one o[f] the shooters, of whom I have identified six, the shots they took and their hits.

Here is summary reflecting your vast ignorance of the subjects that you address . . . Why you persist and persist with this rubbish is beyond me.



by Sherwood Ross (with Jim Fetzer)

Six shooters who participated in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including three with ties to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), were named by a prominent critic of the Warren Commission Report (WCR). Remarkably, Lee Harvey Oswald, the Warren Commission’s lone-assassin-designate, was not among them.

During an interview published this past Nov. 20th in The Santa Barbara Independent, WCR critic/researcher Dr. James Fetzer of Madison, WI, and Chairman of the Oswald Innocence Campaign, revealed the names of five of those who appear to have been shooters, where he has identified the sixth separately:

(1) The first shot that hit, which struck Kennedy in the back, appears to have been fired from the top of the County Records Building by Dallas Deputy Sheriff Harry Weatherford. He used a 30.06 to fire a Mannlicher-Carcano (MC) bullet fitted with a plastic collar known as a sabot, which hit JFK 5.5″ below the shoulder just to the right of the spinal column. This was a shallow wound with no point of exit.

(2) Jack Lawrence, a U.S. Air Force expert, who had gone to work for the automobile dealership that provided vehicles for the presidential motorcade just a few days before the assassination, fired the shot that passed through the windshield and struck JFK in the throat from the south end of the Triple Underpass.

(3) Nestor “Tony” Izquierdo, an anti-Castro Cuban recruited by the CIA, fired the shot that hit JFK in the back of the head after the limousine was brought to a halt. He fired three shots with two misses using a Mannlicher-Carcano, which were the only unsilenced shots fired, from the Dal-Tex Building, which housed a uranium mining corporation, Dallas Uranium and Oil, that was a CIA front.

(4) Roscoe White, a Dallas police officer with ties to the CIA, fired from the grassy knoll adjoining the motorcade route, but seems to have “pulled his shot,” Fetzer said, “because it would have hit Jackie, so his shot went into the grass.” His son subsequently discovered his diary, but gave it to the FBI and it has not been seen since.

(5) Malcolm “Mac” Wallace, who shot from the Dallas Book Depository, may have murdered a dozen people for Lyndon B. Johnson. “Mac” appears to have fired from the west side of the book depository at Texas Governor John Connally in the mistaken belief he was Sen. Ralph Yarborough, whom LBJ despised. Wallace’s fingerprint was found on one of the boxes in the “assassin’s lair” in the book depository from which Oswald allegedly fired.

(6) Frank Sturgis, later complicit in the Watergate robbery, who also appears to have been connected to the CIA, is said by Fetzer to have fired from the north end of the Triple Underpass the shot that entered Kennedy’s right temple. Sturgis is known to have ties to Meyer Lansky, a notorious crime syndicate kingpin, and confessed his role to a New York City Gold Shield Detective when he was arrested attempting to kill Marita Lorenz.

In his interview with the Santa Barbara “Independent,” Fetzer said “there were shooters at six different locations,” with a total of up to 10 shots fired, three of which missed. He asserted JFK was hit four different times: in the back from behind, in the throat from in front, and twice in the head after the driver had brought the car to a halt to make sure he would be killed. Another shot missed and injured bystander James Tague, while “one or more shots hit Connally.”

By contrast, the Warren Commission concluded that a single bullet struck Kennedy in the back, exited through his throat and then wounded Connelly. Fetzer explained that the “magic bullet” theory propounded by the Warren Commission is not only false but provably false and not even anatomically possible, because cervical vertebrae intervene.

Ruth Paine, who appears to have been working for the CIA, arranged for Oswald to go to work for at book depository “just weeks before the assassination, which was part of the whole project to set him up as a patsy,” Fetzer said. Right up to the time of the assassination, Oswald was a paid FBI informant, collecting $200 a month, which explains why his W-2 forms have never been released by the government.

As for the motivation to kill JFK, Fetzer noted that he was threatening to shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces, that the Joint Chiefs believed he was soft on communism, that the Mafia was unhappy because Attorney General Robert Kennedy was cracking down on organized crime, that he was going to abolish the FED and cut the oil depletion allowance.

Fetzer said Vice President Johnson, who had forced his way onto the ticket with JFK in Los Angeles in order to succeed him when he would be taken out, “was a pivotal player” facilitating the assassination. LBJ sent his chief administrative assistant, Cliff Carter, down to Dallas to make sure all the arrangements for the assassination were in place. And his close friend, J. Edgar Hoover, used the FBI to cover it up.

. . .

Fetzer said further there where “more than 15 indications of Secret Service complicity in setting Kennedy up for the hit”: two agents assigned to the President’s limousine were left behind at Love Field; that JFK’s limousine, which should have been in the middle of the motorcade, was put first; that the motorcycle escort was reduced to four and instructed not to ride ahead of the limousine’s rear wheels; and after the first shots were fired, the driver pulled the limo to the left and stopped.

What’s more, Fetzer produced an AP photograph that appears to show Oswald standing in doorway of the book depository at the time JFK was shot. They may be compared with Oswald’s photograph taken later that afternoon in Dallas police headquarters. When questioned, Oswald told Dallas homicide detective Will Fritz that during the shooting he had been standing with Bill Shelley, one of his supervisors, in front of the building.

Note the missing left shoulder and the figure who is in front of and behind the man in the doorway at the same time, which are obvious indications the photo has been altered. Facial features have been distorted, but the clothing is the key. “If you look at the height, weight, build, and the clothing he’s wearing—especially the highly unusual shirt and the t-shirt he has on—they correspond very closely to what Oswald was wearing when he was arrested,” Fetzer said.

For more proof that the man in the doorway (Doorman) was Lee Oswald, visit the Oswald Innocence Campaign on-line. While they altered features of Doorman’s face, the only other candidates for having been there were not wearing comparable clothing or did not fit the height, weight and build of the man in the doorway. When you consider the totality of the evidence, no alternative explanation is reasonable.

In his Santa Barbara Independent interview, Fetzer said public opinion polls “have shown over the years that as much as 85 percent of the public has expressed disagreement with the Warren Commission and the lone assassin theory.” Fetzer elaborated on the points he made in great detail during his keynote address, “The Assassination of America”, for the Santa Barbara JFK conference that he organized and moderated. . . .


14 05 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments.

The first thing that I did as a young attorney with the U.S. Senate Banking Committee was to staff a presidential commission. While it was not a criminal inquiry, much less of the magnitude of the Warren Commission, it was an important undertaking.

Before that, I had served as a U.S. Army Captain at the Pentagon, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency, which is the military counterpart of the CIA. The two agencies work very closely together.

The theories about JFK’s death are almost endless; and it is unlikely that the truth will ever be known, much less with certainty. It is even more bizarre than the theories surrounding the Teamster Jimmy Hoffa’s death.

I appreciate the fact that you have shared your theories here.


14 05 2016
Mariano Ospina

Thank you Tim:

I guess you’re probably right about the Kennedys at the JFK Library. If he´d been my father or relative, I would also try to keep a lid on the myth. Never in US history had the US government been more admired and respected all over the world. During those short 1000 days, anti-imperialist protesters put away their “Yankee go home” speeches and yelled at the top of their lungs “Welcome President Kennedy”.

But if you believe Lee Harvey Oswald was the crazy, lone assassin, without a motive, you believe there was no conspiracy, you consider Jim Garrison an incompetent, you believe in the magic bullet theory and can prove it is factual, you believe the Warren Commission was a serious investigation, you disagree with members John Sherman Cooper, Richard Russel Jr. and Hale Boggs doubts, and the HSCA conclusions and as a lawyer, you believe there was more than enough evidence to condemn Oswald for murder in a courthouse.

With all due respect I must say that, it is one of the great things of living in a democracy. You can believe anything you want and say it out loud. I respect and admire you for that.

Best Regards

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14 05 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you again, Mariano, for your comments and kind words.

With respect to the “cover-up,” among other things it goes to the state of JFK’s health before his death. Again, it has been suggested that he would not have lived to run for reelection; and that the drugs he was taking and his STDs were major issues unto themselves.

Perhaps some day, the Kennedy Library archives will be opened fully. But even then, countless documents were destroyed that might have shed light on all of the issues discussed in my article above, and the comments beneath it.

With respect to the assassination itself, we will never know for certain. While I accept the Warren Commission’s findings, I realize too that other theories may have validity.

Regarding a “global love” for America during his presidency and now, what people from other countries often do not realize is that as a whole, the American people are very insular in their thinking. They do not care what others think about them, at all. Many have never traveled far from where they were born and raised, much less abroad.

In a very real sense, they view the United States as an island bounded by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This explains the “America First” doctrine that is embraced by so many, and why Donald Trump is resonating and likely to be our next president. Americans are tired of being the “policeman of the world,” and they want to concentrate on their own towns, states, regions and country.

Two wars for nothing, in Vietnam and Iraq, drove these feelings home in spades. Almost 60,000 Americans died in Vietnam, and thousands died in Iraq, while thousands more were maimed for life and trillions of dollars were wasted.

I blame JFK for launching us into the Vietnam War. Because of it, Lyndon Johnson was so hated that he could not run for reelection in 1968. There were bumper stickers on cars in Washington, D.C. that asked: “Where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we really need him?” The Bushes have fallen in the public’s esteem because of the Iraq War, which many feel was foisted on us by Israel and its “neocon” surrogates.

Today, the United States is the largest energy producer in the world, and essentially energy independent. Many if not most Americans would vigorously oppose another war in the Middle East, even if Israel’s survival was at stake.

Again, Trump has tapped into the American “mood,” and his rival Bernie Sanders has too, with his anti-establishment campaign. Both have been riding a wave of rage, which shows no sign of ebbing anytime soon.


14 05 2016
Robert Morrow

Just laughable. Lee Harvey Oswald, the pre-selected patsy of LBJ-CIA for the JFK assassination, shot no one on 11-22-63. I suggest reading Roger Stone’s book on this topic.

Lyndon Johnson murdered JFK.

Lee Harvey Oswald was U.S. intelligence and he shot NO ONE on 11/22/63.

1) “Oswald and the CIA” book by John Newman

2) “The Last Investigtion: What Insiders Know about the Assassination of JFK” by Gaeton Fonzi

3) “Spy Saga: Lee Harvey Oswald and US Intelligence” book by Philip Melanson

4) “History Will Not Absolve Us” by Martin Schotz (Chapter 5 “Oswald and U.S. Intelligence” by Christopher Sharrett)

5) “Me and Lee” book by Judyth Vary Baker (Oswald’s mistress in New Orleans, summer 1963)

6) “Crossfire” by Jim Marrs “Was Oswald a Spy” – p. 189. “Did Oswald Work for the FBI” – p. 226

7) “Destiny Betrayed” by Jim DiEugenio, Chapter 7 “On Instructions from His Government” (2012 edition)

8) “A Certain Arrogance: U.S. Intelligence’s Manipulation of Religious Groups and Individuals in Two World Wars and the Cold War – and the Sacrificing of Lee Harvey Oswald” book by George Michael Evica

9) “Accessories After the Fact” by Sylvia Meagher, Chapter 19 “Oswald and the State Department’”

10) “Coup D’Etat in America: The CIA and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy” by Alan Weberman & Michael Canfield, Chapter 3 “Was Oswald a CIA Agent?”

11) “Oswald in New Orleans: Case for Conspiracy with the CIA” by Harold Weisberg

12) “Oswald: The Truth” by Joachim Joesten (1967)

13) Chapter 9 “Fingerprints of Intelligence” in “Reasonable Doubt” by Henry Hurt

14) Chapter 14 “Oswald and the CIA” in “Oswald: Assassin or Fall Guy” by Joachim Joesten

15) Chapter 12 ”Was Oswald a Government Agent” in “Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why” by Gerald McKnight

16) Chapter 13 “Spies” in “Farewell America” by James Hepburn

17) Google “Lee Harvey Oswald’s reading habits summer 1963” by Judyth Vary Baker

18) Google ”Lee Harvey Oswald—a U.S. Intelligence Agent: The Evidence by Hal Verb”

19) Google “The Death of a President by Eric Norden in The Minority of One, Jan, 1964”

20) “The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald” by Robert Groden

21) “I am a Patsy! I am a Patsy!” by George De Mohrenschildt

22) Google “Oswald and the FBI” by Harold Feldman, The Nation January, 1964, pp 86-89

23) “Missing Links: Oswald: Footprints of Intelligence” in Missing Links in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy by Ralph D. Thomas, pp. 80-98.


14 05 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments, and sources.

The readers of this blog can make up their own minds.


14 05 2016
Robert Morrow

Do you know what “COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE” is? That is what Oswald was: US military/CIA COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE with a **fake public persona** of a pro-Castro Marxist. His bosses used him like a pawn on a chessboard, frame him for JFK’s murder, then kill him in 48 hours, then LBJ-CIA-FBI posthumously frame this guy.

LBJ and Hoover were blood brothers. The Kennedys were out to destroy Johnson and the CIA/military were enraged over Cuba policy and no US invasion at the Bay of Pigs or during the Cuban Missile crisis.

Ultra right winger Antonio Veciana spotted Oswald in Dallas 2 months before JFK assassination with HIS CIA handler David Atlee Phillips aka “Maurice Bishop”


17 06 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

Ethel Kennedy Knew Husband Bobby Had Affair With Widow Jackie Kennedy

Bobby and Jackie Kennedy

The UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

Ethel Kennedy put up with her husband Bobby’s affairs because she knew there was ‘no tradition of monogamy in the Kennedy clan’.

Bobby’s widow understood the Kennedys better than anyone who wasn’t born into the family and was fully aware of what she was getting herself into, a new biography claims.

She knew that infidelity was the price to pay for being married to a Kennedy man and that she had to keep her mouth shut under an unspoken contract.

The book says that Ethel loved her husband ‘more completely than she dreamed possible’ – and this meant she was able to look the other way.

A new book ‘Bobby Kennedy: The Making of A Liberal Icon’ by Larry Tye also claims that Bobby suffered what would today be called a nervous breakdown after JFK’s assassination in 1963.

In the months following, Bobby built a shrine to his dead brother in his office with photographs, books and other mementos.

He wore his brother’s bomber jacket with the Presidential seal on it and drove past Arlington cemetery twice a day to ‘visit the President’ as if he were still alive.

Friends said that Bobby chewed his nails to the quick, lost weight, couldn’t sleep – and was haunted by ‘an amputation that never healed’.

Bobby was seen as the most puritanical of his eight siblings and he was the one who was asked to be Attorney General by his brother when he became President.

Bobby’s tough, bare knuckle political style was just like their wealthy father Joseph P Kennedy.

And according to Tye, he also learned his wandering eye from his father as Joseph had a mistress, silent film star Gloria Swanson, and flings with numerous other women.

Tye writes that Joseph passed down to his sons the idea that ‘when it came so sexual mores, boys play while girls pray’.

Bobby’s first sexual experience was at a whorehouse in Harlem, New York, at 21 after his father paid for him to have sex with a black woman – Bobby’s verdict afterwards was that it ‘wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t fabulous either’.

He married Ethel in 1950 when she was 22 and the following year the first of their 11 children was born.

But outside of his marriage Bobby’s list of conquests supposedly included stars like Kim Novak, Lee Remick and the singer Claudine Longet.

He supposedly was having an affair with Marilyn Monroe too – possibly at the same time as his brother.

Tye interviewed Ethel, who is now 88, extensively for the book and gave one of the frankest accounts so far of her late husband’s dalliances.

The book says: ‘Ethel has lived with the rumors for fifty years and she says she long ago stopped listening to or reading them.

‘She tried to block them out then too, although they must have hurt.

‘She never disclosed any suspicions.

‘She also understood Bobby’s family better than anyone else who wasn’t born into it, and she knew what whatever her church and their said about sex outside marriage, there was no tradition of monogamy in the Kennedy clan.

‘She loved her husband more completely than she dreamed possible and still does.
‘And she knew he always came home, not just to the kids but her’.

Richard Goodwin, a friend of Bobby’s who traveled with him extensively, was more blunt and said that it was a ‘Kennedy family tradition’ to sleep around, though Bobby was ‘much more selective and limited’ than his brother Jack.

The other woman Bobby was rumored to have had an affair with was Jackie Kennedy, his brother’s widow.

FBI files have claimed that the two were sleeping together between 1964 and 1968, and built their relationship on grief and on a long-standing affection between the two.

According to Tye, the night of Jack’s funeral Bobby asked her: ‘Shall we go visit our friend’ and the two got down on their knees in silent prayer at his headstone.

Tye writes: ‘They had been close friends before, but not intimate confidants like this.

‘While Ethel had always had issues with Jackie, until now they hadn’t included jealousy’.

FBI files have revealed that Ethel was so concerned about the affair that at one point she confronted David Ormsby-Gore, British ambassador to the United States during the Kennedy administration, and asked what, if anything, he knew about the relationship.

Tye says that whether or not Bobby was having an affair with Jackie is something ‘nobody can say for sure’.

But what is clear is that they were both ‘devastated by their loss and each was determined to help the other through’.

Speaking to Tye, Ethel did not comment directly on the speculation.

However looking back she admitted that Jackie may not have been entirely bad for her husband and that it may have been she who finally lifted Bobby from his deep despair after Jack’s death.

That despair began on that awful day, November 22 1963.

Bobby was at Hickory Hill, the Kennedy family estate in McLean, Virginia, and was having a lunch of tuna sandwiches and creamy clam chowder when the green phone box that is a direct line to the White House rang.

It was FBI director J. Edgar Hoover who said: ‘I have news for you. The President’s been shot’.

Bobby asked: ‘Is it serious?’

Hoover replied: ‘I think it’s serious. I am endeavoring to get details. I’ll call you back when I find out more’.

Hoover had delivered the news with his characteristic monotone which made it all the more ghastly.

And for Bobby it was ‘cataclysmic’, Tyre writes.

His hand automatically went to his face, unable to hide his anguish, which Ethel saw from the other side of the pool.

He told her: ‘Jack’s been shot. It may be fatal’.

Thirty minutes later another phone call informed Bobby his brother was dead.

Another thirty minutes later he received a tone-deaf phone call from Lyndon Johnson asking if he had any objections to him being sworn in as President immediately.

Bobby made sure he was at Andrews Air Force base to meet Jackie and his brother’s body.

Bobby was the one who inspected his brother’s casket in the East Room and told them to close the coffin because it did not resemble Jack.

As Tye writes, even though the entire nation was in mourning: ‘Nobody, not even Jackie would grieve as ‘deeply or as long as Bobby did’.

The book says: ‘The two were closer than any brothers had been at high levels of government, talking in a private code, perpetually interrupting each other and finishing each other’s sentences.

‘Gone now were the dreams of what they could accomplish side by side.

‘The sniper’s bullet that had penetrated Jack’s skull shattered Bobby’s own vision even as it broke his heart’.

Standing outside the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House Bobby told Charles Spalding, a scriptwriter who knew both brothers: ‘It’s such an awful shame. The country was going so well. We really had it going’.

Spalding later recalled that when he shut the door Bobby ‘gave way completely and was just racked with sobs’.

Journalist Haynes Johnson said that after the funeral Bobby had eyes that were ‘haunted’ as if he were in a ‘deep, deep deep, black despair’.

After the burial John Seigenthaler, a former journalist now working at the Justice Department, recalled how Bobby was at Hickory Hill and told him: ‘Come in, somebody shot my brother and we’re watching his funeral on television’.

Seigenthaler told Bobby that his trademark sardonic humor was ‘not funny’. He said: ‘And he looked me dead in the eye and said: ‘Don’t you think I know that’.

Bobby spiraled into what Tye calls a ‘deeper, darker stage of mourning’ in the months later when he would stare out of the window during meetings at the Department of Justice and could not focus on even reading legal documents.

He could not even refer to his brother’s death directly and instead called it the ‘events of November 22 1963’.

As Tye writes, Jack’s assassination came after Joe Kennedy Jr died during World War II in 1944 and four years before a plane crash would claim Bobby’s older sister Kathleen.

By then their father had had a stroke and was in a wheelchair and Bobby’s sister Rosemary was in an institution in Wisconsin due to failed lobotomy.

On June 6 1968 the ‘Curse of the Kennedys’ would claim Bobby too when he was assassinated, just like his brother.

See (“‘There was no monogamy in the Kennedy clan.’ Ethel Kennedy knew husband Bobby was a serial cheater who had affairs with actresses Kim Novak and Lee Remick – AND widow Jackie Kennedy”) (emphasis added)

The Kennedys were and are pure trailer trash, and the very worst of America and U.S. politics.


21 10 2016
Timothy D. Naegele

The Kennedys Were And Are Sickos

Jackie and Jack

The UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

There were once nine Kennedy children living under the roof of parents Joseph P and Rose Kennedy, the most prominent family in American politics in the 20th century.

Only one is left: Jean Kennedy, now 88, is the last living sibling of president John F Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy.

And as second youngest in the family, little did Jean know her siblings would soon occupy major political offices.

‘Mother and Dad were destined to have a gaggle of children. We would not have been complete if they had stopped at two or four or even six. Nine of us we had to be,’ Jean Kennedy Smith writes in her memoir, The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy, to be published Tuesday.

‘Even though I was there through it all, it is hard for me to comprehend that I was growing up with brothers who would eventually occupy the highest offices of our nation, including president of the United States,’ she adds.

‘At the time, they were simply my playmates. They were the source of my amusement and the objects of my admiration,’ she says. ‘I can say without reservation that I do not remember a day in our childhood without laughter’.

‘For those few short years under the same roof, before separation and war, our family was together and we were one. These were happy times. I never felt alone.’

Summer began in June when the family headed to the ‘big white house’ facing the sea in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

When Joseph was at home, his morning began with a horseback ride through nearby cranberry bogs joined by Teddy, child number nine.

Rose began her day driving to St Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis for daily Mass.

Eunice, Bobby or Jean sometimes joined her, and other times they stayed burrowed in their pillows knowing whatever the day was going to bring would be exciting.

As for house rules, Rose justified them by frequently quoting the Gospel of Luke: ‘To whom much has been given, much is expected.’

‘There’s no whining in this house’ was the mantra set down by Joseph – to whine was not only selfish but also boring.

To keep track of her brood, Rose kept all their stats on index cards that were updated weekly: names of godparents, vaccinations, dental appointments, any illnesses or broken bones, as well as height and weight.

Joe, born in 1936, was baby number one and quickly became first at everything – championship trophy in football, dean’s list at Harvard, head of every activity he joined. All the younger kids wanted to follow in his footsteps.

John – who went by Jack in the family – followed two years later with what Rose described as an ‘elfin quality’.

The boy – who went on to be the president of the United States – was sickly with the typical childhood diseases often and spent that time reading – developing a lifelong love of books.

Though different in personality, John and Joe were best friends.

Rosemary was the third and ‘only as I grew up did I realize that Rosemary had challenges that the rest of us did not have. The only words the doctors had to describe her condition were ‘mental retardation”‘, Jean writes.

She struggled in school but ‘in the summer, she was just one of the gang’.

Kathleen was the second girl and nicknamed ‘Kick’ because she kicked off her covers in the morning.

Kick, like Rosemary, was close to their father, but she traveled in a pack with Joe, John and her girlfriends.

Eunice came in at number five, and rattled the boys with her competitive sporting abilities. Eunice had a special love for Rosemary.

Patricia, ‘Pat’, was number six and had a great love of the dramatic arts.

Number seven was Bobby who had compassion for everyone and every rabbit, dog, pig, chipmunk, frog. He longed to be a part of the Joe and John pack.

Jean came in at number eight, ‘the sidekick, the partner in crime to the antics of everyone around me’.

The last baby was Teddy, ‘adored by all’, with chubby cheeks, lovable, carefree, and the happiest on the sea.

Jean writes: ‘At the helm were Mother and Dad. They were our leaders, teachers and champions . . . and into life we marched.’

Joseph and Rose married in 1914 and began their family in Brookline, Massachusetts, where four children were born before moving to Bronxville, New York, to escape Irish Catholic discrimination and to be closer to Joseph’s work in New York City.

The house in Hyannis Port was chosen as the summer home because Joseph believed, ‘If you want your children to come home, buy a house by the sea’. And so they did.

‘The nine of us always came back to the sea,’ Jean writes.

In Bronxville, when Cardinal Pacelli stopped by to visit at the urging of New York’s Cardinal Francis Spellman, a friend of Joseph’s, Rose had a plaque made and mounted on the back of the sofa where the future Pope once rested his bum.

For the family strict education began in the nursery and ‘was reinforced in the closet’.

When Rose had suffered enough antics from one child, she sent them to the closet.

‘She made it clear that we were not allowed to have our own way or contradict her,’ Jean writes.

Her punishments were ‘for our own good’.

When Jean took a chocolate chip cookies from a plate on the kitchen table, off she was sent to the closet in Rose’s bedroom.

Their Irish nanny, Kathleen ‘Kikoo’ Conboy, bellowed at the kids if she didn’t like what they were up to and reported them to Rose, who then sent them to the closet.

Kikoo aggressively tried to get Bobby to go to sleep by banging his head against the wall, Jean says. But the kids’ other nurse, Keela Cahill, stepped in and stopped Kikoo’s head banging.

Kikoo lined up all nine every Saturday night to record their heights, marking it on the door’s molding. She then weighed each one.

If someone gained weight, there was no sympathy from Kikoo and she’d say her usual declaration, ‘You bold stump’, and make sure they had no cookies for the rest of the week.

If someone lost weight, they got an extra serving of mashed potatoes.

It was in the closet that Jean viewed Rose’s wardrobe collected from frequent shopping trips stateside and abroad.

With the door open a crack, she viewed Rose’s wardrobe of ‘linen, silk, tweed and neatly pressed cottons; trim suits, prim hats; a tidy stack of scarves, line after line of perfectly placed shoes; a neat row of leather handbags; and a rainbow of evening gowns’.

One time ‘I stuck my grubby toes into mother’s ivory satin shoes, the ones she had just brought home from Paris.

‘If she had been there to see me handling her shoes that way, she might have collapsed.’

The nine had to learn they ‘were not the center of the universe . . . and were here to serve a greater good’.

So teaching what was right and wrong was left up to the Catholic Church.

They were ruled by faith, prayer, the sign of the cross, and a rosary in every pocket when traveling. They were to never miss Mass on Sundays and special days.

Their religious education was always focused on faith and service.

Joseph’s role model was his father and at eight years old, young Joe won an oak bookcase from the Larkin Soap Company by selling the most soap and collecting the coupons inside.

He sold newspapers to workers on the docks in East Boston and peanuts and candy to the passengers on the boats.

He then went on to Harvard and became the youngest bank president when he was 25 years old. He expected the same from his own children.

‘After you have done the best you can,’ Jean recalls her father saying, ‘then the hell with it.’

And because the family was so large, every expense had to be justified.

Rose loved to play golf and never came home without all the balls she went out with – even if that meant endless searching in the rough for a mis-hit ball.

The kids were told there was no slouching on chores and were all forced to get a job.

Teddy mucked stables at the barn in Osterville on Cape Cod while Jean volunteered at the hospital in Hyannis making beds, changing bedpans, sweeping floors and helping the nurses.

It inspired her to want to be a doctor but her father told her: ‘No, women aren’t doctors. That’s not a suitable profession for a woman.’

He believed that women should be homemakers and not pursue professions traditionally held by men.

In the home, the rules were no whining, give back, and use your talents and minds.

‘We owed something to one another and to the world,’ Jean writes.

It was on the sea and sailing where the nine children learned how to compete and found a love of winning – with Eunice being one of the fiercest competitors.

‘It was all around us and within us, the sea. Saltwater was in our blood, in our genes,’ Jean writes.

When Joseph purchased a second sailing boat and named it One More, ‘the die was cast for Teddy’.

As a boy, he had no need for a pet dog or cat – One More was his faithful companion.

Rose wouldn’t admit it but the children believed she had a soft spot for Bobby, the seventh child surrounded by girls.

Jean writes that being encircled by females perhaps made him more sensitive and intuitive.

Briefly he was a paperboy but tiring of that early morning ritual, he prevailed upon his father’s chauffeur to drive him along his route. That worked until Rose’s found out.

Bobby loved all animals and doted on his large pink-and-black spotted pig, Porky, and persuaded the chauffeur to let Porky ride in the back seat with him to school.

He felt such a deep connection to Saint Francis, who loved every little creature, he asked for Francis to be his middle name.

Another love was his stamp collection and he saved the stamps from his parent’s daily incoming international mail.

Meanwhile, Joseph served as president Roosevelt’s first chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and alerted the president, a stamp collector himself, to Bobby’s interest. FDR immediately sent Bobby a letter and a stamp album.

Rose was always encouraging lessons in piano, golf, sailing, French, painting, ice skating, tennis – even if the activity was of no interest to that child. Practice influenced confidence.

Rose gave Jean the ‘gift of dolls’. To build up the little girl’s collection, she asked Joseph to send a letter to the other American diplomats around the world asking them to send two dolls dressed in their country’s native dress.

Suddenly that collection ballooned to 200 dolls – it is now housed in the basement of the Hyannis Port house.

Teddy fell in love with art at an early age and when headed to Maine one summer, he stopped to visit the home of American painter, Andrew Wyeth. A friendship evolved and he returned to visit every summer for the rest of his life.

In 1964, he broke his back in a plane crash and for six months was confined in an apparatus that held him motionless in the center of his body.

The frame was rotated every few hours and while hanging upside down he painted for hours on canvases beneath him.

He painted what he loved: the house at the Cape, sailboats, the sea. He never stopped painting.

Rose often traveled by herself in search of solitude. Sometimes she asked one of the children to accompany her.

She often went to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts – where she and Joseph went during their early courtship days.

A favorite game at dinner was ‘If you were president, what would you do?’

What began as sport inspired by the times and her husband connected to the Roosevelt administration, became prophetic.

Dinnertime rituals began promptly at 6.30pm when everyone was to arrive in the parlor, bathed, in a clean outfit, with his or her hair combed.

Rose played the piano while everyone sang. At 7.00pm, she ceased playing and announced that dinner was served and all filed into the dining room.

The evening meal started promptly at 7.15.

Rose loved to walk but turned to the car when she went off to daily Mass. She’d call one of the children to drive her.

Tiring of that early morning excursion, they decided to pool their money and buy her a small coupe for her birthday.

They hoped she’d become independent. Later that afternoon, she announced she would drive herself to Mass but expected to be driven everywhere else.

‘You will continue to take me as always. Do you understand?’ Rose said sweetly smiling.

When Joseph was appointed by president Roosevelt as US ambassador to the Court of St James in 1938, he moved the family to London. Joe Jr and John stayed behind as they studied at Harvard.

It was an exciting time, enrollment at Sacred Heart Convent schools, Rosemary and Kick making their social debut at the Court, an audience with Pope Pius XII – until England declared war on Germany in September 1939 and they boarded an ocean liner headed back to the United States.

Rosemary and Joseph stayed for a while, but he soon decided to send Rosemary home.

In August 1944, ‘fate determined that our family would never be whole again when the news arrived that Joe had been lost,’ Jean wrote.

A pilot in the Navy, Joe Jr had volunteered for one more flying assignment over Europe when his plane was hit.

The family was heartbroken and Joseph questioned his faith.

But three years earlier in 1941, Joseph had decided that Rosemary’s learning disabilities might be helped by a new procedure, a lobotomy.

Joseph thought he had received the best medical advice and connected with the expert, Dr Watts to perform the galling procedure.

But it all went tragically wrong and Jean writes, ‘It is still not clear what happened’.

‘Rosemary lost most of her ability to walk and communicate,’ she adds. ‘We had been so hopeful, and were so devastated.’

They later learned that Rose Williams, sister of playwright Tennessee Williams suffered the same fate at the hands of the butcher doctors.

Rosemary was sent off to be cared for by the sisters of St Coletta at the School for Exceptional Children in Wisconsin.

Her family visited her two to three times a year, and she came east in the summer.

‘Dad remained heartbroken over the tragic outcome of her surgery for the rest of his life,’ Jean writes.

One by one, all nine were leaving the house.

Jean wanted to follow Eunice to Stanford University but Rose insisted she stay with her Catholic education one more year and enroll at Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart.

Her roommate turned out to be Ethel Skakel and they became fast friends and family when Ethel married Bobby.

More tragedy struck in 1948 when Kick was killed in a plane crash in France.

Then John’s assassination came in 1963, and Bobby’s in 1968 – ‘these early tragedies were devastating for all of us, yet encouraged by our parents’ faith and example, we carried on’.

Jean writes: ‘Joe, Jack, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Bobby, and Ted – all are now gone. . . . We lost Dad, our giant and our leader in 1969, following a series of strokes. Mother remained with us many years longer, until the age of 104 in 1995.

‘It is sometimes difficult to comprehend that I am the only member of our original family still living.’

Sometimes…’it is impossible to realize that they will not grace the earth and your life again’, Jean concludes.

See (“Matriarch Rose Kennedy punished her kids with time outs in her closet and the nanny would bang the boys’ heads against the wall to get them to sleep, reveals JFK’s only living sibling Jean, 88, in memoir“) (emphasis added)

As my article above and the comments beneath it underscore, the Kennedys were and are sickos, not a family to be admired, much less loved.

This “puff piece” does not change any of that.


1 03 2017

You would think you would be able to put your German Presbyterian past behind you and move on. Your family probably gave money to the Oswald’s through your Presbyterian Church after the JFK assassination just like the Fred Trump family. The idea for the Muslims cheering after 911 probably came from the Trump family and your family cheering on November 23, 1963. Awful human beings. Truly the bottom of the barrel.


1 03 2017
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments.

Did you bother to read the article above, and all of the comments beneath it?

If you did, or even read a fraction of the comments, it is inescapable that JFK was by far the most despicable president in our history, and that his brother Bobby was equally as bad. And yes, the apple does not fall far from the tree: the entire family is white trash.

There is not one redeeming fact about JFK except his speeches and books, which were ghost written by Ted Sorensen.

JFK was a total fraud, who was sufficiently reckless that he almost brought about a “nuclear winter,” which might have destroyed the United States and parts of the world.


23 05 2017
Timothy D. Naegele

Jackie Kennedy Was Cold And Detached

Jackie and Jack

The UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

The public Jackie Kennedy was soft-spoken, elegant and had great charm and sophistication. But behind closed doors the iconic first lady was aloof and ruthless, and left it to the nanny to deliver the news to little Caroline and John that their father, the president, had been assassinated.

The Kennedys were not what they appeared to be, a new biography reveals.

‘Their identities were carefully constructed idealizations that exemplified the highest qualities of American life, including personal qualities that neither the president nor the first lady always displayed when backstage at the White House’, writes leading presidential historian and professor Michael J. Hogan in The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Biography.

Despite her charm and popularity with the American people, Jackie Kennedy struggled with the insecurity of her early family life, which left her closed off and reluctant to share her true self with others.

‘She nurtured a persona that was detached and guarded, sometimes even aloof and secretive’, Hogan writes.

‘An avid reader, she buried herself in books on art, literature, history, and architecture, favoring above all else a contemplative life with as much solitude as she could manage’.

At an early age, Jackie Kennedy – born Jacqueline Bouvier – struggled with her own identity after her parents divorced and she chose to identify with the lifestyle of French aristocrats and French culture.

As first lady, she imagined herself of a noble French heritage and lived accordingly, spending obscene amounts of money on haute couture French fashions reflecting what she imagined she’d wear if her husband were President of France and not president of the United States.

She wanted original designs only for her with no ‘fat little women hopping around’ in them, Jackie’s favored fashion designer, Oleg Cassini revealed.

She often wore a tiara at special events suggesting that she and the president were American royalty, the couple who could make Washington not only the political capital of the world but also the leading social and cultural capital.

Together at the White House, John and Jackie hosted raucous and often raunchy parties with friends in the family quarters or retreats where they smoked and drank for hours.

Partiers often got stumbling drunk and disrobed in what sometimes became lascivious party games. Vice President Lyndon Johnson once fell face down drunk on the floor, the book reveals.

At a party for the Indian ambassador, Oleg Cassini paraded around in a bathrobe wielding a fireplace poker as his sword. He was giving his inebriated imitation of a Mogul Indian emperor.

Jackie chose to be away from the White House often and was a jet setter who preferred socializing with her cafe society friends, international dignitaries or partying with the international playboy set.

She smoked habitually and developed an amphetamine habit along with her husband according to the author.

As dedicated as Jackie was depicted to be to their children, John and Caroline, it was their English nanny, Maud Shaw who was the one to inform the children of their father’s death.

While Jackie grew up in socially prominent families with homes in Manhattan, East Hampton, McLean, Virginia and Newport, Rhode Island, and was educated at elite private schools, the backstory to that picture book life was quite different.

Her own father, Black Jack Bouvier, ‘drank to excess and squandered the family fortune on ill-advised investments and was such a reckless womanizer that his wife filed for divorce when Jackie was only eleven’.

Jackie now spent time with her mother’s second husband, Hugh Auchincloss, a wealthy Wall Street investor.

He was a large, clumsy man who ‘spoke with a stutter, collected pornography’ and pinched every penny.

Jackie kept in touch with her father and remained distant from her mother, Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss, ‘an ambitious social climber and society woman who could muster good humor and great charm when necessary’, just like Jackie, Hogan writes.

Highly self-critical of her big feet and hands and her eyes set wide apart, she was self conscious about what she considered flaws and tried to disguise them.

Early on, she felt detached from her mother and stepfather and distanced herself.

But she became disillusioned when she learned in the late 1950s that her personal family history was fiction. She had not descended from French aristocracy at all.

Her grandfather, John Vernon Bouvier, claimed he had traced both sides of his family back to illustrious French families.

But in truth, Jackie was only one-eighth French on her grandfather’s side and her mother was descended from humble Irish immigrants.

‘Grampy Jack’ had invented the whole noble French heritage story that had now become part of Jackie’s idealized identity.

The false genealogy had inspired Jackie to envision herself as being part of something similar to the influential literary salons of Paris in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century.

This was the vision of herself she used while playing First Lady.

Always a clothes horse, Jackie spent lavishly on expensive French designer clothing which drew critical media commentary during Jack’s 1960 presidential campaign.

Her wardrobe expenditures had always disturbed Jack so Jackie decided that once they were in the White House, she would send her clothing bills to her father-in-law, Joseph P. Kennedy, to hide them from the media’s attention.

She promised to limit herself to one American fashion designer and Oleg Cassini became her choice.

Cassini wasn’t an American at all but rather a Paris-born couturier who had become a US citizen and a popular Hollywood designer.

He had many affairs with Hollywood starlets including Grace Kelly and a marriage to actress Gene Tierney.

In fact, Jackie only met him when introduced by her father-in-law who shared a mutual love of beautiful young women in Hollywood with Cassini.

Her husband was okay with his father paying for Jackie’s expensive wardrobe because it fit in with their image of this new generation taking center stage in American political life.

Jack was interested enough to choose the dress Jackie wore on that fateful day in Dallas. He wanted Jackie ‘to show up those cheap Texas broads’.

Behind the facade of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Jack’s debilitating back pain required crutches that the public never witnessed and he needed heavy medication to ease the constant pain.

The drugs didn’t abate his sex drive or sexual addictions nor slow him down from chasing women anywhere he could — including in Jackie’s company, writes the author.

He used the White House parties as an occasion to proposition women like Mary Meyer, a socialite divorcee from the Georgetown social scene the Kennedys romped in when he was a Senator.

It was rumored that Meyer brought marijuana and LSD for the couple to consume during their torrid trysts.

Kennedy paid back the press for keeping news of his sexual proclivities out of the papers with invites to uninhibited, wild cavorting in the White House pool with babes.

All of Jack’s friends knew of the strain in the marriage and the Kennedys cut off relationships with anyone who gossiped.

Jackie was able to hide her cigarette smoking and they both slid into amphetamine consumption to keep up the pace.

Jackie escaped the White House scene often and her husband’s roving eye and hands – spending days at their home in Virginia hunt country, Middleburg, where she rode horses.

Or she escaped to Europe.

Jackie traveled to Greece in the summer of 1961 and partied with Crown Prince Constantine while Jack was bedridden with crippling back pain at the White House.

A subsequent jet-setting holiday for the First Lady took her to the famed Amalfi coast of Italy where she stayed with friends and Giovanni Agnelli, the handsome Italian auto manufacturer.

They sailed on his yacht, danced at a nightclub in Capri and tanned together on the beach.

One month before Jack’s assassination in 1963, she vacationed again in Greece with her sister, Lee Radziwell and sailed the Greek islands on Aristotle Onassis’s yacht.

Rumors of trouble in the marriage and Jack’s extra-marital conquests never ceased circulating in Washington.

They both took control of all press access to the White House, controlling stories and photographs – not only out of concern for the children but ‘because Jackie understood the need to manage her image and that of her family’.

‘The Kennedys functioned like script writers, directors and stars of their own performance’, writes the author.

Jackie was spoiled and self-indulgent just like her husband who needed to be the star of the show.

She once confessed to wanting to be the ‘Overall Art Director of the Twentieth Century’.

She briefly became that, beginning with the restoration of the White House. She wanted a stage equal to any French palace for the performance of her husband’s presidency.

She gave a television tour winning an Emmy, established the White House Historical Association, and wrote a guidebook on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

She restored the gardens, renovated historic townhouses on Lafayette Square across from the White House and Blair House used for the President’s guest house and then on to renovations at the Capitol — launching an aggressive marketing campaign to sell what was the Kennedy image celebrating the superiority of the United States.

Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 triggered mythical proportions of grief, shock and idealization inspiring Jackie to sweep in and take charge of every detail to assure that the great deception of Kennedy’s character continue after his death.

She had to make sure that his identity be defined less by his achievements than by what he appeared to represent – a war hero, loving husband and father, peacemaker and progressive leader.

She scripted, staged and directed his funeral and embellished his status as an American hero and created an afterlife that has lasted more than half a century generating more than 40,000 books on the Kennedys.

Jackie’s message was that her husband was a heroic peacemaker who sacrificed his life try to calm an increasingly violent political culture.

She wanted Jack’s funeral to imitate Lincoln’s as well as Lincoln’s legacy and she copied Lincoln’s stately funeral down to the famed riderless horse.

There were two Irish wakes that followed where the liquor flowed.

Ethel Kennedy’s wig was pulled from her head and passed around the room and Bobby Kennedy got into a tiff with Aristotle Onassis making fun of his wealth.

Jackie locked up all files that were at the White House at the time of Jack’s death – including logs of registered visitors, tape recordings of phone calls and meetings and anything to do with her husband’s affairs, drug use and health record.

She tried to copyright history and asked everyone who had known her husband not to speak to historians writing books.

Jackie implored publishers to censor anything that might tarnish the memory of Kennedy and threw tantrums when books came out that had a narrative other than hers – that Jack was ‘the progressive champion who had given his life like Lincoln and FDR in the cause of democratic reform and world peace’.

She wanted him depicted as the Navy vet, war hero, man of strength and fortitude who suffered silently, a great leader fearless in the face of great peril.’

Jackie wanted Jack’s life remembered in romantic terms that ‘had more to do with myth, magic, legend, saga and story than with political theory or political science’.

She tried to influence historians to overlook his plot to overthrow Fidel Castro, his early contribution to the global arms race and escalation of Eisenhower’s commitment to Vietnam, his concealed health problems, the drugs and romantic liaisons.

Revisionists argued that Kennedy had been too conservative, was incompetent with his handling of the Bay of Pigs disaster, risked nuclear war with the Soviets over Berlin and Cuba.

Others concluded that Kennedy was the most dangerous leader of the postwar era.

Historians have accused him of reading spy novels and not history; winning a Pulitzer thanks to his father – for a book he didn’t write; being a debilitated, drug-addicted womanizer without an ounce of moral fiber; associating with the mafia, and consuming drugs — marijuana, LSD and amphetamine — as well flagrantly having orgies in the White House pool.

‘The philandering and ill health did not sink his overall reputation as the greatest president since FDR’, writes the author, or cool the enduring fascination with the 35th president – thanks to Jackie and the Kennedys scripted role on the stage of the White House.

See (“Behind the façade of a soft-spoken, demure First Lady, Jackie Kennedy was an aloof, calculating woman who hosted raucous parties, considered herself royalty and left it to the nanny to tell her children about their father’s assassination“) (emphasis added)

The Kennedys were and are pure scum, all of them—as the article above and the extensive comments beneath it underscore.


17 10 2017
Timothy D. Naegele


Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne
[Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne]

The Hollywood Reporter has opined sanctimoniously:

Kathleen Kennedy addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding Harvey Weinstein as well as suggested bold proposals to tackle the culture of fear and abuse in Hollywood on Monday night for the 24th annual Elle Women in Hollywood celebration held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

During the event, the Lucasfilm president prefaced her keynote address by taking “a moment to get serious,” suggesting that the event was the “perfect platform” to talk about the “terrible and terrifying stories of sexual harassment and assault in the film industry that has dominated the news.”

“A demand is growing for action to prevent further civil and human rights abuses in the future,” Kennedy said directly naming Weinstein. She added that the “increased awareness of the belittlement, objectification and predation long-endured by women who work in film will certainly be one result of the exposure of what Harvey Weinstein did.”

Kennedy praised the women who had come forward to accuse Weinstein and said that this act will embolden other women.

Admonishing the culture in Hollywood that allows men to harass and assault women, Kennedy said that things must change so that “predators must come to feel they can’t count on power or wealth or fame to shield them.”

Kennedy proposed the establishment of a commission to change the culture of Hollywood, and suggested “zero tolerance policies for abusive behavior, and a secure, reliable, unimpeachable system in which victims of abuse can report what’s happened to them with a confident expectation that action will be taken, without placing their employment, reputations and careers at risk.”

Kennedy then proposed a bold, industry-led strategy in the form of a commission. “For the past few days, I’ve been in discussions with friends and colleagues, and I want to use my few moments of speaking tonight to offer a proposal. The organizations that constitute the American film industry — the studios, the unions the guilds and the talent agencies — should immediately convene a commission charged with the task of developing new, industry-wide protections against sexual harassment and abuse,” she said.

She added the commission would be composed of labor and management specialists as well as lawyers and legal scholars, sociologists, psychologists, feminist activists and theorists as well as people who work in film and television.

“The commission should be fully funded by our industry in order to address the task at hand in a thoroughgoing, comprehensive fashion. The goal of this commission would be to transform our industry in regards to sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace,” she said.

Later in the evening, fellow honoree Jennifer Lawrence said she supports Kennedy’s proposition. “If we build this commission, this community of support where anyone can come to us and ask questions, I will give my all to it,” she said in her speech.

The prolific producer has worked on such films as Schindler’s List, Back to the Future, several films in the Star Wars universe and many others.

Kennedy also stars on one of the eight Elle November issue covers celebrating women in the entertainment industry; Jennifer Lawrence, Laura Dern, Tessa Thompson, Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson, Margot Robbie and Riley Keough also are among the cover ladies being honored by the Hearst-owned magazine.

“I don’t like to step in front of the camera, but if I can be a role model for women to recognize they can make it in film, I’m happy to do that whenever I can,” Kennedy told Elle in an interview accompanying her cover.

The evening was hosted by Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia and publisher Kevin O’Malley, along with presenting sponsors L’Oréal Paris and “Real is Rare. Real is A Diamond.,” and supporting sponsor Calvin Klein.

Read Kennedy’s full comments at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Event:

Thank you – I’m very honored to be receiving this award tonight. A night that is honoring Women in Film, a night that has increasingly gained significance with each passing day. Along with the terrible and terrifying stories about sexual harassment and assault in the film industry that have dominated the news this past week, a demand is growing for action to prevent further civil and human rights abuses in the future.

Increased awareness of the belittlement, objectification and predation long endured by women who work in film, will certainly be one result of the exposure of what Harvey Weinstein did, and was permitted to do; women who are subject to similar criminal treatment in the future will certainly look to the brave women who’ve come forward to tell what was done to them as these shocking and also horribly familiar events have been brought to light. The light of public scrutiny will have been strengthened, and we all hope the ability of corporations, board of directors, and colleagues to cover up and countenance sexual predators will be severely curtailed.

Predators must come to feel that they can’t count on power or wealth or fame to shield them from the consequences of their actions. But sexual harassment of women and men, predation, rape and the misogyny that is the context for this inhumanity will continue unless there is a decisive, industry-wide, institutional response that legislates change rather than hopes for it to happen.

For the past few days, I’ve been in discussions with friends and colleagues, and I want to use my few moments of speaking tonight to offer a proposal. The organizations that constitute the American film industry – the studios, the unions the guilds and the talent agencies –
should immediately convene a commission charged with the task of developing new, industry-wide protections against sexual harassment and abuse.

The commission should be composed of specialists in labor and management practices, lawyers and legal scholars, sociologists, psychologists, feminist activists and theorists, as well as people who work in film and television. The commission should be fully funded by our industry in order to address the task at hand in a thoroughgoing, comprehensive fashion.

The goal of this commission would be to transform our industry in regards to sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. We must make the film industry an exemplar in this regard, a model for self-regulation that other businesses can emulate – because of course this kind of abuse is epidemic in every sector of industry and throughout our society. And we have to act to change that. We should have acted long ago; we must act now.

I believe that, with determination, hard work, a willingness to act and a recognition of the urgency of immediate action, it is absolutely possible to protect people from sexual terrorism in their places of employment. It seems to me that the solution would include zero tolerance policies for abusive behavior, and a secure, reliable, unimpeachable system in which victims of abuse can report what’s happened to them with a confident expectation that action will be taken, without placing their employment, reputations and careers at risk.

The next goal would be to find a path toward universal compliance with these new standards and practices. It’s often the case that real-world application of good ideas is more difficult than arriving at the ideas themselves, and of course any new system will have flaws – But a new system that’s 80% right can change the world for the better.

I’ve asked the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, of which I’m a Governor, to take the first steps towards creating this commission. We have to act. I am proud to have worked in film my entire adult life and I reject the idea that misogyny is the true heart of this industry. Misogyny is depriving human beings of their humanity, and that’s fundamentally antithetical to the empathic examination of human experience that is, or at least ought to be the core of what film at its best can be. People in our industry know that we have our own complicity, hypocrisy and avoidance of this issue to examine and to answer for, but we cannot let that necessary work prevent us from immediately doing what needs to be done to build a better and safer industry. The time to begin that work is now.

See (“Kathleen Kennedy Proposes Industry Commission and ‘Zero Tolerance’ In Wake of Weinstein Claims“) (emphasis added)

Kathleen Kennedy has been a “power player” in Hollywood for decades. Why has she been silent all of these years?

She must think that the world is stupid not to realize that she knew exactly what happened in Hollywood for young women to get ahead. For her to come forward only now, when the Weinstein saga is front and center in global news, smacks of hypocrisy.

As my article above and the extensive comments beneath it document, the Kennedys—her surname, albeit not her immediate family—have been some of the biggest abusers of women in the history of the United States.

Also, if she knew anything about how Washington works, she would realize that “commissions” are convened to bury issues from scrutiny, and buy time, not to resolve them, much less expeditiously.

See also (“HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN SICK FOR DECADES“) and (“Mary Jo Kopechne“) and (“Hollywood’s Other ‘Open Secret’ Besides Harvey Weinstein: Preying on Young Boys“) and (“Harvey Weinstein Resigns from The Weinstein Co. Board“) and (“Bob Weinstein Accused of Sexual Harassment by TV Showrunner“) and (“Watch Ted Kennedy’s Life Get Derailed in Exclusive Chappaquiddick Trailer“)

As evil as Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski and others have been, the Kennedys were far more evil.


3 01 2018

There is no doubt that the Kennedys were deranged sex freaks, but I would like to point out that Lyndon Johnson would often say that he got more women by accident than JFK got with intention. And I will say I don’t see how the Kennedys were more evil than Harvey Weinstein who has set the bar pretty high or Roman Polanski, who apparently was a serial rapist of children.


2 01 2018
Timothy D. Naegele

JFK Cheated In Even The Most Minor Ways

JFK smoking cigar

Kerry O’Shea has written for the IrishCentral:

Before signing the [Cuban trade] embargo, Kennedy requested his head of press, Pierre Salinger, to get him “1,000 Petit Upmanns.”

Salinger first made the revelation to Cigar Aficionado magazine in 1992.

Salinger recalled Kennedy summoning him into his office to see if he could provide “some help” in securing “a lot of cigars” by the following morning. In hindsight, it is evident that Kennedy wanted to stockpile the Cuban products before he banned their import.

“The next morning, I walked into my White House office at about 8 am, and the direct line from the President’s office was already ringing. He asked me to come in immediately,” said Salinger.

Kennedy was pleased to learn that Salinger was successful and had gotten him 1,200 Cuban cigars.

Salinger remembers, “He took out a long paper which he immediately signed. It was the decree banning all Cuban products from the United States. Cuban cigars were now illegal in our country.”

The story of Kennedy’s cigars reemerged in 2012 as the United States rolled into its 50th year of the trade embargo with Cuba.

This year, the Obama administration moved to ease the Cuban trade embargo allowing US businesses to open up locations in Cuba in September.

“A stronger, more open US-Cuba relationship has the potential to create economic opportunities for both Americans and Cubans alike,” said US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in a statement.

“By further easing these sanctions, the United States is helping to support the Cuban people in their effort to achieve the political and economic freedom necessary to build a democratic, prosperous and stable Cuba.”

See (“How JFK snagged 1,200 Cuban cigars before the trade embargo“) (emphasis added; video omitted; article was published originally in July 2015)

JFK cheated in every way imaginable. This is merely one relatively minor example.


17 02 2018
Timothy D. Naegele


Jackie and Jack

Tom Leonard has written for the UK’s Daily Mail:

The party was in full swing, her handsome house near Buckingham Palace spilling over with the cream of London’s wealthy in-crowd, yet hostess Lee Radziwill couldn’t hide from guests her dismay at events taking place across the Atlantic.

It was early 1961 and Lee’s sister, Jackie, was about to become the most celebrated First Lady in U.S. history. But instead of intense family pride, Lee’s emotions were far from positive.

‘How can anyone compete with that?’ she hissed. ‘It’s all over for me now.’

The Bouvier sisters, Jackie and Lee, were two of the most glamorous women of their generation. Described by the writer Truman Capote as ‘American geishas’ — women who existed only to captivate the world’s richest and most powerful men — their conquests included John F. Kennedy, Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis and various royals and aristocrats.

However, as Lee’s bitterness over Jackie’s trump card — becoming wife of a U.S. president — made clear, they weren’t the most loyal of siblings. Their fierce and lifelong rivalry — over money, men, success and even their mother’s love — is revealed in a riveting new book.

In Jackie, Janet & Lee, veteran Hollywood biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli, drawing on interviews with family members, reveals how their formidable and hard-nosed mother, Janet Bouvier Auchincloss, sought to mould her daughters in her own ruthlessly mercenary and social-climbing image.

He also reveals startling new details of a little-known love affair Jackie had with Jack Warnecke, the architect who designed JFK’s tomb and whom she almost married.

The new book has already upset Lee, now 84, who reportedly feels ‘betrayed’ by relatives who talked to Taraborrelli.

‘Lee doesn’t like her dirty laundry being aired and she feels betrayed by her cousins,’ according to a friend. And what laundry it is.

When they were young, Janet liked to take her two beautiful daughters to tea at New York’s Plaza Hotel to show them off – and to impart some motherly advice.

‘Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after’ is?’ she once asked them. ‘Money and power.’

Janet later recalled that while Lee looked appalled by the notion of a loveless match, Jackie, three years older, was perfectly accepting of the idea.

Janet was only 21 when she married her first husband and the girls’ father, Jack Bouvier, a handsome but heavy-drinking Wall Street stockbroker and socialite, whom she divorced 12 years later over his philandering.

She struggled financially for years, but was determined her daughters should never want for money themselves. They must always ‘marry up’, she told them.

And when Janet married a second time, it was to a much older, rather dull — but very wealthy – investment banker, Hugh Auchincloss. Together, they had a daughter, also Janet, and son, James.

Janet tried to instill in Jackie and Lee sisterly support, insisting the girls should never compete with each other.

And yet she made that all but impossible by showing undisguised favouritism towards Jackie – as did Jack Bouvier.

It engendered not only a huge insecurity complex in Lee, but also a lifelong determination to avoid her sister’s shadow – quite a challenge when Jackie became the most famous woman in the world.

Jackie was more polished and more intellectual. Younger sister Lee was more of a rebel, more slender than Jackie and – some thought – even more beautiful.

As children, Janet had washed their lustrous brunette hair with raw egg yolk, and would drag them to museums and libraries and then quiz them remorselessly on what they had learned. If the girls defied her, Janet could be vicious. Jackie was 21 when she lost her virginity in a Paris hotel lift to John Marquand Jr, son of a celebrated writer. When Janet discovered he was penniless, she slapped Jackie across the face.

A shameless snob, Janet instead steered her towards a British-educated stockbroker, John Husted, who was dull but socially connected and – she thought – rich. He and Jackie became engaged but when Janet investigated his finances and learnt he earned ‘only’ £12,000 a year (about £115,000 today), she vetoed the match.

Jackie simply took her engagement ring off her finger and slipped it into Husted’s jacket pocket when she next saw him.

‘She was ice cold. Like we never knew each other,’ Husted recalled.

‘I understood the end had come. I never heard from her again.’

Janet had more trouble steering the mercurial Lee away from Michael Canfield, a young publishing executive who, it was later claimed, was the illegitimate brother of the Duke of Kent.

Lee defied her mother, insisting she would marry for love – and she was determined to beat her sister, then dating a young U.S. Senator, Jack Kennedy, up the aisle.

She was just 19 when they wed, but their marriage struggled from the start as Lee discovered Canfield couldn’t fund the expensive lifestyle she expected.

Canfield went to Jackie for advice. ‘The best thing is for you to get her some real money,’ she told him.

When he objected and said they had a perfectly decent standard of living – they had a house in London’s Belgravia and two servants – Jackie responded: ‘I mean real money, Michael.’

Janet had no objections to Jackie’s boyfriend, Jack Kennedy – not least because he was a member of a clan worth at least $500 million. But she was alarmed by his reputation as a philanderer.

Jackie – in thrall to JFK’s huge political ambitions and his family’s glamour – brushed her mother’s reservations aside.

In London, meanwhile, Lee was rumoured to be having a fling with the handsome and charismatic playboy David Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, who owned the 52,0000- acre Badminton estate. She was also seeing the ‘dashing’ property developer Stanislaw ‘Stash’ Radziwill, a twice divorced former Polish prince, 44.

It was Janet who gave Canfield his marching orders while the couple were visiting her in the States.

Janet ordered him to leave the house and her daughter’s life, next morning informing her daughter: ‘He’s gone, Lee. I took care of it.’

Canfield later claimed Lee had boasted to him of having sex with JFK while the two couples were on holiday together. Nini Vidal, sister of Gore Vidal and distantly related by marriage to Jackie and Lee, claimed she had made a similar admission to her and said the tryst occurred while Lee was staying with the Kennedys after Jackie had given birth to daughter, Caroline. Lee reportedly left her bedroom door open deliberately so Canfield could hear her and JFK making love.

Taraborrelli, a seasoned Kennedy biographer, admits he doesn’t know if these stories are true. What’s significant, he says, is that they were bandied about not by strangers or enemies, but by family members – so Jackie must have heard them, too.

Lee, by then 26, married Radziwill and remained in London, where she insisted on being addressed as ‘Princess’ Lee Radziwill, even though her husband had become plain Mr Radziwill when he took British nationality in 1951.

Soon, restless and bored once more, she embarked on an affair in 1962 with shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, one of the richest men in the world.

Charming, adventurous but also a chauvinist and rough diamond, he was 27 years older than Lee. He was also involved with the Greek opera diva Maria Callas.

‘Ari’ told friends he was drawn to Lee because she was a ‘sad and lonely little creature’, aggrieved that her sister was getting all the attention. Lee was, according to her friends, not only more approachable and entertaining than the rather regal Jackie, but also naturally stylish, whereas Jackie needed expert help in becoming a style icon.

Yet Lee was also the type of woman who had her maid follow her into the lavatory to drop gardenias into the bowl every time she used it.

‘Ari is what I deserve,’ claimed Lee. So she had only herself to blame for inviting her elder sister – in low spirits after losing her baby son, Patrick, shortly after his birth — to join her and Onassis on a cruise in October 1963.

Once again, Lee was overshadowed as Onassis turned his attention to Jackie. The old goat kissed Jackie lingeringly on both cheeks, alarming her Secret Service bodyguard who knew JFK would have ‘had a fit’ had he seen it.

But even the First Lady was impressed by his astonishing extravagance. ‘So this is how kings live,’ Jackie whispered to him.

On November 22, 1963, in the hours after JFK’s assassination, Onassis tried to ring Jackie on a private number she had given him. He then flew to Washington and, at Jackie’s insistence, stayed at the White House.

A friend of Lee’s told Taraborrelli that, knowing Onassis’s predatory instincts, she had suspected his motives in ‘comforting’ Jackie even with JFK’s blood still on her pink Chanel suit.

‘Onassis was a fast mover,’ agreed his friend, the socialite Taki Theodoracopulos. He was moving in for the ‘real prize’ even as he continued his affair with Lee. After Jack’s death, however, Jackie was rather more taken with another man. Not her brother-in-law Bobby Kennedy, as has been widely reported, but Jack Warnecke, a tall, handsome architect.

A year after the president’s death, they started an affair. Taraborrelli concedes there was talk she was involved with other men, including Lord Harlech, who was then the British ambassador in Washington.

However, it was Warnecke who swept her off her feet in those vulnerable months. He wanted to marry her, but her ruinously expensive lifestyle was a problem.

Warnecke’s son told Taraborrelli how his father had once described driving Jackie back from a party. Unable to keep their hands off each other, they had stopped the car and had sex. However, passion came a poor second to money with Jackie, who spent vast sums on clothes, jewellery and furnishings.

Two-and-a-half years into their relationship, Warnecke admitted to Jackie that he was nearly $1 million in debt.

He’d even spent the staff bonuses at his architect’s firm to keep up with her lifestyle.

In the summer of 1967, Onassis invited Jackie to his private Greek island of Skorpios. At dinner each night, she’d unfold her napkin and a huge jewel would fall out. Onassis blinded her with his wealth, just as he had her sister years earlier. Jackie returned home and sent Warnecke on his way.

But even her conniving mother drew the line at a billionaire she knew would divide her daughters. Janet told Ari to stay away from both of them.

She was ignored. He and Jackie married in 1968, with Janet whispering that her daughter could still back out even as they walked down the aisle together.

When Jackie returned from honeymoon, they had a vicious row about Onassis which ended with Janet once again slapping her, ‘first on her right cheek with the palm of her hand, then on the left with the back of it — just as she had done when her girls were younger’, writes Taraborrelli.

Lee was furious and utterly mortified by Jackie stealing Onassis from her – years earlier she had turned him down and stuck with Radziwill for fear of causing a scandal for her sister, then the First Lady. It was from this point that Janet noted a ‘marked difference’ in the sisters’ relationship.

Jackie remained married to Onassis until his death in 1975, but the union had soon unravelled, and they were estranged when he died. He had regarded Jackie as just another ‘acquisition’ and had never ended his affair with Maria Callas.

Lee, who had two children with Radziwill, divorced him in 1974. A proposed third marriage five years later to a mega-rich property heir, Newton Cope, foundered on the rocks of Bouvier greed. Just an hour before the ceremony, he refused Jackie and Janet’s insistence that he formally agree to guarantee Lee a whopping $20,000 a month in maintenance.

Lee went on to be linked with a string of famous men, including comic Peter Cook, politician Roy Jenkins, and Mark Shand, brother of the Duchess of Cornwall.

By the Eighties, the sisters were seeing far less of each other, but in 1983 Janet was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Although Jackie became her mother’s devoted carer, it was, ironically, Lee who became Janet’s avowed favourite, despite barely ringing her mother once a month.

Jackie’s resentment increased when she discovered in 1987 that Janet had given Lee $750,000 – said to be a ‘guilt’ payment for the way she had favoured Jackie when they were younger.

‘Lee was bewildered. After all, Jackie had millions in the bank,’ says Taraborrelli. ‘Why begrudge her sister this small amount?’

Lee certainly never matched Jackie when it came to raking in money from her husbands. After Onassis died, Jackie received more than $25 million.

Janet ‘went to her grave’ in 1989 believing her daughters never recovered from their rift over Onassis, says Taraborrelli. With their mother gone, the sisters drifted even further apart.

Jackie – by then living with the Belgian-born diamond merchant Maurice Tempelsman – was diagnosed with cancer in 1994 and declined rapidly. She died in May that year, aged 64, at home in New York. And Lee was at her bedside.

‘I love you so much. I always have, Jacks. I hope you know it,’ she told her sister, who was too drugged up on morphine to hear her.

The news that Jackie, a multi-millionairess, had left nothing to her sister in her will came as a huge shock – to Lee, her social circle and the millions of ‘Jackie O’ fans worldwide.

But to those who had known them both, says Taraborrelli, it was no surprise at all.

See (“Sisters who competed to snare the world’s richest men: Schooled by their ruthless mother to seek out power and money, a new book reveals the bitter jealousy between Jackie O and her sister Lee which led to both of them sleeping with JFK”) (emphasis added)

Each and every one of them: total trailer trash.

. . .

On a personal note, I used to attend “point-to-point” horse races with a female friend who competed in them, in the Virginia countryside west of Washington, D.C., which is beautiful.

One day, my friend was preparing for an event and I was walking alone in a throng of people, when all of a sudden I came face to face with Jackie Kennedy. She was alone too; and we were not more than ten feet apart.

What struck me the most about the brief encounter, years after JFK’s assassination, was that it was like a time warp. Her hair and look were seemingly “frozen in time,” and almost exactly how she looked on that fateful day in Dallas.

It was truly bizarre . . . but then, “Camelot” had been dead for many years.


6 04 2018
Timothy D. Naegele

The Kennedy Brothers Killed Mary Jo Kopechne [UPDATED]

Mary Jo Kopechne

Jerry Oppenheimer—a New York Times bestselling author who wrote two books about the Kennedys—has written for the UK’s Daily Mail:

Chappaquiddick, the summer of 1969 scandal that rocked America and practically destroyed the Kennedy family, is back in the headlines again with a much-hyped movie about the case opening in theaters on Friday.

With the fiftieth anniversary looming of the night Senator Edward Moore (Ted) Kennedy drove his black Oldsmobile sedan into a pond on Chappaquiddick Island in Cape Cod, leaving his companion, Mary Jo Kopechne, in the car to drown, mystery and questions of what really happened still remain to this day.

What is known is that the fatal incident at Chappaquiddick destroyed all chances of Kennedy – who received little more than a slap on the wrist for the death of Kopechne – ever becoming president, and forever placed a dark cloud over the cursed Kennedy family.

In a statement made to police hours after the late night July 18, 1969, incident, the senator claimed he was on his way to get the ferry back to Edgartown, was unfamiliar with the road, made a wrong turn and his car went off a narrow bridge, turned over and sank in the water.

‘I attempted to open the door and the window of the car but have no recollection of how I got out of the car.’ He claimed he ‘repeatedly dove down to the car in an attempt to see if the passenger was still in the car. I was unsuccessful in the attempt. I was exhausted and in a state of shock . . . When I fully realized what had happened this morning, I immediately contacted the police.’

When Kopechne’s body was later retrieved by a diver, she was wearing a blouse, bra, slacks, but no panties.

A week after the accident, on July 25, 1969, Ted Kennedy pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident and causing bodily injury. The prosecutors agreed with Kennedy’s high-powered attorneys to suspend[] any jail sentence.

The judge, James Boyle, sentenced Kennedy to the statutory minimum of two months, which he suspended, stating, ‘He’s already been, and will continue to be punished far beyond anything this court will impose.’

That evening Kennedy went on national television and offered an extensive mea culpa, claiming, among other things, that he was not under the influence of alcohol, and that there was ‘no truth whatever to the widely circulated suspicions of immoral conduct’ regarding his behavior and that of Mary Jo’s on the night of the accident.

He concluded by asking the viewers – the people of Massachusetts – whether he should resign his senate seat.

In January 1970, a secret inquest was held, the results of which were later released, and one key finding was that there was ‘probable cause’ that Kennedy had driven his car ‘negligently and that such operation appears to have contributed’ to Mary Jo’s death.

Kennedy made a payment of $90,904 ($615,061.90 today, with inflation) to Mary Jo’s parents and they received an additional $50,000 ($338,302.99 today, with inflation) from Kennedy’s insurance company.

He walked away a free man, although the stress of the incident caused his wife, Joan, who had a serous drinking problem, to suffer her third miscarriage.

Today, the handling of the Chappaquiddick case is still viewed as a Kennedy cover-up.

The fatal one-car accident occurred after Kennedy, behind the wheel, and Kopechne, in the passenger seat, left a celebration – a reunion for Kopechne and five other women known as the ‘Boiler Room Girls’. They had worked in Ted’s brother Bobby’s ill-fated presidential campaign, compiling data on how Democratic delegates intended to vote.

When Kennedy was assassinated in June 1968 – just a year before Chappaquiddick – Mary Jo, who had a close relationship with Bobby, was devastated.

After the accident on Chappaquiddick speculation was rampant that 37-year-old Ted, the popular and handsome US Senator from Massachusetts, married with three children – but also a heavy drinker and womanizer – was headed for a sexual tryst with pretty Mary Jo, a five-foot-two blue-eyed blonde who was a week away from celebrating her twenty-ninth birthday.

Aside from the reunion, police learned, Ted had actually invited Mary Jo to accompany him to the 46th annual Edgartown Yacht Club Regatta that weekend.

Ted and his people denied there was anything romantic or sexual between him and her that fatal night, or at any other time.

But since Mary Jo was dead, it was just Ted’s word, a classic ‘he said, he said’ situation.

Because of Ted’s growing reputation as a skirt-chaser, Kennedy aides moved quickly to quash growing suspicions about Ted and Mary Jo’s activities at the party, and after. They decided that the most virtuous person they could compare Mary Jo to was the senator’s sister-in-law, Ethel.

Wendell Pigman, who had been one of Mary Jo’s supervisors when she worked for Bobby, would later assert that Mary Jo ‘was like Ethel in that she would grimace if anyone said anything that was dirty or tasteless. You can spot people who are swingers and she was not one of them.’

While Ted claimed he and Mary Jo were little more than acquaintances, it can now be revealed, it was Bobby who had first taken a more than casual liking to Mary Jo, who somewhat resembled Bobby’s wife Ethel, mother of their eleven children.

Mary Jo Kopechne’s ties to the Kennedys went back five years to 1964 when she had been hired as a secretary to Bobby, then the U.S. senator from New York.

Mary Jo fit the Kennedy’s profile perfectly.

Like the Kennedys – and especially Ethel – Mary Jo was a staunch catholic, had attended parochial schools, and had spent a year teaching at the Mission of St. Jude in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Kennedy matriarch, Rose Kennedy, knew Mary Jo and considered her ‘one of Bobby’s most dedicated staff assistants’. Mary Jo had been a guest at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port for a cookout and sailing, and socialized with Rose and other family members.

Mary Jo hero-worshipped the Kennedys – and especially Bobby, who like Ted, their late brother, the assassinated president John Kennedy, and their father, the patriarch, Joseph P Kennedy, were legendary philanderers.

With Bobby, Mary Jo was a tireless worker and was totally devoted to him, with dreams of his winning the presidency and her coming to work for him in the White House.

During his run for the presidency, she stayed up one whole night at the Kennedy home, Hickory Hill, in McLean, Virginia, typing and editing the candidate’s major anti-Vietnam War speech. She had not only typed his presidential announcement, but had even made suggestions regarding some of his phrasing.

Not only did Bobby think Mary Jo was invaluable as his assistant – someone who was completely trustworthy, a young woman who would keep everything between them confidential, but he also was sexually drawn to her – her fresh-faced look, her cute ways, her pert body.

As one close Kennedy source states, ‘Bobby came on to Mary Jo. He took advantage of her trust in him, and her being somewhat naïve and not really sophisticated. At a minimum, there was kissing, and this was happening when she was working at Hickory Hill’.

Another insider asserts, ‘It was typical Bobby. He thought he could have an affair with her, or maybe just a quickie. It was that typical Kennedy male way with women, and Mary Jo was a convenient, cute target. She was a good Catholic girl, and Bobby probably figured he could take advantage of her.

‘Mary Jo must have thought it was a flirtation and she was honored that Bobby cared for her. Today the #metoo movement would be all over RFK for sexual harassment. But Mary Jo kept to herself whatever happened. At one point, I think it was in the stable at Hickory Hill, Ethel caught Bobby and Mary Jo in an embrace, which Bobby excused as a pat on the back for Mary Jo’s good work.’

Bobby had often thrown caution to the wind when pursuing women, even at Hickory Hill, so it was no surprise to Kennedy insiders that he would ‘come on’ to Mary Jo Kopechne in the family home.

It had happened before with other women.

Back in the Sixties, Douglas Kiker had been one of the top reporters for NBC News, covering such major stories as the Vietnam War, and the civil rights movement, and he was one of the elite journalists who were part of the Bobby and Ethel’s elite circle.

In an interview for my book, The Other Mrs. Kennedy, Kiker recalled being at Hickory Hill for a cookout when Bobby, the U.S. Senator, openly flirted with pretty blonde twenty-something Polly Bussell, who worked on scheduling in Bobby’s Senate office, and who Kiker occasionally dated.

Both in bathing suits, Bobby and Bussell took off on her motorcycle to a nearby wooded area where they were spotted by a McLean police patrol.

‘When Bobby saw the cops,’ Kiker said, ‘he took off into the underbrush, leaving this tall blonde in a bikini standing there. So here was Polly all alone on her motorcycle. The cops escorted her back into Hickory Hill. After they left, Bobby reappeared out of the brush.’

As Kiker described the incident, ‘It was the Chappaquiddick syndrome long before Chappaquiddick.’

But Bussell lived to tell about her relationship with Bobby Kennedy. Mary Jo Kopechne didn’t about her relationship with Ted Kennedy.

Bussell said she had received a number of invitations from Bobby and Ethel to attend parties at Hickory Hill, but noted that she spent ‘much more time with Robert Kennedy than with Ethel. I felt I was definitely a friend, but not necessarily with her.’

A Hickory Hill insider told me that Bobby often told Ethel which women to invite to parties.

‘They were the cute blondes, the ones Bobby liked to have around him, and Ethel never seemed to object. She always went along with whatever he wanted.’

When the Chappaquiddick scandal broke, Ethel became one of her brother-in-law Ted Kennedy’s staunchest defenders.

‘Ethel was still in a state of shock over Bobby’s death,’ a family insider told me, ‘and now the man who she was relying on to keep her on steady ground – the only shoulder she had to lean on – seemed to be self-destructing before her eyes.’

Still, she pulled herself together, and was instructed by Burke Marshall, who had served as assistant attorney general under Bobby, when he was attorney general in his brother John’s administration, to call highly placed friends in Washington who could offer Ted advice and counsel.

She also was told to place a telephone call to Mary Jo’s parents.

‘She talked about faith, how it could help,’ recalled Joseph Kopechne. ‘She said, we will be at the funeral.’

Three days later, Ethel accompanied Ted and his wife, Joan, to the dreary mining town of Plymouth, Pennsylvania, where Mary Jo had been born. Ted, who had been in seclusion at the Kennedy compound since giving what was a vague statement to police, was wearing a neck brace.

Outside St. Vincent’s Church, in Plymouth, the Kennedys were treated like rock stars. Young girls swarmed around Ted’s car. A news report stated that girls pinched one another, and one squealed, ‘Isn’t he beautiful? I saw him! I saw him!’

And an elderly woman stood in the crowd holding a red, white, and blue sign that read: ‘KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT, 1972.’

Now, nearly fifty years after the incident at Chappaquiddick, almost a decade after Ted Kennedy’s death, a film about Mary Jo’s death and the aftermath called ‘Chappaquiddick’ is opening in theaters across the country on Friday.

The reviews have been favorable.

As The Washington Post noted, giving the film three stars, ‘Chappaquiddick provides just enough detail to allow us to draw our own conclusions, yet no viewer will think of Ted in the same way. For a true-crime film about a well-documented incident, Chappaquiddick’s ability to preserve ambiguity is remarkable in itself.’

A surviving relative of Mary Jo, a 75-year-old aunt, however, told People ‘For 49 years, people have wanted to know what happened. Maybe now Mary Jo will be brought to the forefront and remembered not just for how she died but for who she was.’

The Kennedy clan, though, is, naturally, not happy about the film.

As one family insider told me: ‘It’s bringing up all that same old Chappaquiddick scandal s**t again. Wherever Ted is, we hope he’s resting peacefully. He was a great man.’

See (“The real story of how Mary Jo Kopechne was a victim of the Kennedys TWICE: Secretary killed at Chappaquiddick had been yet another target of RFK’s insatiable sexual appetite before his assassination“) (emphasis added)

As discussed in my article and comments above, RFK bedded Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, among countless others.

All of the Kennedys were sexual predators and trailer trash.

Indeed, the one thread that runs through the Kennedys is total corruption and depravity.

They set the bar, under which LBJ, Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby and Tiger Woods crawled.

The treason and criminality of Barack Obama, the Clintons, Robert Mueller, James Comey, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Rod Rosenstein and so many others is truly “Kennedy-esque.”

See, e.g., (“Robert Mueller Should Be Executed For Treason“) and (“The Real Russian Conspiracy: Barack Obama, The Clintons, And The Sale Of America’s Uranium To Russia’s Killer Putin”)

Only when these most-recent malfeasors pay the ultimate price, will our wonderful country be purged of such corruption and restored to greatness. Lessons need to be taught that will reverberate for generations to come.

Never forget that RFK ran and abused the DOJ for his brother, JFK. And Teddy was a killer who was lionized in the corridors of Congress after Mary Jo’s tragic death. I know, because our Senate offices were right next to his, and I saw it happen.


5 07 2018
Timothy D. Naegele

The Despicable Ethel Kennedy Treated Her Immigrant Servants Like Dogs [UPDATED]


Jerry Oppenheimer has written for the UK’s Daily Mail:

Wearing a green jacket that read ‘I really do care,’ Ethel Kennedy celebrated at the annual Hyannis Port annual Fourth of July parade with a clear slap at the first lady.

Just a week before, it was announced that the 90-year-old would be participating in a hunger strike to protest President Trump’s immigration policies on the southern border.

But Ethel’s protestations may be somewhat hypocritical, as Robert F. Kennedy’s widow ‘treated her immigrant servants like dogs,’ according to insiders who worked for her.

After RFK’s assassination in June 1968, Ethel was the sole mistress of Hickory Hill[. T]he Kennedys’ fabled estate in McLean, Virginia[] became known as ‘Horror Hill’ because of Ethel’s temper tantrums and abusive treatment of the help.

She earned a reputation for slapping and berating immigrant household workers, cheating them out of money, and screaming at them like a ‘mad woman,’ causing them to flee in tears, or be fired,’ sources recalled.

Sympathetic friends blamed her behavior on the depression and anger brought on by the tragic loss of her husband, father of their 11 children, with the last born after he was killed.

Still, she made it a living hell for her help.

‘I really don’t think Ethel liked Hispanics or blacks,’ her one-time secretary, Noelle Fell, told me for my biography, The Other Mrs. Kennedy: Ethel Skakel Kennedy, an American Drama of Power, Privilege, and Politics.

Fell, one of a number of Ethel’s former employees interviewed for the book, asserted that Ethel ‘couldn’t stand it if [the immigrant help] didn’t speak English well, or understand it. Ethel would say something once, and if they didn’t understand it she would be furious, scream at them and threaten to fire them, or worse.’

But now, in her golden years, as one of the last of the renowned Kennedy wives, she has volunteered to fast for 24 hours as part of a 24-day hunger strike, in memory of the more than 2,000 immigrant children from south of the border who have reportedly been separated from their parents while illegally crossing from Mexico into the U.S.

As part of the protest, the Kennedy widow was to make a financial donation in lieu of the food she would have eaten, according to her daughter, Kerry Kennedy, who heads the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, a nonprofit advocacy group.

‘We want to find a way for people who can’t go down to the border to actually do something themselves at home that is concrete and creates change, and this is what we’re calling on them to do,’ said Kerry, Ethel’s seventh-born child.

She described her mother as ‘very joyful’ about the protest -#BreakBreadNotFamilies.’

But immigrants from south of the border who were employed by Mrs. Kennedy in the years following her husband’s murder found ‘no joy’ in working for her, sources stated.

As one asserted, ‘They were treated like dogs.’

And even an African American woman in her employ suffered verbal racial abuse, recalled Kennedy brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford.

Sitting in the kitchen at Hickory Hill nursing a cup of coffee, he later claimed, he witnessed Ethel voicing a racial slur at a maid who was cleaning, and inadvertently tossed an item that Ethel was saving, involving her late husband.

As Lawford later recounted, ‘Ethel screeched, “What are you doing?”

‘The maid said, “I’m throwing this away, Mrs. Kennedy.”

‘And Ethel said,”‘You stupid ******. Don’t you know what you’re doing? Get out of my sight. You’re fired!” The woman fled in shock.’

Returning to his home in Los Angeles, Lawford mentioned the scene to his then wife, Patricia Seaton Lawford, who recalled, ‘Peter was very upset. He had been very much into the civil rights movement and he hated what Ethel had said.’

‘Over the years he had seen a lot of self-righteous behavior in Ethel.’

Noelle Fell, however, noting that she had never heard Ethel use the N-word, remembered ‘she would say things like, “black people are stupid.”

To members of the Kennedy circle, Ethel’s use of a racial slur seemed incomprehensible because she and her late husband – renowned in the civil rights movement – were friends with the likes of such celebrated African Americans as Coretta King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King; the Olympian Rafer Johnson, and Cesar Chavez, the Mexican-American labor leader and civil rights activist.

Ethel’s son, Robert Kennedy Jr., would later claim that his mother never used such racist language.

But Ethel could also be physically abusive – especially to South American immigrants with poor language skills – as underscored by an incident witnessed by Fell.

‘Ethel had asked one of the maids, who had difficulty with English, to bring her a jar of face cream,’ recalled Fell.

When Mrs. Kennedy asked for something it had to be right away. When she was in a hurry everything flew.’

The servant somehow misunderstood what she had been told and soon returned with sanitary napkins, rather than the requested face cream.

Furious, the Kennedy widow ‘hit her in the face, just slapped her,’ Fell told me.

The maid ‘was crying and she ran to the basement and said she was going to leave. I said, “Mrs. Kennedy’s not in a good mood today.”

But, according to Fell, the maid said, ‘I’m never going to work here again. No one has ever slapped me.’

Fell confronted Ethel. ‘I said she’s a very good worker. I don’t feel we can lose her.’

The maid stayed on. A few weeks later she suffered a minor injury at Hickory Hill, and with guests present, Ethel made a big to-do over her, announcing she would personally drive her to a nearby hospital.

As Fell saw it, ‘Mrs. Kennedy was a great actress. She was trying to show her guests what a nice boss she was. I remember her saying – and I laughed to myself when I heard it – “I have really valuable people working for me. She’s one of the best.”

‘But if Mrs. Kennedy didn’t have an audience – watch out!’

Future employees, including those with black or brown skin, were warned about working for the Kennedy widow at her five-acre estate, located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., long since sold.

‘When you go out to Hickory Hill, if you don’t like her, and she doesn’t like you, you’re going to know it,’ said an insider.

‘If that happens, for God’s sake, do not take the job. Working for Ethel can be totally and utterly lethal.’

One who got under her skin after RFK’s death was the senator’s favorite among the help – Ena Bernard, a black woman from Costa Rica.

‘If it wasn’t for Ena,’ the presidential hopeful was known to say, ‘this place [Hickory Hill] would fall apart.’

He considered her the Kennedy family’s ‘treasure.’

She had begun working for them in the early 50s when then-congressman and future president John F. Kennedy secured a green card for her, using the influence of his congressional office.

His brother, Bobby, who was attorney general in the Kennedy administration, later arranged for Ena to accompany President Kennedy on an Alliance for Progress trip to her homeland, where she was accorded a virtual hero’s welcome.

Later, Bobby Kennedy arranged to bring Ena’s daughter, Josefina, to the U.S. from the Bernards’ hometown of Heredia, Costa Rica.

And when RFK was murdered, Ena, who had a room on the third floor at Hickory Hill, was heartbroken.

But Ethel, so possessive of RFK, had come to loathe Ena, and wanted to fire her, apparently always jealous of her close friendship with RFK, and her control of the raucous Kennedy household.

Richard Burke, who had worked as Sen. Ted Kennedy’s personal assistant, was aware of the war between Ethel and the Costa Rican servant.

‘Ena really called the shots’ at Hickory Hill,’ he said.

‘She was the one everybody always went to, nobody went to Ethel. I never saw the kids running up to their mother. They always went to Ena first. The older kids shied away from Ethel, avoiding her like the plague.’

When Bobby was alive, Ethel had smiled and tolerated Ena. But that changed after his death.

As one Kennedy insider noted, ‘Mrs. Kennedy wanted to get rid of her so bad.’

This ignited fights between Ethel and her older children, Kathleen and Joe, who had adored the heavyset woman since they were toddlers – the woman their mother had come to despise.

As Ethel’s sister-in-law Patricia Kennedy Lawford noted, ‘Everyone who wondered how Ethel could raise eleven children knew when they saw Ena in action.’

As one RFK son, Christopher, remembered Ena, ‘She would praise us in English and get mad at us in Spanish.’

But Ethel always berated her often in harsh English.

‘Mrs. Kennedy would get ticked off at Ena and yell, “Get out! I don’t need you here!”

Another insider noted, ‘Ethel felt Ena was a thorn in her side because Ena knew too much about the family, that she was a snoop who always had her ear to the door.’

When asked why she took Ethel’s abuse, Ena claimed she stayed because of the Kennedy children.

But when Ethel had one of her tantrums, or did something to embarrass herself, Ena gloated, according to Noelle Fell.

She recalls Ena once confiding, ‘The thing I miss most about the senator is that he used to put Ethel in her place. He would take her by the shoulders, sit her down, and give her a talking to. . . . You know the reason why Mrs. Kennedy had so many children? Because that was her way to make sure her marriage stayed together.’

Ena ‘Mimi’ Bernard, who spent more than four decades with the Kennedys, managed to endure Ethel’s abuse, until she retired, dying at the age of 105 in July 2013.

At the door of her little home in Sunrise, Florida, was a Kennedy family memento – a ceramic Dalmatian, a gift from the one Kennedy woman who wanted to fire her – Ethel Skakel Kennedy.

See (“Ethel Kennedy’s hunger strike hypocrisy: Widow of RFK treated her immigrant servants ‘like dogs,’ slapped a South American maid for not understanding English and said ‘black people are stupid,’ book claims“); see also (“WE LOVE KIDS!“)

Ethel Kennedy is the titular head of the most disfunctional family in American history. If one has any doubts whatsoever, please read my article above and all of the comments beneath it.

After JFK’s death in Dallas, her husband RFK began an affair with JFK’s widow Jackie; and he had affairs with Marilyn Monroe and others.

Bobby and Jackie Kennedy


2 03 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

Godfather Actor Claims Marilyn Monroe Was Murdered By Robert Kennedy

RFK and Marilyn Monroe

The UK’s Daily Mail has reported:

Godfather actor Gianni Russo claims he had an affair with Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe when he was just 16 and knows how she really died.

Russo, the Staten Islander who played Carlo Rizzo in The Godfather, says Monroe didn’t die of a barbiturate overdose as her autopsy proclaimed. He claims she was murdered in cold blood.

The 75-year-old says that she was killed by none other than Robert Kennedy, who orchestrated her death because he didn’t want news of his and John F. Kennedy’s involvement with the star to go public.

‘It had to be Bobby. No one else would kill her. The mob would not have done it. They liked her. She was that party girl. Give her a couple pills, a couple drinks and she’ll f**k everyone,’ Russo said to the New York Post.

Russo claims to have shared an on-and-off affair with Monroe for years, starting when he was 16 and the actress was 33.

Speaking on their relationship he said: ‘Marilyn was the best lover. She just wanted to please you.’

He even has a picture with her just three days before her death on August 5, 1962.

In the picture he looks at the star, who dons a scarf on her head and sunglasses, at the CalNeva Lodge, a resort of the California-Nevada border.

‘It was taken three days before she was found dead in Los Angeles of what coroners deemed to be a drug overdose,’ he said.

Russo said that her death followed soon after that meeting at that lodge because the mob was after them.

He said the mob and Chicago crime boss Sam Giancana were after Monroe because they wanted to get to the president.

Mobsters flocked to the lodge when Monroe was there with the alleged plan of filming her in a threesome with JFK and Robert Kennedy.

They wanted to use the scandalous tape as blackmail to strong-arm the president into invading Cuba and returning the island’s casinos to organized criminals.

The plan never came to fruition as JFK failed to show up to the resort.

Russo says that Marilyn learned of the plot and threatened to report the mob to the media. Robert Kennedy caught wind of her plans to go public, and plotted her death to stop her, according to the actor.

‘A guy known as The Doctor — a killer for hire and an actual MD; he had done major hits for the mob — injected air into the vein near Marilyn’s pubic region. She died of an embolism, but it looked like drugs to the coroner,’ Russo said on her death.

He details Monroe’s death and his other experiences rubbing shoulders with celebrities and the mob in his new memoir Hollywood Godfather, out on March 12.

See (“Godfather actor claims Marilyn Monroe was murdered and Robert Kennedy was behind her killing because he didn’t want her to go public on her romps with JFK“) (emphasis added)

After JFK’s death in Dallas, RFK began an affair with JFK’s widow Jackie; and he had affairs with Marilyn Monroe and others.

See, e.g., (“Ethel Kennedy Knew Husband Bobby Had Affair With Widow Jackie Kennedy“)

Bobby and Jackie Kennedy


2 08 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

The Kennedy Curse Continues, Unabated

Valerie Edwards has written in the UK’s Daily Mail:

The death of Saoirse Kennedy Hill, a granddaughter of former US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy, has become the latest tragedy for a political dynasty that has been shaken by assassination and scandal.

Saoirse died from an apparent overdose at her family’s compound on Thursday afternoon.

Paramedics responding to a call of a suspected overdose just after 2.30pm on Thursday arrived at the scene and found the patient in cardiac arrest.

She was transported to Cape Cod Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Her death comes less than a month after the Kennedy family remembered two tragedies: the Chappaquiddick car crash and John F. Kennedy Jr’s plane crash.

It has been 20 years since JFK Jr was killed after his plane crashed off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

July 18 marked the 50-year anniversary of the Chappaquiddick car crash when Senator Ted Kennedy drove his vehicle off of a bridge on Massachusetts’ Chappaquiddick Island, killing Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for RFK.

But these are just some of the tragedies and scandals to have rocked a family that has been long said to be ‘cursed’.



Mary Richardson Kennedy: The philanthropist

Mary Kennedy was an interior designer, architect, and philanthropist.

She co-founded the Food Allergy Initiative, the largest fund for food allergy research in the US.

Mary was the ex-wife of Robert Kennedy Jr. She was found hanged in a barn on May 16, 2012. She was 52 years old.

A housekeeper found her body after she committed suicide at the family’s Mount Kisco estate in Westchester County, New York.

Her official cause of death was asphyxiation due to hanging, according to an autopsy report.

But a medical examiner also found antidepressants in her blood system.

Mary had an ongoing battle with drugs and alcohol and on several occasions tried to seek help.


Kara Kennedy: The film and television producer

Kara was born to Sen Ted Kennedy and Joan Bennett Kennedy in February 1960.

She died on September 16, 2011, from a heart attack following a workout at a health club in Washington, DC.

Kara was 51 years old.

It’s believed that the heart attack may have been brought on by the aggressive cancer treatment she underwent.

Kara was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002. At the time, she was reportedly told that her diagnosis was inoperable.

But her father helped her find a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who removed part of her right lung. She then went through chemotherapy and radiation.

Following her death, her brother, former Rhode Island Rep Patrick Kennedy said the grueling treatments had left his sister physically weakened.

‘Her heart gave out,’ he told the Associated Press. ‘She’s with dad.’


John F. Kennedy Jr: The lawyer and journalist

JFK’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr, was killed in 1999 when his plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.

He died alongside his wife, Carolyn and his sister-in-law Lauren just off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. JFK Jr was on his way to the wedding of his cousin Rory.

He had almost been alone that night after Carolyn threatened to skip the nuptials.

Carolyn had a change of heart at the last second however, and the two set off with her sister Lauren.

JFK Jr had taken off from Essex County Airport in Fairfield, New Jersey, at 8.39pm that night, bound for the airfield in Martha’s Vineyard.

The air traffic controller at the island airport alerted the regional Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) office in Connecticut just after 10pm when the plane had failed to arrive.

In the end, it was the conditions that evening most likely caused the tragedy.

Three days later, parts of the plane were detected on the ocean floor.

On July 21, 1999, five days after the plane went missing, the three bodies were found and removed from the underwater wreckage.

The ashes of John, 38, his wife Carolyn, 33, and Lauren, 34, were scattered at sea on July 22 just off of Martha’s Vineyard by friends and family.


Michael Kennedy: The lawyer and activist

Michael Kennedy, a lawyer and activist, was in Aspen, Colorado, when he was killed in a skiing accident on December 31, 1997.

He was 39 years old.


David Kennedy: The aspiring journalist

David Kennedy died from a drug overdose on April 25, 1984. He overdosed in a hotel near a family vacation home in Palm Beach, Florida.

He was 28 years old at the time.

David was the son of Robert and Ethel Kennedy.


Robert F. Kennedy: The second presidential Kennedy

Robert F Kennedy, who was also known as RFK, was assassinated during his run for president in 1968, nearly five years after his brother JFK was shot dead in Dallas.

RFK was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in California on June 6, 1968.

He was shot following his victory speech in the California primary election in front of his wife, Ethel.

Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of shooting RFK while he and a group of people were walking through the pantry at the Ambassador Hotel on the way to a news conference.

His daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, and his son, Robert F Kennedy, Jr, last year called for a new investigation into their father’s assassination because they don’t believe Sirhan is responsible for his death.

After personally reviewing evidence and visiting the convicted killer Sirhan in prison in California, Kennedy, Jr argued that the wrong man was put behind bars.


John F. Kennedy: A nation mourns the 35th president

JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963, by Lee Harvey Oswald in downtown Dallas, Texas. He was 46 years old.

He was born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr and Rose Kennedy on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, an area outside of Boston in Massachusetts.

JFK, who went on to become the 35 president of the United States, was one of nine children.

He married Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1953. The couple had three children, John F. Kennedy Jr, Caroline Kennedy and Patrick Bouvier Kennedy.

Under his administration, the Cuban Missile Crisis ended after almost pushing the two superpowers – the US and the then Soviet Union – to the brink of nuclear war in October 1962.

That same year Kennedy had furthered US involvement in Southeast Asia while both the Cold War and the Space Race were heating up.

He had asked Congress for millions to put a man on the moon before the 1960s ended to beat the Russians, who had their own program. That US accomplishment would happen when Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, but one that Kennedy did not get to witness.

The day after JFK was assassinated, the newly sworn-in Lyndon B. Johnson issued his first presidential proclamation.

In a statement that was broadcast on both television and radio, he declared November 25, 1963, the day of JFK’s funeral, a national day of mourning.


Patrick Bouvier Kennedy: JFK’s youngest son

Patrick was the youngest son of JFK and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, also known as Jackie O.

He was born prematurely on August 7, 1963, and died on August 9, 1963. He lived less than 40 hours.


Kathleen Cavendish: The free-spirit

Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy was the daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and a younger sister to JFK. She was also killed in a plane crash on May 13, 1948.

She died at the age of 28 while on a flight from Paris to the French Riviera alongside her married lover.

Kathleen was the family’s free-spirit whose life was filled with rebellion and cross-continent love.

The unpublicized story of Kathleen ‘Kick’ Kennedy is a haunting tale that ends with her funeral in which the only Kennedy to attend was her father.

She was known as a rebellious yet charming woman who defied her family for love and lost her brother and husband to war.

Because of JFK’s blossoming political career and the scandalous circumstances surrounding her death, the family kept Kathleen’s death quiet.

She was buried in a small churchyard in Edenser, England.

The gravestone identifies her as Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington.


Joseph P. Kennedy Jr: The WWII pilot

He was the eldest child of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and the eldest sibling of John F. Kennedy.

Joseph was killed in a plane crash while serving as a land-based bomber pilot with the United States Navy in World War II.

He was 29 years old when his plane exploded mid-air on August 12, 1944.

Joseph was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously.



Ted Kennedy: The Chappaquiddick Incident

On July 18, 1969, Edwards ‘Ted’ Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile sedan off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island and into a pond.

The island is located off the famous resort island of Martha’s Vineyard.

His passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned in the crash and he was unable to pull her out of the water.

But instead of alerting authorities, Kennedy returned to a party he and Kopechne had attended and sought out the late Paul Markham, who had recently resigned as US Attorney for Massachusetts.

During his testimony at an inquest months later, Markham remembers the moment he first arrived at the scene at Dike Bridge just after midnight.

‘Up to this time I didn’t know what the accident really was and I remember saying, “Holy God”,’ he said.

Markham later testified that the two dove into the waters numerous times in an unsuccessful attempt to locate Kopechne, who’d been a campaign worker for Kennedy’s older brother, RFK, before his assassination the previous year.

The following day, Markham went with Kennedy to provide a statement to police on Martha’s Vineyard.

Ted pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and received a suspended sentence of two months in jail. He was never indicted, but the incident mars his legacy.

The Massachusetts senator died on August 25, 2009, at the age of 77 following a yearlong battle with brain cancer.

In his book, True Compass, that was released posthumously, Kennedy said his actions on Chappaquiddick were ‘inexcusable’.

He said he was afraid and ‘made terrible decisions’ and had to live with the guilt for more than four decades.


William Kennedy Smith: 1991 rape acquittal

William Kennedy Smith is a physician whose work is centered on the rehabilitation of landmine victims.

He was accused of raping Patricia Bowman in 1991 in Palm Beach, Florida, after a night of drinking with his uncle, Ted Kennedy.

William’s mother Jean Kennedy Smith is a former US Ambassador to Ireland. He is the nephew of RFK and JFK.

A Florida jury acquitted William of sexual assault and battery on Bowman following a ten-day trial.

He claimed the sex between him and his accuser had been consensual.

Another sexual assault claim levied against William was dismissed in 2004 while an additional claim was settled out of court the following year.

In 2004, William said his ‘family and personal history have made me unusually vulnerable to these kinds of charges’.


Joseph P. Kennedy II:

In 1973, Joseph P. Kennedy II was found guilty of driving to endanger after a car accident in Nantucket left Pamela Burkley partially paralyzed.

Burkley became paralyzed from the chest down when the vehicle driven by Joseph overturned on a country road.

Others were also injured, including his brother, David Kennedy, and Burkley’s younger sister.

Burkley decided not to sue Kennedy after getting $668,000 from an insurance settlement.


Rosemary Kennedy: The lobotomy

Rosemary Kennedy was the third child and first daughter of Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy.

She attended the Edward Devotion public school in Brookline, Massachusetts, for the first two years of kindergarten and was found to be deficient in basic cognitive skills.

Rosemary didn’t interact well with fellow students although at home, she adored her brothers, Jack and Joe, and they lavished attention on her.

With her issues, at age seven she couldn’t return to Edward Devotion School.

Joe Kennedy consulted the head of the Psychology Department at Harvard University, his alma mater, where they conducted mental faculty tests on Rosie and diagnosed her as ‘mentally retarded’ and suggested institutionalization.

In 1941, her father gave his consent for a pre-frontal lobotomy on his 23-year-old daughter.

Rosemary’s reading, writing, spelling and counting skills never got above a fourth-grade level even though she studied hard and was able to add three triple digit numbers.

She returned to Brookline to be tutored again by specialists as well her mother who even tried to help develop her physical coordination by playing tennis and catch with her.

Glowingly happy back at home, Rosie wanted to go out on her own just like her brothers and younger sisters.

Joe Kennedy was conflicted. He didn’t know how to have her treated and was embarrassed. He feared his daughter’s condition could impact his political ambitions for him and his sons.

He read about this new procedure, a pre-frontal lobotomy that promised to be the definitive treatment.

In November 1941, unbeknownst to his family, Joe took Rosemary to be examined by Dr. Walter Freeman, a neurologist and psychiatrist who was also a George Washington University professor.

Freeman diagnosed Rosemary’s condition as ‘agitated depression’, and suggested that a new neurosurgical procedure, a prefrontal lobotomy, would end the rages and ‘render her happy and content’.

Joe gave Freeman the okay to proceed that fall at George Washington University Hospital.

It was the worst day of Rosemary’s life.

Freeman was not a surgeon but a professor who performed theatrics at his lectures and ‘thrived on horror and fascination.’

He hooked up with Dr. James Watts, a neurosurgeon and the two practiced on brains in cadavers.

The unseemly pair raided sanitariums and mental institutions for candidates and if the surgery was botched, there was no complaint.

Freeman described the surgery: ‘We went through the top of the head, I think she was awake. She had a mild tranquilizer. I made a surgical incision in the brain through the skull. It was near the front. It was on both sides. We just made a small incision, no more than an inch’.

With what looked like a butter knife, he moved it up and down slicing through brain tissue.

When Rosemary stopped singing ‘God Bless America’ and became incoherent, they ceased their butchery.

Rosemary was packed off again to an institution, Craig House in Beacon, New York, a private psychiatric hospital an hour north of Manhattan.

No family ever visited. Joe told no one of the medical procedure he had approved. He lied to Rose and said Rosie had become worse and doctors suggested institutionalization with no visitors – but he never said where she was.

‘The left side of Rosie’s body had been partially paralyzed. Her head titled, frozen near her left shoulder. The fingers of her left hand became gnarled and useless’.

Now lethargic, incontinent, she couldn’t talk and relied on grunting, screaming and shrieking.

She relearned walking, brushing her teeth, simple dressing.

The barbaric treatment did not erase her temper tantrums but she became worse and was assigned two guards in her living quarters.

In 1949, on learning that Rosie was being sexually abused at Craig House, Joe had her moved to Saint Coletta, a home for the mentally retarded in southeastern Jefferson, Wisconsin.

Rosie died on January 7, 2005, at the age of 86.

See (“The Kennedy Curse: How death of Saoirse Kennedy at age 22 is just the latest tragedy for a political dynasty gripped by assassination and scandal“) (emphasis added); see also (“Young woman dies after paramedics were called to Kennedy Compound for a ‘possible overdose'”)

As discussed in my article above, and in the extensive comments beneath it, the “Kennedy Curse” is a consistent thread that runs through the Kennedy family, and tragically never seems to end.

The listing in the Daily Mail article above is merely a partial description of the “Kennedy Curse,” which has afflicted what is surely the most dysfunctional family ever to achieve significant political power in American history.


12 09 2019
Timothy D. Naegele

The Kennedys Are Evil Wackos

[Robert F. Kennedy with Marilyn Monroe, his mistress and his brother John F. Kennedy’s mistress]

Chris Spargo has reported for the UK’s Daily Mail:

Robert F Kennedy Jr is once again making waves after accusing former Lockheed Aircraft employee Thane Eugene Cesar of murdering his father.

‘On June 5, 1968, Cesar, an employee in a classified section of Lockheed’s Burbank facility, was moonlighting as a security guard at the Ambassador Hotel. He had landed the job about one week earlier,’ wrote RFK Jr in a social media post on Thursday.

‘Cesar waited in the pantry as my father spoke in the ballroom, then grabbed my father by the elbow and guided him toward Sirhan.’

He made this accusation just hours after Cesar passed away in the Philippines, and 41 years after the fatal shooting.

RFK Jr also claimed that it was Cesar, unloading his gun from behind as Kennedy fell to the floor after being struck with a bullet from Sirhan’s gun, who fired the fatal shot that night.

RFK Jr is not the first to accuse Cesar of having been involved in the assassination, with some even believing it was his bullet and not Sirhan’s which killed the presidential hopeful.

He had been called in to work at the hotel at the last second that night, with the plumber at Lockheed also working security detail part time with a local agency.

Many have pointed out in the past that Thane had extreme right-wing views and held a deep-seeded hatred for the Kennedy clan.

And it is true that he was standing by the then-New York senator’s side at the exact moment he was shot by Sirhan.

His gun was drawn as well at the time, and powder burns were found on his face.

And hi[]s clip-on tie was found by Kennedy’s side, as if he had ripped it off while being shot[.]

Cesar was married at the time[.]

There has long been support for the theory that there was a second gunman however after the autopsy report found that Kennedy died after being fatally struck from behind.

RFK Jr notes that in his post, which comes just a few months after he made waves with his sudden and staunch stance against mandatory vaccinations.

‘Sirhan fired two shots toward my father before he was tackled. From under the dog pile, Sirhan emptied his 8 chamber revolver firing 6 more shots in the opposite direction 5 of them striking bystander and one going wild,’ wrote RFK Jr.

‘By his own account, Cesar was directly behind my dad holding his right elbow with his own gun drawn when my dad fell backwards on top of him. Cesar repeatedly changed his story about exactly when he drew his weapon.’

He then added: ‘According to the Coroner, Dr. Thomas Noguchi, all 4 shots that struck my father were “contact” shots fired from behind my dad with the barrel touching or nearly touching his body.’

RFK Jr then gets into what Cesar did with the murder weapon and his motive for the murder.

‘Cesar sold his .22 to a co-worker weeks after the assassination warning him that it had been used in a crime. Cesar lied to police claiming that he’d disposed of the gun months before the assassination,’ claimed RFK Jr.

‘Cesar was a bigot who hated the Kennedys for their advocacy of Civil Rights for blacks.’

He then revealed that he had even planned to meet Cesar last June in the Philippines, but said that the planned sit-down was cancelled at the last second.

RFK Jr said that it was Cesar’s agent, Dan Moldea, who cancelled the meeting.

That is the same man who first gave weight to the theory that Cesar might have played a role in the shooting back in 1995, when he published The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy: An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity.

The investigative journalist and author laid out all the evidence in support of the second gunman theory, but then declared Cesar was not guilty of any crime in the book’s final pages.

Moldea also eulogized Cesar on Thursday, but in a far different tone than RFK Jr.

‘Thane Eugene Cesar, 77, the security guard falsely accused of killing RFK in June 1968, has just died,’ wrote Moldea.

‘Attached is an excerpt of my 12th interview with him. BTW: I am the only person in the world who has interviewed both Cesar and Sirhan Sirhan, who did it and did it alone.’

This is not the first time RFK Jr has flouted this theory, and he is not the only member of his family who believes Cesar is responsible for his father’s death.

His sister Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who served as lieutenant governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003, has also said in the past that police should reopen the investigation into her father’s murder.

‘The LAPD unit (SUS) that investigated my dad’s assassination was run by active CIA operatives. They destroyed thousands of pieces of evidence,’ RFK Jr later noted.

‘Sirhan’s appointed lawyer was Johnny Rosselli’s personal lawyer, Grant Cooper. Roselli was the mobster who ran the assassination program for the CIA against Castro. Cooper pressured Sirhan to plead guilty so that there was no trial.’

Then, in what may be his most bombastic claim of all, RFK Jr stated: ‘Sirhan, to this day, has no memory of the assassination.’

Sirhan has claimed this as well multiple times in the past, despite his conviction by a jury one year after the shooting.

No other gunman was ever apprehended or charged with playing a role in the assassination.

The investigation was ultimately closed out one year after the shooting in 1969, when Sirhan was convicted of he crime.

He was first sentenced to death, but that was commuted to a life sentence just a few years later in 1972.

He is now 75 and incarcerated at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.

Sirhan has lost all of his legal appeals and repeated bids for parole.

Prosecutors were able to present evidence suggesting Sirhan was seen at the hotel two nights before the attack.

He was also holding the same gun from which the bullets that killed Kennedy came from, and had eight additional bullets in his hand.

On the opposite side of the debate are RFK Jr’s siblings Joseph and Kerry, the latter of whom recently took her brother to task earlier this year following some of his comments about vaccinations.

This is not because the two do not believe the theory, but rather how they want their father to be remembered by the public.

Kerry previously stated: ‘The reason that people are interested in the circumstances of my father’s death is because of what he did with his life. And I think we should focus on his life and not so much on his death — his moral imagination, his capacity for empathy, his quest to heal divisions, and his belief that one person can make a difference.’

Joseph, who is named after the family patriarch and his uncle who died in World War II, echoed this sentiment, and in a statement last year wrote: ‘As we approach the 50th anniversary of my father’s passing, I think what is most important is that our country and my family reflect on what my father stood for and fought for — a legacy promoting global peace, social justice, and civil rights.’

Kennedy had just won the California primary and his pregnant wife Ethel was by his side when he was shot.

He died one day later.

Kennedy was hit with three bullets – one in the head and two in the back – while fourth passed through his jacket.

Five others were shot but recovered from those injuries.

. . .


Sirhan Sirhan is the only person who was charged and tried in the wake of of Robert F Kennedy’s assassination, but there is some evidence that does support the theory of a second gunman.

At the same time, there are also some less certain observations that could back this claim from those in attendance that fateful night.

ENTRY POINTS: Kennedy was shot three times according to the autopsy report. One bullet entered through his armpit, one entered through his back and one through the back of his head behind his right ear. Sirhan Sirhan was stood in front of Kennedy at the time of the shooting.

FATAL BULLET: The bullet which had entered through Kennedy’s head and was determined to have caused his death one day after the shooting was fired at point black range.

SHOTS FIRED: In video of the incident, there are what sounds like 11 shots being fired in total, but Sirhan would have been able to fire no more than eight.

SIRHAN’S CAPTOR: The individual who tackled Sirhan to the ground first and multiple eyewitnesses have said that the convicted murderer only got off two shoots before he was tackled to the ground. That is when he fired the shots that injured members of the crowd. Three bullets struck Kennedy, and a fourth went through his jacket.

BLANKS: One eyewitness said that paper could be seen in the air after Sirhan fired his bullets, suggesting he was using blanks. The Palestinian-born stable boy has said he does not even remember the shooting, leading some to believe he may have been hypnotized by the CIA.

CIA: There are some who believe that the assassination was the work of Robert A. Maheu, a former FBI agent who would complete assignments for the CIA. [H]e was also the boss of Thane Eugene Cesar[,] the LAPD learned after the shooting.

. . .



‘Thane Eugene Cesar died today in the Philippines. Compelling evidence suggests that Cesar murdered my father. On June 5, 1968, Cesar, an employee in a classified section of Lockheed’s Burbank facility, was moonlighting as a security guard at the Ambassador Hotel.

‘He had landed the job about one week earlier. Cesar waited in the pantry as my father spoke in the ballroom, then grabbed my father by the elbow and guided him toward Sirhan. With 77 people in the pantry, every eyewitness said Sirhan was always in front on my father at a 3-6 feet distance.

‘Sirhan fired two shots toward my father before he was tackled. From under the dog pile, Sirhan emptied his 8 chamber revolver firing 6 more shots in the opposite direction[,] 5 of them striking bystander and one going wild. By his own account, Cesar was directly behind my dad holding his right elbow with his own gun drawn when my dad fell backwards on top of him. Cesar repeatedly changed his story about exactly when he drew his weapon.

‘According to the Coroner, Dr. Thomas Noguchi, all 4 shots that struck my father were “contact” shots fired from behind my dad with the barrel touching or nearly touching his body. Cesar sold his .22 to a co-worker weeks after the assassination warning him that it had been used in a crime.

‘Cesar lied to police claiming that he’d disposed of the gun months before the assassination. Cesar was a bigot who hated the Kennedys for their advocacy of Civil Rights for blacks.

‘I had plans to meet Thane Eugene Cesar in the Philippines last June until he demanded a payment of $25,000 through his agent Dan Moldea. Ironically, Moldea penned a meticulous and compelling indictment of Cesar in a 1995 book and then suddenly exculpated him by fiat in a bizarre and nonsensical final chapter.

‘Police have never seriously investigated Cesar’s role in my father’s killing.’


‘The LAPD unit (SUS) that investigated my dad’s assassination was run by active CIA operatives. They destroyed thousands of pieces of evidence. Sirhans appointed lawyer was Johnny Rosselli’s personal lawyer, Grant Cooper. Roselli was the mobster who ran the assassination program for the CIA against Castro. Cooper pressured Sirhan to plead guilty so that there was no trial. Sirhan, to this day, has no memory of the assassination.’

See (“Robert F Kennedy was assassinated by Thane Eugene Cesar, declares RFK Jr, who says it was the security guard who fatally shot his father from behind after planning the murder with Sirhan Sirhan“) (emphasis added); see also (“It Runs In The Family: RFK, Jr., Like His Grandfather Joseph P., His Father Bobby, And His Uncles Jack And Teddy“) and (“RFK Jr’s wife ‘discovered he kept a list of more than 40 suspected mistresses on his cell phone including bride-to-be Cheryl Hines just weeks before she killed herself’“)

His father died on June 6, 1968. Only now does this moron disclose such a theory. Wow!


12 03 2020
Timothy D. Naegele

At Best, John F. Kennedy Was Trailer Trash

Tom Leonard has written for the UK’s Daily Mail:

John F. Kennedy wasn’t really picky about the women who made up his ‘conga line’ of paramours.

From Hollywood stars to White House secretaries — including a pair known as Fiddle and Faddle — interns, Mafia molls, strippers and call girls, for the libidinous President it was all about the sex.

As he confided to British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan: ‘If I don’t have a woman for three days, I get a terrible headache.’

However, he was not only a prolific womaniser but a prodigious scribbler, and now newly uncovered notes from the 1960 election campaign trail reveal just how his voracious sexual appetites weighed on his mind.

In the scrawled messages to aides — he developed laryngitis and was ordered not to speak — the soon-to-be President fretted that they might cost him the election.

‘I got into the blondes,’ he confided in a note on one of 98 pages being sold by a private collector via a Texas auction house next month.

Fearing that opponents might expose his philandering, JFK — seven years into his marriage to Jackie — added: ‘I suppose they are going to hit me with something before we are finished.’ In another message, employing the word ‘poon’ (American slang for vagina) he crudely speculated: ‘I suppose that if I win, my poon days are over.’

Hardly. According to JFK, his father, a former U.S. ambassador to Britain, had instructed his sons to ‘get laid as often as possible’ and he certainly tried to follow that advice. The Kennedy White House was far removed from the image of perfect-young-family bliss that he and Jackie tried to project.

In what one chronicler of his love life called a ‘bimbo eruption’, JFK — 43 when he became President — exploited his wife’s frequent absences from Washington and his own busy travel schedule to cheat on her at every opportunity. His defenders note that no woman ever accused him of rape or sexual assault — but then, nor did many of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers until recently. Certainly, Kennedy’s charisma, film-star looks and power, together with the very different sexual dynamics of those days, allowed him to get away with behaviour that would cause outrage today.

He met his most famous ‘blonde’, Marilyn Monroe, in 1962 at a New York dinner party, greeting her with the words: ‘Finally! You’re here.’

He invited her to join him in Palm Springs, California, the following month — adding that his wife wouldn’t be there.

They spent a weekend at Bing Crosby’s house and that, according to some sources, was as far as the affair went, although Monroe was besotted.

She reportedly wrote to Jackie telling her that she intended to become First Lady.

Fine, Jackie replied: ‘Marry him. I’ll move out and you’ll have all the problems.’

In September 1963, Kennedy seduced the iconic German actress Marlene Dietrich, a former mistress of his domineering father Joe, who was also a serial philanderer. JFK made what she called a ‘clumsy pass’ in a White House bedroom and wasn’t deterred when Dietrich told him that, at 60, ‘Mr President, I’m not very young’.

The encounter lasted 20 minutes before the President fell asleep. Dietrich shook him awake to ask how to get out of the White House.

Sometimes he was quicker. The actress Angie Dickinson called sex with Kennedy ‘the most exciting seven minutes of my life’.

According to biographer Christopher Andersen, JFK worked his way through a sizeable chunk of Hollywood’s leading ladies.

Even Audrey Hepburn was reportedly a notch on the Kennedy bedpost during regular visits to the White House. The My Fair Lady star had what Andersen called ‘a very sexy, very naughty side that the public never saw’.

Other actresses to fall for the Kennedy charm included 22-year-old Lee Remick and voluptuous Swede Anita Ekberg.

While the British-born film star Jean Simmons was filming in Boston, she said, JFK ‘practically broke down’ her hotel room door to demand sex with her.

As for Sophia Loren, then 24, Florida senator George Smathers said he initially approached the sultry actress on his friend’s behalf. JFK rarely failed, said Smathers — ‘he just would not take no for an answer’. But he didn’t succeed with Loren, who turned him down twice.

With most women it was simply sex, but Kennedy apparently fell in love with one of his mistresses. Swedish socialite Gunilla von Post was 21 and JFK was 36 when they met on the French Riviera. They spent the evening flirting, only for him to reveal that he was marrying Jackie in three weeks. They met again two years later and ended up in bed. JFK was smitten and rang his father to say he wanted to get a divorce and marry Gunilla. Joe told him he’d destroy his career if he did, and the affair ended there and then.

Other old friendships were rekindled when JFK became President. Married socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer, who had first met him at a school dance, visited the White House for trysts.

When she died in a mystery execution-style shooting on a Washington street in 1964, some claimed that officials had ordered her death to stop her influencing the President with her support for pacifism and mind-bending drugs.

Meyer wasn’t the most controversial of his lovers, though. That title goes to Judith Exner, who had links to the Mafia. She was introduced to JFK by Frank Sinatra, with whom she was also sleeping. Exner, who went on to be mistress of the Sicilian-American mobster Sam Giancana, says she first met Kennedy in 1960 in Las Vegas.

She recalled feeling how he focused on her ‘as if every nerve and muscle in his whole body was poised at attention’.

She also claimed she became the ‘bagwoman’ ferrying money from Kennedy to Giancana to secure election votes. This has been widely discredited, although her insistence that they had a two-year affair while he was in the White House is supported by phone records and official documents. Exner also said she had an abortion, which seems likely given Kennedy kept the details of a doctor who performed terminations — then illegal — in his Rolodex.

It was Exner who revealed that JFK had prostitutes brought to the White House for naked pool parties.

One call-girl guest was ‘Elizabeth Taylor lookalike’ Ellen Rometsch, an East German emigre and former Communist Party member who visited the White House for sex with the President several times in 1963. His brother Bobby, the attorney general, later had her deported, fearing she could harm JFK’s re-election campaign. But nobody could stop Blaze Starr, a buxom red-headed stripper dubbed ‘The Hottest Blaze in Burlesque’, blabbing, although she waited until 1989 before revealing that JFK had been ‘very quick and very wild’ in the sack.

‘He knew exactly what he was doin’ with the girls, so it didn’t take him long,’ she said. ‘No, that bad back [the result of a wartime injury] didn’t faze him.’

Starr said she had met JFK in 1954 when he started visiting her Maryland strip club, but didn’t get a White House invitation until 1962. The Cuban Missile Crisis intervened and put paid to their planned tryst there.

Prostitutes weren’t the only way Kennedy could have access to women without leaving the White House. He put them on the staff.

Fiddle and Faddle were the cheeky Secret Service codenames for White House secretaries Priscilla Wear and Jill Cowen. Both did little office work — they couldn’t type — but managed a fair amount of skinny-dipping in the pool with the President.

Jackie Kennedy certainly knew about them, once passing Wear’s desk with a Paris Match reporter and remarking in French: ‘This is the girl who supposedly is sleeping with my husband.’

If she had known the same was true of Pamela Turnure, JFK’s secretary when he was a senator, Jackie would surely not have agreed to his request to make Turnure her own press secretary in the White House. During a relationship stretching between 1961 and 1963, Turnure — a 21-year-old — would reportedly sleep with the President when her boss was away.

Kennedy liked women who resembled his wife but were, in the words of Parisian brothel-keeper Madame Claude, sexier than Jackie. Claude said she provided him with such a prostitute during the 1961 tour when Jackie wowed Paris and won over President de Gaulle. JFK quipped: ‘I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it.’

But JFK showed little respect for his wife in his philandering. Mimi Alford, an innocent 19-year-old press office intern, said that, having got her tipsy on cocktails, Kennedy took her virginity in the First Lady’s bedroom. Jackie didn’t enjoy sex, he told her.

They had an 18-month affair during which she always called him ‘Mr President’, and even had sex on Air Force One.

Yet JFK’s worse betrayal of his wife allegedly involved her sister, Lee. According to two people in their inner circle, the two slept with each other one night while their families were holidaying together, soon after Jackie had given birth to their daughter Caroline.

JFK wasn’t — as he so feared — ruined by his compulsive womanising. But it would have been no less than he deserved.

See (“JFK and his conga line of concubines: Aide notes from his 1960 election trail reveal how terrified the US President was of his insatiable sex drive being exposed“) (emphasis added; video omitted)


25 04 2020
Timothy D. Naegele

Did Marilyn Monroe Abort John F. Kennedy Or Robert F. Kennedy’s Baby Before Taking Her Own Life? [UPDATED}

This is the title of an article by Fred Lawrence Guiles in the Daily Beast, which states:

Marilyn made frequent phone calls throughout July to the Justice building in Washington, and when Bobby was out of the office, his secretary, Angie Novello, talked with her.

Marilyn spent some of her time that disastrous month posing for photographs. She did some nude sessions with Bert Stern, which, following Marilyn’s death, brought him fame on an international scale. She was also photographed by Allen Grant, who took some candids of her in her home to accompany a long, prophetic, and brilliant interview for Life magazine that would come out in the last week of her life.

That interview had been set up by her press agent, John Springer, during her last visit to New York. She met with Springer and a Life staffer named Dick Meryman at the Savoy Plaza Hotel. Meryman had an assistant along who, after a few gin and tonics, came on too strong for Marilyn and who was quickly banished. After she had a few drinks, Marilyn said that Peter Lawford had a room upstairs and:

We should drop in on him. We went upstairs with her and knocked on a door and a man wearing only a towel wrapped around his lower parts opened the door. Marilyn said, “Oh, I’m sorry. We’re looking for Mr. Lawford.” The man nodded in great confusion, not quite believing his eyes in a perfect double-take. Marilyn got the giggles over the man’s reaction; it struck her as very funny. The man opened his door a crack and sneaked another look as we went down the hall. It turned out that Lawford was out of the hotel attending a party that evening.

Marilyn got to see that interview in print. The piece was especially successful in mirroring her philosophy—her attitude toward fame and success as well as failure.

Only the previous month, she had been equally open with another interviewer, Alan Levy, writing for Redbook magazine. She was free of any rancor or bitterness over her failed marriages and told Levy:

I’m looking forward to eventually becoming a marvelous—excuse the word marvelous—character actress. Like Marie Dressier, like Will Rogers. I think they’ve left this kind of appeal out of the movies today. The emphasis is on spring love. But people like Will Rogers and Marie Dressier were people who, as soon as you looked at them, you paid attention because you knew: They’ve lived: they’ve learned.

She said she was still thinking about doing Sadie Thompson in some version somewhere, even though Billy Wilder told her it was “shopworn.” “This ‘shopworn’ role is lived every day somewhere, somehow. I’d still bring it to life.” Then she concluded:

As a person, my work is important to me. My work is the only ground I’ve ever had to stand on. Acting is very important. To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on the foundation.

DiMaggio was a frequent visitor, and Mrs. Murray thought things were serious again between them. Apparently this was true for Joe, but not for Marilyn. Sinatra, who did not speak with DiMaggio, took her out on occasion. At least once she kept him waiting for over an hour, but he was unusually patient. He had anticipated it.

One of the Jacobs office publicists said that on July 20, Marilyn was admitted to Cedars of Lebanon Hospital under an alias. He was told that she was having a pregnancy aborted. The press aide was shocked. If Marilyn was really pregnant, her state of mind can only be imagined.

She was three months away from her last bedroom encounter with the President and only a few weeks away from her last date with his brother. It would be easy to assume that the aborted child was a Kennedy, but she was seeing other men as well that spring and summer.

The cover story given out at the time by the Jacobs office was that she had gone that weekend with the Lawfords to Lake Tahoe. It is likely that even Mrs. Murray accepted this as true. By the end of July, Marilyn was taking tentative steps toward replacing Mrs. Murray. She had gone to the home of her former black housekeeper, Florence Thomas, and asked her to come back to work for her. Florence believed that she was to take Mrs. Murray’s place.

Marilyn phoned Bobby Kennedy on Monday, July 30. If she had indeed terminated a pregnancy, we have no way of knowing whether or not she told him. What we do know is that she seems to have plunged into a profound depression. Early in July, Dr. Greenson had begun seeing her on a daily basis. This would continue until her death.

Friday, Aug. 3, was relatively quiet. Mickey Rudin, Marilyn’s attorney in California (and who was also Dr. Greenson’s brother-in-law), had worked out details for her return to the Fox lot and the completion of Something’s Got to Give. Dean Martin had begun a nightclub tour since the production shut down and would not be free until October. Everything would wait on his return. She called designer Jean Louis about a dress and asked his fitter to come the next day but then remembered that it was a Saturday and said that Monday would be fine.

That evening she went out to her favorite restaurant, La Scala, with Pat Newcomb, Peter Lawford, and, according to at least one source, Bobby Kennedy, who was then in California with his family.

Marilyn seemed edgy that evening. Bobby had taken over her emotional life within a brief two and a half months, but he may well have brought Ethel and his family West to help ease him out of this mistake. Marilyn had drifted into an unrealistic view of the situation—believing that Bobby was somehow available to her. Now the Kennedy clan was shoving her back into her place. If she felt that the possibility of a really serious relationship with Bobby was being dismissed—that would certainly help explain her ill temper Friday evening.

According to a rather strange document in Bobby Kennedy’s Justice Department file, he had arrived early that Friday with his family at the John Bates ranch in Gilroy, which is a small town about 85 miles south of San Francisco; the document is strange because it is one of the few in his file that deals with such minutiae as his arrival and departures on days in which nothing else happened. The document, which is termed in the text as “miscellaneous information,” says that Bobby Kennedy and his family spent the weekend on the Gilroy ranch, then went to the apartment of Paul Fay, Jr., in the city of San Francisco Sunday night and that he held a press conference Monday morning in San Francisco. It says nothing about the tragedy unfolding in Los Angeles that weekend. But the document served to make it officially clear that Kennedy was far away by the time the word of the tragedy was out.

See (emphasis added); see also (“Marilyn Monroe ‘aborted a child shortly after trysts with JFK and RFK’ weeks before she died“) and (“Death of Marilyn Monroe” on August 4, 1962)

And the “Kennedy Curse” continues, without end.

See, e.g., (“Cause of Death Revealed for Kennedy Granddaughter Who Had Vanished in Canoe Accident with Son“)

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16 01 2021

I’m superrrrr late but this blog is the best thing since sliced bread! Hope everyone is safe. Happy 2021.

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16 01 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

Welcome, and thank you!

Stay well and safe yourself, and your loved ones.


28 08 2021
Timothy D. Naegele

See (“Mistress reveals her four-year affair with JFK and compares him to Harvey Weinstein: Psychotherapist, 83, says president ‘singled her out’ as a student and promised her ‘fame and fortune'”)

There is no question that JFK was and is the most despicable President in American history.


8 02 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Is Seymour Hersh Correct Now Too?

See (“Did Biden give the order to destroy Putin’s Nord Stream pipeline after Ukraine invasion? Bombshell report claims Navy divers carried out mission to kill Russia’s gas stranglehold on Europe in audacious mission overseen by president”)


9 05 2023

Seymour Hersh was right on JFK and he is right on Nordstream. Read his book The Dark Side of Camelot and you will know LBJ murdered JFK.


9 05 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Robert. Yes, Hersh’s book is excellent, which I have discussed in my article above.

And Lyndon Johnson was a criminal, whose tragic effects remain with us today. Families suffer because of the loss and maiming of loved ones in the Vietnam War.

LBJ’s “Great Society” programs destroyed black families and consigned them to economic servitude. Like Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Johnson was and continues to be a tragic figure in American history.


10 05 2023

In the index of the Dark Side of Camelot, look up “Hy Raskin” and you will see LBJ blackmailed his way onto the 1960 Demo ticket. Look up “Burkett van Kirk” and you will see the Kennedys were 100% trying to destroy Lyndon Johnson in the fall of 1963. LBJ was acutely aware of these “destroy Johnson” efforts and that led directly to the events of Dallas.


10 05 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Again, thank you, Robert.


14 03 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Camelot Is Dead . . .

But this befuddled moron doesn’t realize it yet.

See (“Another Democrat Challenger For Biden? Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Launches 2024 Presidential Exploratory Committee”)


15 03 2023

Kennedy was withdrawing US advisers per National Security Action Memorandum 263. Ascribing the war to him is part of the post-assassination character assassination. You are Seymour Hersh version 2.0. Personal does not supplant the overarching evil of the 1963 coup to continue the Cold War and the permawar status oppressing the world today.


15 03 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you for your comments.

There was nothing positive about John F. Kennedy, except the speeches written for him by Ted Sorensen. Indeed, as I’ve written, few Americans will remember him in the future.

Those who do should be incensed by his nonstop abuse of women. He makes Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein seem like “saints” by comparison.


9 05 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Is RFK, Jr. Correct About JFK’s Assassination?

See (“‘It was a 60 year cover up’: Democratic presidential candidate RFK Jr. repeats allegation that the CIA was involved in assassination of his uncle JFK in 1963”)

Kareng from Charleston,
South Carolina commented on MailOnline:

“After learning what the FBI and CIA did to protect the Bidens, it would not surprise me if what Kennedy said is the truth.”

Will RFK, Jr. so weaken brain-addled Joe Biden’s candidacy that he produces the “Ross Perot effect,” and Donald Trump’s reelection as our President becomes inevitable?

See also (“Trump hits 60% in GOP primary poll, moving 41 points ahead of DeSantis”)


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