January 18, 2006


Mag: Ted K’s secret love child a secret no more (Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa, January 18, 2006, Boston Herald)

The National Enquirer splashes this week with a shocking story about Sen. Ted Kennedy’s secret love child with a Cape Cod woman whom the mag says he dated during his days as a swinging single.

According to the tabloid’s source, the boy, named Christopher, just celebrated his 21st birthday and is “mature enough to make his own choices about his background and biological father.”

A Kennedy family confidante told the Enquirer, “This is one of the biggest secrets in the Kennedy family and known to only a few people including Ted’s ex-wife, Joan.” [...]

“Caroline announced to the family that she was two months pregnant around May 1984,” blabbed a Bilodeau confidante. “Ted was not happy about the news. He already had three kids with Joan and knew a baby out of wedlock could hurt him politically.”

According to the Enquirer, the scandal-scarred senator begged Bilodeau to have an abortion, but she refused.

This is the man who once said: "Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced
into back-alley abortions..."

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 18, 2006 10:27 PM

But it is probably better than Teddy never did the right thing and married his paramour. If he had, odds are there'd by a 21-year-old man named Splash walking around Boston right now.

Posted by: John at January 18, 2006 10:59 PM

Imagine being this 21 year-old Christopher.

"Yup, he's my father".

Ye Gods.

Posted by: jim hamlen at January 18, 2006 11:07 PM

Jim - perhaps but maybe Chris wants in on the Kennedy $.

Given how badly Kennedy has appeared during the SC hearings you wonder if the Dems are trying to get rid of him instead of the GOP.

Posted by: AWW at January 18, 2006 11:15 PM

At least this chap's mom survived rides in a car proven more deadly than Three-Mile Island, Abu Ghrahb Prison, and most people's guns.

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 18, 2006 11:28 PM

"Mom! How could you?"

Posted by: Mike Morley at January 19, 2006 5:47 AM

"Schocked ... just shocked!

Posted by: Genecis at January 19, 2006 9:17 AM

What's the big deal? It's not like he murdered anyone. Oh, wait!

Posted by: Rick T. at January 19, 2006 9:38 AM

More seriously, it's rather likely that this wasn't the only extracurricular pregnancy that the Senator has been a party to, though it may have been the only one where the kid survived to birth. No wonder he's such a fan of abortion!

Posted by: Mike Morley at January 19, 2006 10:39 AM

Can't anyone show any sympathy for the fat, old drunken slob? First the Alito hearings went nowhere, then he had to quit the Owl Club, and now this proof his commitment to abortion has wavered appears. Show him some sympathy... (And Christoper, a word of advice— avoid any car this man is driving.)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 19, 2006 12:08 PM

And Teddy is always talking about no child left behind.

Posted by: MIKE I at January 19, 2006 3:16 PM


Don't get us started on the condition of Mary Jo's uterus. After all, her body was flown out of MA before an autopsy (which was state law).

Posted by: ratbert at January 20, 2006 11:13 PM