Friday, May 05, 2006

Patrick Kennedy's side effects

I don't want to get into the business of defending every Democrat that has a bad day in the press. But the Washington Post reports Patrick Kennedy (D., R.I.) was on Ambien during his traffic incident.

Ambien is a powerful drug. has a list of side effects.

However, a police investigation ought to be allowed its proper course.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. I see all these other blogs taht have people being sarcastic about "at least nobody died." But I have read some articles about people sleep walking and even going so ar as driving while on this and Lunestin. Dangerous stuff!!!

12:11 PM  
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3:27 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

let's keep this blog civil, anonymous.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

I was more troubled about the preferential treatment he got, and the whitewashing of his having been at a bar drinking earlier in the evening. Good update above.

3:56 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

Agreed. The treatment sounded preferential. I heard on the news last night that he may have blurted something about going to a vote. I also recall them saying that there is a protection from police interference for vote-bound or office-bound congressmen.

It's a weird story, and a low point to a troubled career. When I read the Ambien thing this morning, I thought it made a great deal of sense. Those drugs can result in sleep walking and the state as described by police.

But, clearly, that was an evasive excuse.

4:24 PM  

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