Fresh from rehab, Rep. Patrick Kennedy said yesterday he wants to be treated like an African-American from Washington if and when he gets charged for crashing his car on Capitol Hill.
Denying that he was drunk and or that he asked the Capitol Police for preferential treatment, Kennedy, a Rhode Island congressman, said he’s prepared “in terms of bookings, in terms of mug shots, fingerprints, whatever they might have me do.”
“It’s what anyone else would have done to them if they were an African-American in Anacostia,” Kennedy said in a shaky voice, referring to the mostly minority neighborhood in southeastern Washington.
I’m so sure Kennedy wants to be treated like a black man would be treated in similar circumstances. He’d last 20 minutes. Tops.
Based on that statement alone, I think he needs to go back to rehab, ’cause whatever he was on isn’t out of his system yet.