Stupid Grandson Theory

Kennedy Scandals, Then & Now.

A few weeks ago, when

39-year-old Michael Skakel

finally appeared in court to

plead not guilty to the charge

of murdering a teenaged neighbor

named Martha Moxley in 1975, the

event was reported as the latest

scandalous episode in the

ongoing dramedy of the

self-styled "clan" that has long

stood in for royalty in these

lamentably egalitarian United


Skakel is, of course, a Kennedy.

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