Originally Posted by jillio
Nor does it make him a parriah deserving of a total lack of empathy.
"At least he got to live to a ripe old age, which is more than poor Mary Jo Kopechne ever got to do."
Your quote says it all.
My quote says that he enjoyed a long life, whereas Mary Jo's life was cut short. Is that not true? I've read many posts, in many threads here where people refer to the long lives that people led before dying in contrast to people who tragically died young.