I'm not in a good place atm so I can only say that politicians who follow their hearts are rare and admirable people. No one is that squeaky clean at the end of the day - the more human the man the better the politician.
I will say something about Chappaquiddick as they showed the original scene on TV here the other day - I can see how it happened whether or not he was tired, drunk or ill. The bridge has guard rails and it still looks like a flimsy dangerous structure - back then there were no railings over a tidal section of channel and, in the dark ill-lit evening or night I'm amazed they didn't have many more accidents there. He left the scene but he did face the prosecution, he did get sentenced and, though it was not custodial, he paid and paid for that sad incident the rest of his life.
I'm glad people are focussing on the good he did - what you do with full thought and intention is worth more than an unwanted, unlucky accident and a panicky, knee-jerk reaction
RIP Edward Kennedy
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw