Patrick Kennedy is a truly sad little guy. He's obviously combating some serious personal demons. I believe he should resign because I don't think someone so dysfunctional can adequately represent his constituents. That's really the end of the whole Patrick Kennedy story. As Gypsy Rose Lee used to say when she didn't strip down to nothing, "That's all there is, Folks. There isn't any more." Or, as the cops say, "Move along, Folks. Move along." Starring at this poor man has the same crudity as staring at someone who as accidentally wet himself in public.
I find it interesting, therefore, that the media is so excited about this Kennedy's humiliating and repeated failures. I can assume only that it's a sleight of hand, intended to keep the public's eye from the real scandal: namely, that the responding police were given orders not to treat him like a regular drunk driving suspect, apparently in an effort to avoid the scandal (unavoidable, as it turned out) of having to arrest him as a DUI suspect. In other words, the scandal isn't one pathetic wretch's failings, it's the fact that there was a cover-up, something that seems to be getting less airplay than I think it should.
Incidentally, this cover-up may, in the end, prove to be the Democrats' undoing. While I believe they are no more corrupt than any who flock to the core of power in D.C., I see an overweening sense of arrogance currently infecting them. Because they keep getting passes from the media and from sympathetic law enforcement agencies, they're being less and less discrete about their various acts of wrongdoing. Republicans, on the other hand, who know there will be no leniency should they get caught with their hand in the cookie jar, are still being discrete about their peccadilloes.