"In baseball, it's three strikes, you're out," Kennedy said before a standing-room-only session of the Armed Services Committee. "What is it for the secretary of defense? Isn't it time for you to resign?"Strike One: Edward Kennedy expelled from Harvard for cheating on an exam by paying a friend to take it for him.
Strike Two: Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the scene of an accident where he walked away and allowed Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in the car Ted had just drunkenly driven off of a bridge. Kennedy's handlers did not allow him to report the accident to police until the next day after he had sobered up.
Strike Three: "Patrick and I were ... making out, kissing. ... About ten minutes at the most later, the senator emerged through the door from inside the house ... and at this time he only has on a button-down oxford shirt. He has taken his slacks off. I didn't see if he had any Jockeys or boxers on [because the shirt] came halfway down the thighs. He was standing there, wobbling, and had no pants on. ... And I was just really freaked out."
Three strikes and you're out, Ted.