For perhaps the first time in his life, Patrick Kennedy did not get his wish.
Alas, in the aftermath of his midnight car wreck in front of the Capitol, Patrick will not be "treated like any African-American from Anacostia," as he so heartwrenchingly put it to the press last week. Instead, he will get off with reduced charges and a slap on the wrist.
If I were an Anacostian I'd be out there protesting right now. Or better yet- next time one of you from the 'hood gets pulled over for DUI, demand to be treated like a spoiled rich white kid who's a Congressman! Patrick will no doubt rush out to defend you!