The Death Of John-John

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 35•26 Jul 28, 1999

Killed with his wife and sister-in-law in a plane crash July 16, JFK Jr. joins a long line of Kennedys to die under tragic circumstances. What do you think about the latest calamity to befall America's first family?

  • “It's tragic when you consider all the wasted potential. Think of all the stylish neckties he would have gone on to wear.”

    Jennifer Levy –
    Graphic Designer

  • “Just give me a minute to collect myself and dry the tears I'm crying for America. Okay, now, who died?”

    Elaine Foss –
    Florist

  • “We have lost a man who forged in the smithy of his soul the uncreated conscience of his race. No, wait—that was James Joyce. JFK Jr. was that guy in People.”

    Frank Cameron –
    Actuary

  • “Christ, how long can that crazy wop Giancana stay mad?”

    Rajiv Gopindar –
    Cashier

  • “All I can say is, thank God his wife was also in the plane, sparing us from having to endure another bony, widowed, fashionplate, pseudo-royal Jackie O figure for the next 50 years.”

    Steve
    Roby –
    Delivery
    Driver

  • “You know, I'm gonna miss that old casket-saluting bar-flunker.”

    John Auletta –
    Systems Analyst