Biden Receives Endorsement from Senator Most Remembered for Being the Other Half of Ted Kennedy's 'Waitress Sandwich'

Joe Biden-Caricature by DonkeyHotey, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

Joe Biden-Caricature by DonkeyHotey, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original


We’ve become so focused on former Vice President Joe Biden’s Ukrainian issues, we’ve forgotten all about his inability to keep his hands off of women.


On Friday, Biden received the endorsement of former Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT).

Aside from the Dodd-Frank Act, Dodd is best remembered for being the other half of Ted Kennedy’s infamous “waitress sandwich.”

The Hartford Courant’s Kevin Rennie explains:

One night three decades ago, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. D-Mass., and his admiring protege Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn., reportedly took their dates to a fancy Washington, D.C., restaurant, La Brasserie. Plenty of alcohol had been consumed.

When the meal was coming to an end, the two women accompanying the senators repaired to the ladies’ room. A waitress, Carla Gaviglio, was summoned to the private dining room by two members of the world’s most deliberative body.

In a lightning strike, Kennedy allegedly picked up Gaviglio and threw her on the table, knocking plates and other items to the floor. He reportedly lifted her up again and put her on top of Dodd, who was seated in a chair. Kennedy then engaged in an attack that continued until another employee entered the room and joined Gaviglio in screaming, causing others to enter the room.

Oh, those high-spirited U.S. senators. They had gone out on the town in our nation’s capital and created a new dish, the waitress sandwich.


Leave it to Biden to win this coveted endorsement.

And no, neither Sen. Kennedy nor Sen. Dodd faced any consequences for this assault. The world was a different place in 1985.



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