Back in the late eighties, I think -- Senator Kennedy is vacationing off the coast of the south of France and he's got a young nubile, very limber and flexible young woman with him, scantily clad in a nice bikini.
We know this because paparazzi were taking pictures from neighboring boats, and the New York Daily News published the pictures, and there were a series of four pictures.
The first picture shows them cavorting out there on the boat.
The second picture shows us the scantily clad, nubile, very flexible and limber young woman diving in the water off the edge of the boat.
The next picture showed Senator Kennedy jumping in after her -- which was a first for Senator Kennedy to go in the water after a woman -- and then the last picture showed them back in the boat making... uh, "having intimacies," let's say.
The pictures made the rounds, and they showed them to Howell Heflin, a Senator from Alabama.
He was a huge guy, and he looked at the picture and said in his brusque voice, "Well, I do declare! Ha! Why, it do look to me like Senator Kennedy done changed his position on offshore drilling."