Well, you don`t have your facts even correct.....he did`nt go back to his hotel room, he walked back to the party to get help. He repeatedly dove back down to the car to try to get her out and he did go to the police in the morning and no, he did`nt act like nothing happened, he was sobbing almost uncontrollably.
I am not saying that he did`nt make a terrible mistake that night, but I am saying that your partisan hatred and brainwashing is not even close to being accurate of the facts. You might want to learn some history before making these kinds of statements.
Yes, he went back to the party to get help. He told the two guys he got not to tell anyone, and told them not to report it to the police, implying that he would. He didn't. The police diver testified that had the police been notified immediately after the accident, he most likely would have been able to save Kopechne, instead of dragging up her lifeless body the next day. He, by his own testimony then swam
back to his hotel, told the hotel manager he was woken by a noisy party, and by 7:30 was heard talking 'casually' to the winner of some sailing race. The two men he asked for help confronted him in the morning asking why he didn't report it, he said he 'felt' they'd find her alive. (By magic, one can assume.) He still didn't report it. The car, and body, was discovered by fishermen. You say it was never proven that he was drunk; god, I HOPE he was. This line of thinking while dead sober is nothing short of monstrous.
Now, I'm sure he was crying, given that he snuck two drunk guys out of a party as his 'rescue team', told them not to tell anyone else at the party or report it, and then did his best to make it look like nothing happened, who do you think he was crying for: her, or himself?
He didn't make a mistake. Driving distracted is a mistake. This was homicide, and he got away with it because his last name is Kennedy. This isn't partisan brainwashing, all this comes from the testimony of Kennedy and the people directly involved. It might be partisan brainwashing that makes you think that going far out of your way to avoid reporting it to the police and acting like nothing happened was a mistake, but it might just be insanity. Hard to tell.