Joseph P. Kennedy in Southern VictoryEdit
Joseph P. Kennedy was a Democratic Party operative in Boston in the 1920s and '30s. Kennedy recruited Sylvia Enos to appear at political functions after she became a folk hero for avenging her husband, George Enos, by shooting his murderer, Confederate submersible commander, Roger Kimball.
Kennedy attempted to seduce Sylvia (despite the fact that he was married), and was frustrated by her consistent refusals - especially after she began an affair with Ernie (an affair which would eventually cost her her life). In revenge, Kennedy vowed that Sylvia would not be part of President Herbert Hoover's bid for re-election in 1936. However, when the time came, Kennedy, at the behest of the party, did ask Sylvia to campaign. Sylvia agreed. Sylvia confessed some surprise that Kennedy was not voting for Al Smith. In spite of their shared religion, Kennedy assured Sylvia that he intended to help defeat the staunchly Socialist Smith. The Democrats efforts were for naught, as Smith won the election.
Despite a capacity for vindictiveness, and despite his anger at Sylvia Enos for spurning him, Kennedy helped secure her son, George Enos, Jr.'s discharge from the Navy after the Second Great War ended.