Skip to comments.Bill Pleads With Ted, Is Rebuffed
Posted on 01/27/2008 3:54:32 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
Ouch! Maybe being an ex-president isn't what it used to be. Especially after you've tarnished the image throwing so much South Carolina mud.
This is the biggest Democratic endorsement Obama could possibly get short of Bill Clinton, said a high-level Democrat.
The Clinton campaign launched a last-ditch effort over the last few days to stop Kennedy's move, orchestrating a flood of phone calls to Kennedy from sources ranging from union chiefs to his Massachusetts constituents.
The former president also called Kennedy in a vain attempt to keep him out of the race, a source familiar with the conversation said.
During his two terms in the White House, President Clinton made repeated overtures to the Kennedy family. So the senators rejection of his wife is at least as embarrassing as her 28-point loss in the South Carolina primary on Saturday.
Nope. The Kennedys are demigods in Democrat circles. I think Hillary expected a coronation. She didn’t reckon on Obama and should have way back.
Heh! If I was Bill, I wouldn't be taking any car rides with Teddy.
Noonan says Kennedy would have run for the New York Senate seat won in 2000 by Hillary Clinton. He says Kennedy said of Clinton: "Wait until she gets here. She's gonna get her head handed to her."
I am PRAYING that Bill Clinton mentions Chappaquiddick tomorrow. I am laying 50-50 odds on it—the way Bill has come unhinged of late it may really happen!
There are people who suspect the Clintons might have had a hand in the plane crash by John Kennedy, Jr.
“If I was Teddy, I would not be flying too many planes.”
Actually maybe Teddy SHOULD start doing things like, flying planes, strolling though Fort Marcy Park, ya know, just the norm. lol
True, but The Swimmer is reviled elsewhere, which wouldn't do Hillie much good in the general election. She cares more about the squishy middle since the left wing's already proven they'll grab their ankles and vote for a lib, any lib.
I’m either confused or stupid. Did Kennedy endorse Obama? I read the article and like I said, confused or stupid.
Hmm... Blood relatives to Ma and Pa Clintoon or Chelsea's blood relatives, too? Not that the Hubble's come with that much baggage.
Bill Pleads With Ted, Is Rebuffed
Perhaps Bill would not have been rebuffed by Ted Kennedy had Bill taken Kennedy’s advice about Monica, and taken her on a car ride across a bridge.
The Clintiglioni crime family is rebuffed by the Kennedy crime family.
The Clintons don’t do a whole lot of Revenge operations. Bodies fall when there is some Pre-emption to be accomplished.
I hope Obama is well prepared for the consequences of attaining a commanding lead in delegate count. The Clintons WILL be the nominee.
And the heaviest.
Not to worry, the only time they've slept together in the last twenty years was at Reagan's funeral.
Maybe.There are other nefarious routes to power...
As I've been saying for a few years, I'm worried about VICE President Clinton.
Think of it:
She keeps her promise not to run for president in '04
Two years and one day into her term the first slotter gets arkincided
Under Article XXII, she can still run for two full terms as the incumbent
The Hillary! Decade begins
Hillary uses the Patriot Act to it's fullest extent, and beyond
At the end of the Hillary! Decade there is a National Emergency "temporarily" delaying the elections
Under the pressure of the National Emergency, the 2nd and 22nd amendments are repealed
By the time the National Emergency is over all the 'improved' source code for the touch screen electronic balloting will be in place......
Just as an aside, with the Clinton's
love of all things Military - War Hero Kerry known attitude to ethnics, Obama is VERY expendable, isn't he?
I am sure that Bill is counting on being the effective President once the Clintons are elected.
If you hit the link inside of the link, you will find that Ted “plans” to endorse Obama during an announcement on Monday.
Now I am conflicted. Normally if Ted did not like someone I would say they cant be all bad... It is going to take me awhile to get used to the idea that Ted and I agree on something (not liking the Clintons).
Not sure if I can handle it.
You've got to be kidding. Kennedy drowned a girl, disappeared for eight hours and got away with it. In Massachusetts, running against a Kennedy may not be illegal, but it's considered to be in very bad taste. The rapes at the family compound, massive cheating on his wife, alcoholism, don't matter. I've seen some of his speeches where he's so drunk he can't pronounce words. Doesn't matter in Massachusetts. He's a Kennedy, and he will be re-elected. There is nothing, and I mean nothing that could hurt him in terms of being re-elected. It could be revealed he had been carrying on affairs with Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge, Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh and he'd be re-elected. There could be video of him shooting Martin Luther King and he'd be re-elected. The rest of the country isn't that impressed with the Kennedys, hence the fact that a Kennedy has only won one national election, and that was by stuffing ballot boxes in Chicago, but being a Kennedy in Massachusetts is better than being royalty. People from Massachusetts don't care. They'll vote for him.
Nah, Bill likes being a rock star. He loves the praise and adoration, but hates the day to day hassle of governing.
Bada Ping for the fat Teddy pix.
Reoccurance of a medical issue?
Kennedy surgery routine, successful
Partially blocked artery cleaned out
By Alice Dembner, Globe Staff
October 13, 2007
Senator Edward M. Kennedy is “expected to make a full recovery” following surgery early yesterday to clean out a partially blocked neck artery that put him at risk of a stroke, according to his surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Kennedy, 75, is expected to be discharged over the weekend and return to work in about a week without any limitations. Doctors said they did not anticipate complications, but after discharge would recommend the senator take aspirin to prevent blood clots that might result from the operation, in addition to medicine he was already taking to control high blood pressure and cholesterol. There is a slight chance that the blockage could recur in the next few years.
Cambria said the one-hour operation was performed to prevent a stroke, which could have been triggered if the blockage in Kennedy’s left carotid artery choked off blood flow and prevented oxygen from getting to the brain, or if a piece of the blockage broke off and lodged in the brain. Kennedy had no symptoms from the blockage, as is typical in many patients. In fact, he went sailing on Thursday before checking into MGH for the surgery that evening, according to his doctors.
The blockage was discovered Tuesday in a routine MRI conducted periodically to check on the senator’s spine, which was injured in a 1964 plane crash.
Patients with blockages in one neck artery may have similar buildups of fat and cholesterol in other blood vessels as well, but Kennedy’s doctors said there was no need for any treatment on his right carotid artery, and that he had passed a cardiac stress test prior to the surgery. Neither Cambria nor two other MGH doctors who treated Kennedy would discuss whether tests had turned up other evidence of blockages or problems.
“His overall health is excellent,” said his personal physician, Dr. Laurence Ronan, adding that Kennedy would probably not have to change his lifestyle to prevent more health problems.
I would be happy to make a deal with the libs: If they won't ever vote for another Clinton, I won't ever vote for another Bush.
See, we can work together on some things...
Absolutely yes! Call me an 'Obama Republican', but I think you've raised a question that is suddenly occurring to many folks!
Hitlery: 'But Ted...WHAT will become of me?'
Ted (Buick Driver): 'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.'
It’s time for Bubba to give the Swimmer some swimming lessons!
Oh, that's right she's still dead because fat Ted killed her.
I thought the Kennedys were considered trash in Boston.
JFK Jr.'s plane crash happened during the time he voiced plans of running for the vacant NY Senate seat!!!
Illinois’ electoral votes weren’t enough in 1960 so the ballot-box stuffing in Chicago isn’t the whole story. He also needed some help in Texas, which is where having LBJ on the ticket paid off. Ironically, it seems, Kennedy had planned to offer the slot to Stuart Symington but was blackmailed into taking LBJ instead.
OK, so Obama has Caroline Kennedy and Uncle Ted. Has “Patches” made an endorsement yet?
What about an endorsement from Jimmah Carter? Isn't he the Grand Poobah of the Moonbat Left?
Fort Marcy Park comes to mind???
With the Kennedy family supporting Obama the Democratic nomination is going to be a slugfest with the Clintons taking no prisoners. Better for the GOP if a civil war breaks out in the Democratic ranks.
You can blame Rudy for this whole mess!!!
Is that Dean Wormer on the boat with him?
“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son!”