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Speaker would back gubernatorial appointment of interim senator (Ted Kennedy Death Watch)
Gloucester Daily Times ^ | May 21, 200 | Edward Mason

Posted on 05/23/2008 4:21:07 AM PDT by Impy

BOSTON — The leader of the Massachusetts House says he will support giving Gov. Deval Patrick the power to appoint an interim successor to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy if that becomes necessary.

The Democratic-controlled Legislature stripped Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of that authority in 2004 because of fears he would name a Republican to replace U.S. Sen. John Kerry if he had been elected president.

Instead, state law now requires a special election for the seat no sooner than 145 days and no later than 160 days after the vacancy occurs.

But House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi said yesterday if Kennedy should step aside or have to be replaced because of his brain tumor diagnosis, he'd be in favor of a gubernatorial appointment.

"That was a good political reason (then)," DiMasi said of taking the power away from Romney. "It's a good political reason to change it back."

(Excerpt) Read more at gloucestertimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: leninism; ma; scum; ted
Rats sure love to change the rules. At least this scum is honest in being an admitted partisan hack.
1 posted on 05/23/2008 4:21:08 AM PDT by Impy
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To: Impy
Rats sure love to change the rules. The inevitable outcome of unchecked democracy...
2 posted on 05/23/2008 4:23:36 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: Impy

I DESPISE rats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LLS


3 posted on 05/23/2008 4:25:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? NOT if jerk-face keeps running his liberal mouth!!!)
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To: pnh102

“The inevitable outcome of unchecked democracy”...

...maybe Mass is a “democracy”, but last I checked the rest of the US was a Republic.


4 posted on 05/23/2008 4:25:50 AM PDT by albie
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To: Impy
While Romney was govenor of MA the Rats made this illegal, now when it suits them they want to change the rules AGAIN. Like RUSH said; the democRATS have no rules, only traditions/principles that can be changed/borken ANYTIME/when ever the RATS want to or it works to THEIR ADVANTAGE.

The people of MA get what they deserve: CORRUPT GOVERNMENT.

5 posted on 05/23/2008 4:26:28 AM PDT by Jmouse007
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To: Impy; raccoonradio

Howie Carr will run wild with this one...


6 posted on 05/23/2008 4:27:32 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Impy
Rats sure love to change the rules

Why not? Republicans and the American people continuously let them.

7 posted on 05/23/2008 4:28:37 AM PDT by airborne (LETS GO PENS!!! LETS GO PENS!!! LETS GO PENS!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
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To: Impy

Damned hypocrites.


9 posted on 05/23/2008 4:31:47 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Impy

They still can’t ruin my mood.


10 posted on 05/23/2008 4:32:16 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (The Gift of McCain: Reminding us you can never pray too much.)
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To: albie
...Mass is a “democracy”

Mass is a “democRATcy”

11 posted on 05/23/2008 4:36:10 AM PDT by johnny7 (Don't mess with my tag-lines!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Mine either!! I expect nothing from the ratocrats and havn’t been disappointed to date!


12 posted on 05/23/2008 4:37:07 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Impy
"That was a good political reason (then)," DiMasi said of taking the power away from Romney. "It's a good political reason to change it back."

It's a good political reason not to drill for oil & gas in the US

It's a good political reason to surrender to terrorists

It's a good political reason run a ponzi scheme called Social Security

It's a good political reason nationalize healthcare and education

It's a good political reason cripple the economy to prevent (fill in the blank)

It's a good political reason tax the rich

If I wanted to live in a socialist/communist state I would have moved to the USSR when I had a chance. Why do people vote for these people?

13 posted on 05/23/2008 4:37:45 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICATED)
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To: Impy

The rat IS a loathsome phony creature after all.


14 posted on 05/23/2008 4:38:46 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: Impy

Either Howie or someone calling into his show suggested that if Deval had the authority restored to him, he would appoint himself. After all, senator is a much cushier job with better $$ prospects than gov - and he’s failing miserably as gov.


15 posted on 05/23/2008 4:42:20 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: Impy

We here are a model for the nation. As goes the corrupt rules for Senator in NJ, so should Mass. follow.

And of course Shrillary also likes changing rules. It’s a Rat thing.


16 posted on 05/23/2008 4:43:18 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: Impy

I’m betting he’s doing this at Ted’s request/demand. And Joe Jr will be appointed. It’s Joe’s best chance, because if he ran again, he’d face questions about many things, including what he knew about his younger brother’s affair with the babysitter (starting when she was 14).


17 posted on 05/23/2008 4:44:33 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Impy

I live in this scum sucking state.
To read Dimasi’s last quote there in the excerpt makes me want to puke.


18 posted on 05/23/2008 4:46:20 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: johnny7
Another manifestation of the morass left by RINO Romney,
and a warning to those who support RINOs, everywhere.

“The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.
The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to New Hampshire Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.”

- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006


"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
“Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,”
[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."

- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006

19 posted on 05/23/2008 4:46:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: FatherofFive

Great rant.


20 posted on 05/23/2008 4:46:54 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Tyrannical Judges should fear for their personal safety.)
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To: Impy

Honest admitted party hacks need love too.

There obviously is a Death Pool going on Ted Kennedy. Sorry, no Republicans may apply. This is a closed pool, admission based on the participation to the Wellstone Memorial. Remember, they barred Vice President Cheney from attending.

This is definitely a political event, largely closed to even the sympathetic media, just so nobody inadvertently spills the beans.

At least not too soon.


21 posted on 05/23/2008 4:49:09 AM PDT by alloysteel (Is John McCain headed into the Perfect Storm? You bet he is.)
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To: Impy

That is all we have in Massachusetts Govt. Partisan Hacks.

There isn’t a statesman or woman in a Carload, we have no real government, either State or Federal.


22 posted on 05/23/2008 4:54:24 AM PDT by chatham
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To: Impy
"The law is in my mouth"

- King John to the English nobles, before the Magna Carta

23 posted on 05/23/2008 4:55:31 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Spitzer would have used the Mann Act against an enemy in a New York minute.)
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To: Impy

Massachusetts. AKA, Hackistan.


24 posted on 05/23/2008 4:58:24 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Jmouse007
The people of MA get what they deserve...

Wussified males... and dim-witted lesbians make for pathetic electorate.

25 posted on 05/23/2008 5:03:11 AM PDT by johnny7 (Don't mess with my tag-lines!)
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To: pnh102
The inevitable outcome of unchecked democracy...

I believe that the Founders realized that government eventually, inevitably devolves into thieving and slavery.

How ironic that "The Cradle of Liberty" was one of the first states to revert back to the ways of the Crown they rebelled against...

26 posted on 05/23/2008 5:03:19 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Spitzer would have used the Mann Act against an enemy in a New York minute.)
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To: theDentist

Drunk Fat Ted has stated that he wants his wife to have his senatorial seat.


28 posted on 05/23/2008 5:05:45 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Impy

Un-freaking-believable. The RATS don’t even see a problem with changing laws of party promotion.


29 posted on 05/23/2008 5:14:52 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Graybeard58

Really? I hadn’t heard that.


30 posted on 05/23/2008 5:15:32 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: theDentist

Here’s one of them:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2019870/posts


31 posted on 05/23/2008 5:27:47 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Impy

Remember, if a Republican were to win a special election, the power in the US Senate would shift from the Democrats BACK to the Republicans.


32 posted on 05/23/2008 5:57:16 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Impy
"Do not ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country Democratic Party."

More evidence that the Democrats actually hate this country. Extrapolate the "good politics" comments of Dem leadership and you see them justifying, in the future, tying FREEPERS to posts and, in the interest of not polluting the environment by using bullets, leaving us there.

33 posted on 05/23/2008 6:02:50 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: Graybeard58

Teddy’s wife comes from an old political family.

Didn’t her father go to prison over some political shenanigans?


34 posted on 05/23/2008 6:10:08 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: theDentist
No not Joe Jr. believe it or not Kennedy has been quoted as saying he wants his wife to fill the seat.
35 posted on 05/23/2008 6:53:09 AM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Impy

Sure, watch Sal go for this, then Debag Patrick will back him up while everyone else is calling for Sal’s speaker job. Then Sal will be so happy that he’ll be in favor of casinos all of a sudden. This place is rotten.


36 posted on 05/23/2008 6:55:16 AM PDT by Disturbin (Liberals: buying votes with your tax dollars)
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To: ladyjane

Domeonw tell Teddy’s wife that a Senate Seat is not a Dower Right


37 posted on 05/23/2008 6:59:57 AM PDT by 70th Division (If we lose the Republic we have lost it all.)
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To: jmaroneps37

38 posted on 05/23/2008 7:01:29 AM PDT by Disturbin (Liberals: buying votes with your tax dollars)
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To: metesky

So it WAS a Bill of Attainder against Howie. Why don’t they just outlaw the Republican Party in MA and get it over with?


39 posted on 05/23/2008 7:08:15 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: metesky

Thanks, pinging Howie list


40 posted on 05/23/2008 7:56:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Jmouse007
The people of MA get what they deserve: CORRUPT GOVERNMENT.

That is exactly correct. There's a reason they are called "mass-holes". They love their socialism up there, and the little children learning about "fisting" in their government schools. Personally, I wouldn't go near the place. Yechh.

41 posted on 05/23/2008 8:36:30 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: gidget7

I heard that too, but Vicky has absolutely no experience for the office other than sleeping with the Senator. Hmmm, that sounds vaguely familiar...? Anyhow, even Mass. Dems know that they better fill the “Liberal Lion’s” seat with someone experienced, instead of a complete neophyte.


42 posted on 05/23/2008 8:38:50 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: theDentist
I wouldn't bet on that. NOTHING, and I do mean nothing, would surprise me in this state!
43 posted on 05/23/2008 1:22:42 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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