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What Ted Kennedy Wants
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-20-09 | The Wall Street Journal Editorfial Staff

Posted on 08/20/2009 7:43:11 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

He's trying to change election rules—again.

Senator Ted Kennedy, who is gravely ill with brain cancer, has sent a letter to Massachusetts lawmakers requesting a change in the state law that determines how his Senate seat would be filled if it became vacant before his eighth full term ends in 2012. Current law mandates that a special election be held at least 145 days after the seat becomes available. Mr. Kennedy is concerned that such a delay could leave his fellow Democrats in the Senate one vote short of a filibuster-proof majority for months while a special election takes place.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; kennedy; teddyfranco; tedkennedy
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1 posted on 08/20/2009 7:43:12 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

One vote short? No one has heard from or seen Byrd since he was admitted to a hospital, and has anyone seen or heard anything about Ted Stevens?


2 posted on 08/20/2009 7:45:45 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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3 posted on 08/20/2009 7:47:12 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR...Monthly Donors Wanted...I Upped My Monthly. Now, Up Yours.)
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To: GOP_Lady

40 years of your influence is more than we should have to endure.....leave us alone!


4 posted on 08/20/2009 7:47:14 PM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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To: gidget7

These people are amazing, changing laws to suit their needs at a given time. The sad part is that he will most likely get his way. What is it with MA?


5 posted on 08/20/2009 7:48:42 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: GOP_Lady

Whomever coined the term “pig-faced sack-of-sh!t” musta been thinking about THIS Pig-Faced Sack of Sh!t when they did it.


6 posted on 08/20/2009 7:48:49 PM PDT by digger48
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To: GOP_Lady

YO TEDDY KEGGER ... you made your bed, now you lie in it.

Selfish, Inconsiderate Drunken Ba*****!! Typical LIBERAL! Don’t give a Damn about anyone or anything but yourselves and you neverending reach for Power.

On the day you die, I hope you are met at the GATES of HEAVEN by Mary Jo Kopecne, and she has the honor of Kicking your *** to HELL.


7 posted on 08/20/2009 7:48:49 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Truly one sorry SOB! I hope his Maker greets him well....


8 posted on 08/20/2009 7:49:10 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: gidget7

Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.


9 posted on 08/20/2009 7:49:12 PM PDT by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: GOP_Lady

They changed it for Kerry to not be replaced by a Romney pick. Now they want to change it for the Democrat Governor to replace it.

Typical Democrats.


10 posted on 08/20/2009 7:49:38 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: GOP_Lady

You’d think he’d have bigger things to worry about than politics. It’s insane.


11 posted on 08/20/2009 7:50:21 PM PDT by FreedomFighter1013 (Of course he's not a Communist, that's ludicrous: any Obama apologist, 2008)
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To: GOP_Lady

Perhaps the MA legislature could just make the seat Kennedy’s property in perpetuity and he and his heirs can just will it to whomever they choose.


12 posted on 08/20/2009 7:51:00 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: GOP_Lady

This SOB has already done enough damage. The world would’ve been alot better place without him and his family


13 posted on 08/20/2009 7:51:13 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: GOP_Lady

Relax Ted, the stress of this Senate vote is gonna kill you if you don’t realize what’s important in life....the End of Life is a time for Reflection, work should be the fartherest thing from your diseased mind.

You’re going to die in a Free Country, with Elections and Voters making decisions. If you want to Die in Venezuela, transportation can be arranged....they don’t care about no stinking elections there.
Perhaps you should relax, take it easy.....take a drive by a Lake over a bridge and ponder the Past ?


14 posted on 08/20/2009 7:54:45 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: keepitreal
Please, don't give them any Ideas.......
15 posted on 08/20/2009 7:55:00 PM PDT by Milly (An Aggie Grama .)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer
With MA it is the Pharaohs and the peasants, or that is what those is what they think is “power” think.
16 posted on 08/20/2009 7:58:26 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

I agree. It is coming time for him to pass on. He has had a long and profitable career. He needs to spend the remaining time with his family and friends, reflecting on his good fortune. Instead, the besotted old tramp is worrying about a filibuster proof Senate. PTUH!


17 posted on 08/20/2009 8:00:28 PM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: autumnraine
Absolutely they did. But not ONLY that, these tactics are exactly how he got into the Senate in the first place. When he originally wanted to be appointed, he was not yet old enough, so a seat filler was appointed until he was old enough! How convenient for these overlords, to be able to manipulate the laws to suit their own power lust.
18 posted on 08/20/2009 8:02:06 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: autumnraine

You’re right; Rush explained this very clearly this afternoon. I would think Ted would be more concerned at this point with finding a parish & priest that would even allow a Catholic funeral. I’d love to be a fly on the wall when he meets The Man.


19 posted on 08/20/2009 8:07:47 PM PDT by Carlos Martillo II (Guernica was a work of art...and I don't mean the painting.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Kennedy is a coward who has spent a lifetime living off the achievements of his famous brothers. It would be fitting if the last thing this SOB hears is that National healthcare has (yet again) gone done in flames. As far as I’m concerned, this guy has done incalculable damage to his country. I hope Mary Jo is there to give him what for wherever he ends up.


20 posted on 08/20/2009 8:10:53 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: GOP_Lady

The SWIMMER did not write that letter. His staff did.


21 posted on 08/20/2009 8:11:06 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: GOP_Lady

I was thinking, is Ted seeing some polls which might indicate that the rats might lose the seat if a special election is held? If the rats in Mass begin considering this, then I would assume that polling data is showing big problems, even in this blue state.


22 posted on 08/20/2009 8:13:08 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Well, gee, Ted, if you want it, you got it. We’re here to serve you till your dying day.


23 posted on 08/20/2009 8:17:13 PM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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To: Enterprise; All
This ‘man’ hasn't been compos mentis for some time - his aides have been running the ship. Just what the voters ignored - policy created and sworn to by a bunch of lefty un-elected aides.
24 posted on 08/20/2009 8:18:39 PM PDT by bitt (Hey Nanzi Pelosi, ...we are not a MOB, we are the Brooks BrotherHood.)
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To: GOP_Lady

[trying to think of an answer that’s not utterly tasteless...and failing...]


25 posted on 08/20/2009 8:19:50 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: bitt

'nuff said.

www.fatboy.cc

26 posted on 08/20/2009 8:21:57 PM PDT by bitt (Hey Nanzi Pelosi, ...we are not a MOB, we are the Brooks BrotherHood.)
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To: RichInOC

**[trying to think of an answer that’s not utterly tasteless...and failing...]**

Can’t be much worse than my response #7 ...


27 posted on 08/20/2009 8:24:03 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: G Larry

MaryJo is waiting for him!


28 posted on 08/20/2009 8:24:29 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: GOP_Lady

Even approaching death, he has chosen evil over good.


29 posted on 08/20/2009 8:31:52 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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To: GOP_Lady

I’ll bet, above all, he wants to live.


30 posted on 08/20/2009 8:40:32 PM PDT by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: FreedomFighter1013

Maybe he’s not the originator of the bill...just a signer?


31 posted on 08/20/2009 8:41:38 PM PDT by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: GOP_Lady

If Kennedy had done the responsible thing and resigned his Senate seat as soon as his cancer was diagnosed, this wouldn’t be an issue now. Just like Clinton, he should have departed when ethics dictated it was time to go. But Democrats think ethics are something only Republicans have and only that so they can be exploited for political purposes.


32 posted on 08/20/2009 8:44:38 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: stuartcr
I’ll bet, above all, he wants to live.

He's probably got a good idea where he's headed. So, you bet he wants to live!

33 posted on 08/20/2009 8:48:15 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: GOP_Lady

Ted
you old gristled POS, would someone please smack this leech off the gov’t teat, already!


34 posted on 08/20/2009 8:48:18 PM PDT by MS_Steve
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To: GOP_Lady

the world won’t miss this piece of sh!t the moment its gone. Aside from running to hide his coward @ss from a drowning a young girl he was running with while married, this POS has ruined countless lives as a so called lion of the left. (a lion has courage) this clown is a liar. A liar to God, and REAL AMERICANS . it has countless followers and admirers, so does satan, so what.

die now an be gone ted the coward kennedy, f. u.


35 posted on 08/20/2009 8:55:21 PM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: GOP_Lady

If karma really does exist, he shouldn’t die of cancer—he should drown in his own bedpan.


36 posted on 08/20/2009 8:56:42 PM PDT by killer_rat
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To: Doctor Don
The SWIMMER did not write that letter. His staff did.

I tend to agree with you.

37 posted on 08/20/2009 8:57:35 PM PDT by freespirited (The only thing growing faster than the deficit is Chris Matthews' man crush on Obama -- Tim Pawlenty)
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To: GOP_Lady
What Ted Kennedy Wants:


38 posted on 08/20/2009 9:06:02 PM PDT by fso301
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To: OrangeHoof
If Kennedy had done the responsible thing .....

It is unbelievable that all these elderly (and some of them senile) senators and congresspeople would rather die in office than do the right thing by resigning or at least grooming and promoting a successor. This one failing, above all else, shows their lack of character, selfishness, and complete disregard for the people they are supposed to represent.

39 posted on 08/20/2009 9:07:15 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: okie01

I’m guessing he would think the same, regardless of his beliefs.


40 posted on 08/20/2009 9:23:24 PM PDT by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: GOP_Lady

What precious decayed Teddy wants...precious decayed Teddy gets.


41 posted on 08/20/2009 9:37:16 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney?)
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To: gwilhelm56
YO TEDDY KEGGER ... you made your bed, now you lie in it.

Selfish, Inconsiderate Drunken Ba*****!! Typical LIBERAL! Don’t give a Damn about anyone or anything but yourselves and you neverending reach for Power.

On the day you die, I hope you are met at the GATES of HEAVEN by Mary Jo Kopecne, and she has the honor of Kicking your *** to HELL. I could not have said it better, so your post bears repeating over & over & over! BRAVO!!!

42 posted on 08/20/2009 9:51:54 PM PDT by blondee123 (Welcome to Communism under B. Hussein OBAMA!)
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To: OrangeHoof
If Kennedy had done the responsible thing and resigned his Senate seat as soon as his cancer was diagnosed, this wouldn’t be an issue now

IF KENNEDY HAD BEEN IN PRISON FOR MURDER ALL THESE YEARS, IT WOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE NOW EITHER!!! ROT IN HELL SWIMMER!

43 posted on 08/20/2009 9:53:19 PM PDT by blondee123 (Welcome to Communism under B. Hussein OBAMA!)
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To: GOP_Lady

145 days?
Hey, let’s give Teddy a chance. If he can survive 1/100th of that time in a submerged car, special election it is!


44 posted on 08/20/2009 9:59:25 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: rbg81

You were too kind by far when you wrote,

“Kennedy is a coward who has spent a lifetime living off the achievements of his famous brothers.”

No, his brothers did not achieve Jack S$#T. The only thing they achieved was “MARTYRDOM” and we the people outside of Taxatussets have been paying for it since. How damn many times have we heard, “we owe it to them (Kennedys) for the tragic ends of the brothers’ lives?
With what is left of his cranial ability, I hope that he is now realizing that his lifetime goal of socialized medicine is going to die an agonizing death, and with it guarantee that many Democrats will not be re-elected in 2010.


45 posted on 08/20/2009 10:23:49 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: GOP_Lady

How does Kennedy know that he’ll vote on it when the final bill hasn’t been written? Isn’t he going to read it first?

The RATS are afraid that they won’t be able to muster the 50 votes needed to illegally get the health care bill through. Boy, are they a sorry lot.


46 posted on 08/20/2009 10:26:01 PM PDT by HarleyD
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Health care for all Ted.... here’s Ted in a neck brace, and he wasn’t even injured... imagine that! Pure lying liberal, danger to himself and all others.

Neck braces and automobile aquariums are just a few of the items now available at the Ted Kennedy memorial store. Special price on the floating Volkswagen bug— good for all kinds of social situations including negligent homicide.

Link: photos.upi.com/.../Ted-Kennedy.jpg
Or just google Ted Kennedy neck brace photo.


47 posted on 08/20/2009 10:37:40 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: bitt

Can somebody figure out what “medals” Kerry is wearing on his fatigue shirt pocket. Sure sign he didn’t earn them— you don’t wear them like that.
The gigolo fraud and the... but I repeat myself.


48 posted on 08/20/2009 10:40:55 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: gidget7

Ted Stevens is no longer a Senator.


49 posted on 08/21/2009 12:13:00 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: GOP_Lady
What Ted Kennedy Wants

A big chocolate cake?
50 posted on 08/21/2009 12:42:08 AM PDT by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delendae sunt + Jindal 2K12)
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