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Another Kennedy from Massachusetts ?
Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 08/27/2009 9:02:45 AM PDT by RobinMasters

No one doubts that the Kennedy surname still carries considerable cachet in American politics, and especially in Massachusetts. However, even the Boston Globe carefully asks whether the dynasty has exhausted itself after the death of Ted Kennedy. A number of Democrats not named Kennedy are lining up for their chance at taking his seat, but people still look towards the Kennedy clan for their cues:

Several prominent Democratic office-holders, including two members of Congress and the state’s sitting attorney general, lead the list of potential contenders who have been quietly laying the groundwork for a campaign. It has been a politically delicate task, with Kennedy battling brain cancer. The Republican list of would-be candidates is considerably shorter.

Seasoned political analysts say the campaign will be defined by the decisions that two potential candidates with the Kennedy surname - the senator’s wife, Vicki, and his nephew, former US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II - make in the coming weeks. Joe Kennedy has not given a clear signal on his intentions; a Kennedy family confidant said last week that Vicki Kennedy is not interested in the seat.

The presence of a Kennedy could overshadow the other competitors and would probably thin the Democratic field. Much of the state’s Democratic establishment - political operatives, activists, and consultants - would be at their disposal. The formidable local Democratic fund-raising operation, which can tap into donors nationally, is likely to be with either one.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; joekennedy; kennedy; kennedyfamily; tedkennedy

1 posted on 08/27/2009 9:02:46 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

God help us.


2 posted on 08/27/2009 9:05:59 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / Declaration of Independence - 5th sentence)
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To: RobinMasters

Kennedy name carries the cache of philandering, drunken behaviour, waitress sandwiches, and a campaign worker left to drown.

New definition of cache.


3 posted on 08/27/2009 9:06:27 AM PDT by Carley (WHEN YOU HONOR THE DISHONORABLE YOU SHOW YOUR OWN TRUE COLORS)
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To: RobinMasters

Maybe zer0bama by imperial fiat will appoint the appropriate Kennedy lord high Senator from Mass-of-2-$h!t$.


4 posted on 08/27/2009 9:07:46 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: RobinMasters

Oh yeah, Joe III is a GREAT replacement! /s
Didn’t he get in a car accident while drunk or stoned and leave a girl paralysed for life? Those Kennedy boys sure know how to treat a girl right:
1) Father of nine, Joe Sr, cheats on wife with movie star
2) JFK cheater
3) RFK cheater
4) EMK cheater: first wife turns into drunk
5) Joe III cheater; tries to get marriage to first wife (twin kids) annulled
American “royalty”, my a**


5 posted on 08/27/2009 9:08:41 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: RobinMasters
Joe Kennedy has not given a clear signal on his intentions; a Kennedy family confidant said last week that Vicki Kennedy is not interested in the seat.

Victoria Kennedy née Reggie is from *Louisiana*. There is no way that she would be considered for a Massachusetts senate seat. Heck, she'll be lucky if the Kennedys don't have all the doors at the "family compound" re-keyed while she's at the wake.

6 posted on 08/27/2009 9:09:12 AM PDT by Charles Martel (NRA Lifetime Member since 1984; TSRA rookie)
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To: RobinMasters

Massachusetts needs to go with someone outside the Kennedy family, if for no other reason than to demonstrate that public offices belong to the people, not to dynastic families. I say that as someone whose state is overrun with dynasties.


7 posted on 08/27/2009 9:15:22 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: RobinMasters
Same, damned jackass jaw and teeth, too. They all had it:
8 posted on 08/27/2009 9:15:52 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: RobinMasters
"a Kennedy family confidant said last week that Vicki Kennedy is not interested in the seat."

I'm confused, does that mean she is or isn't really interested in the seat?

Maybe Massachusetts will be invited to tiptoe through the tulips with Miss Vicki...

9 posted on 08/27/2009 9:16:48 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 218 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: RobinMasters

Like nonoe of them are interested, pleasseeeee... right now there are probably enough Kennedys moving into Boston to have their own rotten borough.


10 posted on 08/27/2009 9:17:33 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Just got up from Bedroomshire)
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To: RobinMasters
"Meeee, meeee, ya' know, whatta 'bout me?"


11 posted on 08/27/2009 9:17:42 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: RobinMasters

12 posted on 08/27/2009 9:17:59 AM PDT by Lizavetta (In Communism everything is free. But there isn't any of it.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Hmmm The HTML looks OK, but it doesn’t display

http://hotair.cachefly.net/images/2009-01/kennedy-joe.jpg

Clicking only gives “Access Denied”, gotta copy and paste to see it...


13 posted on 08/27/2009 9:21:21 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 218 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: RobinMasters
I posted this on another thread. (I'm not spamming, honest. It seems appropriate for this thread though.)

I probably share the view with most of here that that Kennedy made a colossal mistake. When he learned that he had terminal cancer, he should have approached the Massachusetts legislature immediately, and requested a change in the law to allow the Governor to appoint someone in the event of Kennedy's death. There would have been plenty of time and the appointment would have been made a short time after Kennedy's death.

As the law is now, the people have a right to replace Kennedy via an election. Sure, the legislature can change the law back, but it has to wait until AFTER the election to replace Kennedy.

Nevertheless, my suggestion is that a lawsuit should be filed in State Court to compel the Secretary of State to schedule an election. Simultaneously someone of stature on the Republican side should file as a candidate.

If the State won't set an election, and the State Supreme Court rules favorably for the Democrats, then it can be filed in Federal Court. The Republicans, if they have their own Lion, can either force an election, or tie the Senate seat up for a couple of years. No Liberal vote for Cap 'N Trade, Obamadeathcare, and Amnesty.

14 posted on 08/27/2009 9:22:43 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: null and void

I’m sorry. It shows up for ‘me’ in my ping list. Oops.


15 posted on 08/27/2009 9:30:37 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: Carley

cache = cachet?


16 posted on 08/27/2009 9:46:52 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (John Adams: Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate)
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To: RobinMasters

Look for Caroline to pack her bags and move to Boston.


17 posted on 08/27/2009 9:48:15 AM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: oh8eleven

Look for a certain Caroline to put her NYC home on the market REAL SOON!


18 posted on 08/27/2009 9:51:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Enterprise
I've speculated that there was never any urgency about replacing the bloated slob in the U.S. Senate with another Kennedy . . . until it turned out that Caroline wasn't going to be named to fill Hillary Clinton's seat in New York.

The U.S. Senate has quickly become the same farce that the Roman senate had become as the social order collapsed in the Roman Empire. It eventually got to the point where no respectable human being would ever want to go near the place.

19 posted on 08/27/2009 9:53:04 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: RobinMasters

What about this new poll out that conservatives outweigh liberals in every state? Where is the mention of a conservative or somewhat conservative Republican running AND winning? Now is not the time to just cede this seat to the Democrats.


20 posted on 08/27/2009 9:56:17 AM PDT by TJ Jackson
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To: Alberta's Child

It is an amazing thing to watch. There wasn’t any hurry to change the law until Kennedy was within a few days of his death. Then, the situation dawned on them and they went into a panic. I am hoping it will turn out to be on of the GREATEST mistakes the Democrats have EVER made.


21 posted on 08/27/2009 10:00:49 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Biggirl

After her disasterous abortive effort to be appointed a Senator from New York, would Caroline Kennedy really be shameless enough to change her legal residence, and run for Senator in Massachusetts?


22 posted on 08/27/2009 10:24:48 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Good question, but nothing would suprise me.


23 posted on 08/27/2009 10:26:10 AM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: RobinMasters

Try finding a bio on Joe Kennedy II on any search engine and get back to me.


24 posted on 08/27/2009 10:27:20 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

No problem! Once one has actually gone to the site it shows up every time. There’s no easy way anyone posting that image could know that the rest of the world can’t see it.

I posted the link simply because I thought you selected a good picture, and it was worth making it so everyone could see it.


25 posted on 08/27/2009 10:31:29 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 218 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Enterprise
What I find so fascinating about this story is this:

Massachusetts is such a reliably leftist/Marxist state that it shouldn't even matter how the late bloated slob's seat in the U.S. Senate is filled.

If the Democrats are so hell-bent on changing the process this late in the game, I'm wondering if there are some polling numbers out there that are telling them some very bad news even in a Democratic stronghold like Massachusetts.

26 posted on 08/27/2009 10:34:50 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
After her disasterous abortive effort to be appointed a Senator from New York, would Caroline Kennedy really be shameless enough to change her legal residence, and run for Senator in Massachusetts?

The shameless part is easy—she's a Kennedy.

But run? No, that's for the little people. She gets appointed and then she's there for life. Or, if there has to be an election, she'll have no RAT opposition and she's elected by default because (a) any Republican opponent is automatically a long shot/an unknown/quixotic, and (b) the comrades in the People's Republic of Massachusetts who have eagerly voted and revoted for the likes of the Cape Cod Orca, Jean Francois Kerry and Deval Patrick, will just as eagerly vote for Sweet Caroline.

27 posted on 08/27/2009 10:49:32 AM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: Alberta's Child
"I'm wondering if there are some polling numbers out there that are telling them some very bad news even in a Democratic stronghold like Massachusetts."

I wonder too. Maybe the voters in Massachusetts are genuinely hoping for REAL change!

28 posted on 08/27/2009 10:50:09 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Biggirl

Caroline Kennedy’s husband, Ed Schlossberg has a home in Chester Mass. It was his parents house. They lived there in the 90’s. Chester is in the Berkshires in Western Mass. It is considered the coldest town in the state because it sits in a deep valley.


29 posted on 08/27/2009 12:03:25 PM PDT by dancusa (Smile liberals. Welcome to the todays community organizing. We aren't going away or shutting up.)
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To: dancusa

IMHO, anything is possible, Caroline may have learned very well how to move into a state to get a senate seat from yours truly, Hilary.


30 posted on 08/27/2009 2:13:01 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Currington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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