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Joe Kennedy says he won’t run for senate (YES!!!)
The Boston Herald ^ | Monday, September 7, 2009 | Jessica Van Sack

Posted on 09/07/2009 12:04:48 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA

Joseph P. Kennedy II said today he will not make a bid for the senate seat held by his late uncle Edward M. Kennedy, in a bombshell announcement expected to draw candidates-in-waiting out from the wings.

“Given all that my uncle accomplished, it was only natural to consider getting back involved in public office, and I appreciate all the calls of support and friendship that have poured in,” Kennedy said in a statement posted on the web site of Citizens Energy, of which he is the founder.

“My father called politics an honorable profession, and I have profound respect for those who choose to advance the causes of social and economic justice in elective office,” Kennedy said. “After much consideration, I have decided that the best way for me to contribute to those causes is by continuing my work at Citizens Energy Corporation.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; belongsbehindbars; citgo; democrat; familyofcriminals; joekennedy; kennedy; kennedyfamily; loser; ma2009; massachusetts; republican; schilling; senate; venezuela
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YES!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!

RUN CURT RUN!!!

1 posted on 09/07/2009 12:04:49 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA
Kennedy's always say the opposite of what they mean.
2 posted on 09/07/2009 12:06:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I’m thinking the skeletons in his closet are abnormally (for a Kennedy) abundant. These people have no shame, and it would take a lot to keep them out of office.


3 posted on 09/07/2009 12:06:15 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Evil-Mongering Angry Mobster)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I wonder if he signed a 9/11 truther petition sometime in the past.


4 posted on 09/07/2009 12:06:26 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: GOPsterinMA

Ted Kennedys name and the phrase honorable profession should not be in the same sentence.


5 posted on 09/07/2009 12:07:47 PM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: GOPsterinMA

If this Senate seat has to go to a Kennedy, I would nominate Douglas Kennedy, who is Robert Kennedy’s son.

Doug Kennedy used to do a great job on Fox News Channel on the old John Gibson Show.


6 posted on 09/07/2009 12:08:21 PM PDT by steven33442
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To: GOPsterinMA

He must have something in the closet he doesn’t want us to know about... and it must be REALLY bad, given all the negatives he’s already got.


7 posted on 09/07/2009 12:08:50 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: GOPsterinMA
Ladies and gentlemen - may I present the junior

SENATOR FROM MASSACHUSETTS!

8 posted on 09/07/2009 12:09:37 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: GOPsterinMA

” continuing my work at Citizens Energy Corporation.”

that would be Chavez Energy Corporation and its political consequences


9 posted on 09/07/2009 12:09:52 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Fido969

God, I hope so!!!


10 posted on 09/07/2009 12:10:08 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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To: Fido969

Not a baseball-o-phile anymore. Is this Curt Schilling with the lovely Mrs.Schilling?


11 posted on 09/07/2009 12:11:35 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: GOPsterinMA

What about Patches? Will he move to Mass?


12 posted on 09/07/2009 12:12:29 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Andy'smom; nutmeg; Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; raccoonradio
Joe Kennedy says he won’t run for senate
13 posted on 09/07/2009 12:13:01 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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To: LukeL

Would he qualify as a MA resident? Ugh...
At that point, I’d take Ted’s bloated corpse over Patches.


14 posted on 09/07/2009 12:14:20 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

This isn’t a complete surprise. Joe Kennedy has a history of temper tantrums and incompetence. That was one of the reasons he retired from Congress.


15 posted on 09/07/2009 12:14:34 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: LukeL
What about Patches? Will he move to Mass?

I hope not. The roads are unsafe enough here as it is!
16 posted on 09/07/2009 12:14:41 PM PDT by LostInBayport (Shiny, pre-printed, mass-produced signs in the Obama font at town halls do not scream 'grass roots')
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To: Clintonfatigued

That and the $$$$$$$!


17 posted on 09/07/2009 12:15:02 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

And I was kind of hoping for a knock-down, drag-out divisive Democrat primary with all the Kennedy family members fighting with the rest of Massachusetts for the honor of filling the family seat.


18 posted on 09/07/2009 12:15:45 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: GOPsterinMA

Maybe they can run that Townsend Kennedy broad from MD who got her arse kicked in at least one election.

Are there no Kennedys not in rehab that can run?


19 posted on 09/07/2009 12:16:08 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: steven33442
NO MORE KENNEDYS FOR ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, EVER AGAIN!!!!!!
20 posted on 09/07/2009 12:17:02 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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To: Fido969

Re Curt: I’d vote for him so I could look at her!


21 posted on 09/07/2009 12:20:08 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

The U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts is a hereditary seat and always must be occupied by a Kennedy, sorry.


22 posted on 09/07/2009 12:21:46 PM PDT by steven33442
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To: Frantzie
You're nasty. Keep it up! :)

Kennedys in rehab? I think they skip that and go straight for the lobotomy.

23 posted on 09/07/2009 12:21:55 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral?)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Unfortunately, the Kennedy dynasty isn't dead yet. Joe II has son Joe III waiting in the wings (Harvard Law School grad).

(Go, Curt!)

24 posted on 09/07/2009 12:23:04 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Patches (Patrick Kennedy - the rapist) will run or Ted Jr. Just watch - these corrupt dems will bring someone up. I hope Curt runs. I’ll vote for him. Actually I vote for anyone WITHOUT a (D) next to their name and in this state - sadly - that’s hard to find.


25 posted on 09/07/2009 12:24:58 PM PDT by IAintGotNoMoney
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To: GOPsterinMA

I heard there was a scott p. brown considering a run. don’t know if he is a rino.


26 posted on 09/07/2009 12:25:22 PM PDT by television is just wrong (one bad ass mistake America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Given all that my uncle accomplished

Given all the destruction that my uncle accomplished.

27 posted on 09/07/2009 12:26:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

He’s making millions by dealing in Chavez oil.


28 posted on 09/07/2009 12:28:09 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: television is just wrong

Scott Brown, R for Senate

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2333946/posts


29 posted on 09/07/2009 12:30:01 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: television is just wrong

To have the sligtst chance in Mass, you have to be the mother of all RINOs.

i.e. Mitt.


30 posted on 09/07/2009 12:30:20 PM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: GOPsterinMA
"Joe Kennedy says he won’t run for senate"

Lots of skeletons in that closet I am a guessin'...

31 posted on 09/07/2009 12:30:55 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: GOPsterinMA

‘advance the causes of social and economic justice’
Is through free oil to the poor????????????????????

Something’s fishy...


32 posted on 09/07/2009 12:31:36 PM PDT by Freddd (Government run health care=paying more and being denied what we already have.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Tea leaves must have read that young Joe would go down like a shot lame goose.
Please GOD no Kennedy’s in anything. They are garbage.


33 posted on 09/07/2009 12:32:18 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

I once met a weird lib woman who was plugged into the DC set back in the Camelot days. Her hubby worked at a bank in a famous foreign banking capital where they ski. He died and she became a lesbian.

This old pretenious broad bored me for over an hour. She started talking about john john and said he was Ari’s kid. She said it was known in all the diplomatic circles. I knew one of her children so I knew the family background. I wish I had asked her if all Dems hide their money offshore because I bet she knew.

I know Lee (her sister) was buddies with Ari. She went on the trip but that was after John John was born I think.

In looking at Joe III - it reminded me of John John again (rest his soul as he was not like his family). Joe III has the whole red hair irish thing going plus the Kennedy mouth.

John John had an olive complexion and did not have Kennedy features at all. He did not have the Kennedy mouth and teeth. No other Kennedy man was even close to being as handsome as he was.


34 posted on 09/07/2009 12:33:11 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

35 posted on 09/07/2009 12:35:18 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Life, Liberty and the Department of Happiness)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Howie Carr called it correctly, when he said that Joe wouldn’t run.


36 posted on 09/07/2009 12:37:44 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Allow me to translate: “I do not want people looking to closely at my private life, my financial affairs and my relationship with Hugo Chavez.”


37 posted on 09/07/2009 12:38:13 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: GOPsterinMA

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Paralyzed victim of Joe K crash: Skinflint won’t help Woman says he cried poor-mouth
Boston Herald (MA) - Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Author: LAUREL J. SWEET and MAGGIE MULVIHILL

Joseph P. Kennedy II, who built upon his family fortune with a lucrative career of his own since leaving politics, allegedly told a Hyannis mother he left paralyzed for life in a car crash 32 years ago that he is “broke” and won’t be her financial crutch any longer.

“I’m broke. I work for a non-profit. I’m not a bottomless pit ,” the chairman of Citizens Energy Corp. and former congressman allegedly told Pamela Burkley, whom he knew in their star-crossed youth on Cape Cod as Pam Kelley - his late brother David’s girlfriend.

Kennedy denies through his lawyer that he made the remarks.

Though she acknowledges Kennedy , 52, has thrown some $50,000 her way over the years, Burkley, 50, told the Herald, “I feel like he thinks I’m a piece of trash sitting in a wheelchair.”

The divorced mother of a 16-year-old girl said she earns $57,000 a year as executive director of the Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled and suffers from reccuring bladder cancer.”I’m realizing my body is starting to give out on me,” she said.

“I just want to live my life and plant my plants, play with my dogs and watch my daughter grow up. As I age, I’m getting nervous and less independent. And I’m tired.”

(snip)


38 posted on 09/07/2009 12:45:35 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Fido969

The blond?


39 posted on 09/07/2009 12:47:03 PM PDT by uscabjd
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To: GOPsterinMA

Van Jones’ elimination likely made it clear to Joe that Americans don’t want admitted Commies in government.


40 posted on 09/07/2009 12:49:22 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Clintonfatigued
Well, it's a surprise to me! I didn't know that Kennedys let incompetence keep them from running for anything.
41 posted on 09/07/2009 12:49:32 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: GOPsterinMA

Politics...an “honorable profession?” It may be, until thugs like your uncle get involved, pal.


42 posted on 09/07/2009 12:50:15 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Young Joe doesn’t realize that his disgraceful uncle proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that politics is not always an honorable profession. With pretenders like Ted Kennedy lurking in the halls of our nation’s capital, it’s clear much of our federal institutions are vile ugly places. The tactics of calling Conservatives racists, and keeping a former Klan Grand Dragon within the ranks of the Democrat party, just doesn’t go unnoticed any longer. Honorable? LMAO


43 posted on 09/07/2009 12:51:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Wearing neck brace in commemoration of Ted Kennedy's contribution to our society.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Would require a pay cut from his oil stealing job.
44 posted on 09/07/2009 12:56:41 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: Frantzie
This old pretentious broad bored me for over an hour. She started talking about john john and said he was Ari’s kid. She said it was known in all the diplomatic circles.

Hmmm...

45 posted on 09/07/2009 12:57:20 PM PDT by avenir
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To: Fido969

...and her husband!


46 posted on 09/07/2009 1:01:31 PM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: GOPsterinMA
http://www.henryjacksonsociety.org/stories.asp?pageid=49&id=494

Joseph P. Kennedy's younger brother began an affair with his family's baby sitter when she was 14 they call it an affair I call it rape.These Kennedy's can't keep it in their pants long enough to run for any office..

47 posted on 09/07/2009 1:04:52 PM PDT by PLD
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To: steven33442

If this Senate seat has to go to a Kennedy
++++++++++++

What the heck? I disagree strongly with any such premise..


48 posted on 09/07/2009 1:05:14 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! (Objective media? Try TRAITORS.))
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To: libertarian27

Damn, that’s good.


49 posted on 09/07/2009 1:08:52 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: avenir

Thanks yup. I don’t see any Kennedy in that kid. The mouth & teeth is always a dead (poor word to use I know) giveaway for Kennedy. He looks more Greek than Irish. I had a irish-American relative that had that irish Kennedy teeth thing going.

Ari was not bad looking when he was younger.

Sad he died. He seemed like a good kid and was not like the Kennedys. He even said before he died that their behavior was often unacceptable.


50 posted on 09/07/2009 1:09:56 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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