Skip to comments.Joe Kennedy says he won’t run for senate (YES!!!)
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
RUN CURT RUN!!!
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.
I wonder if he signed a 9/11 truther petition sometime in the past.
Ted Kennedys name and the phrase honorable profession should not be in the same sentence.
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.
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.
SENATOR FROM MASSACHUSETTS!
” continuing my work at Citizens Energy Corporation.
that would be Chavez Energy Corporation and its political consequences
God, I hope so!!!
Not a baseball-o-phile anymore. Is this Curt Schilling with the lovely Mrs.Schilling?
What about Patches? Will he move to Mass?
Would he qualify as a MA resident? Ugh...
At that point, I’d take Ted’s bloated corpse over Patches.
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.
That and the $$$$$$$!
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.
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?
Re Curt: I’d vote for him so I could look at her!
The U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts is a hereditary seat and always must be occupied by a Kennedy, sorry.
Kennedys in rehab? I think they skip that and go straight for the lobotomy.
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.
I heard there was a scott p. brown considering a run. don’t know if he is a rino.
Given all the destruction that my uncle accomplished.
He’s making millions by dealing in Chavez oil.
Scott Brown, R for Senate
To have the sligtst chance in Mass, you have to be the mother of all RINOs.
Lots of skeletons in that closet I am a guessin'...
‘advance the causes of social and economic justice’
Is through free oil to the poor????????????????????
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.
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.
Howie Carr called it correctly, when he said that Joe wouldn’t run.
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.”
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.”
Van Jones’ elimination likely made it clear to Joe that Americans don’t want admitted Commies in government.
Politics...an “honorable profession?” It may be, until thugs like your uncle get involved, pal.
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
...and her husband!
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..
If this Senate seat has to go to a Kennedy
What the heck? I disagree strongly with any such premise..
Damn, that’s good.
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.