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RFK's grandson decides against run for US House
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2010 | GLEN JOHNSON

Posted on 02/28/2010 1:49:13 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

BOSTON (AP) - Joseph P. Kennedy III, the son of a former congressman and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, said Sunday he had decided against running for the U.S. House from Massachusetts this year.

Kennedy told The Associated Press that he wants to remain in his new job as a prosecutor in Cape Cod's Barnstable County.

The 29-year-old Stanford University and Harvard Law graduate has held the post only for eight months.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: joekennedy; kennedyfamily; ma2010; nothanks; rfk

1 posted on 02/28/2010 1:49:13 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good.The thought of yet another Kennedy stinking up the halls of Congress is disturbing.


2 posted on 02/28/2010 1:52:31 PM PST by Farmer Dean (every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL Well at least not all Kennedys have s*** for brains


3 posted on 02/28/2010 1:52:32 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What’s with these Kennedys — doesn’t any of them aspire for an honest job?


4 posted on 02/28/2010 1:53:19 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In other words, “I just wanted some press.”


5 posted on 02/28/2010 1:53:38 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to expose politicians for what they are. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not a good year to be running as a Kennedy.

Who can say? He might even believe in paying his dues or something.


6 posted on 02/28/2010 1:53:42 PM PST by sinanju
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To: A_Former_Democrat

LOL


7 posted on 02/28/2010 1:54:01 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Job market is very tight right now. For a Kennedy it’s either flipping burgers or running for political office.


8 posted on 02/28/2010 1:55:27 PM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

pssst...Joe, go a away. It’s over. Like that rotting old building in the middle of town the legacy of your clan of drunken perverts has been demolished and there’s a parking lot there now.


9 posted on 02/28/2010 1:56:15 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
RFK's Grandson Decides Against Run For House

Yes, that probably would be best.

By the way, I too have decided against running for the House this time around. The press has been informed.

10 posted on 02/28/2010 1:56:19 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IOW...the polls show he was gonna get his ginger @ss handed to him on a platter.


11 posted on 02/28/2010 1:57:01 PM PST by digger48
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To: Free ThinkerNY

12 posted on 02/28/2010 1:57:49 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He could change his name.


13 posted on 02/28/2010 1:58:06 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Supperman)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Everyone is itching to run for Delahunt's seat, now that he is suspected of having covered up an egregious murder. But it looks as if the scene is crawling with Rats who want to replace him, and the other guys probably told Kennedy to wait his turn.

Norfolk District Attorney William Keating, a Democrat investigating the handling of the 1986 Bishop shooting, is said to be weighing a run if Delahunt decides against seeking re-election, as are several state legislators. A decision from Delahunt is expected by the end of April.

Isn't that sweet? Yet another DA is hoping to eliminate his competition and then take his seat. Just like Andrew Cuomo and several hundred other Dem DAs.

14 posted on 02/28/2010 1:59:07 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not running cause he can’t win?


15 posted on 02/28/2010 2:01:29 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot ( Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He has not filled all the prerequisites: 1) He must demonstrate inability to operate tools (skis, cars, or airplanes), 2) he must become a full alcoholic, 3) he must flunk the bar, 4) he must have no discernible talents, and 5) he must have absolutely no morals.

Give him a year or so and he’ll be a fully qualified Kennedy.


16 posted on 02/28/2010 2:02:18 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suspect he knows he’d lose. I don’t think the Kennedy “magic” is going to transfer to the new generation of voters.


17 posted on 02/28/2010 2:02:52 PM PST by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This twerp makes Patrick Kennedy look smart. As we continue our descent through the fetid Kennedy germ plasm, each new generation becomes meaner, more stupid, and less able to tie their own shoes. It’s like devine revenge on the original anti-Semitic hate-monger and homicidal booth-legger, Joe Kennedy (”That bastard”) Kennedy.


18 posted on 02/28/2010 2:03:41 PM PST by pabianice
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My that was quick. It was only this morning I heard he was thinking of running and hadn’t a clue who he was.


19 posted on 02/28/2010 2:04:46 PM PST by StarFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do these people know how to do *anything* productive?


20 posted on 02/28/2010 2:05:04 PM PST by tpmintx (Liberalism: Envy, backed by governmental authority. (I'm green; are you?))
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To: FatherFig1o155
The Kennedys obviously floated this idea, then did some polling. When the polling indicated that the people of Massachusetts are finally, really sick of the Kennedys, this loser said he had decided he loved the job he already has.
21 posted on 02/28/2010 2:12:11 PM PST by utahagen
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It has been suggested that Massachusetts will lose a seat after the census (that’s before any ACORN-tampering). The buzz is that Delahunt’s seat would be the one that ceases to exist after redistricting.

Perhaps carrot-top was clued in on this by someone? It would have to be someone outside of the Kennedy family...i.e., someone with half a brain and some sobriety.


22 posted on 02/28/2010 2:13:38 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are the CINO Kennedy’s getting cold feet?

Or are they afraid of getting “talked to” by the local Catholic Bishop>


23 posted on 02/28/2010 2:22:53 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: tpmintx
Do these people know how to do *anything* productive?

Old J.P. Kennedy was an accomplished rum runner during Prohibition.

24 posted on 02/28/2010 2:26:31 PM PST by Zakeet (Patches Kennedy isn't running for Congress again for medical reasons -- voters are sick of him)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Smart kid.The Kennedy brand name has lost much of its luster in recent years.Just live off the $100 million trust fund and you,too,will be dead by 40 due to a car accident,skiing accident,heroin OD...or whatever.
25 posted on 02/28/2010 2:27:26 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: IbJensen
Job market is very tight right now. For a Kennedy it’s either flipping burgers or running for political office.

Don't forget the trust fund.You know,the one started by the illegal rum runner who was kicked out of London by Churchill.

26 posted on 02/28/2010 2:29:06 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Zakeet
Kennedy was an accomplished rum runner...

Beat me by about minute.Great minds think alike. ;-)

27 posted on 02/28/2010 2:31:09 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, we can still hope for a Kennedy free Congress in 2011.


28 posted on 02/28/2010 2:36:02 PM PST by Will88
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To: Zakeet
Old J.P. Kennedy was an accomplished rum runner during Prohibition.

This is kind of like Pablo Escobar's kids running government in Colombia for the next 100 years.
29 posted on 02/28/2010 2:44:10 PM PST by tpmintx (Liberalism: Envy, backed by governmental authority. (I'm green; are you?))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good move.


30 posted on 02/28/2010 2:50:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Suitcase Jake" RIP 02-24-10. You were one of a kind good buddy!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t cry for me Argentina!


31 posted on 02/28/2010 3:06:20 PM PST by parisa
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To: pabianice

With degrees from Stanford and Harvard why isn’t he with a big Boston law firm?
Did he pass the bar? His cousin, JFK Jr., was in the DA’s office for how long because he couldn’t pass the NY bar.


32 posted on 02/28/2010 3:11:35 PM PST by surrey
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To: pabianice

LOL, I don’t know if anyone could be dumber than Patches, though. They must have done some polling.


33 posted on 02/28/2010 3:14:15 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: Zakeet

“Old J.P. Kennedy was an accomplished rum runner during Prohibition.”

He was a pretty good Inside Trader on wall street also.


34 posted on 02/28/2010 3:19:54 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank goodness.


35 posted on 02/28/2010 3:21:08 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

He’s not that smart. Without uncle Ted in office, his business is going to fall off. He was making a very good living from that, if I understand correctly.


36 posted on 02/28/2010 3:23:11 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Will88
So, we can still hope for a Kennedy free Congress in 2011.

A Kennedy free Congress for the first time since 1963 and a Kennedy free Washington DC for the first time since 1947.
37 posted on 02/28/2010 4:15:22 PM PST by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

America dodges another bout of septicemia.


38 posted on 02/28/2010 4:17:37 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Kennedys should just stay home and drink themselves to death privately!


39 posted on 02/28/2010 4:53:54 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WAAAAAAAAAAAH! Another Kennedy tragedy!


40 posted on 02/28/2010 4:55:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Andy'smom

As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously opined, “Three generations of imbeciles is enough.”


41 posted on 02/28/2010 5:11:47 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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To: Farmer Dean

I bet he’ll run against Brown in 2 yrs


42 posted on 02/28/2010 5:18:57 PM PST by copwife (All God's creatures have a place in the choir!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I, too, have decided against a run for a House seat from Massachusetts.

Can I expect a visit from an AP “reporter?”


43 posted on 02/28/2010 7:12:44 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Zakeet
Old J.P. Kennedy was an accomplished rum runner during Prohibition.

And a sterling "inside trader" before his "adventures in alcohol" phase...

the infowarrior

44 posted on 03/01/2010 1:12:37 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: surrey

Good question. I looked up the exam results from this past summer and it looks like he passed (at least there was a Joseph Patrick Kennedy that passed).


45 posted on 03/01/2010 7:40:52 AM PST by Andy'smom
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