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Kennedy calls departure from the House a ‘sabbatical’
The Providence Journal ^ | 3/12/2010 | Donita Naylor

Posted on 03/12/2010 11:16:38 AM PST by NMEwithin

A Washington Post report about U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy’s decision to retire quotes the Rhode Island congressman as saying he is not leaving for good what the Post calls “the family business.”

“I consider it taking a sabbatical,” Kennedy told Post reporter Philip Rucker. Rucker’s story, posted Thursday afternoon on www.WashingtonPost.com, said Kennedy “will transfer his roughly $500,000 in campaign funds to an interest-bearing account, which he says he might tap if he chooses to run for the Senate some day.”

Kennedy spokesman Adam Brand suggested in an e-mail exchange with the Providence Journal that, while Kennedy’s campaign fund currently holds about $500,000, the war chest will diminish even though the congressman is not running for reelection this year.

“We know there are going to be continuing expenses, costs incurred while preparing the committee for next year,” and federal campaign regulations to follow, Brand said. “Once all of that is taken care of, the congressman will decide what to do with the remaining campaign funds.” Brand did not give an estimate of what Kennedy can expect to retain in his fund when he leaves Congress.

As for Kennedy’s discussion of the possibility of an eventual Senate run, Brand said, “The congressman is committed to his current job and is looking forward to the next phase of his career and has no plans to run for elected office. Rhode Island has two fantastic senators and the congressman looks forward to supporting both of them in elections to come.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: ambien; kennedy; patches; whiskey

1 posted on 03/12/2010 11:16:38 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: NMEwithin

Taking time off for a couple of terms until the Democrats can get a majority again...


2 posted on 03/12/2010 11:17:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m thinking Rehab again...


3 posted on 03/12/2010 11:19:00 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: NMEwithin
Hopefully, the “sabbatical” will be permanent.
4 posted on 03/12/2010 11:19:26 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: NMEwithin
Not every member of the family is interested in maintaining the family business.

Once leaving ... I imagine it would be very difficult to reenter the arena again. Or have any desire at all to do so.

5 posted on 03/12/2010 11:20:05 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: NMEwithin

Yeah, well he also called a drunken car crash “sleep walking”...those kennedys...what bunch of kidders...Ted Kennedy (D-HELL) must be smiling UP at the boy right now...


6 posted on 03/12/2010 11:20:12 AM PST by jessduntno ("For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine...")
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To: NMEwithin
As for Kennedy’s discussion of the possibility of an eventual Senate run, Brand said, “The congressman is committed to his current job and is looking forward to the next phase of his career and has no plans to run for elected office. Rhode Island has two fantastic senators and the congressman looks forward to supporting both of them in elections to come.”


Allow me to translate.....Patches is going to move to MA and attempt to beat Scott Brown in 2012
7 posted on 03/12/2010 11:20:35 AM PST by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: NMEwithin
"I shall return!

Patrick "Patches" Kennedy

8 posted on 03/12/2010 11:20:50 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: NMEwithin

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass...


9 posted on 03/12/2010 11:20:51 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: NMEwithin

10 posted on 03/12/2010 11:21:22 AM PST by skeeter
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To: NMEwithin

He thinks this is a KENNEDY SEAT! HA! Patrick, get some help.


11 posted on 03/12/2010 11:21:50 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

What a baby.


12 posted on 03/12/2010 11:22:14 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: NMEwithin
Sabbatical?

Is he planning to take up a hobby? Mixology perhaps?

13 posted on 03/12/2010 11:22:27 AM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: NMEwithin

One less vote...Am I correct or no?


14 posted on 03/12/2010 11:22:54 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: NMEwithin
I’m thinking Rehab again...

I agree.

Dry out the drunk again.


15 posted on 03/12/2010 11:23:05 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: NMEwithin

“The congressman is committed to his current job and is looking forward to the next phase of his (family) career.”

Drunken womanizer.........


16 posted on 03/12/2010 11:25:51 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: NMEwithin

P.S.

Sorry...I meant to end with “thank you.”


17 posted on 03/12/2010 11:25:52 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: NMEwithin

What else is new??? These politicians are like ticks...the only way to get rid of them is to pull them off, and either flush them down the drain or burn them up...


18 posted on 03/12/2010 11:26:34 AM PST by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: NMEwithin

Hopefully he’ll get some help


19 posted on 03/12/2010 11:26:36 AM PST by bobjam
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To: GQuagmire

Probably. But then there’s the possibility of overdose w/ so much time on his hands for the next two years.


20 posted on 03/12/2010 11:26:45 AM PST by elli1
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To: Ann Archy

21 posted on 03/12/2010 11:26:59 AM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: NMEwithin

I pity the poor doofus. He’s stupid; knows he’s stupid; knows everyone makes fun or his stupidity. Stuck with the “Kennedy Legacy” which is nothing to brag about.


22 posted on 03/12/2010 11:26:59 AM PST by pabianice
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To: NMEwithin

I have a suggestion for the $500,000 war chest!

Donate it to the Veterans of Foreign WARS!

Put your money where your mouth is Patches - or no sabbatical for you!


23 posted on 03/12/2010 11:27:19 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: NMEwithin

...after that scream-fest the other day I would HOPE his departure is PERMANENT!


24 posted on 03/12/2010 11:27:52 AM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: NMEwithin

I know it may be legal but morally should money given to a candidate for an election be held over for another election? Maybe it should be TAXED at or given to a legitimate charity.


25 posted on 03/12/2010 11:28:15 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: Col Frank Slade

“What a baby.”

If it means he will not be voting, thank goodness.


26 posted on 03/12/2010 11:28:29 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Ann Archy
He thinks this is a KENNEDY SEAT! HA! Patrick, get some help.


27 posted on 03/12/2010 11:30:35 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NMEwithin

P.S. again.

If he is taking a sabbatical, I suppose we tax payers will still be paying his salary.

It might be worth it though as long as he stays gone.


28 posted on 03/12/2010 11:32:11 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: NMEwithin

Let’s see.......the mental patient or Brown???????

Actually, he’d be an improvement over Kerry.


29 posted on 03/12/2010 11:32:20 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: NMEwithin

“Sabbatical”..is that what the Kennedy’s call a multi-year drinking binge now?


30 posted on 03/12/2010 11:37:24 AM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: Carley

The family business is JPK Properties at 300 Madison Avennue NY NY. This is the front that manages the Arctic Royalty Limited Partnership. The tax shelter comprising of Mokeen Oil and KenOil. That’s right. The Kennedys own TWO oil companies. Why don’t they use their own instead of making Hugo Chavez a hero.


31 posted on 03/12/2010 11:40:55 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: skeeter

Hey that is a photo of Eisenhower Medical Center. I live in Palm Desert, and we do not want Patches here, either as a Betty Ford patient or a vacationer. Bad enough we have Boxer.


32 posted on 03/12/2010 11:41:49 AM PST by CdMGuy
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To: geologist
maintaining the family business.

Bootlegging,murder what? inquiring minds want to know.

33 posted on 03/12/2010 11:42:05 AM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: CdMGuy
Better?


34 posted on 03/12/2010 11:44:47 AM PST by skeeter
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To: NMEwithin

and now,, it’s time for another episode.. Of “Dr. Drew Goes to Wereshurstoned DC”

Blow into the bag, Sir, not barf.


35 posted on 03/12/2010 11:44:52 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NMEwithin

Kennedy aides revealed that the Congressman will be continuing the hunt for his biological father, known to be the bartender of local watering hole, The Drunken Leprechaun.


36 posted on 03/12/2010 11:45:05 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NMEwithin

Go take a long drive off a short pier.


37 posted on 03/12/2010 11:45:07 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Kennedy! Goodbye, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, GET LOST! Don’t come back.


38 posted on 03/12/2010 11:45:35 AM PST by politicalmerc (Statistics don't lie but liars sure use statistics!)
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To: NMEwithin

I guess his father has just taken a “sabbatical” from life.


39 posted on 03/12/2010 11:55:38 AM PST by Deo et Patria
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To: NMEwithin

ha, after listening to his screed the other day on Talk Radio, he should call this a mental health sabbatical. in a padded room.


40 posted on 03/12/2010 11:58:39 AM PST by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: NMEwithin

Adios Patches


41 posted on 03/12/2010 12:03:46 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Shut it down" Rush Limbaugh, 3/3/10)
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To: NMEwithin

It doesn’t take long for half a mil to get lost up someone’s nose.


42 posted on 03/12/2010 12:04:33 PM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: NMEwithin

So, drug and alcohol rehab is now considered a spiritual retreat?


43 posted on 03/12/2010 1:16:09 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: skeeter

Much better. Thanks, but now you will have the Eskimos upset!!!!!


44 posted on 03/12/2010 10:26:54 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: NMEwithin

Patrick probably thinks a Sabbatical is Chivas and Red Bull.


45 posted on 03/12/2010 10:29:55 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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