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Kennedys respond to Palin barbs
boston.com ^ | December 4, 2010 | Michael J. Bailey, Globe Staff

Posted on 12/04/2010 11:13:05 AM PST by ColdOne

Link only.....boston.com is on the list.

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2010/12/kennedys_respon.html?rss_id=Top+Stories

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KEYWORDS: freepressforpalin; jfk; kennedy; kennedyclan; kennedys; palin; rfk; sarahpalin; tedkennedy
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1 posted on 12/04/2010 11:13:06 AM PST by ColdOne
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http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2010/12/kennedys_respon.html?rss_id=Top+Stories


2 posted on 12/04/2010 11:13:32 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: onyx

Palin ping


3 posted on 12/04/2010 11:14:24 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Just who are these "Kennedys" of whom you speak?

The name vaguely rings a bell.

Do you mean the MTV girl from the 90s?

4 posted on 12/04/2010 11:15:56 AM PST by x
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To: ColdOne

Empty Mtg


5 posted on 12/04/2010 11:20:49 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: x

No, I think they were a ‘dream’ family conjured up by the liberal media of the 60s and carried on until the murderer Teddy croaked. Kinda like the “Dallas” fiasco....


6 posted on 12/04/2010 11:21:18 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: x


No ... she must mean Jayne Kennedy, who used to read the scores backwards on "The NFL Today" after she took Phyllis George's spot.
7 posted on 12/04/2010 11:22:39 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Gaffer
No, I think they were a ‘dream’ family conjured up by the liberal media of the 60s and carried on until the murderer Teddy croaked.

Like the Brady Bunch and Robert Reed?

Kinda like the “Dallas” fiasco....

Where Bobby turned out not to be dead after all? Just a bad dream?

8 posted on 12/04/2010 11:24:00 AM PST by x
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To: ColdOne

Wow. That is a brutal riposte! And I’d bet my life that KKT did not write it. Probably a team of vicious Dem speechwriters got together on it (with Tokyo Rove sitting in).


9 posted on 12/04/2010 11:24:06 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Dr. Sivana

Or Kennedy the Republican MTV VJ.

10 posted on 12/04/2010 11:24:45 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: ColdOne

Are those the same Kennedy’s with the adulterers, murderer and the rapist in the family and the guy who loves Hugo Chavez?


11 posted on 12/04/2010 11:25:22 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: ColdOne
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12 posted on 12/04/2010 11:25:44 AM PST by Dick Vomer (We live in a country with a teleprompter as our president.)
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To: ColdOne
I might not be remembering correctly, but I don't think JFK was a particularly religious person. He uttered the necessary pro-God platitudes required of a president in those days, but was not personally devout.

And Palin was not denying the need for freedom of religion, nor saying that a president should somehow try to impose his religious beliefs on the country. She was saying that a president should not have to pretend that his/her religious beliefs and values are irrelevent to their style of leadership. Even JFK said, in his inaugural address, "Here on earth God's work must truly be our own." Can you image the uproar if Bush or Palin said that?
13 posted on 12/04/2010 11:25:44 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: ColdOne
I think that January will be the first time in over 60 years that there hasn't been a Kennedy in an elected office in DC.

Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last!

14 posted on 12/04/2010 11:26:04 AM PST by KarlInOhio (All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education. -Frederic Bastiat)
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To: ColdOne

Look, enough of saying bad things about the Kennedy’s like the father was an Anti-Semite and booze runner; the son stole a national election; they can’t drive over bridges very well; Teddy’s middle name was Chivas; rapes aren’t rapes in Palm Beach; sure they don’t know how to fly; yes they kill women in the ocean; sure they f**** Marilyn Monroe and had her killed; sure they’re lousy skiers!! You know all those nasty untruths people say about them!


15 posted on 12/04/2010 11:27:02 AM PST by Doc Savage (Stay Thirsty My Friend!!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

She was so frickin hot


16 posted on 12/04/2010 11:27:06 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: ColdOne
What a bunch of blue bloods! ;)

What hyperbolic feigned outrage on a rather tenuous stretch of an interpretation of Sarah Palin’s meaning.

17 posted on 12/04/2010 11:27:22 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Quick kick it back in the water


18 posted on 12/04/2010 11:27:53 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: ColdOne
More kennedy crap. JFK left people to be slaughtered on the beaches of Cuba, If that is the white knight the democrats point to they ought to be ashamed of them selves. Talk about lying and dying. No one holds a candle to getting away with murder like a kennedy. Ask Mary Joe
19 posted on 12/04/2010 11:30:38 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: allmendream
"What hyperbolic feigned outrage on a rather tenuous stretch of an interpretation of Sarah Palin’s meaning."

It was a classic straw-man setup. Kennedy was putting words in Palin's mouth and drawing inferences that did not represent Palin's actual views.
20 posted on 12/04/2010 11:31:43 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: ColdOne

These people must have a different constitution than the one signed by the founders.

They see all kinds of things in theirs that I can’t find in my copy.


21 posted on 12/04/2010 11:33:28 AM PST by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: ColdOne

The Democratic Party is now a creature of the Left, which means that considerations of truth are set aside in favor of political expediency. Since the day Palin emerged on the national scene, the Dems have tried to portray her religious beliefs as extreme and un-American. They have tried to associate her with Holy Rollers and snake handlers and Aryan Nations-types. And this will not stop as 2012 draws nearer.


22 posted on 12/04/2010 11:35:28 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: ColdOne

“Faith runs as a deep current through my family,’’ she writes. “Faith inspired my uncles’ and my father’s dedication to justice.”

Like justice for Mary Jo? How about the justice the Kennedys delivered to Ngo Dinh Diem, the Catholic premier of South Vietnam in whose brutal assassination the Kennedy brothers acquiesced?

Faith runs as a deep current through her family. A little too deep. In fact it runs so deep as to be invisible.

Which is exactly the point Palin was making and which this member of the lucky sperm club of Hyannis Port failed to grasp.


23 posted on 12/04/2010 11:38:28 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: ColdOne
"Kennedy's respond to Palin barbs"

The word "barbs" is misleading because it suggests that Palin hade made snide or snarky or crude comments about the Kennedys, and that isn't the case. She simply disagreed with JFK's decision to say that his presidency would be totally disconnected from his values as a religious person. That is not what I would call a "barb." For examples of actual barbs, refer to many of the posts on this thread.
24 posted on 12/04/2010 11:39:50 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: ColdOne

Kennedys?

Do any have real jobs yet?

Are there any out of jail?


25 posted on 12/04/2010 11:45:06 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Brices Crossroads

This woman is so full of it: She writes

“No nation on Earth had ever framed in law that faith should be of no interest to government officials.”

Well, no nation except Nazi Germany (which my Grandfather really liked) and Soviet Russia (which Uncle Ted and my dad tried to help at every turn.

Sheesh. This woman is so thick. Debating her would be fun, but not much sport. Anyone with an IQ of 95 would decimate her. Maybe this is why the Gipper had such an easy time throttling her dad back in 1967.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/220949/great-forgotten-debate/paul-kengor


26 posted on 12/04/2010 11:47:21 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: ColdOne
As befits a liberal, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend completely twists what Sarah Palin wrote in her book regarding politicians 'embracing' their religion instead of distancing themselves from it. Palin simply states that a politician need not pretend to have no real connection to a religion or, if they profess a religious faith, act as if they are aloof from it's tenets.

Sarah Palin doesn't 'sit in judgment' of anyone's faith, as Townsend states. That is just Townsend's guilt talking. She knows full well that the Kennedy family's adherence to their professed (Catholic) faith was mostly a sham and had no real impact on their political stands, much less, their 'private' life, except when it was convenient. So, Townsend tries to pretend that Sarah Palin postulating that a politician should embrace their faith and not distance their political positions from it somehow equates to 'judging' others religious beliefs. That is nonsense writ large but considering the source and the Kennedy family history e.g. Teddy/JFK philandering, no one should be surprised.

Besides, these days, leftists get a few brownie points for bashing Sarah Palin about anything at all. Truth is distinctly optional, as it always is with liberals. Fortunately, the ersatz Kennedy 'dynasty' has finally, mercifully passed and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's opinion about Sarah Palin's comments in her best-selling book regarding politicians and religion are mostly irrelevant to the average American.

27 posted on 12/04/2010 11:47:21 AM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Dr. Sivana
But did she know what a touchdown was?

During the Super Bowl in 2001 -- Maryland Lt. Governor and member of the Kennedy family - Kathleen Kennedy Townsend -- was being interviewed about the game which included her state's team the Baltimore Ravens. She was asked what her favorite play of the game was. She responded, "my favorite part was when the other team scored a football and then we came right back on the next play and scored a football too."

28 posted on 12/04/2010 11:53:48 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ColdOne

Who are the Kennedys?


29 posted on 12/04/2010 12:07:28 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: ColdOne
Some people need to just go away...And the Kennedy's are one of them.


30 posted on 12/04/2010 12:13:52 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: ColdOne
Typically, when the Kennedys want attention, one of them politely dies.

Are there any left? If so, what's keeping them?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

31 posted on 12/04/2010 12:15:08 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: ColdOne

Notice the source? Only the New England media continues to prop up the irrelevant Kennedy crime syndicate...the rest of America has moved on.


32 posted on 12/04/2010 12:16:37 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Doc Savage

ROTFLMAO here in New England...


33 posted on 12/04/2010 12:18:35 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Wow. Thanks for posting that link. Being the Great Communicator began with having great ideas built on a rock-solid foundation.


34 posted on 12/04/2010 12:41:48 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: Doc Savage

ROFLMAO


35 posted on 12/04/2010 1:03:33 PM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: ColdOne

Awwwww, did the blue-blood Kennedy’s get their little feelings hurt by a little truth?


36 posted on 12/04/2010 1:14:29 PM PST by RowdyFFC (.)
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To: ColdOne

Well, I can’t be bothered to read the article, but I have almost finished Sarah’s book.

What she says is that in America there is freedom of religion, but that in recent years the liberals have been demonizing religion and demanding that it be removed from politics. Unless, of course, it is brought in for leftist purposes.

She cites JFK’s meeting with the Protestant ministers, when JFK promised that his Catholic faith would have absolutely no effect on his political decisions. None. And as it turns out, he happily kept that promise.

What she says, correctly, is that was a pretty sick thing to do. (My words, not hers.) Kennedy began the popular liberal meme that religion is a private matter—unless, of course, it is used by someone like Martin Luther King who is doing something about which the liberals approve. (And I would note that King has been kind of relegated to the background in recent years, has become a name that is often evoked but never described in much detail. Because he was religious. And because his daughters are pro-life.


37 posted on 12/04/2010 1:18:08 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: ColdOne

Instead of seeking to “run away from religion,” Palin asserts, Kennedy should have embraced his Catholicism. And the electorate, she extrapolates, should embrace leaders who interweave their faith into their decision-making.

“Not only does she want people to reveal their beliefs, but she wants to sit in judgment of them if their views don’t match her own. Who anointed her our grand inquisitor?”

It seems to me that Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is reaching quit far to make such an assertion.


38 posted on 12/04/2010 1:48:06 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: ColdOne

Lemme guess, they all vomited up their scotch in unison.


39 posted on 12/04/2010 2:13:39 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: ColdOne; jessduntno; LibertyRocks; Nepeta; PowerPro; Irish Eyes; jennings2004; trillabodilla; ...
Sarah Palin is wrong about John F. Kennedy, religion and politics

~snip~

Palin contends that Kennedy sought to "run away from religion." The truth is that my uncle knew quite well that what made America so special was its revolutionary assertion of freedom of religion.

Palin's book makes clear just how dangerous her proposed path can be. Not only does she want people to reveal their beliefs, but she wants to sit in judgment of them if their views don't match her own. For instance, she criticizes Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), a Democrat and a faithful Catholic, for "talking the (God) talk but not walking the walk."

Who is Palin to say what God's "walk" is? Who anointed her our grand inquisitor?

(My guess, abortion-loving Pelosi and the Kennedy's don't 'walk with God).

SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST

40 posted on 12/04/2010 3:25:00 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 4buttons

Kathleen needs to spend her energy baking cookies for her murderer uncle who is in prison. He is her mother’s brother. What a dysfunctional family.


41 posted on 12/04/2010 3:29:37 PM PST by nolib1776
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To: nolib1776

Michael Skakel = Kathleen’s cousin


42 posted on 12/04/2010 3:34:00 PM PST by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Brices Crossroads

The Kennedy’s seem to get dumber with every generation. It’s quite an American accomplishment that not one will sit in the new congress.


43 posted on 12/04/2010 3:38:55 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Kathleen,
You’re a joke. We made it clear that we don’t want you in Maryland. Now get out of my country too.


44 posted on 12/04/2010 3:39:04 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: The Comedian

ROFL. But must they die “politely”?


45 posted on 12/04/2010 3:40:18 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: RedMDer

Those people are poison. It’s a shame they still have their ill-gotten money. I think they deserve to live poor. God knows they’ve used to the poor to build their political careers.


46 posted on 12/04/2010 3:43:51 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx; All
The Kennedys are hypocrites of the highest order and Sarah is right to point the truth out to this self-righteous bunch...

The Catholic Church has always condemned abortion as a grave evil.

47 posted on 12/04/2010 3:52:28 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: onyx

True and I don’t believe any of them have any morals other than themselves and ‘planet earth’ all the while trying pass themselves off as Catholic. They make me sick.


48 posted on 12/04/2010 3:52:54 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: KarlInOhio
Well, sad to say, the Rats up in Massachusetts apparently have plans for getting this corrupt bunch back into Congress...

Vicki Kennedy's profile high amid speculation about possible US Senate campaign

49 posted on 12/04/2010 3:58:07 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Brices Crossroads
“No nation on Earth had ever framed in law that faith should be of no interest to government officials.”

...no nation except Nazi Germany (which my Grandfather really liked) and Soviet Russia

Hell ya talking about?

Nazi and Soviet Government Officials were real interested in people of faith. They sought them out, and then they killed them.

50 posted on 12/04/2010 4:00:01 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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