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Kennedy dynasty’s new hope (Joe III refuses to rule out run for Barney’s seat)
Boston Herald ^ | 11/30/2011 | Chris Cassidy and Dave Wedge

Posted on 11/30/2011 1:15:14 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Middlesex prosecutor Joseph P. Kennedy III — widely seen as the best hope to carry the torch of the legendary family dynasty to a new generation — told the Herald last night he is leaving the door open to a run for Congress.

“I just haven’t had the time to give it any thought, the type of careful consideration that it requires,” Kennedy said outside Cambridge District Court. “I’ve always thought politics is an honorable profession. It demands that you give it careful thought before you jump into it. When I get the time to do that, I’ll think about it, but we’re not there yet."

Kennedy — the son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and grandnephew of President John F. Kennedy — was one of several Democrats whose name has emerged as a possible contender for U.S. Rep. Barney Frank’s seat after the 16-term congressman announced his retirement two days ago.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barney; barneyfrank; kennedy

1 posted on 11/30/2011 1:15:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A lot of people want Barney’s seat.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 1:17:24 PM PST by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind

Funny he would think politics was an “honorable profession” when all his relatives who were politicians were such dishonorable POS. Is telling though he thinks of it as a “profession” rather than a calling or public service.


3 posted on 11/30/2011 1:19:46 PM PST by MtBaldy
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To: SeekAndFind

If the election was held right now, he’d win hands down.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 1:19:59 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t a Kennedy have to rape someone first to be considered a serious candidate and scion of the family?


5 posted on 11/30/2011 1:25:04 PM PST by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Reminds me of cockroaches. They are constantly producing offspring
and they never go completely away.

Is this a dem thing? Is this how they keep their roaches in the house?


6 posted on 11/30/2011 1:25:04 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! DONATE TO FR MORE!)
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To: rockabyebaby

I do not know that much about Joe III.

Is he a stupid, drunken, leftist like his father?


7 posted on 11/30/2011 1:25:16 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: rockabyebaby
If the election was held right now, he’d win hands down.

It is Massachusetts after all.

8 posted on 11/30/2011 1:27:17 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: SeekAndFind

Bawney Fag’s seat is wide open! LOL


9 posted on 11/30/2011 1:28:34 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: WayneS
Is he a stupid, drunken, leftist like his father?

Has a Kennedy apple ever fallen far from the tree?

10 posted on 11/30/2011 1:28:34 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s hard to be more corrupt than Barney Sachs but a Kennedy just might do it.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 1:30:04 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 1:30:22 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: SeekAndFind

***I’ve always thought politics is an honorable profession.***

Wrong answer!


13 posted on 11/30/2011 1:31:43 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats - top to bottom.)
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To: PGR88
He paralyzed a woman. Does that count?

In August 1973, a Jeep he was driving overturned, fracturing one of his brother David Kennedy's vertebrae, and permanently paralyzing David's girlfriend, Pam Kelley.[5] The police cited Kennedy with reckless driving and the judge temporarily suspended his driver's license.[1][5] The Kennedy family paid for Kelley’s initial medical treatment and her continued care during the years following the accident.[6]

14 posted on 11/30/2011 1:33:45 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: rockabyebaby
If the election was held right now, he’d win hands down.

Then why the talk of Keating moving over to run in Frank's district? Some feel Kennedy would have an easier time of it running on the Cape.

15 posted on 11/30/2011 1:35:30 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t someone check out headlines before they are published


16 posted on 11/30/2011 1:37:47 PM PST by goat granny
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To: CaptainK
He paralyzed a woman. Does that count?

That was his father. This kid wasn't born until 1980.

17 posted on 11/30/2011 1:38:59 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: SeekAndFind

Joe III is much more like his grandfather RFK than he is his father Joe II who is little more than an angry, hate-filled twit who thinks he is entitled to the good life while badmouthing America and Americans.

But Joe III is also like Hillary Clinton in that he would have to become a carpetbagger to run for the seat Barney the Frank is vacating.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 1:45:37 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: buccaneer81

SOrry about that.

He’s young and still had time.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 1:47:53 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SoJoCo

Is he a stupid, drunken, leftist like his father?
Has a Kennedy apple ever fallen far from the tree?


The’re “Road Apples”, and they don’t fall from trees.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 1:52:05 PM PST by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Hillary can buy a house there for her daughter so she can throw her hat into the ring too?


21 posted on 11/30/2011 1:52:33 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Its not who we elect, its those who they appoint that mater most!.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

So he would be more like his philandering nepotistic grandfather?


22 posted on 11/30/2011 2:14:50 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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23 posted on 11/30/2011 2:20:19 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Kennedy dynasty’s new hope (Joe III refuses to rule out run for Barney’s seat)

Somebody should clearly inform this POS that it is not his grandfather's America. We don't accept his kind any more no matter what state he represents. if he runs for state office, the voters of MA are getting the leadership they deserve. I don't care.

For national office, however, he will cripple the rights of the entire country for generations.

Isn't this the whack job with mental issues, substance abuse isssues, erratic driving issues and anger management issues?

I thought he was in jail!.

24 posted on 11/30/2011 3:53:25 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
But Joe III is also like Hillary Clinton in that he would have to become a carpetbagger to run for the seat Barney the Frank is vacating.

Well he does live in Massachusetts and has his whole life. Hillary didn't set up residency until she ran for the Senate.

25 posted on 11/30/2011 4:11:44 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: WayneS

Good Lord, please forgive me, but I’ve got to tell you the truth... I met Joe III when he was assigned briefly to Nantucket by the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office. I was prepared to hate him. Not the case. He was smart, hard-nosed, focused and working hard to put some of society’s craphounds in jail.

I then saw him on Figawi weekend, pretty much our version of the Mardi Gras here on the island, while I was working a detail. He was sober (don’t believe he drinks at all)and he went out of his way to leave his friends to come over and say hello to me.

I’m awaiting the lightning bolts as I type this...


26 posted on 11/30/2011 4:18:20 PM PST by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: islander-11

RE: I’m awaiting the lightning bolts as I type this...

You don’t judge a person because of his ancestry. But before voting for the man ( assuming he runs ), be sure to find out what his POLITICAL BELIEFS are.

If it’s going to be like Barney or his uncle Ted, conservatives SHOULD NOT vote for him, no matter how upstanding a person he is.


27 posted on 12/01/2011 4:33:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
Kennedy dynasty’s new hope

"Kennedy" = herpes of politics. It's impossible to get rid of......

28 posted on 12/01/2011 4:42:29 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (ue)
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To: CaptainK

The Kennedys have a knack for associating with people who can later be bought off if need arises.


29 posted on 12/01/2011 4:46:38 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: islander-11

Well, it sounds like he is not a stupid drunk. Good for him.

Of course, he STILL might be a leftist...

; - )


30 posted on 12/01/2011 6:29:23 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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