Skip to comments.C’mon Sean, stop JoJoJo’s ‘coronation’
Posted on 01/08/2012 3:23:50 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Sean Bielat, wont you please come home?
The Kennedys are back. Its only been one blessed year with none of them in Congress, and now the plague is about to return. Joseph P. Kennedy III, also known as JoJoJo, is being urged to run.
Mother o Gawd, how can we miss them when they wont go away?
JoJoJo is one of Joe Kennedys twin sons. For point of reference, hes the twin who wasnt set on fire by his father with illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July during one of those traditional Kennedy family weekends on the Cape. It was the dark-haired boy, Matt, who had to go to the ER.
Despite the local Republicans assertions to the contrary, this election is already shaping up as a coronation. Unless Bielat returns to jump into the fray, there arent any serious non-Kennedy candidates in what may be the most Republican-leaning district in the state.
Any real challenger on the Democrat side has to come out of Brookline or Newton. Setti Warren, the mayor of Newton, could have been a contender. Even the Kennedys would have had to think twice about taking on a minority, non-carpetbagging elected official.
But Setti took his shot for the Senate against Granny Warren, and failed spectacularly. Say goodnight, Setti.
Then theres Michael Ross, the Boston city councilor? Please. Ross doesnt even live in the district, not that he has to, but would this lightweight really give up his cushy $87,500 job and the parking space downtown that goes with it?
Debbie Goldberg of Brookline, the unsuccessful 2006 candidate for lieutenant governor, was interested. But now the supermarket heiress has backed away how do you think she feels these days, knowing she couldnt even take out the babbling pajama-clad Crash Murray, the laughingstock of state politics?
Then there was state Sen. Cynthia Creem. But shes 67, a divorce lawyer. Think Judge Judy. In Fall River they may watch Judge Judy, but they wont vote for her, not against a Kennedy.
In the past, whenever Kennedys have parachuted into congressional districts, one or two indigenous hacks have always risen up to give them a run for their inherited money. In 1986, when Daddy Joe moved to Brighton from Marshfield, it was a dodgy state senator named Bachrach. Now, the cupboard is bare.
Wonder how Barney Frank feels. Turns out he was merely a placeholder for the Kennedys, a modern-day Ben Smith. But then, so was Tip ONeill, as it turned out. On the plus side, JoJoJo doesnt appear quite as dim as the run-of-the-mill modern Kennedy. He can walk and chew gum at the same time, unlike, say, Uncle Max.
Believe it or not, JoJoJo doesnt drink. And he did go to Harvard.
The Kennedys have to win this one, or it really is all over. Theyll pull out all the stops. Health permitting, Hugo Chavez will be stumping for JoJoJo in Fall River in the fall.
Sean Bielat would be an underdog, but at least hes been through the ringer before. Come back, Sean. The good news is, this time you wont have to worry about being stalked by Barney Franks pot-bellied partner, Dude, taking pictures of you wherever you go.
Do us all a favor, Sean. Go for it.
I hope he uses a strong disinfectant and degreaser if he is going for Barney Frank’s old seat. Personally, I would insist that all the old furniture, carpets, drapes, etc., be removed and discarded, and that the walls and ceiling of his office are bleached.
Then, lots and lots of Febreeze.
I can’t wait till the Kennedy’s squander all of the bootlegging cash and they all have to get real jobs. The Kennedy’s fetish for holding elected office is ridiculous.
Are the people in MA really dense enough to vote for another Kennedy? Why do these people buy into the ridiculous notion of the Kennedys as American nobility? Most of them are oxygen thieves. If there ever was any genuine talent (beyond the Old Man’s ability to buy elections for his sons) it vanished a couple of generations ago. Drug addicts and dilettantes are all that is left.
Running against a Kennedy could be the best fundraiser for Sean Bielat. I don’t live in his district but I’d send him money anyway! Hero vs. Zero.
JoCube looks like a real winner!
They didn’t shoot enough of them.
I would vote for Archie Andrews (aka Archie) or Howdy-Doody, before JoJoJo. Mark Styrn should stay as guest host of Rush.
The first guy was Conan O’Brien...I’d never include Mark Steyn in the same list with Howdy Doody and a Kennedy! ;)
The office space will go to someone with high seniority. The freshman replacement will compete against other freshmen for much less desirable space. My current congressman is an exception. Due to the manual recount requested by the the incumbent who lost on election night by 799 votes, my congressman wasn't able to participate in the office space lottery and got to occupy the premium space with a view of the Capitol previously occupied by the defeated 14-term incumbent. If he wins reelection this year my congressman will participate in the lottery as 2nd term congressman.
Did you read the article Astro? No? Rats all Right. The redistricted 4th is “the most republican leaning district in the state.” Bielat has a chance here.
Aren’t the Kennedies all on the payroll of Communist Dictator and self professed enemy of America, Hugo Chavez? Just saying...
Oops, it did look like Mark, thou. Truthfully, I will still vote for Archie and a puppet over a Kennedy. Even a box of rocks I would vote for.
Did Sean announce yet?? I would love to see all these political families (including Connie Mack III, who’s running for Senate here in FL against Bill Nelson — and truthfully I’m voting for Connie Mack) do something else.