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Name adds up to 1 percent
Boston Herald ^ | 2/17/12 | Howie Carr

Posted on 02/17/2012 12:03:52 AM PST by raccoonradio

If your name were Joseph Patrick, your candidacy would be a joke.

That is of course a paraphrase of what Eddie McCormack said to Ted Kennedy back in their 1962 Senate debate. But it’s just as true now of Teddy’s great-nephew JoJoJo Kennedy.

So what if he doesn’t have any qualifications. He’ll drive off that bridge when he comes to it.

Actually, he does have a record, and that’s the fact that his name is Kennedy and he doesn’t have a record, a police record that is. For a Kennedy, that’s quite a record to run on.

Somebody said yesterday that politics in this state is like the movie “Groundhog Day.” The same thing keeps happening over and over and over again.

You have a bunch of trust-funded limousine liberals railing against the rich — the one-percenters, as they’re being called this year — until a coveted elective office opens up. Then a one-percenter steps up, and all the plebeians in the 99 percent are supposed to automatically step aside and genuflect.

Paging Granny Warren, paging JoJoJo Kennedy. Some of them married their money, others inherited it, or played the race or gender cards for their free rides. But beyond living in mansions, they all have one thing in common. They haven’t got a clue what it’s like to work for a living.

JoJoJo Kennedy — a fourth-generation one-percenter.

Have you watched the kid’s 170-second campaign-announcement video yet? It’s packed with embarrassing punch lines he doesn’t even realize he’s delivering, including references to “stacking the deck” and the “super-rich.”

But my favorite is when JoJoJo pledges to get “people underwater back on dry land.”

Er, does that include Mary Jo Kopechne?

He’ll be running against Sean Bielat — Peace Corps vs. Marine Corps. In any other state, it would be a no-brainer, especially since 31-year-old JoJoJo was living in his mommy’s basement in Ed Markey’s Cambridge district until last week. Now the papers solemnly call him “the Brookline Democrat.”

Like Uncle Teddy before him, the lad was biding his time in the district attorney’s office. And I give him credit — last December, he prosecuted the Harvard groper. A lot of Kennedys would have recused themselves rather than go after an alleged perv who was lugged on the Red Line. Professional courtesy and all that.

Meanwhile, all the usual coatholders are gathering for this newest iteration of Camelot. But there is one job still open in this Kennedy campaign — the Dave Powers slot. The pay is lousy, the tasks menial, but there are some fringe benefits included, if you get my drift. And I don’t mean having an alley named after you in Charlestown after you’re dead.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: howiecarr; joekennedyiii

1 posted on 02/17/2012 12:04:06 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie list ping


2 posted on 02/17/2012 12:04:42 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

“He’ll drive off that bridge when he comes to it.”

Ya gotta love it!


3 posted on 02/17/2012 12:05:30 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: raccoonradio
But my favorite is when JoJoJo pledges to get “people underwater back on dry land.”

LOL! Did this inbred Kennedy REALLY say this? Funniest foxpas of the year so far.

Here, JOJOJOJO, I'll give you a head start on getting people underwater back on dry land.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 12:17:20 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: VeniVidiVici
From the National Lampoon back in the PJ O'Rourke days. I remember it well. Also this classic:
5 posted on 02/17/2012 12:30:06 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Can’t remember exactly but Sat. Night Live once had this joke (spoken by Jane Curtin) on Weekend Update (’80): “President Carter and Sen. Ted Kennedy have agreed to a debate. Kennedy promises not to bring up the Middle East if Carter
promises not to bring up Chappaquiddick.”

something like that


6 posted on 02/17/2012 12:44:33 AM PST by raccoonradio
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Occupy Free Republic!

7 posted on 02/17/2012 1:03:57 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: raccoonradio

Save for read after work.


8 posted on 02/17/2012 2:34:08 AM PST by Former War Criminal (...and proud Hobbit.)
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To: raccoonradio
Kennedy, the STD of American politics...
9 posted on 02/17/2012 5:16:59 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: raccoonradio
So what if he doesn’t have any qualifications.

At least he's an American and that makes him more qualified than one Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama.

10 posted on 02/17/2012 5:28:18 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: raccoonradio
JoJoJo

Did his parents have a stuttering problem?

11 posted on 02/17/2012 5:30:29 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

It’s Howie’s nickname. He’s Joe Kennedy III, even though his father was RFK. Hid great-grandfather, father and now him were all Joes. Joe Kennedy Jr., Jack’s older brother, died during the War. And please spare me the posts denigrating Joe Kennedy Jr.’s service. It makes you look small.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 5:47:02 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

And we’re already hearing “Get Back” song parodies, as in “JoJo was a man who...”


13 posted on 02/17/2012 7:27:48 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Paging Granny Warren, paging JoJoJo Kennedy. Some of them married their money, others inherited it, or played the race or gender cards for their free rides. But beyond living in mansions, they all have one thing in common. They haven’t got a clue what it’s like to work for a living. JoJoJo Kennedy — a fourth-generation one-percenter.

Gotta love those trust fund babies - he's right - beyond living in mansions, they main thing they have in common is they've never worked for a living - not one day...

14 posted on 02/17/2012 8:27:33 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: raccoonradio

The lyrics fit:

“Your mothers waiting for you
“Wearing her high heeled shoes
“And her low neck sweater...


15 posted on 02/17/2012 11:58:05 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The lyrics fit:

And the ironic thing is that he's running to replace a guy who sounds suspiciously like Loretta Martin.
16 posted on 02/17/2012 12:19:48 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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