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Of course: Massachusetts governor thinking of appointing Ted Kennedy’s widow to Senate vacancy
Hotair ^ | 12/15/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 12/15/2012 8:34:29 PM PST by SeekAndFind

No worries. She’ll only be a placeholder until someone from the next generation of Kennedy sub-mediocrity is ready to serve.

The President has not made a choice on his next nominee for Secretary of State yet, but Governor Deval Patrick is already making plans to fill presumptive SecState nominee John Kerry’s Senate seat. Knowledgeable sources tell me Governor Patrick has already had a discussion with one potential replacement for Senator Kerry: Vicki Kennedy. The sources say the governor talked to Kennedy, the widow of Senator Ted Kennedy, about the possibility of replacing Kerry in the Senate and that she did not rule it out. But don’t count on seeing another Senator Kennedy from Massachusetts any time soon: a source close to Vicki Kennedy says she would be unlikely to accept the appointment. But again, she has not ruled it out. If Kerry is nominated and confirmed as Secretary of State, Governor Patrick would appoint somebody to replace Kerry and, under Massachusetts law, a special election would be held no later than 160 days (and no earlier than 145 days) after Kerry leaves the Senate.

It’s a testament to how popular Scott Brown is, and how surprisingly thin the Democrats’ bench is in Massachusetts, that the party’s best bet to hold Kerry’s seat is a member of the royal family by marriage, not even by blood. It’d be a gesture towards honesty if Patrick went ahead and appointed “________ Kennedy” and then let the family fill in the blank.


TOPICS: Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: johnkerry; massachusetts; tedkennedy

1 posted on 12/15/2012 8:34:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank God the Constitution bans titles of nobility.

Or at least, it used too.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 8:38:42 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t MA pass a law requiring a special election?


3 posted on 12/15/2012 8:38:56 PM PST by DBrow
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To: SeekAndFind
Why not: Drag a whore out of the Kennedy outhouse and make her a senator. Better than his horse, I guess...
4 posted on 12/15/2012 8:40:28 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind
Aren’t they afraid she'll hang herself?
5 posted on 12/15/2012 8:43:56 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ted was a murdering dumbass. His wife could be no worse so what is the issue /s
6 posted on 12/15/2012 8:44:30 PM PST by Plumres
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To: hinckley buzzard

Some folks might be surprised that the Kennedy family doesn’t consider Vicki to be part of the ‘legend’. There’s a fair chance that while Vicki might be appointed to the spot...it’s only a four-month period then before an election would occur, and some would speculate that at least one other Kennedy (a pure Kennedy) would put their name onto the ballot, just out of dislike for the widow.

Vicki would have to spend money to defend her spot against the family, and then against some Republican candidate. She may realize that’s a tough episode to enter into. On the positive side....she’s buddy-buddy with the entire state Democratic Party leadership.


7 posted on 12/15/2012 8:45:07 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m pretty sure last month’s election is a testament to Scott Brown’s popularity


8 posted on 12/15/2012 8:47:37 PM PST by Notabunny
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To: SeekAndFind
kennedy's are the AIDS of American politics... even by marriage
9 posted on 12/15/2012 8:51:12 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DBrow
Didn’t MA pass a law requiring a special election?

Yes, believing Kerry would be elected President with Romney as governor.

They repealed it right after Kennedy died with Patrick as governor, but not fast enough to prevent the Scott Brown special election.

10 posted on 12/15/2012 8:55:09 PM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Notabunny

I’m pretty sure last month’s election is a testament to Scott Brown’s popularity
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I don’t care who one may be.
If you can’t beat someone who was exposed to be not only a liar, but someone who has been defrauding the people since her college days, isn’t a good test for your popularity.

That is why I was surprised the R’s put up McMahan’s wife again. She couldn’t beat a lying sack of $h-1 Poseur who has been enhancing his resume for years.


11 posted on 12/15/2012 9:00:04 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: DBrow

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/john-kerry-nomination-could-create-musical-chairs-for-scott-brown-in-senate/

Sources tell ABC News that President Obama plans to nominate Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry for Secretary of State, ABC’s Jake Tapper reports. But Kerry isn’t the only Senator from the Bay State who stands to benefit from the appointment.

Sen. Scott Brown is widely expected to seek out his old job and he would be viewed as a strong contender, particularly in a special election to fill Kerry’s vacancy. Republicans have a tendency to perform better in special elections, which draw many fewer voters.

But it would be at least six months – assuming that Kerry is confirmed as Secretary of State, which he is expected to be- and assuming that Brown wins a special election – before he could re-join the Senate.

Massachusetts law dictates that a special election cannot take place sooner than 145 days from the time an out-going Congress member’s resignation is effective, meaning that at least 145 days must pass between the date that member actually leaves their job and the date that the special occurs. At this juncture in time, even if Kerry is nominated tomorrow and has an incredibly quick confirmation at the beginning of the next Congress, the earliest conceivable date to reach this mark is in June, 2013.


12 posted on 12/15/2012 9:12:41 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: SeekAndFind

So Patrick is too racist to appoint himself...


13 posted on 12/15/2012 9:16:32 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: xrmusn

I agree. Brown should have won. He was the incumbent and had the experience, he had the name recognition, he had the popularity, he had a spectacularly well funded campaign, he had every imaginable advantage, but he lost to a novice who never even sat on a City Counsel. I think Republicans are mistaken if they believe Brown can come back from that embarrassing defeat and win against a Kennedy in Massachusetts.


14 posted on 12/15/2012 9:17:11 PM PST by Notabunny
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To: SeekAndFind
DemRATS got the kennedy orca lamp lit again.


15 posted on 12/15/2012 9:22:47 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: DBrow
Didn’t MA pass a law requiring a special election?

If I remember correctly MA has a law that flips and flops depending on whether it is a RAT to be replaced of a RINO.
16 posted on 12/15/2012 9:32:26 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: DBrow

Yes. Deval can appoint someone to serve the 90 days until an election. I am surprised he won’t appoint himself.


17 posted on 12/15/2012 9:54:39 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He should appoint Kerry’s wife. She makes a much better lush.


18 posted on 12/15/2012 10:11:42 PM PST by chopperman
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To: pepsionice

“On the positive side....she’s buddy-buddy with the entire state Democratic Party leadership.”

That’s like saying the lice are friends with the fleas...


19 posted on 12/15/2012 10:22:56 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: SeekAndFind; RaceBannon; Ezekiel; ExTexasRedhead; 2ndDivisionVet; Travis McGee; firebrand; ...
We swift-boated that stupid gigolo last time, we can do it again.

Whats he going to do, scream "You're racists!"?

Above, Kerry (Far left, naturally) and Harkin (fake center) glad-handing commie / Sandinista Daniel Ortega.

Above, photograph of John Kerry meeting with Comrade Do Muoi, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Vietnam, July 15-18, 1993. Photo taken in the War Remnants Museum (formerly the "War Crimes Museum") in Saigon in May 2004.

Jeff Epstein explains the importance of the photograph:

"This photograph's unquestionable significance lies in its placement in the American protestors' section of the War Crimes Museum in Saigon. The Vietnamese communists clearly recognize John Kerry's contributions to their victory. This find can be compared to the discovery of a painting of Neville Chamberlain hanging in a place of honor in Hitler's Eagle's Nest in 1945."

John Kerry, head too far up the communist read end to be President in 2004, OR Secretary of State in 2012.
20 posted on 12/15/2012 11:36:38 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


21 posted on 12/16/2012 1:22:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Yehuda

Thanks for the ping! I can’t stand Kerry!


22 posted on 12/16/2012 2:57:37 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

Pass it along.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 3:18:27 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Yehuda

I’ll be linking that comment shortly.


24 posted on 12/16/2012 4:38:54 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gov Haley in SC is considering former Gov Sanford’s ex wife to replace Demint.


25 posted on 12/16/2012 4:46:02 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: pepsionice

Republicans should play a trick which the Dems like to use against Republicans—run a third party straw candidate. If I knew of a wack-a-doodle leftist party, I would gladly donate to the cause. I caught a bit of news about Dems doing this to Republicans last month. Republicans should wise up and realize that the Democrats have no honor, if they do it to us, let’s do it to them.


26 posted on 12/16/2012 6:34:06 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Yehuda

Kerry is part of the Democrat inner circle and there is nothing much that we can do about it. No matter who Obama chooses to be Secretary of State, it will not be someone that we would want. It will be some far left type so let him pick Kerry because at least we will get him out of the Senate. If we do not get him out of the Senate now, he will stay there till they carry him out feet first. Scott Brown has a good chance of getting Kerry’s seat. Here’s hoping.


27 posted on 12/16/2012 6:43:49 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom; neverdem
"If we do not get him out of the Senate now, he will stay there till they carry him out feet first. Scott Brown has a good chance of getting Kerry’s seat. Here’s hoping."

Nice idea, but if Scott Brown couldn't defeat that moron / fake Indian Warren, not sure if he can defeat any Dem in MA...

Imho, Kerry could actually do more damage to America than even Hillary Abedin.

28 posted on 12/18/2012 9:11:11 AM PST by Yehuda
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