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Michael Dukakis: No, I won’t take Kerry’s interim Senate seat opening
Hotair ^ | 12/18/2012 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 12/18/2012 6:42:34 AM PST by SeekAndFind

It's looking increasingly likely that Sen. John Kerry has the nomination for secretary of State pretty well locked up, and in the event that he steps down, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will have to appoint an interim replacement to steward his Senate seat before the Bay State can hold a special election later this spring or summer. Ed wondered this morning if we mightn't be looking at another failed presidential candidate as Kerry's placeholder in the meantime, but according to Dukakis himself, that won’t be the case. Via CBS News:

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Former Gov. Michael Dukakis says he will not be a candidate for appointment as interim senator should Sen. John Kerry resign to accept appointment as secretary of state.

In a brief State House interview, Dukakis told WBZ News: “I’m headed for the West to teach,” alluding to his annual spring-semester teaching duties at UCLA. “That’s a no,” said Dukakis in reference to a possible appointment by Gov. Deval Patrick to fill the seat until a special election can be held. Dukakis also said he had not been contacted by the governor’s office in regard to a possible appointment.

So, “that’s a no” for that former governor, but CNN has more on some of the possible candidates for both the temporary appointment and/or the special election. And, for any Scott Brown fans in the audience, “we may obviously meet again”; it wouldn’t be his first successful special election, but probably an uphill battle after his rough loss to Elizabeth Warren:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: johnkerry; michaeldukakis; senator

1 posted on 12/18/2012 6:42:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, what a duo of creativity and talent - Kerry and Dukakis.

Whenever you’re feeling like you have no ability to do anything except breathe, think of these two complete morons.

And, remember, they are the “best” that dim-bulb-crats have to offer.

And, despite this amazing display of complete oafishness...the repulsican party still cannot come up with something better than Boehner and his ilk.

heh!


2 posted on 12/18/2012 6:46:32 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

The poor guy is 79 years old. Why would he put himself through it?


3 posted on 12/18/2012 6:46:53 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe the fake indian (Warren) has a sister.
4 posted on 12/18/2012 6:50:18 AM PST by oldbrowser (Put Obama in check, now.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Guess he didn't want the old tank picture recirculated on the internet. Probably a wise move...
5 posted on 12/18/2012 6:51:08 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why should Dukakakakass give up being the head of Flim-FlAmtrak and his huge salary there to become a U.S. Senator who makes maybe one-sixth of his current salary?


6 posted on 12/18/2012 6:55:29 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is Dukakis still alive?

God, what is he, 112?


7 posted on 12/18/2012 6:59:29 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

8 posted on 12/18/2012 6:59:29 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: freedumb2003

RE: God, what is he, 112?

He is younger than Papa Bush.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 7:00:28 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The Dukakis’ head to California for the winter. Kitty has SADS.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 7:03:55 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind

They could probably do better by picking someone at random from the Cambridge, MA telephone book.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 7:48:31 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: jmcenanly
They could probably do better by picking someone at random from the Cambridge, MA telephone book.

Heck, just grab one of the "street people" in Cambridge to serve, they'd do just as well. As I recall back in the late 70s when I worked in Cambridge, the bums I'd encounter in Harvard Square were drugged-out PhDs.

12 posted on 12/18/2012 7:54:33 AM PST by ssaftler (This tagline on vacation until 1/2/13.)
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To: jmcenanly

Clearly, any issue for their Sinator search can be addressed by the legislature passing new law to cover their desired method. Stroke of the pen, new Sinator of the land.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 8:23:03 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Are you sure, Mikey? They’ll let you drive the tank again...”


14 posted on 12/18/2012 8:33:54 AM PST by LouD
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