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John Kerry's Nomination Means Barney Frank May Be Back In D.C. Sooner Than Anyone Thought
Business Insider ^ | 12/21/2012 | Linette Lopez

Posted on 12/21/2012 12:45:40 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Today, Barack Obama nominated Massachusetts Democratic Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State, and if he's confirmed, that will leave a Massachusetts Senate seat open next year.

At the same time, there just happens to be a Massachusetts Democrat going into retirement next year — former head of the Banking Committee, Barney Frank. Governor Deval Patrick has got to nominate someone to fill the seat until a special election is held next year, and Frank may be the experienced pick.

Politico reports that Frank said he wouldn't rule out accepting the nomination either.

“The governor ought to be free to make whatever choices he makes. In Massachusetts, you’re talking about an interim, not a permanent appointment. I certainly would not take on any long-term appointment,” Frank said. “As for an interim thing, I think accepting offers that haven’t been made is kind of presumptuous.”

Pressed to clarify, Frank said his answer was “not a ‘no’ or a ‘yes.’ Rejecting an offer that hasn’t been made is also presumptuous.”

If Frank became Senator, even for just a little while, he'd be the 2nd openly gay Senator in U.S. history. So we'll see what happens.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; johnkerry; senate

1 posted on 12/21/2012 12:45:52 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
BARNEY FRANK AND PARTNER


2 posted on 12/21/2012 12:46:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
How many of you can't wait to see him back after his honeymoon?

3 posted on 12/21/2012 12:47:57 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
If fag boy runs against scott brown... I hope the most progressive state in the union gets themselves a gaylord senator. They will vote the same so it matters not... brown is a traitor and as a republican... we do not need his kind in the party.

LLS

4 posted on 12/21/2012 12:51:47 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: SeekAndFind

will he be wearing a belt or the dog collar this time?

maybe John Fn Kerry can take him on walks.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 12:52:15 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

He doesn’t need John Kerry, he has Jim Ready.


6 posted on 12/21/2012 12:53:41 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Its not like he was really going to leave anyway. 90% of congressmen leave office and become lobbyists and advisors in DC anyway.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 12:54:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh wait the article said "Openly"........
8 posted on 12/21/2012 12:56:48 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: SeekAndFind

This could be the ‘oneupmansship’ that the D’s will use to offset the R Black Senator from SC.

Then the R’s will counter with 2 Gays just to show what good sports they are....

If the “Founding Dads’” would have ANY misgivings over the outcome of their ‘Greatest Moment’ it would be the bastardization of the system and the Reps/Sens making a Part Time Job into a career or worse...


9 posted on 12/21/2012 1:02:42 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: SeekAndFind

At 72, Barney Frank isn’t going to run. If he’s appointed it would only be as a placeholder until the election. And there are a lot of local politicians and hangers-on who would really want that placeholder position and title, so it’s doubtful Frank would get the appointment.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 1:07:30 PM PST by x
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To: x

Howie Carr’s sources tell him it will be Olver.


11 posted on 12/21/2012 1:09:42 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard something today when Sen.Graham spoke with McCane. He said Clinton should testify and he had no doubt that she would testify next month. But, he said, when she testifies it must me as a sitting Sec. of State, not as a private citizen. I do not know if this means Graham is willing to hold up the Kerry nomination. It seems he strongly inferred it.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 1:11:32 PM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought Barney had died of AIDS. I must have him confused with someone else.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 1:15:21 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: massgopguy; GOPsterinMA; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

Olver is a cadaver.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 1:20:50 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SeekAndFind

What in the world is the matter with the Massachusetts voters? Gay or not, this guy is a creep of the first order.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 1:24:31 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: massgopguy

That makes sense. They’d want to give it to a loyal party soldier. Barney was always too much of a loose cannon. His reward was being able to shoot off his mouth freely for decades and get in the papers, so the party leaders aren’t going to think he needs any more benefits.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 1:33:25 PM PST by x
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh puking great......maybe there’s another housing market he can destroy!


17 posted on 12/21/2012 1:42:02 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Barney?

Will he be wearing his belt?


18 posted on 12/21/2012 1:57:37 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I believe Barnyard Franks is alive and kicking.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 2:08:30 PM PST by brivette
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess he nixed the gown for the tux.

20 posted on 12/21/2012 2:21:01 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No kidding.

If you think of the farmer in American Gothic, you have John Olver. He is an old style McGovern democrat from the Western Mass districts.

It was once said that he could slap a tax on the ass of a galloping horse.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 2:23:07 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

PLEASE tell me we are NOT going to have that sock cucker in the Senate!!!


22 posted on 12/21/2012 2:24:03 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Are Queers allowed in the Senate?


23 posted on 12/21/2012 2:24:46 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Barney, Barney - You are wearing it wrong, again!


24 posted on 12/21/2012 2:31:59 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fags and traitors. MA knows how to pick them. I won’t even mention the Kennedy clan.


25 posted on 12/21/2012 3:11:24 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (It is impossible to have a good faith negotiations with terrorists or any Muslim.)
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To: SoldierDad

You don’t really think he’ll be able to resist if he hears there’s a seat available, do you?


26 posted on 12/21/2012 4:03:12 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; massgopguy; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

John Oliver is deader than disco at Commisky Park, circa 1979...


27 posted on 12/22/2012 6:57:30 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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