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KENNEDYS - CLINTONS IN CONVENTION FEUD
BOSTON GLOBE ^ | 8/4/02 | GLEN JOHNSON

Posted on 08/04/2002 7:36:03 AM PDT by Elkiejg

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:08:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON - What was supposed to be a sporting, four-city competition for the 2004 Democratic National Convention has been transformed into a power struggle between two of the country's leading political families: the Kennedys and the Clintons.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts is spearheading Boston's drive to host the party gathering, telling each of the Democrats' potential presidential candidates that, as he passes age 70, he wants to finally bring the convention to his home state.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: New York
KEYWORDS: crimefamily; feuds
Is this great or what??? There are so many wonderful "quotes" in this article:

country's leading political families: the Kennedys and the Clintons.

We are truely doomed if these two are considered the country's "leading political families".

NEWS FLASH to Kennedy - if Terry McAwful is making the deicision - YOU'VE LOST!!!!

1 posted on 08/04/2002 7:36:03 AM PDT by Elkiejg
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To: Elkiejg
Whose convention is first?

If the GOPs is first, and if the republicans have an ounce of brain in their heads they will announce they are choosing NYC immediately thereby effectively blocking the Hildebeast AND giving them the opportunity to use the popularity of Rudy Guiliani in the campaign.

Of course when the last time the GOP didn't let the Toons walk all over them?
2 posted on 08/04/2002 7:44:15 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Elkiejg
NEWS FLASH to Kennedy - if Terry McAwful is making the deicision - YOU'VE LOST!!!!

Don't be too sure. Politics makes strange bedfellows. Consider a trade-off: "You get Boston, I get the 2004 Democratic nomination with your full support."

You=EMK
I=HRC

Both get what they want.
3 posted on 08/04/2002 7:47:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Elkiejg
Got to love this! The Kennedys and Clintons always thinking always "protecting the little guy"! These two families need retire to their luxurious mansions.
4 posted on 08/04/2002 7:48:39 AM PDT by MoJo2001
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To: Elkiejg
Where to begin. This article reads like a who's who of organized political crime -- Hillary, Bubba, Ted, Terry, Rubin. There is also the obligatory angst over diversity. Look for Al Sharpton to step up to the plate as the token minority voice on behalf of NY.
5 posted on 08/04/2002 7:49:45 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Elkiejg
power struggle between two of the country's leading political families: the Kennedys and the Clintons.

What's the matter? Not enough young women to rape and molest?

6 posted on 08/04/2002 7:50:40 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: TomGuy
bump
7 posted on 08/04/2002 7:53:20 AM PDT by timestax
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To: Elkiejg
and with Clinton stepping up to provide extensive military resources in one of the Kennedys' most grievous moments: the July 1999 search for John F. Kennedy Jr.'s crashed airplane.

Another thing that burns me up. Hey, JFK Jr. was OK by me. I liked him. But he was a private citizen. Not everyone who crashes his Piper into the ocean gets a $7 million search within 24 hours.

8 posted on 08/04/2002 7:55:01 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
power struggle between two of the country's leading political families: the Kennedys and the Clintons. What's the matter? Not enough young women to rape and molest?

or drown? or force to commit suicide???

9 posted on 08/04/2002 7:55:20 AM PDT by evolved_rage
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To: Elkiejg
LOL Yep we know where the convention will be why doesn't Teddy? LOL
10 posted on 08/04/2002 8:01:33 AM PDT by blackbart1
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To: Elkiejg
country's leading political families: the Kennedys and the Clintons.

What about the Bush family?

11 posted on 08/04/2002 8:10:09 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: TomGuy
That leaves NYC open to 2008 and hitlery nominee in NYC !
12 posted on 08/04/2002 8:16:01 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier
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To: Elkiejg
I suggest a duel to the death.
13 posted on 08/04/2002 8:22:27 AM PDT by Tigercap
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To: Elkiejg
''It's just a friendly competition, obviously,'' Clinton said during an interview last week. ''We are excited about having it in New York. He's very committed to getting it in Boston. I appreciate and respect that.''

Friendly? When it comes to power and Clintons, nothing is friendly.

But this article makes me happy. Democrats fighting Democrats. Hope it gets really nasty...

14 posted on 08/04/2002 8:28:08 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Elkiejg
Posted hours earlier:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/727406/posts
15 posted on 08/04/2002 8:34:28 AM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Elkiejg
Hillary was so great at the 9/11 tribute in NYC. Apparently a few of the so-called "heroes" decided to boo the senator. don't worry. that won't be invited to the convention. They are already finding a way to keep those nasty White fire fighters out of the there. They don't understand what it means to be a democrat. A lot of them "listen to talk radio".
16 posted on 08/04/2002 8:37:41 AM PDT by majic12
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To: Elkiejg
Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts is spearheading Boston's drive to host the party gathering, telling each of the Democrats' potential presidential candidates that, as he passes age 70, he wants to finally bring the convention to his home state.

I'm a Kennedy.

Its all about me.

I am more important than New York.

If I don't get my way I'll start drinking again and binge on lobsters and swiss cheese!

17 posted on 08/04/2002 8:55:29 AM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: Tigercap
I suggest a duel to the death

roflmao. Good one.

Of course the Clintons wouldn't bother to tell Teddy the Arkansas Mafia would be doing the shooting for their side. ;-)
18 posted on 08/04/2002 8:57:33 AM PDT by cgbg
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To: MoJo2001
The Kennedys and Clintons always thinking always "protecting the little guy"!

Best way to protect the "little guy" for that crew is to keep him zipped in!

19 posted on 08/04/2002 8:59:06 AM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: Elkiejg
Has the Kennedys' time as the party's first family ended, with the torch being passed to a new generation, the Clintons?

Talk about going from BAD to WORSE. One problem with the whole idea is that Hillary only managed to have her one photo-op child. She can't really do the dynasty thing.

20 posted on 08/04/2002 9:09:48 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: LisaFab
What about the Bush family?

I hope not ---it should not be a Republican trait to need an oligarchy. That idea fits better with the way democrats think.

21 posted on 08/04/2002 9:12:23 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: Elkiejg
Boston or New York?

Why don't they compromise and hold it in Hanoi!

22 posted on 08/04/2002 9:20:15 AM PDT by NYCON
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To: SkyPilot
MSNBC interviewed a guy last week who places bets on unusual situtations. At the end of the interview they asked him what his biggest win was. He replied that it was JFK Jr. crashing his plane.

When the guy heard that JFK Jr bought the plane his research showed that JFK Jr was too inexperienced for that sophisticated a plane. If memory serves, he bet $50, at 125:1 that John would crash and ide within 1 year. He, of course, collected.

23 posted on 08/04/2002 9:22:07 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: Elkiejg
I had been hoping for San Francisco. Neither Boston or New York is remotely likely to have a 9.0 ricter scale earth quake, whereas there is some probability of that event during a Rat convention in San Francisco.
24 posted on 08/04/2002 9:23:25 AM PDT by bert
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To: NYCON
I believe there is only one family around today with 2 presidents in their ranks. Is there any doubt who is really the most influential family in American politics?
25 posted on 08/04/2002 9:26:42 AM PDT by AZConcervative
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To: Elkiejg
New York's fund-raising drive will be overseen by Robert E. Rubin

This guy ain 't out of the woods on the market collapse and the stories like Enron and World Com. He could be a step away from the cuffs' and cameras folks. He's the one guy that was directly involved with the Clintun government, Goldman Sacks, Enron, and Citibank. Watch the Citibank stock next week.

26 posted on 08/04/2002 9:32:48 AM PDT by alrea
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To: NYCON
Why don't they compromise and hold it in Hanoi!

ROTFLMAO! Good one!!

No doubt they would all feel more at home.

27 posted on 08/04/2002 10:02:29 AM PDT by Gritty
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To: AZConcervative
Absolutely. The Bush Family is one the country's leading Political families. I jsut die laughing when they refer to the Clintons in that term. Did you eveer hear such a joke before in your life?
28 posted on 08/04/2002 10:15:23 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Elkiejg
Maybe these two groups of criminal motherf**kers can solve this with pistols at ten paces.

Better make it two paces. I don't want any of them to miss.

29 posted on 08/04/2002 10:15:27 AM PDT by Jonathon Spectre
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To: Elkiejg
"Terry McAwful - will pick the convention location this fall"

Does anybody have any doubt which city McAwful will choose??
30 posted on 08/04/2002 10:22:23 AM PDT by CyberAnt
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To: Elkiejg
But Bubba will be fighting from a trench latrine.
31 posted on 08/04/2002 11:23:00 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Elkiejg
Wowzers! Hillzilla vs. King Con A fight to the death monster marathon. Pass the popcorn, this is gonna be FUN!!!
32 posted on 08/04/2002 11:34:30 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Of course when the last time the GOP didn't let the Toons walk all over them?

I remember that moment very well. It was about 5 minutes before they were told that The HildaBeast had the FBI files on all of them.

33 posted on 08/04/2002 12:05:34 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: Tigercap
Hopefully in a duel to the death they would select hand grenades as the weapon of choice.
34 posted on 08/04/2002 1:04:21 PM PDT by 2grit
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To: FITZ
I think if a family is talented, righteous and wants to serve their country, that is a beautiful thing. (See the Adams family.)

But you're right. The dem families tend to think of it as their birthright rather than an opportunity to serve the public good, and often have never worked a day in their lives.

35 posted on 08/05/2002 5:46:37 AM PDT by LisaFab
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To: AZConcervative
It's not just presidents that make a political family ---try presidents, senators, representatives, attorney generals. The Kennedys have everyone beat when it comes to thinking they own this country. I don't think either political party should encourage an aristocracy.
36 posted on 08/05/2002 6:18:16 AM PDT by FITZ
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