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AP source: (Patrick) Kennedy won't run for re-election in RI
AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/10 | Andrew Miga - ap

Posted on 02/11/2010 7:13:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge

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To: NormsRevenge; JohnLongIsland
Evidently the Kennedy clan will just quietly get into the family Oldsmobile and ride away into the sunset.


51 posted on 02/11/2010 7:34:28 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Redbob

I was thinking that would be how his family would see him too.


52 posted on 02/11/2010 7:34:51 PM PST by votemout
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To: Clintonfatigued; AdvisorB; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Clemenza; darkangel82; ...

Great, this’ll be just like Dodd. With a less damaged Dem, our chances of winning this seat just went to zilch. The point is to DEFEAT damaged Dems in the general.


53 posted on 02/11/2010 7:34:52 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: G Larry

Howie Carr will LOVE this and have a great time with it tomorrow!!!!


54 posted on 02/11/2010 7:35:16 PM PST by copwife (All God's creatures have a place in the choir!)
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To: Darren McCarty

I hope it does not mean that Patrick’s mother, Joan Kennedy, is in failing health. She is one beautiful person who never deserved what she got from Ted and the rest of that family. Among many heartaches, Joan suffered a miscarriage right after Chappaquidick. She also had to help her 12 year old son through cancer and an amputation of one of his legs.


55 posted on 02/11/2010 7:35:29 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: USMA '71

Internal polling must have been really bad......


56 posted on 02/11/2010 7:36:00 PM PST by Freddd
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To: demkicker

Oh, my God! What will I do now that Camelot is gone?????


57 posted on 02/11/2010 7:36:02 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: STARWISE; maggief; Liz; hoosiermama; SE Mom; GOPsterinMA; jhw61; Sparky1776; Frantzie; nutmeg; ...
Since you didn't, I "have" to post it!


58 posted on 02/11/2010 7:36:45 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: RightWingConspirator
Probably moving back to MA to to try to win back his Dad's seat in 2012. The Kennedy name may no longer hold the magic that it once did in Massachusetts, especially if this retard runs.

"Try to" is right on the mark.

By 2012, the young doofus will have added 2 or 3 more mind-numbing episodes of stupidity to his resume.

Meanwhile, Scott Brown's Senatorial record will have him on track to a Presidential bid after one more term in "The People's Seat."


59 posted on 02/11/2010 7:37:16 PM PST by henbane
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To: Slyfox

60 posted on 02/11/2010 7:37:24 PM PST by mcmuffin (Somewhere in Kenya a village is searching for what America has found, an idiot.)
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To: luv2ndamend
A lot of retirements lately. 18 pubs and 16 or so rats?

I've noticed this more than any other time I can remember. With all the apocalyptic news and conspiracies out there, I find myself wondering if these people are not quitting to spend time with their families - knowing something we do not. Whether that something is geo-political, economic, environmental, astrological, or little green men related, I don't know. But makes me nervous seeing so many announcing so early they are 'retiring' - many at an early age. (I realize some are seeing the writing on the wall, but still there's a LOT of them)

Of course, I could just be a nut.

61 posted on 02/11/2010 7:37:35 PM PST by dannyboy72a (The President of the United States should not be selling me insurance or lightbulbs)
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To: NormsRevenge; Slyfox

Good news! Nicely done.


62 posted on 02/11/2010 7:38:15 PM PST by PGalt
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To: NormsRevenge

I think we’ll see more and more ‘RATS abandoning ship as more and more “ObamaCare”, Cap’n Tax and amnesty for illegal aliens deals fall through. The Tea Party is already causing big ‘RAT casualties.


63 posted on 02/11/2010 7:38:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: sinanju

(unless he keeps making headlines for being drunk and-disorderly).
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I doubt it.

We will never hear another peep about another kennedy...with the possible exception of AH-nold’s wife.

The reason? No one cares, not even democrats.


64 posted on 02/11/2010 7:38:35 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: hal ogen

Pick up your sword and get ready to use it on all the Marxists/Communists that are in your way. You will demonstrate what heroism/conservatism is all about!


65 posted on 02/11/2010 7:39:13 PM PST by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: hoosiermama

Dunno about that, he certainly seemed to be enjoying living high on the hog on the taxpayer dime.


66 posted on 02/11/2010 7:39:20 PM PST by sinanju
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To: mia

Without Teddy around, I’m guessing that internal polling told him his constituents decided he wasn’t worth much by his lonesome.


67 posted on 02/11/2010 7:40:12 PM PST by sinanju
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To: onyx
Kennedys are toast. Salute!


68 posted on 02/11/2010 7:41:03 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: mwl8787

I also heard that when she wanted to go to rehab in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s she was not allowed to go as it would have been scandalous to “the family”.

That whole family belongs in hell, burning for eternity.


69 posted on 02/11/2010 7:41:18 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Camelot sleeps with the fishes!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

This seat will still be competitive. Win or lose, we are rid of Kennedy. And that is most welcome news; and an embarassment for Pelosi.

Dodd’s departure has increased the likelihood of the RATS holding that seat, but it is not a slam dunk. We may have a tsunami in the works.


70 posted on 02/11/2010 7:42:16 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: sinanju

So this is what it fells like to not have a slimey Kennedy ruling over us? Hmmmmm I kinda feel a bit cleaner....


71 posted on 02/11/2010 7:42:19 PM PST by Old Texan (Nobama, cound't get a job as a shift leader at Church's Fried Chicken.)
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To: hoosiermama
Got a feeling he never wanted to be in politics, but couldn’t tell daddy NO!
++++++++

Think you said something there ....could explain all the rehab !!

Let's face it ...Teddy drove ex-wife(forgot her name) & son ...TO DRINK & ENDLESS REHAB !! He must have been a real obnoxious SOB !! Must have made them both miserable !!

72 posted on 02/11/2010 7:43:16 PM PST by W-Girl
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To: Clintonfatigued; nutmeg; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; ExTexasRedhead; Frantzie; ...

SWEETNESS!

As I predicted, he knows he’s toast and would refuse to run again than be beaten like the proverbial rented mule.

The village idiot thinks he’s saving face by this non-move.

The runt’s runt is no more!!! BWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!


73 posted on 02/11/2010 7:44:08 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Camelot sleeps with the fishes!)
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To: RedMDer

A US Congress without a Kennedy!!!


74 posted on 02/11/2010 7:44:10 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: NormsRevenge
Well, that's too bad if he doesn't run again and get beaten in a far and square head to head fight. I would prefer to get his ass beaten on the town square in full view of the the public.

The Dems have big mouths but small balls. It's a signature quality.

75 posted on 02/11/2010 7:44:45 PM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: STARWISE
Sweeter than sugar!
76 posted on 02/11/2010 7:45:36 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Camelot sleeps with the fishes!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

You didn’t even begin to touch on the vicious things that were done to Joan. Yes, she had a genetic predisposition to alcoholism, but Ted literally drove her to drink.


77 posted on 02/11/2010 7:46:07 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: NormsRevenge

Patrick is the runt-of-the-litter’s runt of the litter.


78 posted on 02/11/2010 7:46:31 PM PST by Fudd Fan (I got those Snowed-In Frostbitten Global Warmin' Blues a-gin.)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Yep.


79 posted on 02/11/2010 7:47:28 PM PST by americanophile (TMO - Too Much Obama)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Doubtful. Between Buddy Cianci and John Loughlin, this should be a GOP pickup, regardless of the Rat candidate.


80 posted on 02/11/2010 7:48:24 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Camelot sleeps with the fishes!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Chalk up another one for Team Romney-Brown.


81 posted on 02/11/2010 7:49:00 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: GOPsterinMA

Can we say the END OF THE KENNEDY DYNASTY?


82 posted on 02/11/2010 7:49:39 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: NormsRevenge
Back to full time alcohol and dope rehab at the Hyannis compound, where bishops have traditionally been more “understanding” of Kennedy peccadilloes.
83 posted on 02/11/2010 7:50:16 PM PST by Mobties
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To: mwl8787

No doubts! She, like most of the women in that family I suspect, were treated worse than a bag of old, smelly socks.

Sad.


84 posted on 02/11/2010 7:50:26 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Camelot sleeps with the fishes!)
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To: ari-freedom
May Anthony Kennedy be the only Kennedy in DC

Amen.

85 posted on 02/11/2010 7:50:45 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: onyx

“A US Congress without a Kennedy!!!”

Wahoo! Since before I was even born. JKF was elected Pres when I was 5. Wahoo! Think Jack was elected to Congress in 48?


86 posted on 02/11/2010 7:52:30 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: onyx

Aaaah ... ANOTHER KENNEDY LEGACY ENDED ..
ANOTHER GLORIOUS DAY ..... Thank you, God~~!!


87 posted on 02/11/2010 7:53:33 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: mamelukesabre

We will never hear another peep about another kennedy..

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We definitely will ... when they next screw up.


88 posted on 02/11/2010 7:55:00 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: Redbob
In terms of Teddy, I have affectionately referred to him as “the last and the least” when it comes to the Kennedy brothers.
89 posted on 02/11/2010 7:56:05 PM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: RedMDer

Ack. You’re a youngster! :)


90 posted on 02/11/2010 7:56:21 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: RedMDer
I guess he can go back to Alcohol Anonymously. :-)
91 posted on 02/11/2010 7:56:27 PM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: 240B; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge. IMHO, he plans to establish residency in Massachusetts and run against Scott Brown.


92 posted on 02/11/2010 7:56:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Goodbye Kennedys.


93 posted on 02/11/2010 7:57:01 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: STARWISE

Yes, and this announcement comes on Sarah’s Happy Birthday!


94 posted on 02/11/2010 7:57:09 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

AMEN AMEN AMEN!!!!!!


95 posted on 02/11/2010 7:57:09 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Camelot sleeps with the fishes!)
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To: dannyboy72a

Could be normal for all I know but, do notice more now then before. I did a quick search for 111th Congress retirements and found a few more today.

Ehlers retiring from Congress R
Rep. Diane E. Watson, D-Calif.


96 posted on 02/11/2010 7:58:07 PM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“Patches, oh where have you gone...”
LOL.


97 posted on 02/11/2010 7:58:35 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: rabidralph

Two-thirds of the GOP retirees, 12, are running for higher office


98 posted on 02/11/2010 7:58:44 PM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: onyx

Yes!! Happy ... happy day !!


99 posted on 02/11/2010 7:58:46 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: All
The dominoes are falling..........


100 posted on 02/11/2010 7:59:35 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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