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Shriver's loss suggests Kennedy dynasty fades
Washington Times ^ | 9/15/02 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 09/15/2002 7:07:18 AM PDT by DoctorMichael

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:39:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

In a defeat that startled analysts, Kennedy relative Mark K. Shriver lost the Democratic primary last week in Marylands 8th Congressional District. A Kennedy had not tasted defeat at the polls since 1986, when Kathleen Kennedy Townsend lost her bid for the U.S. House in Maryland.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: kennedy; maryland; shriver

1 posted on 09/15/2002 7:07:18 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: DoctorMichael
It's only a matter of time before some girl connected to the Kennedy's is found dead somewhere - drowning, bludgeoning, etc. Then all the little old ladies will sigh and flock to the polls to vote Kennedy once again.
2 posted on 09/15/2002 7:11:39 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: DoctorMichael
”... A top Republican campaign official said Mr. Shriver was not a perfect fit for the Maryland district.

What this means is their black base has finally begun to see the truth of the democratic message...”keep ‘em down on the plantation” and they are leaving in droves.

3 posted on 09/15/2002 7:15:40 AM PDT by yoe
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To: SamAdams76
A tired dissipated family
4 posted on 09/15/2002 7:20:24 AM PDT by billorites
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To: SamAdams76
............matter of time before some girl ..........

Hmmmmmmmmmmm..........how about a guy for a change? With Kathleen running and all, we need some equality.

5 posted on 09/15/2002 7:22:14 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: billorites
Perhaps people no longer want to vote for a family that has a high likely hood of being killed in office.
6 posted on 09/15/2002 7:23:39 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: yoe
...........black base has finally begun to see the truth...........

We can only hope.

7 posted on 09/15/2002 7:26:03 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: DoctorMichael

The Loser

The Kennedys always appeal to the downtrodden....

One has to wonder why. Do the Kennedys invite the downtrodden to the "compound", say for a day of sailing, a cookout or perhaps they underwrite a ski trip in the winter?

8 posted on 09/15/2002 7:31:31 AM PDT by csvset
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To: yoe
What this means is their black base has finally begun to see the truth of the democratic message..

Yesterday, as I was walking through the parking lot of a local market, I noticed a car with an Ehrlich-Steele bumper sticker (Maryland Republican Gov-LT Gov candidates) on it waiting for a parking space. As the car window was open I enquired of the driver where I might get such a sticker. The kind lady of Afican descent smiled and replied all you need to do is ask. Reached into the back seat and handed me one.

Hope springs eternal.

9 posted on 09/15/2002 7:36:05 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother
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To: csvset
The Kennedys "appeal to the downtrodden"? They use them but they don't have a thing to do with them, unless they clean their house, cook their food or tend their brats. The phoniest family in America.
10 posted on 09/15/2002 7:36:06 AM PDT by laconic
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To: DoctorMichael
They should take their sense of noblesse oblige and hang it up. The younger generation doesn't know much about them, except that one of them was President of the United States a long time ago and he got whacked by Russian spies and the Maffia or whatever.
11 posted on 09/15/2002 7:36:45 AM PDT by ladylib
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To: csvset
perhaps they underwrite a ski trip in the winter?

Most of the downtrodden are too smart to try to play touch football on the ski slopes!

12 posted on 09/15/2002 7:39:21 AM PDT by 07055
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To: laconic
..or tend their brats.

Didn't a Kennedy get in trouble for "servicing" the babysitter? So many scandals...

13 posted on 09/15/2002 7:40:42 AM PDT by csvset
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To: DoctorMichael
...........black base has finally begun to see the truth...........

We can only hope.

After 2000 when the percentage of them voting Dem actually increased and is a rock solid 80-90% despite Bush's unprecidented outreach and established track record in Texas, I'm not the least bit hopeful. The black vote is owned, part and parcel by the Democratic party. Both parties can save resources and effectively disregard them, they aren't going anywhere.

14 posted on 09/15/2002 7:40:45 AM PDT by MichiganMan
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To: Pikachu_Dad
"Perhaps people no longer want to vote for a family
that has a high likely hood of being killed in office."

Gee, considering that, I'd vote for them myself.
15 posted on 09/15/2002 7:44:55 AM PDT by APBaer
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To: DoctorMichael; illstillbe; habs4ever
A smile to brighten your day. 8^)

5.56mm

16 posted on 09/15/2002 7:45:44 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: csvset
One has to wonder why.

Eggs-zak-lee.

Looking at your picture (Thanks, by the way): $50 haircut and silk tie, $2000 pin-stripe suit, orthodontist bills out-the-wazoo..........."Vote for me and I'll set you free".

17 posted on 09/15/2002 7:46:41 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: csvset
Didn't a Kennedy get in trouble for "servicing" the babysitter? So many scandals...

Yeah, yeah! I remember that!
But the boat thing triggered something else - - didn't one of the Kennedys kidnap a woman a few years ago on a boat? And the woman actually called the Coast Guard to come save her? That was another crazy-rich Kennedy thing, right?

18 posted on 09/15/2002 8:01:02 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: billorites
This particular family member is not dissipating...


19 posted on 09/15/2002 8:09:17 AM PDT by ErnBatavia
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To: csvset
Didn't a Kennedy get in trouble for "servicing" the babysitter?

It was a case of "molesting",not "servicing". She was 14,and he was in his 30's. Her parents,being good little Dims,refused to press charges or allow their daughter to give evidence against him. He's not much of a threat anymore,since he didn't have such good luck molesting the tree he ran into while skiing.

20 posted on 09/15/2002 8:28:01 AM PDT by sneakypete
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To: Lancey Howard
didn't one of the Kennedys kidnap a woman a few years ago on a boat? And the woman actually called the Coast Guard to come save her?

That was "Patches" Kennedy. Teddy Kennedy's son,and the man voted by his peers as being the stupidest member of Congress. He didn't actually kidnap the woman. He just refused to bring the boat ashore so she could leave. He left it anchored offshore,and dove overboard and swam ashore when HE was ready to leave,leaving her alone on the boat. IF I remember right,it was a rented boat,and once he got ashore,he just got in his car and left her and the boat there. This is when she called the USCG to come and take her ashore. The boat rental business charged him a bunch of money because they had to send people down to retreive it.

21 posted on 09/15/2002 8:34:06 AM PDT by sneakypete
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To: DoctorMichael
There's nothing automatic for anybody in America; there never has been, Mr. Kerry said.

That is, unless you're a union boss or a welfare recipient.

22 posted on 09/15/2002 8:45:11 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: M Kehoe
It would be nice when the idea of a Kennedy "giving back" is a start up company that grows to employ hundreds and provides a useful product to be readily available in the free market.This is how a Kennedy can make a useful contribution to society, instead of having careers on the public tit.
23 posted on 09/15/2002 8:46:56 AM PDT by habs4ever
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To: sneakypete
He left it anchored offshore,and dove overboard and swam ashore when HE was ready to leave,leaving her alone on the boat.

In the family tradition of swimming off and leaving the poor young woman to fend for herself. (Un)fortunately, this one survived to tell the tale.

24 posted on 09/15/2002 9:24:37 AM PDT by reg45
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To: M Kehoe
Har! A Sunday morning present, you're giving me.

A little noted point of interest regarding the primaries ... in Prince George's County an obscure Independent whose running mate is a woman who was homeless for years and lived in a tent ... believes contrails are poison gasses which are killing us all ... got 20,000 demo votes ... taken from little kathy. LOL!

This fellow runs every time he can and this is the first time he has gotten anywhere near this many votes.

25 posted on 09/15/2002 9:34:23 AM PDT by illstillbe
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To: reg45
Click here for a great site with Ted Kennedy & Chappaquiddick details


26 posted on 09/15/2002 9:40:40 AM PDT by RobFromGa
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To: DoctorMichael
Maybe it means that the American people are coming to their senses...

No.

John Kennedy was not a bad president, but he was not great either.

All that malarky about Camelot of course was sheer propaganda, and, to their profound discredit, millions of Americans bought it.

27 posted on 09/15/2002 9:57:19 AM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: Savage Beast
John Kennedy was not a bad president, but he was not great either.

By today's political agenda JFK was a conservative, far to the right of many current R(ino's). America is slipping leftward, slowly and inexorably into the chasm of Socialism.

Maybe 9-11 woke us up, I can't wait to see what happens in November.

The one thing that ALL FREEPERS can do that will make a difference is to ensure that at least TWO or THREE people to VOTE. GOP Senate and House races are crucial to Bush's agenda moving forward in 2003-2004.

28 posted on 09/15/2002 10:07:58 AM PDT by RobFromGa
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To: RobFromGa
Absolutely - you work on defeating Cleland and I am already at work to get Wellstone off the federal payroll.
29 posted on 09/15/2002 10:16:05 AM PDT by mwl1
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To: DoctorMichael
Kennedy dynasty fades (more like shoved out the door), to make way for the Clinton dynasty. It's only just begun.
30 posted on 09/15/2002 10:48:13 AM PDT by lifacs
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To: Lancey Howard
The "boat thing" was Patrick, the "babysitter thing" I believe was Michael, the one killed playing football on the ski slopes.
31 posted on 09/15/2002 11:09:38 AM PDT by Endeavor
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To: DoctorMichael

32 posted on 09/15/2002 11:13:12 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: DoctorMichael
I cannot believe that the anaylysts were actually startled at the results. After all the scandals; what do you expect?
33 posted on 09/15/2002 12:23:24 PM PDT by peter the great
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To: MichiganMan; RobFromGa; Jimmy Valentine's brother
"After 2000 when the percentage of them (blacks) voting Dem actually increased and is a rock solid 80-90% despite Bush's unprecidented outreach and established track record in Texas, I'm not the least bit hopeful"

I'm not sure if the percentage "voting Democrat" actually increased as much as the percentage voting did...the record turn-outs (in some precincts, numbers were suspiciously high, as we all know) would perhaps be enough to skew the over-all numbers...

However, I agree with RFG...

The one thing that ALL FREEPERS can do that will make a difference is to ensure that at least TWO or THREE people to VOTE. GOP Senate and House races are crucial...

We need to encourage more people of integrity to get out there and vote their conscience for the candidate of their choice...see also post #9..."Hope springs eternal"!

34 posted on 09/15/2002 12:43:54 PM PDT by 88keys
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To: RobFromGa
Excellent, Rob. This is particularly important in Georgia. How likely is it that a Republican could be elected governor of Georgia? When is the next gubernatorial election?
35 posted on 09/15/2002 1:24:57 PM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: sneakypete
Her parents,being good little Dims,refused to press charges or allow their daughter to give evidence against him.

And a little richer ...

36 posted on 09/15/2002 1:28:13 PM PDT by cinFLA
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To: DoctorMichael
Concerning the Kennedys and others quoted.

I just wish that they would all go away!
37 posted on 09/15/2002 2:35:00 PM PDT by Radix
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To: Savage Beast
How likely is it that a Republican could be elected governor of Georgia?

It could happen with the right candidate.

When is the next gubernatorial election?

This November. King Roy Barnes, the Dem incumbent, is up against Sonny Perdue, Republican challenger. I am not very hopeful and the NRA is threatening to endorse Barnes (again).

Our best shot is taking on Cleland for Senate. Saxby Chambliss is respected and should pull well. But, it is tough to beat a veteran, especially one who is wheelchair-bound due to his service to our country.

38 posted on 09/15/2002 2:37:12 PM PDT by RobFromGa
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To: Lancey Howard
That would be Patches. Teddy's son and the one following in Daddy's large footsteps. In more ways than one!
39 posted on 09/15/2002 2:47:25 PM PDT by CARepubGal
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To: MichiganMan
There's signs that Bush is making slight inroads, and just as importantly, he's making big inroads with Hispanics, who now outnumber blacks.

You have to understand that we don't need 40% of blacks or even a majority to go Republican to win. Democrats needed, what was it, 88% or 92% of the black vote just to get to a virtual popular vote tie and an electoral vote loss. If blacks either stay home, or vote even 16 or 17% for the Republican it's over for the Democrats. Especially if the President can pull in 35% of the Hispanic vote. Then it will be a landsllide.
40 posted on 09/15/2002 2:52:23 PM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: habs4ever
The Kennedys aren't intelligent enough to start a business. I truly believe the Kennedys out there today are truly ignorant, stupid people.
41 posted on 09/15/2002 2:53:59 PM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: DoctorMichael
Mrs. Townsend, Maryland's personable lieutenant governor

"Personable" is an unnecessary--and subjective--adjective. This sounds more like "The Washington Post," where the reporters are paid by the word, than "The Washington Times."

42 posted on 09/15/2002 4:35:27 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum
Seriously, the WT has to be one of the most biased newspapers in the country. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I like biased newspapers.

Anyways, it's interesting that the Washington Times uses "personable" in an article, not surprisingly, to refer to an OPPONENT of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend:

http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20020912-86059000.htm

"Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's name recognition and sizable war chest kept some political heavyweights on the sidelines, but they weren't enough to scare off a retired grocery-store clerk seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination."


Thus we see the set up. She has only name and money behind her. Personable, where art thou?

"By contrast, her Republican opponent, Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., 'is an able, smooth manipulator and an expert in manipulating symbols,' Mr. Herrnson said. 'He is a candidate that is very personable and likable, and people are likely to see him as a moderate when elections roll around.'"

If the WT writer is being paid by the word, and sharing subjective impressions, he just hit the jackpot.
43 posted on 09/15/2002 5:09:23 PM PDT by montrose
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To: OldPossum
.........sounds more like "The Washington Post,"........

Yes! Wasn't THAT a strange intro to the story? The rest was informative and fact-based.

I live in Virginia and from what I've heard of Kathleen from the Wash. Times, she's a failed Lt. Gov. and has botched a number of projects and agencies she's been left in charge of. This, of course, hasn't stop her from running and the Demon-rat media-machine from pushing her campaign.

44 posted on 09/15/2002 5:10:00 PM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: DoctorMichael
"Some analysts are wondering whether the latest generation of Kennedys has lost the family's aura of invincibility."

Duh, maybe even Demoncrats are waking up. Trash comes in all colors, inocme levels and genders. The Kennedy's are nothing more than wealthy, white trash with illegal bootlegging as the source of their wealth and power. Believe it or not but that's how they started out - making money illegally.

45 posted on 09/15/2002 5:16:44 PM PDT by nmh
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To: Savage Beast
............millions of Americans bought it.

............millions of Americans STILL buy it...........unfortunately.

The Kennedy family has employed the best publicists, writers and Public Relations people to burnish their image.

46 posted on 09/15/2002 5:17:54 PM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
Wonderful!!!
47 posted on 09/16/2002 1:58:08 PM PDT by yoe
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To: DoctorMichael
Maryland's personable lieutenant governor,

To describe Kooky Katie as "personable" is to torture the English language beyond recognition.

48 posted on 09/16/2002 2:00:22 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard
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To: csvset
One has to wonder why. Do the Kennedys invite the downtrodden to the "compound", say for a day of sailing, a cookout or perhaps they underwrite a ski trip in the winter?

Used to watch Boston TV news and every year there would be a news story for Rose Kennedy's birthday party at the Vineyard.

As the camera panned the crowd the only minorities present had serving trays in their hands. I cold always imagine the Kennedy's saying, "Let them eat cake."

49 posted on 09/16/2002 2:07:25 PM PDT by N. Theknow
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