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  • Camelot Fade To Black: Patrick Kennedy Retires

    02/12/2010 10:25:01 AM PST · by BigChiefLtd · 51 replies · 773+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 2/12/10 | Gerry Ashley
    ...So we are now being told that Patrick Kennedy, the third child of Ted and Joan Kennedy, will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives, representing Rhode Island. It would be easy to take a few parting shots at Patrick. But part of facing reality is giving up on facades, mirages and imagery. By the time Patrick came along, it was more like, “Oh, God… not another Kennedy!”
  • Report: Father’s death led to Patrick Kennedy’s decision

    02/12/2010 8:06:52 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 65 replies · 1,749+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/12/10 | Laura Crimaldi
    U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy decided to abandon public office to focus on his personal life and family after watching his father die surrounded by loved ones, the 16-year congressman said in a wide-ranging magazine interview. Kennedy, who announced his decision not to seek re-election in a two-minute video clip, told Rhode Island Monthly he decided to let go of his House seat at Christmas after spending the fall reflecting on the death of U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. “It’s pretty simple in this respect: I went through something that caused me a great deal of soul searching and self-reflection,” Kennedy...
  • Patrick Kennedy won't seek reelection

    02/11/2010 7:37:56 PM PST · by ricks_place · 217 replies · 6,876+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/11/10 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy, the last member of his illustrious family currently serving in Congress, will announce on Friday that he is retiring, according to Democratic insiders. Kennedy, 42, was first elected to Congress in 1994. He did a stint as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 1999-2000 cycle but has not served in the House Democratic leadership beyond that. His congressional tenure was marked by repeated substance abuse problems, including a drunk-driving incident in 2006. He entered a rehab facility at that time and again in 2009. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), the congressman's father,...
  • AP source: (Patrick) Kennedy won't run for re-election in RI

    02/11/2010 7:13:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 207 replies · 5,666+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/10 | Andrew Miga - ap
    WASHINGTON – A Democratic official says Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election for his seat representing Rhode Island in the U.S. Congress. ... The decision by the eight-term congressman comes less than a month after a stunning Republican upset in the race for the Massachusetts Senate seat his late father, Edward Kennedy, held for almost half a century.
  • When I was little the snow would get THIS high...

    02/09/2010 8:57:06 AM PST · by sinanju · 18 replies · 986+ views
    vanity | February 9, 2010 | sinanju
    I'm sure most of us have read by now enviro-saint RFK Jr.'s sentimental recollections of how snowy D.C. and Northern Virginny were back in his golden, Camelot childhood. How there was a ski-slope in Maclean and how a visiting delegation of Eskimos once built an igloo in the back yard of his Dad's Hickory Hill manse (still up for sale apparently). My question is: is there anyone here with meteorological knowledge who would know where to look to find temperature and precipitation figures for our little bailiwick for that era (early sixties) to compare to those of recent years?
  • U.S. Gives Yale Researcher $3.9-Million in Tax Dollars to Develop ‘Avatar’ Sex-Ed Video Game

    02/09/2010 1:00:46 PM PST · by Sopater · 34 replies · 602+ views
    CNS News ^ | Friday, February 05, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
    The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a division of the National Institutes of Health, is giving Dr. Lynn Fiellin, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, $3.9 million over five years to develop a video game to teach “sex, drug and alcohol negotiation and refusal skills" to children 9-14 years of age. The game will feature “virtual characters or avatars” that are guided by the children playing the game to make decisions about whether to engage in behaviors that put them at risk of being infected with HIV. The game’s effectiveness...
  • The Kennedy Joke (Patches taking more hits)

    02/08/2010 12:04:18 PM PST · by STARWISE · 30 replies · 1,625+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2-8-10 | Daniel Flynn
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy has come out swinging against the man who now sits in the Senate seat his father held for 47 years. Telling a blog for the Hill newspaper that Senator Scott Brown was "in the tank for the Republicans," the Rhode Island Democrat called Brown's candidacy a "joke." The putdown is a familiar one for the Kennedy family. Forty-eight years ago, a thirty-year-old Ted Kennedy heard the same taunt from his primary opponent, Massachusetts Attorney General Edward McCormack: "If his name was Edward Moore, with his qualifications -- with your qualifications, Teddy -- if it was Edward Moore,...
  • Cooling The Kennedy Mystique

    02/08/2010 1:40:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 1,215+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2010 | Phil Boehmke
    The Kennedy clan has to be wondering lately, what the ____ (fill in blank) happened? The past year has not been kind to America's Royal Family. With yet another brutal winter storm having virtually shut down America's capital, our liberal friends in those snowy climbs will have ample time to pause and reflect on the demise of the Kennedys during the past year. First Caroline met with unexpected criticism in her quest to fill Hillary Clinton's term in the Senate, whereupon she withdrew from consideration. What the ____ (fill in blank) happened? She's JFK's daughter! She's Teddy's niece! Her uncle...
  • The wheels are coming off - Patrick Kennedy and Family

    02/05/2010 9:25:14 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 91 replies · 3,452+ views ^ | Saturday, February 6, 2010 | By Howie Carr
    Patches, if your name were - no, I take that back. Patches, you are a joke, period. You are the runt of the litter of the runt of the litter. And the applejack didn’t fall far from the tree.
  • GOP eyes Kennedy's seat -- the other Kennedy, in Rhode Island

    02/05/2010 11:32:03 AM PST · by freespirited · 13 replies · 562+ views
    Examiner ^ | 02/05/10 | David Freddoso
        Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., appears to be in trouble. If this poll is correct, then Democrats are in much more trouble than anyone realizes...The WPRI-12 poll showed the Rhode Island Democrat with a 56 percent unfavorability rating in his district - a negative that grows to 62 percent statewide.Only 35 percent of voters in Kennedy’s district said they would vote to re-elect him. Another 31 percent said they’d consider a different candidate and 28 percent said they would vote to replace him, according to the poll. Read more at the Washington Examiner:
  • Kennedy regrets not running for Senate seat

    01/28/2010 3:42:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 720+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 28, 2010 | Thomas Grillo
    Joseph P. Kennedy II said today he regrets not seeking the U.S. Senate seat vacated by his uncle, but the former congressman has no plans to run against U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown in 2012. Kennedy, who was in Brighton today delivering heating oil for his nonprofit Citizens Energy, was asked whether Brown’s victory made him regret his decision not to run to succeed his uncle, the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
  • Kerry Kennedy- the Senate Seat Loss was Coakley's Fault!

    01/21/2010 12:30:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 930+ views
    WOR (Radio 710) ^ | January 20, 2010 | Steve Malzberg
    Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy comments on the MA elections and says the loss to Brown was entirely Coakley’s fault thanks to a poorly run campaign. Kerry thinks it’s a shame for the people of Massachusetts to replace her Uncle’s illustrious seat with Scott Brown and believes it will be very detrimental to the country. She believes Scott’s win has nothing to do with healthcare or the Obama administration, and rather has to do with local election issues, in opposition to Steve Malzberg’s claim that there were no local issues included on Brown’s campaign platform.
  • Drudge: Patrick Kennedy doesn't even know Coakley's name at rally! "Marcia" Coakley

    Patrick Kennedy, son of late Sen. Edward Kennedy, mentioned Coakley repeatedly during his remarks to reporters, each time referring to her as 'Marcia,' not 'Martha'...
  • Please volunteer to help in the race for my father’s seat(Patrick Kennedy)

    01/16/2010 8:34:18 PM PST · by JustPiper · 84 replies · 2,629+ views ^ | 1-15-10 | Michelle Malkin
    The Kennedy family still thinks it’s their seat, not the people’s seat. Patrick Kennedy just e-mailed out the following SOS:In a race that represents the critical 60th vote for health insurance reform and the rest of President Obama’s agenda.
  • Vicki Kennedy’s nod may have hurt Martha Coakley

    01/14/2010 8:25:21 PM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies · 910+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 01/14/10 | Jessica van Sack
    Big-name Kennedy endorsements for Martha Coakley appear to have been little help to the Democrat in the U.S. Senate race - and may have even hurt her with some voters, a new Suffolk University/7News poll shows. The late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s widow, Vicki, and nephew Joseph Kennedy II gave the attorney general their official blessing last week. But of the 500 voters surveyed, only 20 percent said the Kennedy family nod made them more likely to vote for Coakley, and 27 percent said the endorsement made them less likely to support her. More than half of voters - 52...
  • Vicki Kennedy Backs Coakley in Mass. Senate Race

    01/08/2010 12:48:44 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 20 replies · 790+ views
    MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- Edward Kennedy's widow has formally endorsed Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in the race for her late husband's U.S. Senate seat. Vicki Kennedy threw her support behind Coakley on Thursday at a Kennedy-esque event: A brass band entertained a crowd of senior citizens with ''Hello Dolly'' and other show tunes. Kennedy says Coakley would continue the ''world-class'' representation provided by her late husband.
  • 'Nobody Had a Better Sense of What Was Right Than Teddy' - Parade's Cover Story on Mrs. Kennedy

    12/21/2009 5:55:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies · 1,392+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2009 | Tim Graham
    The whitewashing of Ted Kennedy continued on the cover of Parade magazine, a supplement to many Sunday newspapers around the country. Dotson Rader interviewed Victoria Kennedy, the second wife of the late senator. Decades of womanizing and a woman’s death at Chappaquiddick after Kennedy left the scene of an accident weren’t really noteworthy. One large bold pull quote read "Nobody had a better sense of what was right than Teddy." "Tell that to Mary Jo Kopechne" was not a sentence that appeared in the article. The other large pull quote from Mrs. Kennedy was "He was elected to make...
  • Vicki Kennedy describes husband (Teddy's) cancer battle (Another Oprah Slopfest Alert)

    11/26/2009 5:14:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,106+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 25, 2009 | Don Babwin
    The widow of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy told Oprah Winfrey in an interview broadcast Wednesday that even as her husband knew he was dying of brain cancer he had been "in training" to make sure he had enough strength to attend President Barack Obama's inauguration. In the most extensive interview since her husband's death in August, Vicki Kennedy said she wouldn't try to run for her husband's former U.S. Senate seat and described how he battled brain cancer — but she would not talk about the last thing he said to her before dying. "I think I'll just keep...
  • Rep. Patrick Kennedy says RI bishop has told him not to take Communion over pro-choice stance

    11/22/2009 5:35:40 AM PST · by NYer · 62 replies · 1,685+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | November 22, 2009 | Ray Henry
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has banned Rep. Patrick Kennedy from receiving Communion, the central sacrament of the church, in Rhode Island because of the congressman's support for abortion rights, Kennedy said in a newspaper interview published Sunday.The decision by the outspoken prelate, reported on The Providence Journal's Web site, significantly escalates a bitter dispute between Tobin, an ultra orthodox bishop, and Kennedy, a son of the nation's most famous Roman Catholic family."The bishop instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion," Kennedy told the...
  • Catholic Church takes on Kennedy (at last) over abortion, bars him from Communion

    11/22/2009 8:30:15 AM PST · by noozguy1 · 16 replies · 845+ views ^ | 11/22/2009 | Kelly Fincham
    Congressman Patrick Kennedy has been barred from receiving Communion by his Bishop in Rhode Island. Bishop Thomas Tobin has barred Patrick, the son of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, because of his position on abortion rights.
  • Schwarzenegger & Shriver's Daughter Leaves Dressing Room 'in Shambles'

    11/11/2009 3:39:29 PM PST · by george76 · 117 replies · 4,199+ views
    Emily's Post ^ | 11/10/09 | Emily Miller
    Shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue in Washington, D.C. recently, Maria Shriver and her daughter left all the clothes the daughter tried on -- but didn't purchase -- on the floor of the dressing room. The sales staff was shocked that Shriver allowed her daughter, whose father is California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, to leave her rejects in a pile during their visit in mid-October. "She left the dressing room in a shambles," according to a sales clerk. "Why doesn't Maria Shriver teach her daughter manners and respect for others?" Shriver writes: "My role model, like most daughters, was my mother. She...
  • A New Look at the JFK Assassination

    10/11/2009 5:14:51 PM PDT · by mlo · 30 replies · 3,054+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 10/9/2009 | Michael Logan
    Is there anything left to be said—or seen—when it comes to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? Just you wait. JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America, a two-part, four-hour special airing on History [Sunday, October 11, 9/8c and Monday, October 12, 9/8c] takes viewers back to November 22, 1963 and tells the story via a timeline using only archival news footage, much of which will be new even to assassination buffs. There is no narration (sorry, Peter Coyote). There are no talking heads. The project’s exec producers Nicole Rittenmeyer and Seth Skundrick used a similar technique in last year’s...
  • Kennedy Book Chapter Boasts of Sexual Conquests

    10/11/2009 12:14:33 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies · 2,175+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 10 October 2009 | John Semmens
    In a draft chapter that failed to make the final editor’s cut, the late Senator Ted Kennedy boasted that he had slept with more than 1,000 women during his life. The Senator also recounted that he was quite pleased that it only cost him a total of $10 million in hush money. “In a way, the drowning of Mary Jo helped keep down the costs,” Kennedy wrote. “My ability to skate on that convinced many of my subsequent conquests to be reasonable in their demands lest a similar fate befall them.” The chapter also expressed some regret over the Kopechne...
  • Kennedy: 9/12 Protests Could Trigger Assassinations

    10/02/2009 4:48:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 79 replies · 2,156+ views
    Newsmax ^ | September 29, 2009 | David A. Patten
    Citing the assassinations of uncles John F. and Robert F. Kennedy, Rep. Patrick Kennedy accused grassroots conservatives of "very, very dangerous" behavior that could lead to violence against public officials. "When they go and stoop to the level of the vitriolic rhetoric that we've seen this debate turn up, it's very, I think, dangerous to the fabric of our country," the Rhode Island Democrat said according to The Providence Journal. Kennedy's remarks targeted Tea Party Patriots, 9-12 Project members, and other conservative activists. His comments came during a private forum on health care in Providence. His characterization of conservatives appeared...
  • Patrick says Obama discussed Kennedy replacement (What a surprise)

    09/18/2009 10:56:24 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 47 replies · 1,867+ views ^ | Friday, September 18, 2009 | Associated Press
    Associated Press story, go to link.
  • Joe Kennedy says he won’t run for senate (YES!!!)

    09/07/2009 12:04:48 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 154 replies · 8,174+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Monday, September 7, 2009 | Jessica Van Sack
    Joseph P. Kennedy II said today he will not make a bid for the senate seat held by his late uncle Edward M. Kennedy, in a bombshell announcement expected to draw candidates-in-waiting out from the wings. “Given all that my uncle accomplished, it was only natural to consider getting back involved in public office, and I appreciate all the calls of support and friendship that have poured in,” Kennedy said in a statement posted on the web site of Citizens Energy, of which he is the founder. “My father called politics an honorable profession, and I have profound respect for...
  • Scotch: The perfect drink

    09/04/2009 4:07:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 135 replies · 4,269+ views
    examiner ^ | September 1 | David Rager
    It is the era of designer drinks: bubblegum martinis, vodka essences, caffeinated schnapps. You name it. In spite of all their flair and fun, when you sit down to really enjoy a drink for the craftsmanship and complexity, you really only have a few good choices, and they were usually created over a decade ago. For years I had been a wine guy (not whinny, mind you). I took the classes, began to dig into certain vintages and the regions and vineyards around the world, and I developed a taste for the European wines, which tended to be drier and...
  • Camelot continues: Caroline Kennedy finds her voice for beloved uncle Teddy

    08/31/2009 12:53:58 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 65 replies · 2,447+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Saturday, August 29th 2009 | David Saltonstall
    The last time many people heard Caroline Kennedy, she was a tentative, tongue-tied U.S. Senate hopeful from New York. But Friday night - as Kennedy remembered her late uncle at a presidential library in Boston that bears her slain father's name - she was an eloquent, loving niece, and perhaps the last living link to the age of Camelot. Poised despite her grief, Caroline recalled the many times her uncle offered her words of support - and similar encouragement to his other 27 other nieces and nephews. She recalled on the night he died looking out at the ocean he...
  • Fortune helped fuel Kennedy family legacy, agenda

    08/31/2009 12:16:55 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 72 replies · 2,703+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sun Aug 30, 2009 | STEVE LeBLANC
    Sen. Edward Kennedy's family fortune not only fueled his brothers' presidential campaigns and his eight terms in the U.S. Senate, it also helped drive the family's liberal legacy and forge Kennedy's lifelong crusade for universal health care. Just how wealthy was Kennedy when he died Tuesday at the age of 77 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer? Untangling a family fortune that reaches back to the early days of the past century is murky business, but the annual federal financial disclosure reports Kennedy was required to file provide at least a' partial glimpse into his personal capital. As a...
  • Columnist Cheers Cable News Wasn't Around for Chappaquiddick 'Media Bombardment'

    08/31/2009 6:09:41 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 18 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | August 30, 2009 | Tim Graham
    If we'd had insatiable 24/7 cable news networks in July 1969, the accident on Chappaquiddick Island in which a passenger in a car driven by Sen. Edward Kennedy drowned would likely have dominated the national consciousness for months. Special programs every night devoted to nothing but pundits bickering over the depths of the 37-year-old Kennedy's responsibility for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, 28. Town-hall-style chat shows every afternoon in which ordinary Americans issued their verdicts and sentences before the evidence was in.
  • The End of America's Experiment With Royalty

    08/31/2009 3:02:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,256+ views ^ | August 31, 2009 | Michael Barone
    Edward Kennedy was buried Saturday, the last son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the longest-serving member of the only royal political family our democratic republic has ever produced. Those who remember the 1960s understand viscerally, even if they do not share themselves, the almost mystical devotion the Kennedys inspired. Those who do not find it harder to understand, and those who come after us may find it utterly mystifying. But it was real. Other political families -- the Adamses, the Harrisons, the Tafts -- produced multiple generations of national politicians but generated nothing like mass enthusiasm. The sons of...
  • Granddaughter Of JKF Flips Off Someone In Crowd At Kennedy Funeral (Video)

    08/30/2009 8:04:19 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 126 replies · 4,692+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/30/09 | talkradio03
    Video from myfoxboston, looks like they (fox) are about the only ones who covered this, imagine if this was Bristol Palin doing this, Matthews would be foaming at the mouth, (Video)
  • "Barack Obama is everything, but not a Kennedy" [So said JFK's nephew.]

    08/30/2009 3:21:22 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies · 1,274+ views
    Die Welt ^ | April 13, 2008 | Dagmar Von Taube
    English translation in first comment. Aber der Demokrat Barack Obama dürfte Ihren Geschmack treffen. Immerhin wird er als der neue Kennedy gefeiert. Ist er es denn wirklich? Kennedy: Barack Obama ist alles - und er ist auch okay, weil er halt Demokrat ist wie ich. Aber er ist kein Kennedy - für mich jedenfalls nicht. Und wenn Sie das sagen ... Kennedy: ... nun ja, wir sind die Kennedys - er nicht. Obama hat seinen eigenen Stil und Background. Er ist sicher ein beeindruckender Mann, der andere durch seine Persönlichkeit und Reden mitreißen kann, so wie mein Onkel die Menschen...
  • Kennedy relative flips off crowd

    08/29/2009 11:56:36 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 87 replies · 7,389+ views ^ | 8/30/09 | Mike Beaudet
    BOSTON (FOX25, myfoxboston) - A woman that appears to be the daughter of Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg gives the middle finger to an unknown crowd member during Thursday's procession. [video]
  • Politics Fills Prayers Led by Ted Kennedy Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews - Video 8/29/09

    08/29/2009 9:11:55 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 1,011+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 29, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy's Funeral Service in Boston today, where his grandchildren and younger nieces and nephews led the congregation in the "Prayers of the Faithful," or intercessions. As you will hear, they infused the prayers with politics, including the prayer that the "cause of his life to see every American have decent quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege," be realized. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Pal: Dying Kennedy spoke of reuniting with JFK, RFK -- Saw Obama carrying on family’s legacy

    08/29/2009 4:58:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 131 replies · 2,800+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 29, 2009 | Hillary Chalbot
    U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy went to his deathbed looking forward to a reunion with his assassinated brothers - certain he could proudly tell them he had continued their legacy through the president who will deliver his eulogy today, U.S. Rep. William Delahunt told the Herald yesterday. In a dramatic conversation with Delahunt, the ailing Kennedy “talked about a reunion with his brothers, and I’m confident he could say, ‘I did it. I carried the torch,’ ” said Delahunt. “From Jack to Bobby to the Obama moment, Teddy really was the bridge. He carried the torch and never wavered.” The...
  • Chavez Friend and Communist Lover Joe Kennedy May Seek Uncle's Senate Seat

    08/28/2009 3:43:58 PM PDT · by vadum · 23 replies · 797+ views
    American Spectator ^ | August 28, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Political pundits say former Rep. Joe Kennedy II (D-Massachusetts) may be in the running to be successor in the U.S. Senate to his leftist uncle Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) who died earlier this week.Kennedy is a friend and ally of Hugo Chavez, who as Venezuela's head of state controls Petroleos de Venezuela SA which in turn controls the U.S.-chartered CITGO.Just like Uncle Ted, Joe Kennedy is a communist enabler too.At the direction of Chavez, CITGO provides low-cost fuel to Kennedy's nonprofit, Citizens Energy Corporation, which he created in 1979 to provide discounted home heating oil to low-income people in Massachusetts. The CITGO effort is part...
  • Famous Quotes From the Kennedies

    08/28/2009 1:24:11 PM PDT · by urroner · 23 replies · 1,234+ views
    Bobby Kennedy "Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not." John Kennedy "And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." Ted Kennedy "Hey babe, you come here often."
  • New Republic Speculates Patrick Kennedy Could Grow Into Great Political Leader

    08/28/2009 6:15:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies · 2,740+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 28, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    When one first looks at this article in The New Republic speculating about if Ted Kennedy's son, Patrick Kennedy, could grow into a great political leader, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking it was a satirical story written by either Scott Ott or some other humor columnist. However the name of the author is Jason Zengerle and he is being dead serious which actually makes it funnier than any intentionally satirical story could be. What makes Zengerle's article especially funny is that he provides absolutely no proof that Patrick Kennedy displays the slightest bit of political leadership. In fact, Zengerle...
  • The New Republic: Kennedy Dynasty Not Over

    08/28/2009 5:35:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,204+ views
    NPR ^ | 8/28/09 | Jason Zengerle
    Of all the politicians I've encountered in the course of doing my job, there have been some that I've admired and some that I've loathed. But there's only one politician I've ever pitied, and that's Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy. I met Kennedy three summers ago when I was reporting a profile of Newt Gingrich and both politicians were giving speeches to a business conference in Newport, Rhode Island. Although I was there to hear Gingrich's talk, it was Kennedy's that made the bigger impression, if only because it was so bad. Kennedy was speaking about his legislative passion—the issue...
  • Kennedy's Death Will Set Off Family Struggle for Seat

    08/27/2009 1:47:07 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 45 replies · 1,731+ views
    newsmax ^ | today
    Kennedy's Death Will Set Off Family Struggle for Seat Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:21 PM By: Leon Wagener Ted Kennedy’s last official letter before his death — meant to guarantee that a like-minded Democrat would replace him in the Senate — set off a minor firestorm in Massachusetts. But that may be nothing compared with the intra-family struggle between his formidable wife, Vicki Reggie Kennedy, and one of his nephews, former six-term Congressman Joe Kennedy, to gain his Senate seat. The legislation that the mortally ill legislator called for would change the law requiring a special election and grant Democratic...
  • Another Kennedy from Massachusetts ?

    08/27/2009 9:02:45 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 30 replies · 1,085+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    No one doubts that the Kennedy surname still carries considerable cachet in American politics, and especially in Massachusetts. However, even the Boston Globe carefully asks whether the dynasty has exhausted itself after the death of Ted Kennedy. A number of Democrats not named Kennedy are lining up for their chance at taking his seat, but people still look towards the Kennedy clan for their cues: Several prominent Democratic office-holders, including two members of Congress and the state’s sitting attorney general, lead the list of potential contenders who have been quietly laying the groundwork for a campaign. It has been a...
  • The Kennedy in the Attic

    08/26/2009 9:04:16 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 60 replies · 2,209+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | August 14, 2009 | Colby Cosh
    .... In the article, Eunice described Rosemary, the third child of Joe Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald, as "slower to crawl, slower to walk and speak than her two bright brothers." As time went by, the supposedly retarded Rosemary "couldn't keep up" in "social competition," and, by the age of 22, "was becoming increasingly irritable and difficult." Physicians, Eunice wrote, were unanimous in declaring that Rosemary would have to be institutionalized, and so, with supposed sighs all around, she was bunged up in a nice Catholic "home." The modern reader is shocked to discover that this "candid" article makes no...
  • Caroline Kennedy loses Uncle Ted and Camelot dims

    08/26/2009 10:54:59 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 2,124+ views
    Examiner ^ | August 26, 2009 | Rita Watson
    As the nation mourns Senator Edward M. Kennedy, we will again be reminded of his last major political alliance -- bringing Caroline, his shy niece, into the limelight to support Barack Obama. It was hoped that she would then follow in the Kennedy footsteps and make a push for the powerful Senate seat in New York. For a variety of reasons, she withdrew at the 11th hour. Dems embrace dynasty politics - Charles Mahtesian - But as the last surviving Kennedy brother, Uncle Ted still had plans for Caroline, an ambassadorship was whispered. Then came the news: "Vatican sources...
  • Kennedy Death Puts Family Dynasty In Doubt

    08/26/2009 10:02:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies · 2,106+ views
    reuters ^ | August 26, 2009 | Jason Szep
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Senator Edward Kennedy's death marks the twilight of one of America's most fabled political families, with no heirs to the Kennedy name poised to emerge with the same mix of gravitas, ambition and celebrity. Kennedy, 77, one of the most effective lawmakers in U.S. history and the brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, died late on Tuesday after battling brain cancer.
  • Joseph Kennedy and the Jews

    08/26/2009 9:31:54 AM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 13 replies · 1,845+ views
    George Mason University's History News Network ^ | 4-29-02 | Edward Renehan, Jr.
    Joseph Kennedy and the Jews By Edward Renehan, Jr. (Mr. Renehan's most recent book is The Kennedys at War, 1937-1945, published in April 2002 by Doubleday.) Arriving at London in early 1938, newly-appointed U.S. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy took up quickly with another transplanted American. Viscountess Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor assured Kennedy early in their friendship that he should not be put off by her pronounced and proud anti-Catholicism. "I'm glad you are smart enough not to take my [views] personally," she wrote. Astor pointed out that she had a number of Roman Catholic friends - G.K. Chesterton among them...
  • Chris Matthews Says "Barack is the Last (Kennedy) Brother" - Video 8/26/09

    08/26/2009 7:15:00 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 38 replies · 1,282+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of MSNBC's Chris Matthews this morning gushing about Sen. Ted Kennedy as being perhaps "the greatest Senator in history." Ted Kennedy died late last night from brain cancer at the age of 77. Matthews did say Kennedy's life was a "mixed bag," and he "took a while to grow up." At the end, Matthews said that Kennedy had "turned the ball over to Barack." "Barack is the last (Kennedy) brother." . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Chris Matthews - Barack is now the last Kennedy Brother, no kidding he just said that

    08/26/2009 4:22:44 AM PDT · by Scythian · 92 replies · 3,620+ views
    Christ Matthews just went through this long history of the Kennedy's talking alot at the end about Obama and how Ted supported him, and at the end, almost in tears, he said Barack is now the last Kennedy brother?
  • Kennedy death puts family dynasty in doubt

    08/26/2009 1:30:15 AM PDT · by kingattax · 75 replies · 2,440+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-26-09 | Jason Szep
    BOSTON (Reuters) – Senator Edward Kennedy's death marks the twilight of one of America's most fabled political families, with no heirs to the Kennedy name poised to emerge with the same mix of gravitas, ambition and celebrity. Kennedy, 77, one of the most effective lawmakers in U.S. history and the brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, died late on Tuesday after battling brain cancer. He died just weeks after his sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who founded the Special Olympics and was a leading advocate for the mentally disabled. "There seems to be no one there to pick up the...
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.