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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.