What Kennedy Wants Kennedy Gets

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  1. OldRegular

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    A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has written a letter to Massachusetts leaders asking that they change state law to allow a speedy replacement of him in Congress.

    The note has been sent to Gov. Deval Patrick and the state's Senate president and House speaker while Congress considers an overhaul of the nation's health care system, one of Kennedy's projects.

    The letter acknowledges the state changed its succession law in 2004 to require a special election within five months to fill any vacancy. At the time, legislative Democrats - with a wide majority in both chambers - were concerned because then-Republican Gov. Mitt Romney had the power to directly fill any vacancy created as Democratic Sen. John Kerry ran for president.

    But Kennedy writes "it is vital for this commonwealth to have two voices speaking for the needs of its citizens and two votes in the Senate during the approximately five months between a vacancy and an election."

    http://cbs13.com/national/edward.kennedy.successor.2.1136393.html

    Apparently the people of Massachusetts believe the Kennedys are royalty since the law was changed at the direction of the Chappaquiddick Kid in 2004 to keep Gov. Romney from appointing a Republican in the event Swift Boat Kerry won.
     
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    This guy is the typical self-indulgent slob politician and has been all his life. I am no fan of Republicans in general, but the two faced standard just a few years after Romney was in office is an outrage. Of course, this clown has never had any moral bearing.

    Looking back on the last election, Republicans might have been much better off with Romney.
     
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    I agree! I have great respect for McCain because of his service to the country but he just could not confront the lies of Obama.
     
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    This is a clear case of hypicrisy. It's not okay if the governor is a republican, but it's okay if the governor is a democrat.
     
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    I think if Kennedy is going to resign, then the people need to decide who his replacement is. What they need to do is hold a special election if there is a rush to replace him. There shouldn't be any appointment made. I don't care if they are a Democrat, Republican, or a thrid party.
     
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    Hypocritical.

    Kennedy was responsible for the law being passed in the first place.
     
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    Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.
     
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    We will cross that bridge when we come to it.
     
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    These two above comments are in really poor taste.

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    But that's long since, water under the bridge.

    Ed
     
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