February 12, 2010

Empty Symbol Of Camelot Retires

Rep. Patrick Kennedy—like most Kennedys, better known for his name and substance abuse than any real achievements—is retiring his seat after eight terms. His desire to do something else was no doubt due in part to the fact that polls indicated that the possibility of him being reelected was very slim, especially in a climate that saw his famous father replaced by Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts.

His retirement will leave the Congress Kennedy-free for the first time since 1962.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 12, 2010 08:19 AM

And the list of Democrats jumping ship grows longer by the day - and who could blame them? In Kennedy's case, if his last name had been "Smith", he wouldn't have been elected to the first term! And after wrecking his car at 3 AM, while going to "cast a vote in the House", he should have been shown the nearest exit.

Let's hope and pray that the people of Rhode Island can find someone other than a corruptocrat or "family dynasty" figure to honestly represent their interests in Congress.

Posted by: Dell at February 12, 2010 09:18 AM

Sort of like the eradication of polio when I was a little kid.

Posted by: Glenn Mark Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Ret. at February 14, 2010 09:24 AM