Friday, February 12, 2010

Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) to take new direction



In 1994, this button summed it up well. Now with the announced retirement of Patrick Kennedy, there are no more Kennedy's in public office - this since 1947. He told RI Monthly Magazine: “I’m not going to be afraid to leverage my political value, I just won’t have to do it 24/7.” I remember running into Patrick Kennedy by accident last Election Day in front of the Burnside Building in Bristol. I admitted I had no idea who he was running against and he said: "Don't worry. I am my own worst enemy."
Photo above taken in January 2009 at Obama inauguration.Here is a link to his resignation video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEbouh86DwY&feature=player_embedded

1 comment:

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

No family in American history - not the Roosevelt, not the Adams, and certainly not the Bush families - have paid a higher price in the service of the people than the Kennedys. And to be perfectly honest with you, I'm sick and tired of listening to them get kicked around by the clueless right wing.

It was announced yesterday that Ben Quayle, son of the former vice-president, will be running for congress. We here, at this glorious moment in the history of our great nation, are proud and privileged to bear witness to the birth of the Quayle family political dynasty.

I need a drink.

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Tom Degan
Goshen, NY