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Rhode Island Red? Patrick Kennedy Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election

Posted on | February 12, 2010 | 24 Comments

He once called Scott Brown’s Senate campaign a “joke,” but now the Brown Revolution has driven Teddy’s son from Congress:

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.

Michelle Malkin has more. They’re breaking out the pudding at Ace of Spades HQ. Also blogging the de-Kennedy-fication of Congress: Riehl World View, No Sheeples Here, Left Coast Rebel, Gateway Pundit, Another Black Conservative,  Fire Andrea Mitchell and Jimmie Bise at Sundries Shack.

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  • Chuck Cross

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010_swimsuit/bracket/

    Well worth the 5 minutes to fill out.

  • Chuck Cross

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010_swimsuit/bracket/

    Well worth the 5 minutes to fill out.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    In short, there’s simply not
    A more congenial spot
    For happily-ever-aftering than here
    In Camelot.

    Anymore it’s not

  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    In short, there’s simply not
    A more congenial spot
    For happily-ever-aftering than here
    In Camelot.

    Anymore it’s not

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  • http://genuinegopmom.blogspot.com Lisa Graas

    Glad about this.

  • http://genuinegopmom.blogspot.com Lisa Graas

    Glad about this.

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  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    That’s the myth of the Kennedy family?

    I’ve seen clerks at the post office who have more charisma and appeal than that guy..

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    That’s the myth of the Kennedy family?

    I’ve seen clerks at the post office who have more charisma and appeal than that guy..

  • http://www.rightviewfromtheleftcoast.blogspot.com Mark J. Goluskin

    You missed my comments! Good riddance to this trash!

  • http://www.rightviewfromtheleftcoast.blogspot.com Mark J. Goluskin

    You missed my comments! Good riddance to this trash!

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  • kansas

    He once called Scott Brown’s campaign a joke? Wasn’t that last week? Plus, just because he’s not running, doesn’t mean he can’t get elected.

  • kansas

    He once called Scott Brown’s campaign a joke? Wasn’t that last week? Plus, just because he’s not running, doesn’t mean he can’t get elected.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    So how many people were kept in office by Ted Kennedy’s machine? Cause they are dropping like flies…starting with Ted’s calcified senate seat. Chris Dodd in CT. Patrick Kennedy in RI…New England getting it’s red hackles up?

    Scott Brown….it’s been long time coming but I know change gonna come, oh yes it will….

    Chris Christie just lowered the boom on Dems spending in New Jersey.

    http://blog.nj.com/njv_tom_moran/2010/02/nj_gov_christies_executive_ord.html

    And Murtha gone from Pennsylvania Politics.

    Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”

  • Live Free Or Die

    The DNC probably took a look at the polling numbers, and convinced Patches to take one for the team. That way, a ‘respectable’ Democrat can compete for the seat as an ‘outsider’.
    Perhaps he also is pulling a ‘Nixon’, a la,
    “You won’t have Patches to kick around anymore.” Then, he rehabs his image for a few years, moves to Massachusetts, and runs for
    ‘Teddy’s Seat’ against Scott Brown.
    Hey, it could happen.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    So how many people were kept in office by Ted Kennedy’s machine? Cause they are dropping like flies…starting with Ted’s calcified senate seat. Chris Dodd in CT. Patrick Kennedy in RI…New England getting it’s red hackles up?

    Scott Brown….it’s been long time coming but I know change gonna come, oh yes it will….

    Chris Christie just lowered the boom on Dems spending in New Jersey.

    http://blog.nj.com/njv_tom_moran/2010/02/nj_gov_christies_executive_ord.html

    And Murtha gone from Pennsylvania Politics.

    Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”

  • Live Free Or Die

    The DNC probably took a look at the polling numbers, and convinced Patches to take one for the team. That way, a ‘respectable’ Democrat can compete for the seat as an ‘outsider’.
    Perhaps he also is pulling a ‘Nixon’, a la,
    “You won’t have Patches to kick around anymore.” Then, he rehabs his image for a few years, moves to Massachusetts, and runs for
    ‘Teddy’s Seat’ against Scott Brown.
    Hey, it could happen.

  • http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com richard mcenroe

    Mo’better noews: CA Dem Flake Diane Watson is retiring.

    Be nice if she took Maxine Waters with her, but there’s some question Maxy even knows where she is: she’s the Congresswoman who claimed the Government was shipping railroad cars full of free handguns into the ‘hood so young black men could be tricked into killing each other, and that Church’s Chicken contained secret ingredients to sterilize black men…

  • http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com richard mcenroe

    Mo’better noews: CA Dem Flake Diane Watson is retiring.

    Be nice if she took Maxine Waters with her, but there’s some question Maxy even knows where she is: she’s the Congresswoman who claimed the Government was shipping railroad cars full of free handguns into the ‘hood so young black men could be tricked into killing each other, and that Church’s Chicken contained secret ingredients to sterilize black men…

  • http://ui2.com Ui2

    Yo – Patrick Kennedy,

    Donald Trump called. He wants his hair back.

    Oh, and he also muttered something that sounded like “Yoah fiyad.”

  • http://ui2.com Ui2

    Yo – Patrick Kennedy,

    Donald Trump called. He wants his hair back.

    Oh, and he also muttered something that sounded like “Yoah fiyad.”