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(MSNBC)   When Ted Kennedy gives up his seat, he wants the voters of Massachusetts to vote in the most qualified successor. Just kidding--he wants his wife to take it   (firstread.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 251
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2008-05-22 03:21:57 PM  
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/But seriously, I wouldn't wish this on anyone, regardless of my opinion of him otherwise. Here's hoping he gets better AND retires gracefully.
 
2008-05-22 03:28:06 PM  
It worked for Sonny Bono in the House.
 
2008-05-22 03:28:44 PM  
Whamdangler: It worked for Sonny Bono in the House.

Pretty sure he died though.

...

Ohhhhhhhhh...
 
2008-05-22 03:31:37 PM  
I guess it doesn't hurt to wish/want
 
2008-05-22 03:31:55 PM  
This thread will be a bastion of love and bi-partisan support for the ailing senator.
 
2008-05-22 03:32:02 PM  
Millions of us are very tired of the unflattering comments relative to Sen. Kennedy. There's not one person in Congress who could measure up to Sen. Kennedy nor walk in his shoes.

Most wished they could have positively contributed to the well being of America and for any who don't agree you do not appreciate your blessings.

There's not one family in this country who has given so much and they did not have to Serve, the Kennedys are very Rich. So for the pundits who make negative comments, shame on you they have a lot to learn because I can assure you they would not have given to this country in lives and treasure the way the Kennedy family has done.

If Sen. Kennedy wants his wife to have the seat, great he's earned the right to choose. She will continue the legacy in the tradition of the family. Good for her.

MSNBC let's get positive and turn this into politics because Sen. Kennedy has earned the right to be respected with absolutely no negative press.

MSNBC as well as other media have an opportunity to prove that they can choose to leave negative politics out of Sen. Kennedy's legacy and simply praise him for all he and his family has done for this country and unselfishly committed their lives to making us a better nation.

There comes a time when even the media must let the politics and the ratings go for an American citizen that has given so much.

Let's respect this family because no one absolutely no one can ever say they have or would have done what this family has done for America. Talk is cheap the Kennedy family put their committment to America on the line. Bottom line.
 
2008-05-22 03:33:55 PM  
lunchinlewis: Let's respect this family because no one absolutely no one can ever say they have or would have done what this family has done for America. Talk is cheap the Kennedy family put their committment to America on the line. Bottom line.


BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!
 
2008-05-22 03:34:31 PM  
Whamdangler: It worked for Sonny Bono in the House.


It's a shame he's no longer with us.

/R.I.P, Sonny.
 
2008-05-22 03:34:42 PM  
emocomputerjock: This thread will be a bastion of love and bi-partisan support for the ailing senator.

Maybe. Most of the Farkers have either spit all their venom from the news flash the other day, or they're still in the "OMG Michelle Malkin is teh Hitlurz!!1" thread.
 
2008-05-22 03:35:04 PM  
But she's good looking for someone in her 50s, so it's all right.

www.washingtonlife.com
 
2008-05-22 03:35:22 PM  
This is pretty common for Senate vacancies.

If the state's Gov. is of the opposing party, he or she appoints one of their donors / golfing buddies.

If their are from the same party, the departing senator (if alive) usually gets the choice.

It's not a rule, but it often happens this way.
 
2008-05-22 03:35:50 PM  
lunchinlewis: Millions of us are very tired of the unflattering comments relative to Sen. Kennedy. There's not one person in Congress who could measure up to Sen. Kennedy nor walk in his shoes.

Most wished they could have positively contributed to the well being of America and for any who don't agree you do not appreciate your blessings.

There's not one family in this country who has given so much and they did not have to Serve, the Kennedys are very Rich. So for the pundits who make negative comments, shame on you they have a lot to learn because I can assure you they would not have given to this country in lives and treasure the way the Kennedy family has done.

If Sen. Kennedy wants his wife to have the seat, great he's earned the right to choose. She will continue the legacy in the tradition of the family. Good for her.

MSNBC let's get positive and turn this into politics because Sen. Kennedy has earned the right to be respected with absolutely no negative press.

MSNBC as well as other media have an opportunity to prove that they can choose to leave negative politics out of Sen. Kennedy's legacy and simply praise him for all he and his family has done for this country and unselfishly committed their lives to making us a better nation.

There comes a time when even the media must let the politics and the ratings go for an American citizen that has given so much.

Let's respect this family because no one absolutely no one can ever say they have or would have done what this family has done for America. Talk is cheap the Kennedy family put their committment to America on the line. Bottom line.


You must be farkin' stoned or something
 
2008-05-22 03:36:17 PM  
lunchinlewis: If Sen. Kennedy wants his wife to have the seat, great he's earned the right to choose.

Actually, as a voting adult in the Commonwealth, I've earned the right to choose.
 
2008-05-22 03:36:19 PM  
This will go well.....
 
2008-05-22 03:36:23 PM  
lunchinlewis: There's not one person in Congress who could measure up to Sen. Kennedy nor walk stumble from bar to bar in his shoes.

FTFY
 
2008-05-22 03:36:44 PM  
lunchinlewis: Millions of us are very tired of the unflattering comments relative to Sen. Kennedy. There's not one person in Congress who could measure up to Sen. Kennedy nor walk in his shoes.

I agree that he is a legend in American politics, but that doesn't absolve him from criticism. He's loved by many, and hated by many, politically, that goes with the territory. In this time, though, anybody who doesn't wish him well is kinda a dick.
 
2008-05-22 03:36:53 PM  
Why, are all the other relatives still in prison for rape drugs and murder or what?
 
2008-05-22 03:37:04 PM  
Ah geez, come on now. I promised not to say anything mean or offensive while you where ill, but your really pushing your luck.
 
2008-05-22 03:37:07 PM  
it worked for Ted Kennedy, who's had the seat since he was twenty-eight years old. I'm not sure when the phase transition to "elder statesman" occurred. Was it when he was expelled from Harvard for cheating on a Spanish exam? Was it due to his two years in Paris (during the Korean War)? Was it when he was readmitted to Harvard? Was it when he neglected to call police regarding a serious automobile crash in Chappaquidick, or was it when he was caught banging someone in the Senate? I guess it happened when he ran himself in the primaries in 1980, and noone was killed, injured, or put out too badly by the result.
 
2008-05-22 03:37:24 PM  
lunchinlewis: ...dnrtfl...

Yay Socialism!
 
2008-05-22 03:38:11 PM  
lunchinlewis: Millions of us are very tired of the unflattering comments relative to Sen. Kennedy. There's not one person in Congress who could measure up to Sen. Kennedy nor walk in his shoes.

Most wished they could have positively contributed to the well being of America and for any who don't agree you do not appreciate your blessings.

There's not one family in this country who has given so much and they did not have to Serve, the Kennedys are very Rich. So for the pundits who make negative comments, shame on you they have a lot to learn because I can assure you they would not have given to this country in lives and treasure the way the Kennedy family has done.

If Sen. Kennedy wants his wife to have the seat, great he's earned the right to choose. She will continue the legacy in the tradition of the family. Good for her.

MSNBC let's get positive and turn this into politics because Sen. Kennedy has earned the right to be respected with absolutely no negative press.

MSNBC as well as other media have an opportunity to prove that they can choose to leave negative politics out of Sen. Kennedy's legacy and simply praise him for all he and his family has done for this country and unselfishly committed their lives to making us a better nation.

There comes a time when even the media must let the politics and the ratings go for an American citizen that has given so much.

Let's respect this family because no one absolutely no one can ever say they have or would have done what this family has done for America. Talk is cheap the Kennedy family put their committment to America on the line. Bottom line.


Howsabout YOU shut the fark up. Doesn't matter what you're tired of hearing. This is Fark. STFU and GBTW.
 
2008-05-22 03:38:12 PM  
He should give it to Hillary Clinton
 
2008-05-22 03:38:37 PM  
lunchinlewis: Millions of us are very tired of the unflattering comments relative to Sen. Kennedy. There's not one person in Congress who could measure up to Sen. Kennedy nor walk in his shoes.

Most wished they could have positively contributed to the well being of America and for any who don't agree you do not appreciate your blessings.

There's not one family in this country who has given so much and they did not have to Serve, the Kennedys are very Rich. So for the pundits who make negative comments, shame on you they have a lot to learn because I can assure you they would not have given to this country in lives and treasure the way the Kennedy family has done.

If Sen. Kennedy wants his wife to have the seat, great he's earned the right to choose. She will continue the legacy in the tradition of the family. Good for her.

MSNBC let's get positive and turn this into politics because Sen. Kennedy has earned the right to be respected with absolutely no negative press.

MSNBC as well as other media have an opportunity to prove that they can choose to leave negative politics out of Sen. Kennedy's legacy and simply praise him for all he and his family has done for this country and unselfishly committed their lives to making us a better nation.

There comes a time when even the media must let the politics and the ratings go for an American citizen that has given so much.

Let's respect this family because no one absolutely no one can ever say they have or would have done what this family has done for America. Talk is cheap the Kennedy family put their committment to America on the line. Bottom line.


Is it? Could it be? Yes! It's the perfect post!

I stand in awe. Very well played. You have a gift.

11/10.
 
2008-05-22 03:38:50 PM  
MCStymie: Maybe. Most of the Farkers have either spit all their venom from the news flash the other day, or they're still in the "OMG Michelle Malkin is teh Hitlurz!!1" thread.

Teh SEXAY Hitler, yes.

Teddypig: Why, are all the other relatives still in prison for rape drugs and murder or what?

Just that one.
 
2008-05-22 03:39:09 PM  
Just put a fifth of Chivas in his Senate chair and its like he never left!
 
2008-05-22 03:39:29 PM  
lunchinlewis: Let's respect this family because no one absolutely no one can ever say they have or would have done what this family has done for America. Talk is cheap the Kennedy family put their committment to America on the line. Bottom line.

You my friend win one internet. Well done.

/Dynastic succession gives me the creeps.
 
2008-05-22 03:39:35 PM  
what_now: lunchinlewis: If Sen. Kennedy wants his wife to have the seat, great he's earned the right to choose.

Actually, as a voting adult in the Commonwealth, I've earned the right to choose.


No you were given the right to choose by your Creator. No one has to earn a right, however you can elect to give up that right.
 
2008-05-22 03:39:37 PM  
The_Sponge: BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

That sucks that you would laugh at that line. When Teddy dies, four Kennedys have now given their lives in service of our country, you shiftless, classless, pointless internet troll. I hope you're proud of yourself because you just look like a terrible person.
 
2008-05-22 03:40:01 PM  
mercator_psi: Is it? Could it be? Yes! It's the perfect post!

I stand in awe. Very well played. You have a gift.


Wish I could take credit, but I was just quoting one of the tools responding in the link. I almost fell out of my chair laughing.
 
2008-05-22 03:40:32 PM  
The dead guy who beat Ashcroft in an election, his wife took his seat.
 
2008-05-22 03:40:38 PM  
lunchinlewis,

Sen. Kennedy has earned the right to be respected with absolutely no negative press.

The FAIL, let me show it to you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chappaquiddick_incident
 
2008-05-22 03:40:45 PM  
At least Ted has the excuse of having a brain tumor for offering up the suggestion. What excuse would the voters have for taking it?
 
2008-05-22 03:41:34 PM  
Which wife?
 
2008-05-22 03:42:27 PM  
lunchinlewis: mercator_psi: Is it? Could it be? Yes! It's the perfect post!

I stand in awe. Very well played. You have a gift.

Wish I could take credit, but I was just quoting one of the tools responding in the link. I almost fell out of my chair laughing.


Hey, well, you chose well. That's epic.
 
2008-05-22 03:42:34 PM  
This reminds me of the end of Trading Places on the trading floor.
 
2008-05-22 03:42:34 PM  
Kennedy wants to maintain the status of the most crooked seat in the Senate.
 
2008-05-22 03:42:36 PM  
Oh all these slow-roller "Just kidding" headlines... they nearly get me EVERY TIME!

/shucks
 
2008-05-22 03:43:08 PM  
what_now: lunchinlewis: If Sen. Kennedy wants his wife to have the seat, great he's earned the right to choose.

Actually, as a voting adult in the Commonwealth, I've earned the right to choose.


Um, the governor appoints interim replacements for senators. There will be a special election to decide who fills the seat.

When Wellstone died, our governor appointed a replacement senator even though we had already elected Norm Coleman. He was in the senate for a couple of months.
 
2008-05-22 03:43:15 PM  
lunchinlewis: Wish I could take credit, but I was just quoting one of the tools responding in the link. I almost fell out of my chair laughing.

Well then, thanks for crossposting in violation of the Farq, it's probably the best post you've ever made.
 
2008-05-22 03:43:19 PM  
lunchinlewis: If Sen. Kennedy wants his wife to have the seat, great he's earned the right to choose. She will continue the legacy in the tradition of the family. Good for her.

MSNBC let's get positive and turn this into politics because Sen. Kennedy has earned the right to be respected with absolutely no negative press.


As much as I support Sen. Kennedy, these assertions are false.

The Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, appoints Senators to any vacancies. Sen. Kennedy is well within his rights to express his wishes for Vicki to succeed him. I suspect Gov. Patrick and the people of Massachusetts will support this decision due to Ted's popularity (won with nearly 70% of the vote in 2006).

However, Sen. Kennedy is a public figure. Negative press comes with the territory and we all know how much of that he has received over the decades. At this point, it seems his Senate career is effectively over, so talking about his legacy is appropriate. The haters will be out in force in the blogosphere, but Democrats will rally and preserve the Kennedy name.
 
2008-05-22 03:43:20 PM  
proteus_b: twenty-eight years old.

A person must be at least 30 years old to be elected to the Senate.
 
2008-05-22 03:43:23 PM  
I hope he has many more years, his drunken antics are quite amusing.
 
2008-05-22 03:43:23 PM  
The_Sponge: lunchinlewis: Let's respect this family because no one absolutely no one can ever say they have or would have done what this family has done for America. Talk is cheap the Kennedy family put their committment to America on the line. Bottom line.


BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!


Really. Nice attempt.
 
2008-05-22 03:43:45 PM  
Fun fact: When Romney was governor, the state legislature changed the rules so the governor could not appoint an interim senator. Now that Patrick's in charge, they want to change the rules back.
 
2008-05-22 03:44:01 PM  
lunchinlewis: Millions of us are very tired of the unflattering comments relative to Sen. Kennedy. There's not one person in Congress who could measure up to Sen. Kennedy nor walk in his shoes

Yeah, most people woudl die trying to keep up with that rate of drinking.


There's not one family in this country who has given so much

I heard of this one family that gave up a daughter....
 
2008-05-22 03:44:26 PM  
Worked for Bob Dole.

..

..

Bob Dole
 
2008-05-22 03:44:34 PM  
what_now: lunchinlewis: If Sen. Kennedy wants his wife to have the seat, great he's earned the right to choose.

Actually, as a voting adult in the Commonwealth, I've earned the right to choose.


What a valuable right that will be, as all of the Kennedy-worshipping lemmings in Massachusetts run off the cliff for his wife at the first opportunity...
 
2008-05-22 03:44:41 PM  
The_Sponge: Whamdangler: It worked for Sonny Bono in the House.


It's a shame he's no longer with us.

/R.I.P, Sonny.


Ah, I see. Respect is reserved only for the dead and/or dying Republican politicians. Gotcha! Thanks for clearing that up!
 
2008-05-22 03:44:50 PM  
lunchinlewis: If Sen. Kennedy wants his wife to have the seat, great he's earned the right to choose.

The Constitution would like a word with you.
 
2008-05-22 03:45:32 PM  
And the idiots in this state are dumb enough to vote for her. Although Marty or Martha or even Joe K. would probably give her a run for her money.
 
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