Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:13 PM
kpete (50,897 posts)
Senator Vicki Kennedy! --- Gov Deval Patrick's "Potential Replacement For Senator Kerry"
Patrick Already Looking at Kerry Replacement
Jonathan Karl: "The President has not made a choice on his next nominee for Secretary of State yet, but Governor Deval Patrick is already making plans to fill presumptive SecState nominee John Kerry's Senate seat. Knowledgeable sources tell me Governor Patrick has already had a discussion with one potential replacement for Senator Kerry: Vicki Kennedy. The sources say the governor talked to Kennedy, the widow of Senator Ted Kennedy, about the possibility of replacing Kerry in the Senate and that she did not rule it out."
"If Kerry is nominated and confirmed as Secretary of State, Governor Patrick would appoint somebody to replace Kerry and, under Massachusetts law, a special election would be held no later than 180 days (and no earlier than 160 days) after Kerry leaves the Senate."
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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:34 PM
demhottie (292 posts)
2. Political seats are NOT inherited
Cute idea, but it (1) would only reinforce the entitled attitude prevalent among the Kennedys and, more importantly, (2) is antithetical to the concept of democracy.
I'm tired of political seats being considered as "gifts" to souses and offspring. Caroline Kennedy's bid to be given the NY Senate was equally ridiculous and I hope this has the same fate.