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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:39 PM

Hey, MA DUers! Any chance that Gov. Patrick could appoint Barney Frank to Kerry's seat

in the event Kerry resigns to become Sec. of State or Defense?

I have a family member there who thinks this might be a good idea (he's a good Dem!).

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Reply Hey, MA DUers! Any chance that Gov. Patrick could appoint Barney Frank to Kerry's seat (Original post)
CTyankee Nov 2012 OP
freshwest Nov 2012 #1
upaloopa Nov 2012 #2
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #3
msongs Nov 2012 #4
Tarheel_Dem Nov 2012 #11
Jennicut Nov 2012 #13
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #5
graywarrior Nov 2012 #6
Narraback Nov 2012 #7
secondwind Nov 2012 #8
TroyD Nov 2012 #9
CTyankee Nov 2012 #10
ROFF Nov 2012 #12
Mr_King Nov 2012 #14

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:42 PM

1. Due to his age and recent marriage (congrats, Barney!) I don't expect it.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:43 PM

2. Frank said last week on MSNBC he does not

want the seat. He wants to get out of public service.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:43 PM

3. No!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:45 PM

4. he could appoint Howard Dean. there's a win win win win nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:27 PM

11. Appoint Howard Dean to what? Is Howard Dean a MA resident, and for how long?

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:27 PM

13. I think Howard Dean lives in Vermont. Not Mass.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:45 PM

5. Mrs. Ted "Vicki" Kennedy

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:46 PM

6. No

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:49 PM

7. Temp Appointment until special election...

In Mass they would have to have an election within a few months - sorry I can't remember the exact number. So only a temp appointment until the special election.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:49 PM

8. I doubt Barney wants the job.. he and his spouse just bought a house in



Ogunquit, Maine.....

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:02 PM

9. Why do people assume Sen. Kerry will go to Obama's cabinet?

It's all just supposition at this point.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:07 PM

10. Well, I don't "assume" it, actually...it was just a casual idea suggested in a phone call I had

with family today...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:58 PM

12. Appoint

Rachel Maddow

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:47 AM

14. That would be nice...

but it sounds like he's done with public life. He might do it for a few months to keep the seat warm until after the special election.

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