November 7, 2012
When will there be an end...to Kennedys in Congress?
Old Scottish prayer, slightly modified: From ghoulies, and ghosties, and long legged beasties, and Kennedys in Congress - Oh Lord, deliver us: After a two-year absence, the famed Kennedy family once again has an elected representative in national politics. Joe Kennedy III will serve Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, having handily defeated GOP opponent Sean Bielat, according to a CNN projection. The seat became open when longtime Democratic Rep Barney Frank, who has been a leading proponent of financial regulations, announced he was retiring earlier this year. Kennedy is the 32-year-old grandson of the slain New York Senator Robert Kennedy. His great-uncles are the late President John F. Kennedy and long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, who died in office in 2009. Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island left office in January 2011, ending his family's 64-year streak of service in the U.S. Congress. This one will be running for president in 2020....(Read Full Post)