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Report: Joseph Kennedy III Likely To Announce Run For House Seat (B Frank)
Weasel Zippers/Fox 25 Boston ^ | 1/3/12 | Weasel Zippers

Posted on 01/03/2012 7:25:57 AM PST by raccoonradio

Just what Congress needs, a new Kennedy. Don’t underestimate the sheeple mentality here in Mass, especially in Fwank’s ultra-liberal district. They have no problem voting for someone based solely on his last name.


(FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com) — There is new speculation that Joseph P. Kennedy III is ready to run for Congress.

Sources close to Kennedy have told Rhode Island Public Radio that the 31-year-old son of former Congressman Joe Kennedy is setting up fundraisers and taking a serous look at running for the seat left open by the retirement of Barney Frank.

The younger Kennedy is a Harvard Law School graduate and is currently a Middlesex County prosecutor. He could announce his plans within a week.


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1 posted on 01/03/2012 7:25:59 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...
Qualified? Of COURSE he's qualified, he's a Kennedy!

H Carr list ping

2 posted on 01/03/2012 7:27:40 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Don't know if he'll be as dumb as "Patches" but he's def. be a lefty "do you know who I am?", winner of the lucky sperm contest (benefit of the last name/parentage)


3 posted on 01/03/2012 7:30:55 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

He’s not “looking”, he’s been waiting for the right opening and this is it. Sadly, say hello to another Kennedy in Congress.


4 posted on 01/03/2012 7:31:03 AM PST by surrey
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To: surrey
Sadly, say hello to another Kennedy in Congress.

Lock up your daughters, the Kennedys are back in town.

5 posted on 01/03/2012 7:33:03 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Frank decided to not run for re-election because re-districting put some conservative-leaning towns in his
district. But despite that, the prospect of having a Kennedy
in the MA 4th district will drive voters to the polls. They will gush over him. Hope Sean Bielat will run again—his
strong showing last time put a scare into Barney—but can
he beat a member of the Kennedy Crime Family?

Currently his dad, former 8th dist. rep., bombards the airwaves of Boston TV and radio with his “Citizens Energy”
deal, brought to you by Chavez and “the good people of
Venezuela”.


6 posted on 01/03/2012 7:37:12 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
The thought occurs, why aren't the OWS scum in Hyannisport? If any family typifies the “one percenters”, it is the Kennedys. Oh, I forgot, they're liberal ‘Rats, so that lets them off.
7 posted on 01/03/2012 7:37:53 AM PST by chimera
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To: surrey

****he’s been waiting for the right opening and this is it. Sadly, say hello to another Kennedy in Congress.****

Barney was told to ‘get out now - the boy is ready’!!!!

Political prep school - only the elite matriculate.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 7:39:18 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: chimera

Exactly.
btw suppose Brown beats Warren in the upcoming election (if he did it would be just barely). Come 2018, Joe Kennedy III
could well be finishing his third term as a U.S. Rep and the
“Kennedy For Senate” signs would come out of the basement
again.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 7:39:58 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Another Kennedy and another lawyer, just what is needed in congress. The MSM will vet this guy thoroughly, that we can be sure of. s/


10 posted on 01/03/2012 7:46:33 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO YOU ELECT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT!)
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To: raccoonradio

This kid’s father was named after Joe Kennedy Jr. (JFK’s brother who died young).

Wouldn’t that make his dad Joe III?

Wouldn’t that make this candidate (the fourth Joe Kennedy in the family) Joe Kennedy IV?


11 posted on 01/03/2012 7:49:19 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: raccoonradio

That's a wild picture on my monitor. The stars seem to move when the screen is scrolled.

Now back to business. The last thing this country needs is more of the Permanent Ruling Class.

12 posted on 01/03/2012 7:50:09 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: dfwgator

However bar owners and Liquor store owners are dancing in the streets at this news.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 7:53:48 AM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: Notwithstanding

You would think so. Acc. to Wikipedia (who knows if this is true):
Joseph Patrick Kennedy “Sr”—the patriarch
“ “ “ “Jr.”—the son who died in the war.

” “ “ “II”—son of RFK, former US congressman. Technically he would be III, wouldn’t he?

And this one is “III” but really should be “IV”. From what I can gather all of the Joes have Patrick for a middle name.
But Joe II is not the son of “Joe Jr”, he’s the son of
RFK. Maybe that is why this is?

For the record THIS Kennedy is a twin, born in 1980; his
brother is Matthew Rauch Kennedy. Joe II’s first wife
was Sheila Rauch...they got the marriage annulled. (Or at
least HE did.)


14 posted on 01/03/2012 7:53:58 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Moonman62
Nice spit curl.
Reminds me of Cannibal and the Headhunters’ lead singer...
15 posted on 01/03/2012 7:54:15 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: raccoonradio

WTF is wrong with massachusetts? Howie Carr’s head must be exploding.


16 posted on 01/03/2012 7:55:47 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: raccoonradio

He’s running for Bawney’s seat?

Uh-oh.


17 posted on 01/03/2012 7:58:21 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: raccoonradio
Coakley couldn't get the minorities down to the polls in enough numbers and I don't think Warren has changed that problem.

Coakley campaigned as if the seat was her’s. Warren will have to visit the Brockton’s, Lawrence's, Roxbury’s and New Bedford’s promising more government handouts and dishing out more evil Republican scare stories often.

This will be a close race.

18 posted on 01/03/2012 7:59:38 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: chimera

They would never protest at the homes of the Kennedys, or Michael Moore’s house, etc. They think the same. Also at least in the case of the former, Hyannisport is a bit out of the way while, say, Dewey Sq. Boston is easier for the TV stations and newspapers to get to. Would TV cover a protest by Tea Partiers next to the compound? Doubt it—and the cops would get rid of them right away. There would be no
Occupy Kennedy Compound for the tea party. (We wouldn’t
Occupy anyway.)

Story from from father, who used to live on the Cape: One day my Dad any my stepmother were out for a drive and someone in a car asked them where the Kennedy compound was.
“We’ll show you the way to it,” my dad said, and drove toward the Kennedy Compound. The car (I think he said it
had out of state license plates) stopped and a man got out;
blind or lame, and he was led to the fence. The man
put one hand on the fence, smiled, and turned to his
driver: “OK, let’s go.”

It was a shrine. Just to have touched the fence...this is
what it has come to.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 8:00:18 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: crosshairs

Yes but this gives him material for columns and shows!


20 posted on 01/03/2012 8:01:17 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Currently his dad,

Cousin. But I got your point.


21 posted on 01/03/2012 8:02:31 AM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: raccoonradio

Actually the dad’s annulment was never finalized - and in fact was overturned - and his new marriage ceremony was civil. The dad cannot receive the sacraments due to his persistent public sin (living in sin when he is still in a sacramental marriage to Sheila Rauch).


22 posted on 01/03/2012 8:04:31 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: crosshairs

Howie already talked about this.

There is always a Kennedy around here threatening to run for office. Always has been always will. It usually never happens.

FWIW his father was a one term congressman. The Kennedy thing in Massachusetts is way overblown.


23 posted on 01/03/2012 8:06:28 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: Moonman62

But it’s their duty to go into “public service”. God, how I hate that term.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 8:08:04 AM PST by surrey
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To: raccoonradio; All

Some video and audio of him from 2010. That year he was considered a poss. candidate for the seats of Mike Capuano (the 8th, formerly held by JFK, Tip O’Neill, and Joe II)
or William Delahunt (10th), “should he retire”. (He did, and Bill Keating got the seat. This piece of video says that while Joe III was ruling out the run at that time (May 2010)
he wouldn’t rule it out for the future...

http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?b=1&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-701&fr2=tab-web&tnr=20&p=joseph+kennedy+iii&vid=1364195673012&dt=1267493760&l=0&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts1.mm.bing.net%2Fvideos%2Fthumbnail.aspx%3Fq%3D1364195673012%26id%3D0ffee4915a1baaae3ba0c1dde6f78a58%26bid%3D8WupQRvdtd5pTw%26bn%3DThumb%26url%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.necn.com%252f03%252f01%252f10%252fJoseph-Kennedy-III-will-not-run-for-Cong%252flanding.html%253fblockID%253d189053%2526fe&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.necn.com%2F03%2F01%2F10%2FJoseph-Kennedy-III-will-not-run-for-Cong%2Flanding.html%3FblockID%3D189053%26feedID%3D4215&tit=Joseph++Kennedy++III+will++not+run++for++Congress++th...&sigr=13dbt11p3&newfp=1


25 posted on 01/03/2012 8:08:12 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: surrey

Kennedy Klan Public Service, Inc.
“Fleecing while you wait”


26 posted on 01/03/2012 8:13:49 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: raccoonradio
But Joe II is not the son of “Joe Jr”, he’s the son of RFK. Maybe that is why this is?

Maybe that's why, but also, since Joe Jr died in 1944 in the war, and Joe II was born in 1952 when Joe Sr was still alive, that made him Joe II.

If Joe Jr had survived the war, would Joe II have then been Joe III in 1952? I know it's a silly question for most FReepers, but it is intriguing to me.

27 posted on 01/03/2012 8:14:07 AM PST by IndyTiger
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To: raccoonradio

Is this the one that Chavez has Citgo paying a consulting fee to or is it the older Joe?


28 posted on 01/03/2012 8:14:54 AM PST by KC Burke
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To: raccoonradio

I wonder if there will be hefty campaign contributions from Anheuser-Busch, Segrams, and Jack Daniels?


29 posted on 01/03/2012 8:15:32 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: raccoonradio

Ted will drink to that!


30 posted on 01/03/2012 8:18:14 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: raccoonradio
Can you folks get me the kid's rap sheet? This one snuck up on me. Dish me some dirt. Has a job, anyway, and does not looked crazed or drugged like his old man ... and I actually like the 19th C Irish Poet look. Should go down well with Massholes who affect the fake brogue and support the IRA pubs.

Attention: This is not even close to an anti-Irish sentiment. Every masshole, for reasons quite beyond me, seems to identify with the Ould Sod ... even a Jewish Old Sod like Barney Frank ... aka "The Bugger of Bayonne," (Ah 'tis a fine broth of a sodomite he is!) and John Kerry, Leader of the Faux Hibernian Club.

The local Kennedy Idolators practically had me run outa town when as a selectman during the JFK Naming Frenzy, I tried to have the town's new sewage treatment plant named after him. Reckon there was more massholes infesting Maine even then than I had accounted for!
BTW, the kid at least looks like he has a few more marbles than Patches, but then, that is a pretty dismal standard.

31 posted on 01/03/2012 8:25:39 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: raccoonradio
Yeah! Another winner from the Delta house. They all bring such stellar credentials to the table.


32 posted on 01/03/2012 8:28:11 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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Hey Joe, enough is enough...CAMELOT is dead... Your uncle is playing 'Waitress Sandwich' with Kim Jong Il, Hitler and Lenin.

You instead of bringing CAMELOT, you will bring CAMEL DUNG.

33 posted on 01/03/2012 8:28:29 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: raccoonradio

Barney’s seat is wide open.


34 posted on 01/03/2012 8:31:25 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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THEY’RE NOT DONATING MONTHLY!


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35 posted on 01/03/2012 8:36:15 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: raccoonradio
Frank faced a tougher race this time, to be sure, bec ause of the redistricting..but that's NOT why he quit. He knows, they all know, that the Dems have NO chance of retaking the House..probably for the rest of the decade...so why bother...it's NO fun being in the minority in the House. That's why so many Dems have retired, and there will eb more to come..

We should start a contest..guess the date that Pelosi first predicts that the Dems retake the HOuse and shee becomes Speaker again..

36 posted on 01/03/2012 8:37:29 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: raccoonradio
Another Kennedy messiah!
Just what the country needs now.
We're saved!
37 posted on 01/03/2012 8:40:51 AM PST by StormEye
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To: IndyTiger
If Joe Jr had survived the war, would Joe II have then been Joe III in 1952? I know it's a silly question for most FReepers, but it is intriguing to me.

JoeIII would have been reserved for the spawn of JoeJr.

38 posted on 01/03/2012 8:51:38 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: raccoonradio

At least they stopped making Oldsmobiles.


39 posted on 01/03/2012 8:53:42 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: ken5050

>>it’s NO fun being in the minority in the House. That’s why so many Dems have retired

Exactly, very good point. Bill Delahunt (MA-10) retired in 2010 and this time around we see that Barney Frank (MA-4)
and John Olver (MA-1; he’s very old) are not running for
re-election. Redistricting—10 seats into 9—may have lead
Olver into his decision (before Frank made his) but indeed
the “no fun if GOP controls house” is HUGE.


40 posted on 01/03/2012 9:12:13 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: dead
Indeed and this is why Howie Carr refers to them as if they were a Mafia clan: The Kennedy Crime Family.

When Michael Kennedy was accused of raping a 14 yr old babysitter, someone called in to Howie's show and sang, to the tune of Playground in my Mind by Clint Holmes:

My name is Michael
I am a Kennedy
Therefore there's no way
These charges can stand.

Michael met a fate similar to that of Sonny Bono: hit a tree while skiing. In the case of Michael, they were playing touch football at the time

>>the babysitter did not cooperate with prosecutors....Kennedy died at the end of 1997 in a skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado. He was playing ski-football with several other members of the Kennedy family when he hit a tree. Kennedy was not wearing a helmet or other safety equipment. Some have alleged that the family had been previously warned by the ski patrol to cease the activity. Others have noted that the ski patrol issued no such warnings.

link

41 posted on 01/03/2012 9:18:17 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: KC Burke

That would be the lad’s dad, Joseph P Kennedy II, born 1952
(and now has a mane of white hair). This lad was born in ‘80.
So, the older Joe has the Hugo connection.


42 posted on 01/03/2012 9:20:13 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Just like European royalty, the inbreeding becomes more visually obvious with each generation.


43 posted on 01/03/2012 9:22:58 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: raccoonradio; humblegunner; shibumi

So is this Fox 25 or Weasil Lips blog? Make up your mind.

If it’s Weasil Lips blog, put it in Bloggers. If it’s Fox 25, then correct the link.


44 posted on 01/03/2012 9:27:18 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

I thought of Weasel Zippers as a news site, not a blog. It does quote from Fox 25 though.


45 posted on 01/03/2012 9:30:45 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Maybe we’ll, ya know, get lucky, ya know, and this one will turn out, ya know, to have all the eloquence, ya know, of Caroline Kennedy - doncha know.


46 posted on 01/03/2012 9:30:59 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: raccoonradio
Others have noted that the ski patrol issued no such warnings.

Ah HA! So it was the ski patrol's fault.

47 posted on 01/03/2012 9:33:44 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: raccoonradio
It was a shrine. Just to have touched the fence...this is what it has come to.

< /sniff> I'm gettin' all choked up, reminds me of my visit to Dike Bridge.

48 posted on 01/03/2012 9:35:31 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Here’s a shortcut to avoid the blog:

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/politics/report-joseph-p-kennedy-iii-likely-to-run-for-congress-20120103


49 posted on 01/03/2012 9:36:08 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Notwithstanding
Wouldn’t that make this candidate (the fourth Joe Kennedy in the family) Joe Kennedy IV?

Sorry, I can't add "Can't Count" to my list of Kennedy shortcomings in my tagline. Not enough room.

And Massachusetts swaps a turd burglar for Joe Kennedy III pronounced: "da Turd."

50 posted on 01/03/2012 9:44:14 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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