Musical Chairs

02/12/10 AP reports that Connecticut businessman Ned Lamont will announce his intention to run for Governor of that state next week in Hartford.

Eight term Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy released a video last night indicating he will not run for office again when his term ends. That point will mark the first time in 60 years a member of Kennedy family has not held public office in Washington.

[Candidate Ned Lamont stumping for votes at the Orange, CT Fire Department’s carnival in the summer of 2006. He went on to win the Democratic nomination for Senator (spending $16 million of his own money) but wound up losing in the general election to the man he beat in the primary – Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT).]

[05/05/06 Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) leaves the U.S. Capitol where moments before he announced his intention to enter the Mayo Clinic to seek treatment for drug dependency. The congressman crashed into a police barricade at 2:45 a.m. on 05/04/06 “staggered” out of his car, and told officers in “slurred” speech that he was on his way to a vote in the House.]

2 thoughts on “Musical Chairs

  1. No family in American history – not the Roosevelt, not the Adams, and certainly not the Bush families – have paid a higher price in the service of the people than the Kennedys. And to be perfectly honest with you, I’m sick and tired of listening to them get kicked around by the clueless right wing.

    It was announced yesterday that Ben Quayle, son of the former vice-president, will be running for congress. We here, at this glorious moment in the history of our great nation, are proud and privileged to bear witness to the birth of the Quayle family political dynasty.

    I need a drink.

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

  2. I seem to remember this incident about Rep. Kennedy. In fact a photographer I knew photographed him coming out of the police station. She had been assigned to do this by her boss, an unrecognized genius of a photographer.

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