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There are 24 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 11, 2010, titled U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy not running for re-election, accordin.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A Democratic official says U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election for his seat representing Rhode Island in Congress.

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taxtaxtax

Portland, OR

#1 Feb 11, 2010
Smart!
fruit bat alert

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Feb 11, 2010
Chicken.
Pattyjoke

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Feb 11, 2010
Report: Patrick Kennedy calls Brown's candidacy a ‘joke’

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_new...

The son of the late US Senator Edward M. Kennedy has criticized Senator Scott Brown for accelerating his swearing-in, saying it showed Brown's candidacy was "a joke," a publication that covers Capitol Hill reports.

Representative Patrick Kennedy, a Democrat from Rhode Island whose father held Brown's seat for 47 years until his death last year, said Thursday that "Brown's whole candidacy was shown to be a joke today when he was sworn in early in order to cast his first vote as an objection to Obama's appointment to the NLRB," according to The Hill's Blog Briefing Room. "Senator Brown is eager to start working on behalf of Massachusetts families on policies that will create jobs and help the economy. He won't be sidetracked by negative partisan attacks that do nothing to help Massachusetts families find work," said Felix Browne, a Brown spokesman.

A spokeswoman for Kennedy didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.

Brown abruptly announced Wednesday that he wanted to be sworn in Thursday, a week earlier than the Feb. 11 swearing-in his campaign had been planning. Brown has said he wanted to start working immediately on urgent issues, but there has been plenty of speculation about exactly why he made the move.

Brown declined to say Thursday whether he would participate in a Republican filibuster of the Obama administration nominee, union lawyer Craig Becker, to the National Labor Relations Board, which brokers disputes between employers and unions. Becker's nomination could come up as early as Monday, possibly providing Brown his first chance to join Republicans in blocking a Democratic proposal.

Kennedy told The Hill that Brown had gotten strong support from labor households and his first vote would be "the most anti-labor, the most anti-what his constituents thought they were voting for when they voted for him."

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I’ve got a joke for you little patty:
Guess who’s finally been sober for the past 5 months?
Camelrot

United States

#4 Feb 11, 2010
Kennedy won't run for re-election in RI
Andrew Miga

Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election to Congress, saying his life is "taking a new direction."

Kennedy taped a message to be aired on television in Rhode Island on Sunday night. The Associated Press viewed the message ahead of the announcement.

The decision by the eight-term congressman comes less than a month after a stunning Republican upset in the race for the Massachusetts Senate seat his late father, Edward Kennedy, held for almost half a century.

Patrick Kennedy has been in and out of treatment for substance abuse since crashing his car outside the U.S Capitol in 2006. Still, he has been comfortably re-elected twice since then, after making mental health care his signature issue.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/poli...
felix

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 11, 2010
P O S !!!
Diogenes

Delaware, OH

#7 Feb 11, 2010
Now that Teddy is gone, Paddy boy has no one to drive him to work. After the way he drives over the curbs and gutters, no one will let HIM drive near the Capitol or the White House. They are afraid that he will drive through Michelle's garden.
Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Feb 11, 2010
Maybe, he needs to get a real job?
hank

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Feb 11, 2010
Good, now he can fly around on his private jet tell us commoners how to save mother earth.
LBJ

Sunnyvale, CA

#10 Feb 11, 2010
Translation: The Kennedy name just ain't enough to get 'er done anymore. The dems are running for the hills. Coakley was also a heavy favorite and outspent her opponent in the beginning. I'm sure the prez would happily come and campaign for Pat (ahem). Leaving on your own two feet is much preferable to getting run out on a rail. The shame is that we won't get to see another "unbeatable" liberal lose in November. Oh well.
GENO

Mound, MN

#11 Feb 11, 2010
Kennedys are a embarrassment to themselves and others. The once held greatness is gone.
Fat_Drunk_TeddyK

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Feb 11, 2010
Wow, Patrick in a sudden, unexpected, fit of sobriety finally does something good for the nation.
Politically Incorrect

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Feb 11, 2010
The end of a legacy...Could not have happened to a nicer family. See ya Pat! Don't drive your car into the capitol again (or a bridge)!! FINALLY, We have a Kennedy-free Government!! Yay!!! Who's with me on this?? Let's get a Scott Brown to run for his seat too!
Politically Incorrect

Colorado Springs, CO

#14 Feb 11, 2010
Joe wrote:
Maybe, he needs to get a real job?
He can be the Rehab clerk (or patient).
mike v

United States

#15 Feb 11, 2010
nice of you guys to kick a guy with alcohol issues in the teeth, when he's down,, I can't speak to his voting record,,,

but it's a safe bet that everyone of you clowns has got a family member or friend with the same issues !!!!!!!! show some compasion and go kick them around for awhile !!!!!!
Camelrot

United States

#16 Feb 11, 2010
mike v wrote:
nice of you guys to kick a guy with alcohol issues in the teeth, when he's down,, I can't speak to his voting record,,,
but it's a safe bet that everyone of you clowns has got a family member or friend with the same issues !!!!!!!! show some compasion and go kick them around for awhile !!!!!!
"Alcohol issues"? He's a worthless stinking drunk. Well, not worthless, he inherited millions of dollars from his stinking drunk rapist-murderer father. These people are slime.
Cole

Eau Claire, WI

#17 Feb 11, 2010
mike v wrote:
nice of you guys to kick a guy with alcohol issues in the teeth, when he's down,, I can't speak to his voting record,,,
but it's a safe bet that everyone of you clowns has got a family member or friend with the same issues !!!!!!!! show some compasion and go kick them around for awhile !!!!!!
I don't give one stinking pile of dog crap about this guy and his substance abuse, but I will help him kick himself out of D.C. You're right, you can't speak to his voting record because he's a progressive statist. The way he kicks around the constitution like a tin can, I'm sure there are a lot of Americans (even in Rhode Island) who would like to see this guy take a flying leap. Lets cross our fingers and hope the Kennedy family never set foot in politics again.

Since: Apr 09

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Feb 11, 2010
This clears the way for another conservative (be they Democrat or Republican).
the troll

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Feb 12, 2010
Kalin is Failing wrote:
The world is a better place without the kennedys
Of course the new political juggernaut is from alaska! Introducting SARAH AND CRYSTAL PALIN!
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Feb 12, 2010
Kalin is Failing wrote:
The world is a better place without the kennedys
What historical evidence can you provide to support that statement? Attempt to refrain from the generic response because they are/were Democratics, liberals, or socialists, because that really says nothing. I am looking for actual legislation or policies where the result has proven to harm this country, or I should say the "world", since that is what you are referencing.

As with any family, there are individuals who deserve criticism and in certain circumstances punishment, but these are on a personal level outside policy making, and as tragic as they may be, have no impact on the direction of a country, let alone a world. No family is perfect, but the Kennedy family has contributed greatly to such causes as the advancement of treatment & education of the mentally challenged, the Special Olympics, the performing arts, charitable causes, not to mention advancement in human and civil rights, and perhaps preventing nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On a humanitarian level and even on a political level, you will be hard pressed in supporting your claim the world would be better off without the Kennedy family. Just ask any one who has participated in the Special Olympics.
Outsidelookingin

Grantsburg, WI

#21 Feb 12, 2010
The Liberals like Kennedy see the handwriting on the wall. The citizenry is ticked off and it'll be ugly for them in the November election. More and more people are favoring 535 brand new faces in Congress.

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