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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
    Let's get this straight.

    The elected representatives of the State voted to change the law.

    The majority of voters in the State approved of changing the law.

    The Supreme Court in the State said it was all legal.


    And still the right wingers cry and whine like little babies!
    No the majority in the State of Mass didn't approve the change as a matter of fact it never went to a vote. get your facts straight next time.

    And since you have decide to bring in the Partisian Hackery question why did Sen. Kennedy want it changed in the first place huh mmmmm think about that before you go accussing the folks on the Right for being hacks. Ted Kennedy was nothing more then a Political Hack who was a drunk,muderer and a life time supporter of Terrorist (IRA). He should have been removed from office whe the Queen decide to give him that little Knight Hood which is total violation of Article I Section 9 but who care he is a ****ing Kennedy.
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    Re: Massachusetts names Kirk to fill Kennedy Senate seat

    And to show how much an Political Hack Ted Kennedy and the Deocrat are being shall we see how Teddy Boy got elected in the first place,

    Upon his victory in the general election, John vacated his Massachusetts Senate seat. Ted would not be eligible to fill the vacancy until February 22, 1962, when he would turn thirty. Ted initially wanted to stay out West and do something other than run for office right away; he said, "The disadvantage of my position is being constantly compared with two brothers of such superior ability."[20] His brothers were also not in favor of his running immediately, but Ted desired the Senate seat as an accomplishment to match his brothers', and their father overruled them.[10] Thus, the President-elect asked Massachusetts Governor Foster Furcolo to name Kennedy family friend Ben Smith to fill out John's term, which he did in December 1960.[23] This kept the seat open for Ted.[10] Meanwhile, Ted began work in February 1961 as an assistant district attorney for Suffolk County, Massachusetts (for which he took a nominal $1 salary), where he first developed a hard-nosed attitude towards crime.[24] He also took many overseas tours[24] and began speaking to local political clubs and organizations.[20]


    First Senate campaign, 1962In the 1962 U.S. Senate special election in Massachusetts, Kennedy first faced a Democratic Party primary challenge from Edward J. McCormack, Jr., the state Attorney General. Kennedy's slogan was "He can do more for Massachusetts", the same one John had used in his first campaign for the seat ten years earlier.[25] McCormack had the support of many liberals and intellectuals, who thought Kennedy inexperienced and knew of his suspension from Harvard, a fact which subsequently became public during the race.[20] Kennedy also faced the notion that with one brother President and another U.S. Attorney General, "Don't you think that Teddy is one Kennedy too many?"[10] But Kennedy proved to be an effective street-level campaigner.[10] In a televised debate, McCormack said "The office of United States senator should be merited, and not inherited," and said that if his opponent's name was Edward Moore rather than Edward Moore Kennedy, his candidacy "would be a joke."[20] Voters thought McCormack's performance overbearing; combined with the family political machine's finally getting fully behind him, Kennedy won the September 1962 primary by a two-to-one margin.[10] In the November special election, Kennedy defeated Republican George Cabot Lodge II, product of another noted Massachusetts political family, gaining 55 percent of the vote

    From here,[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kennedy]Ted Kennedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    Please noted he was elected after a Special Election to fill his Brother's Seat. Hmmm isn't that the origianl law that was changed by Ted and the Deomcrat in Massahole.

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