Oct
29
2012
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Joe Kennedy III (D CAND, MA-04) thinks a drone strike killed Osama bin Laden.

Ah, political dynasties.

Unless the name is ‘Adams,’ they rarely last beyond the third generation, and for good reason.

Background: somebody pointed out to Mr. Kennedy the President’s drone operations in Yemen/Somalia, and asked whether Kennedy supported the idea that the House needs to reestablish some of its oversight into the issue. This is actually a thorny problem; and while Kennedy’s answer (he essentially blamed that awful partisan gridlock, which is Democrat-speak for ‘those mean Republicans won’t give Obama a blank check’) would normally be only mildly stupid, it started off as being INCREDIBLY stupid.

“I am a supporter of the President’s drone initiatives. I am a supporter of certainly the strike that the President launched to, that ended up in the killing of Osama bin Laden.”

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Oct
16
2012
4

New Sean Bielat (R CAND, MA-04) ad.

The major trouble with trying to talk about Joe Kennedy III as a candidate is… oh, heck, let the Sean Bielat campaign explain it:


(Ad done by RedState’s own Ben Howe, btw)

That’s it, in a nutshell: there’s nothing there except the ‘Kennedy’ and the ‘III.’  If this kid was named ‘Patrick Dolan’ or something then he wouldn’t be the Democratic nominee for MA-04 – and this is not even remotely a revelation. Sean Bielat even said it to Kennedy’s face: “I don’t think in any other state, in any other district in the country people would consider you qualified for this office.”

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Feb
18
2012
4

#rsrh Kennedy clan shuffles out new zombie scion.

In case you missed it: Joseph Kennedy III is running for office in Barney Frank’s soon to be former district (Frank is kind-of, sort-of threatening an endorsement). Kennedy, of course, didn’t have the guts to run in Rep. Delahunt’s suddenly-open seat last cycle; guess he figures that he has a better chance this go-round.

I should be nicer; it’s not this kid’s fault, strictly speaking, that his family history simultaneously smooths the way for a career in politics and makes Kennedy look exceptional for managing to avoid too-public exhibitions of substance abuse. I should, but I probably will not. Contrary to Kennedy mythology, not having one in MA politics is not a violation of the Commonwealth’s constitution…

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