Massachusetts, Kennedy...yikes! Here we go again. If the folks only knew that 100% of their problems are caused by the the nincompoops that they elect for office. First off, before I go on about the Kennedy Clan, the people need to investigate Delahunt, and from what I read, there's already enough poop to put the guy away...but we know that will never happen because Massachusetts has a corrupt judicial system (Remember Teddy Boy's punishment? or should that be reward for murder?). Now I feel that I can say whatever I want about the Kennedys, for I not only lived in Massachusetts I actually knew a Kennedy (maybe that's a stretch, but I at least shook Bobby's hand while he asked if my dad was the fireman with the same surname...you see he knew my dad, but that's another story). Meanwhile, the Kennedys never did one ounce of good for the people of Massachusetts. Every time I ask anyone the question, "Has Kennedy (take your pick) done anything good for the people of Massachusetts?" Invariably, the answer is always the same, "Yes, he's done hundreds of good things." Oh, yeah, name one! Then its either a sour look on the person's face or in one really, really important supporter's answer, "I'll go look it up." (I can't mention that really, really important person's name because it's too close to home, if you catch my drift.) Sometimes I even get Mass. people giving credit to Teddy Boy for something that he had no hand in doing...I believe it was some Florida politician that gets the real credit...again, that's another story but it does prove an enormous point, that the people in the Bay State are as informed as to what is really, really going on as are my dog, two cats, and a horse. Oh, and before I forget, I once put my question to a newspaper (really, really pro Kennedy) and instead of looking up in their vast archives that one bit of good I was looking for, they banned my question before readers had a chance to respond. So before I give away too much information to the already informed Massachusetts voters lets get on with the side show...aah, there I go again, I mean, "side-story". This side-story folks, should put away all doubts that the Kennedys are the biggest hypocrites that ever slid down and archbisop's croiser (I did have to mention that clerical angle because they once had the archbishop in their pocket, but that's another story). ~ Norman E. Hooben
ps: If you find yourself having to go look things up trying to find something good...I win my case! You simply don't know...so click off Google or put the book away and smarten up.
The following courtesy of Maggie's Notebook.
Joseph P. Kennedy, III, one of the twin sons of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II may run for the U.S. House 10th District seat in Massachusetts in November. Rep. William Delahunt is sending signals that he may not seek re-election. The Kennedy-Free Congress may be a short-lived memory. Democrat operatives are believed to be making it happen. Young Joe has little to lose, other than the Kennedy legacy. No Kennedy has ever lost an election in Massachusetts.
J.P. Kennedy, III is 29 years old. A Massachusetts Democrat leaked the story today that he is considering a run. Kennedy the Even Younger is a graduate of Stanford University and, of course, Harvard Law. He is a prosecutor in Barnstable County, and registered to vote in Cape Cod. The 10th District represents the South Shore and Cape Cod. Don't miss the story of Joe III's mother a few paragraphs down.
Delahunt, who has not faced a serious challenge since 1996, told the Boston Globe on February 13th, he is considering retiring. He is under pressure for his failure to investigate University of Alabama Huntsville murderer, Dr. Amy Bishop in 1986 after she shot and killed her 18-year-old brother Sean when Delahunt was a Massachusetts District Attorney. Bishop shot and killed three of her peers at a UAH department meeting in early February. Three additional persons were wounded, two of them critically.
The circumstances around Sean's death should have called for an investigation, instead then-Police of Chief Polio spoke by phone with then-District Attorney William Delahunt, and when Polio got off of the phone, Amy Bishop was allowed to go home - no further investigation, no charges - even though a car dealer salesman told police Bishop walked into his showroom minutes after the shooting, still armed with her shotgun, and acted in a threatening manner. There was never a follow-up interview with the saleman, and recent reports say that the autopsy report lacks pertinent data. As District Attorney, the autopsy was under Delahunt's oversight. Bishop's mother was well-known in Braintree and some believe her influence shutdown a investigation.
Massachusetts Democrats are said to trying to broker an "endorse Joe III and retire" plan for Delahunt. Joe the Younger is said to be a bright star among the other Kennedys in his generation, and he will no doubt be a front runner from the moment his candidacy is announced.
An interesting Kennedy-side-story: Joe III's father, Joe II divorced his mother, Sheila Rauch Kennedy after 12 years in 1991. Joe II asked the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to annul the marriage on the grounds that he was not mentally capable of entering the marriage in 1979. Sheila Rauch, an Episcopalian, refused to agree to the annulment.
Joe II married Beth Kelly, his former staffer anyway, in a civil ceremony in 1993. Rauch later discovered that the Boston Archdiocese granted Kennedy the annulment secretly in 1996. Rauch appealed the annulment to the Vatican and in 2005, the Vatican reversed the annulment. Astonishing that an Episcopalian woman could fight the power of the Kennedy's and a powerful diocese...and win.
Republican Jeffry Davis Perry, currently a third term Massachusetts State Congressman announced his U.S. House candidacy on February 2nd. He will kickoff his race, and his first fundraiser for the Massachusetts 10th District on March 5, 2010.