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August 21, 2009

Chappaquiddick Ted's Bid to Change the Rules

Posted by Dave Blount at August 21, 2009 10:28 AM

Once again, as Senator Frank Lautenberg did in New Jersey, and Florida Dems tried to do to install the demented Al Gore in the White House, Democrats are changing the rules in the middle of the game:

Senator Ted Kennedy, who is gravely ill with brain cancer, has sent a letter to Massachusetts lawmakers requesting a change in the state law that determines how his Senate seat would be filled if it became vacant before his eighth full term ends in 2012. Current law mandates that a special election be held at least 145 days after the seat becomes available. Mr. Kennedy is concerned that such a delay could leave his fellow Democrats in the Senate one vote short of a filibuster-proof majority for months while a special election takes place.
"I therefore am writing to urge you to work together to amend the law through the normal legislative process to provide for a temporary gubernatorial appointment until the special election occurs," writes the Senator.
What Mr. Kennedy doesn't volunteer is that he orchestrated the 2004 succession law revision that now requires a special election, and for similarly partisan reasons. John Kerry, the other Senator from the state, was running for President in 2004, and Mr. Kennedy wanted the law changed so the Republican Governor at the time, Mitt Romney, could not name Mr. Kerry's replacement. "Prodded by a personal appeal from Senator Edward M. Kennedy," reported the Boston Globe in 2004, "Democratic legislative leaders have agreed to take up a stalled bill creating a special election process to replace U.S. Senator John F. Kerry if he wins the presidency." Now that the state has a Democratic Governor, Mr. Kennedy wants to revert to gubernatorial appointments.

The moonbat governor — the David Alexrod-molded Obama prototype and disastrous flop Coupe Deval Patrick — can be counted on to appoint a leftist who will vote to assure that normal Americans have no access to the first-rate healthcare Kennedy has been receiving.

You would think with death staring into his bloated red face, Chappaquiddick Ted would make some last desperate attempt to redeem his evil life. But apparently this fetid personification of everything that makes the Democrat Party vile will march straight down to hell without looking back.

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No need to worry about awkward encounters with Mary Jo Kopechne where he's headed.

On a tip from Bernie D.