April 2, 2005


Patrick Kennedy's decision (Robert Novak, April 2, 2005, Townhall)

Close supporters of Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy tipped off his Wednesday announcement that he would not run for the U.S. Senate from Rhode Island. They said the race would be "risky" and might be a "trap" to eliminate Kennedy from politics.

The trap, of course, consists of having to speak in public without making a fool of himself. A debate between him and the junior Chaffee would have lowered the average IQ of the United States by as much as 3 points.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 2, 2005 8:30 AM

Since when is speaking in public without making a fool of yourself a disqualifier for the Kennedy family?

Posted by: Brandon at April 2, 2005 9:46 AM

Are Pat's "enemies" after him and his family again? Foreshame!

Posted by: Dave W. at April 2, 2005 11:00 AM

Is it possible to be as dumb as Chafee?

Posted by: Dan at April 2, 2005 11:01 AM

Brandon: How would we know?

Posted by: David Cohen at April 2, 2005 12:27 PM

Most disappointed of all must be Patty Murray, who's best chance of relinquishing the title of "Stupidest Senator" rested with "Patches" getting elected.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 2, 2005 2:40 PM

Patty has nothing over Boxer in that category.

Posted by: Genecis at April 2, 2005 4:44 PM

I dunno. Barbara Boxer appears to have a deep desire to grab that crown.

Posted by: Timothy at April 2, 2005 4:45 PM

Dadgummit, Genecis! But seriously, Murray holds the official title. Boxer's just a wannabe for the moment.

Posted by: Timothy at April 2, 2005 4:47 PM

A friend attended a conference where Patrick Kennedy was the keynoter. He had never heard Kennedy speak and asked someone who worked Inside the Beltway what to expect. She told him, "He'll be OK as long as he's still on his meds."

Posted by: Jim Siegel at April 2, 2005 6:42 PM

i am no barbara boxer fan, and she may in fact be dumber than murray, but the latter has to take the prize for praising osama's road/school building programs. its going to take some doing to beat that.

Posted by: cjm at April 2, 2005 8:36 PM

Rhode Island seems like a perfectly reasonable place. The beaches are nice, the shellfish superb. The women, a heady mixture of Portugeuse, Italian and Quebecoise, can be quite attractive. How is it possible that politics in such a place can be so degraded that it was concievable for the Senate election to be between Patches and Lincoln Chafee, two people who taken together are even a half-wit? You would think there would be some intelligent, ambitious type ready to grab the Senate seat. All one needs to do is get a positive score on the Wonderlic to prove that one is smarter than Patches and Chafee combined.

Posted by: bart at April 3, 2005 2:18 PM


I missed your witt and logic.

Posted by: Dave W. at April 4, 2005 5:15 AM