Leaving public office is said to be as tough on a politician as being yanked from his mother's teat is for a six month old infant. Clutching a 12 year old bottle of Maker's whom he suspiciously calls his "Binky," Kennedy was last seen entering Politicians Anonymous Topless Grill in Providence. It seems like the recently departed Ted Kennedy both instilled and distilled his son.
Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy will retire after eight terms in office, bringing an end to his House career just months after his father, legendary Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, passed away.
"My father instilled in me a deep commitment to public service," Kennedy said in a video announcing his retirement. "Now having spent two decades in politics, my life has taken a new direction and I will not be a candidate for re-election this year."
Pat Kennedy's life's new direction involves a desperate search for a position where his dead daddy's friends can now take care of him.
Patrick Kennedy is Ted Kennedy Lite.
All the pandering
All the bad behavior,
Only half the booze.