Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Called Weaning

After 16 years in Congress and only a week after calling newly installed Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown a joke, Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy is calling it quits.

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."

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.

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.

6 comments:

FORGER said...

How many does this make that are taking their toys and going home rather than face an electoral stomp on the nuts in NOV.???

sig94 said...

Not sure how many Forger, but it sure seems that the number keeps growing, doesn't it?

Fredd said...

I'm sure that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree; I'll bet that Paddy Kennedy can guzzle close to 80% of his dad's liquor capacity.

That remaining 20% is the stuff of legend, nobody could match the hollow leg of the Chappaquidick Inebriate, the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

For the record, I don't think anybody in RI is going to miss the lush anyway.

sig94 said...

Fredd - He was re-elected seven times. They must have liked him a little. I simply cannot understand how a wasted, wanton, screwed up person like Paddy could stay in public office for so long. Perhaps it speaks worse of RI than it does for Kennedy.

Fredd said...

Perhaps you're right, Sig. Those Paddy constituents can't be any more messed up that a typical Barney Frank or Teddy Drunkennedy voter.

sig94 said...

Fredd - who was it that said "Never underestimate human stupidity?"