Gotta love it. Another Dem out of the 2010 election picture, and it’s a Kennedy.
The last Kennedy in Congress.
Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election to Congress, saying his life is “taking a new direction” just months after the death of his father and mentor, Sen. Edward Kennedy.
The Rhode Island Democrat taped a message to be aired on the state’s television stations Sunday night. The Associated Press viewed the message Thursday, ahead of the announcement.
“Now having spent two decades in politics, my life is taking a new direction, and I will not be a candidate for re-election this year,” Kennedy says in the ad.
The decision by the eight-term congressman comes less than a month after a stunning Republican upset in the race for the Massachusetts Senate seat his father held for almost half a century.
Patrick Kennedy has been in and out of treatment for substance abuse since crashing his car outside the U.S Capitol in 2006. Still, he has been comfortably re-elected twice since then, after making mental health care his signature issue in Washington.
Read the comments at the link. You know it’s bad when New England denizens are sick of the Kennedys. After 60 years of mafia connections, corruption, homicide, treason, and rape, the Kennedys are finally out of office. I sincerely hope the rest of the endless supply of the clan decides to stay on the sidelines.
The best Kennedy quote, evah:
“I don’t need Bush’s tax cut. I’ve never worked a fucking day in my life.”
—Patrick Kennedy at a gathering of Young Democrats at the Washington nightspot Acropolis.
Buh bye Patches. Do us all a favor and fade into obscurity.
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