Ted Kennedy, “Let’s Keep it in the Family … Give my Senate Seat to my Wife” … What is this Feudal England?


Upon the news of Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy’s grave diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor comes news that he wants his wife, Vicki Kennedy, Feudalismto succeed him. So much for electing individuals based on their skill, rather than their birth right or whom they marry.

To the voters of Massachusetts, you live in “New England,”not Medieval feudal England where the crown was passed down in the same family for generations with royal succession. The US political system is not supposed to be one of family entitlement, but sadly for years Massachusetts has ignored that. Why would this come as a shock, Massachusetts liberals have never felt a sense of entitlement. There is something inherently wrong and almost Un-American and certainly undemocratic about the idea of keeping the power with the family.

It would appear that Ted Kennedy wants to give his seat to his wife and bypass the Democratic process. Why is it that Kennedy’s think it is their God given right to be in politics? Better than that, why are the “so much more intelligent people” of Massachusetts brainwashed into believing that “the myth Camelot.” 


Ted Kennedy has made clear to confidants that when his time is up, he wants his Senate seat to stay in the family – with his wife, Vicki.

Multiple sources in Massachusetts with close ties to the liberal lion say his wife of 16 years has long been his choice to continue carrying the family flame in the Senate. Kennedy won the seat in 1962; his brother John held it from 1953 to 1960.

“There’s no question that he’d like Vicki to continue in his seat,” said one Massachusetts Democrat with ties to the Camelot clan who spoke to Kennedy recently, before his health crisis.  (Daily News)

The idea of a political family dynasty is some what comical as Hot Air reminds us as it is Barack Obama who rails against the “Clinton’s dynastic politics”. But I guess is different for Obama when one get’s the endorsement of the last Lion of the Kennedy political dynasty.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Ted Kennedy, “Let’s Keep it in the Family … Give my Senate Seat to my Wife” … What is this Feudal England?”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on May 22nd, 2008 12:54 pm

      I knew it, politics Chicago Style. Google Todd and John Stroger.

    2. Caesar Carpenter on May 22nd, 2008 1:07 pm

      The first president I voted for was JFK; however, he would have been the last Kennedy I would have considered voting for!
      Tedddy Kennedy remains the same intellectual giant! Who do these people think they are?

    3. Miss-Underestimated on May 22nd, 2008 1:42 pm

      Anyone else notice that our legislators are they majority of Americans who do not follow the rules or laws? Is is their sense of entitlement. I like to call it Royalty…..
      It is truly sickening how our politicans are all in it for themselves. They do not represent the PEOPLE, as there were suppose to. They represent themselves.
      “Don’t as what I can do for my country (taxpayers) , ask what my country (taxpayers) can do for me”

    4. Joran van der Sloot on May 22nd, 2008 4:07 pm

      Ted is my role model. We have so much in common!

      Best regards,


    5. richard on May 22nd, 2008 9:25 pm

      I wonder if Kennedy means that his wife should be appointed to serve out his term (assuming that he will, or may have to, step down before it is completed) until the next election?

      When a congressman has to vacate his seat, I believe the governor of his state appoints a substitute for the time.

      My memory may be a bit rusty on this.

      Certainly he can hope that his wife replaces him; however, I think the voters would decide that!

      (My suspicion is that someone like Caroline Kennedy, or whatever her name is now, will move back to Massachusetts and run for office herself.)

    6. Miss-Underestimated on May 23rd, 2008 6:17 am

      I thought if Ted resigns there has to be a special election.

      I want fellow Monkeys to ponder this. We are giving all our money to the Saudis for oil. Do you think someday they may use that money and do a Saddam on us?

    7. david r on May 23rd, 2008 6:57 am

      When Teddy drowned Mary Jo Kopechne, the local “investigation” was every bit as shallow and ineffectual as that of the ALE in Nat’s case. The Kennedys are used to having the keys to the castle.

    8. Ivan Moroz on May 23rd, 2008 10:43 am

      Just imagine for a second: Joran van der Sloot running for the Senate seat in state of Alabama! ?

    9. A New Girl on May 24th, 2008 6:06 am

      Wow….how ridiculous….. So, because she married a Kennedy that makes her qualified now to be my State Senator???

      WTF? I do believe he has to have a special election if he does not complete his term….for him to appoint his Wife is the epitomy of STUPID.

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