Ted Kennedy

Partisan Politics

Even on his deathbed, Ted Kennedy was a politician to the end.

Around 2004 he helped change the law with regards to filling a vacancy in the US Senate.  Prior to 2004 the governor appointed someone to fill the seat for the remainder of the 6 year term.
But in 2004, John Kerry, the junior US Senator was running for president, so Kennedy did not want Mitt Romney, a Republican filling the seat, so the law was changed so that the people would choose in a special election.

Fast forward to 2009 and Deval Patrick is the current Democratic governor.... so what does Kennedy want for the future of his Senate seat???
A: For the governor to fill the position.

Also ask yourself this - whose Senate seat is this???
It belongs to the people of the Commonwealth of Massachisetts, not the Kennedys.