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