Tag Archives: Paul Kirk

Kirk Is Still Voting

( – promoted by Garrett Quinn) To protect the sensibilities of Simple Festus I will attempt to keep this post hyperbole free. Back when our appointed Senator Paul Kirk floated the idea of passing a health care bill before Scott Brown could be seated, republicans made the following points: “Based on Massachusetts law, Senate precedent, and the U.S. Constitution, Republican…

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Commonwealth of Burma

Everyone is familiar, or should be, with the recent statement of our appointed Senator, Paul Kirk: “Absolutely,” Kirk said, according to the State House News Service, when asked if he’d vote for the bill even if Brown captures the seat. “It would be my responsibility as United States senator, representing the people and understanding Sen. Kennedy’s agenda and the rest…

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Dems already plotting strategy if Martha Loses

I have been worried about them doing this for a couple of days now. What’s surprising is that our appointed Senator Kirk would be this open about it this early. Now, it’s not about whether or not Scott can win; it’s that he needs to win big. The outright shamelessness of the Democratic Party in MA and nationally is disgusting.…

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Gov Patrick: “This is a State of Emergency…now the next order of business: The Fluffernutter Bill

( – promoted by Garrett) I mean you can’t really make something this ridiculous up. Grisham, Tolkien, Grimm..maybe but you and I probably can’t. Governor Patrick declared the absense of a senator in Washington as equating a state of emergency worthy of usurping a state law that allows for a 90 day buffer between signature of a bill and the…

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Senator Select Kirk ;A Registered Pharma Lobbyist?

I couldnt figure out why such a rush to dub Kirk the new junior senator; and at such political expense, what with rewriting laws and bending ones that couldnt be rewritten. Even the greaving Kennedy clan was rolled out for the show and Sir John Kerry stopped in to say how wonderful it was that someone who already knew all…

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Breaking: MassGOP Issues Statement on injunction hearing tomorrow

Suffolk County Superior Court Judge Thomas Connolly has scheduled an 8 a.m. hearing tomorrow to consider the request for injunction filed today by the Massachusetts Republican Party. In its request, the MassGOP states it believes Governor Patrick has overstepped his authority by attaching an emergency preamble to the Senate vacancy law signed today and appointing Paul G. Kirk Jr. as…

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Senator Paul Kirk!

Deval Patrick has announced Paul Grattan Kirk, Jr. as the interim United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Kirk has served as special assistant to Sen. Kennedy and chairman of the Democratic National Committee. This appointment has been made 1 day after the new and retroactive appointment law was passed by the senate and not the 90 days as…

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