January 11, 2011


A New Kennedy

"On the 50th anniversary of one of President Kennedy's most famous speeches, his great-nephew, Joseph P. Kennedy III, stood in the same spot in the Massachusetts House today and delivered his own address, decrying the vituperative political rhetoric that he said is tearing at the nation's fabric," the Boston Globe reports.

Said Senate President Therese Murray: "Pretty amazing. I think we have a new Kennedy. He hit it out of the park."

"Afterward, Kennedy demurred about his own political future, saying he is happy with his current job. But his speech was clearly intended to help him join a national conversation in the wake of the recent shooting in Arizona that killed six and gravely wounded US Representative Gabrielle Giffords."










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