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September 7th, 2009
08:18 AM ET

Replacing Kennedy

It's been a week since Senator Ted Kennedy's funeral. There's plenty of jockeying, but no real "frontrunner" in the senate race to replace him.

Or is there???

Fredricka Whitfield talked some Massachusetts politics now with Hillary Chabot, the Boston Herald's statehouse bureau chief.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
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  1. Scott Stodden

    Im not sure who Hillary Chabot is however, I believe that someone needs to fill the seat ASAP. We need someone who is as strong on issues like the great Senator Ted Kennedy was.

    Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)

    September 7, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  2. Mike Armstrong TX.

    I think Kennedy should be replaced by Sylvester Stalone .

    September 7, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  3. Betty Phillips

    Yes, the seat should be filled (or it could be sold as tried in Illinois for Obamas seat). I think one of the requirements for the Kennedy seat should be this: Who ever gets this seat should be tried and approved that they can drive over bridges!!!. Betty You Know!!!!!

    September 7, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  4. susan

    Don't expect a Kennedy. The younger generation doesn't have the stomach for the nitpicking saintly lives that the current journalists seem to expect. Joe Kennedy Jr would be a shoe-in if he wants to be under the microscope again. The marriage/divorce issue is not an issue in this era.

    September 7, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  5. Michele

    It's Unbelievable!
    How can a parent in the U S justify Lesbians & Gay men teaching their children in school on a daily basises and resist the President of the United States who happens to be a Harvard graduate speaking to their children? It's not rocket science to figure out who will have the greatest inpact on young impressable minds. God help us. Why aren't the parents parenting instead of being sheep for the GOP? Haters don't fool us, they hate more than they care for their own.
    Grandma of 10

    September 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  6. Jani Lockwood

    There should be a replacement for Kennedy ..absolutely. In honor of what he has strived for since he has been in office. This...is a no-brainerTher should be an exception.
    As far as the health care issue goes. The confusion is not so much representative of the right but the far, far right/some independents and possibly those who do not vote at all. The big corporations who have a stake involved with any reform know who to target. The people who are less educated, religeous zealots, racist, prejudiced, hateful and just plain angry that they did not win, plus it is.....Obama. Not anything else. There needs to be more reporting of people who actually have concerns and want to understand more. There needs to be less emphasis on the angry mobs, this is not a circus or sideshow. It shows irresponsible journalism. They are the reason for the massive confusion.
    My husband and I have had a basic understanding from the get go. We listen.The only ones who do not, are the ones who refuse to listen and are listeneing to the wrong people whose only agenda is to dismantle anything progressive. The very people who fight against it are the ones who more than likely need it the most. They will ignore reason in order to feed their anger. The big corporations just sit back with a smile on their face, knowing they have done well...they....are the puppeteers.
    Please..Be more responsible in your reporting and comments. Quit...focusing on the angry mobs...if not, than you might as well go on over and join Glen Beck. We have an important job.to do..and that is to make sure people are insured and it is affordable, and to put in place something that will keep the insurance companies honest and above all, caring for their members. That is important..

    Thank you...
    Jani Lockwood

    September 7, 2009 at 7:57 pm |
  7. Jani Lockwood

    YES....
    There should be a replacement for Kennedy ..absolutely. In honor of what he has strived for since he has been in office. This…is a no-brainer. Yes....he should be an exception, this is far too important.
    Thank you...
    Jani

    September 7, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  8. ed hyatt

    I don't understand the big deal. Kennedy killed a young girl, left her in a wrecked car over night while he ran home, changed into some dry clothes, called his attorney and got his story straight. I can see how it really bothered him. I would have been sent to prison. But everyone is so caught up with fantasy life of the Kennedys I can see him getting away with it. So everything he has done since then justifies the killing. And since then other Kennedys have broken the law. And you people just allow them to get away with it. It is hard to raise your kids when you have to try and explain what why they are different.

    September 12, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  9. Joyce Hoelscher

    Yes, Yes. But there are more good people in the world than there are bad or else the human race wood not survive.

    September 19, 2009 at 4:24 pm |