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The Kennedys: What Took So Long?

By on 12.17.10 | 10:02AM

Soon no Kennedy (you know which ones!) will hold federal office.  Reports the New York Times:

When the lame-duck session of Congress wraps up, Mr. Kennedy, 43, will return to Rhode Island, settling into his recently renovated farmhouse in Portsmouth. When his eighth term ends early next month, it will be the first time since 1947 - when John F. Kennedy became a congressman from Massachusetts - that no member of his family will hold a federal office.

What took so very, very long?  If we are lucky, it will be another 54 years before another Kennedy holds federal office.

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