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So Barney Frank wants to be appointed Senator for Massachusetts if/when John Kerry is relieved of duty confirmed as Secretary of State.

Now, I know it’s not as simple as one person bearing total responsibility, but there is no person in America who is more responsible for the 2008 financial collapse than thankfully former Congressman Barney Frank.

My first thought: Well, Massachusetts deserves him, so why not?

My second thought: Wait, a second, never has there been a better personification (well, maybe not never) of the sort of corruption and simple wrongness of Washington, DC than the undistinguished gentleman from the Fourth District. If Massachusetts deserves him, he should be governor!

So what about it, Deval? How about stepping aside for someone your constituents can really be proud of?

-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HHQ)



  1. But, but–Barns needs the gig–his Representative’s vig is all dried up.

    Eric Hines

    Comment by E Hines — January 4, 2013 @ 11:14 pm - January 4, 2013

  2. So what about it, Deval? How about stepping aside for someone your constituents can really be proud of?

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, cowboy…let’s not put the wagon ahead of the horse (your choice of end). There’s plenty of time for everyone to get their share of the pie in and out of Beantown proper.
    Here’s how:

    Deval appoints Bwarney as interim Senator. Whomever dukes it out against Ed I’m-so-old-I-literally-have-barnacle-warts Markey and the other MA reps (“Hey, we’re just as relevant too!”) for the full senatorial term to replace Lurch Liveshot Kerry. Bwarney can then go to his second home in MA—new or old—and wait for the next shoe to drop. In a few short months, Deval can decide he’s not going to run for reelection in 2014 in order to “explore” his options for replacing his BFF Barry at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in 2016. Bwarney can then just slide right into the corner office at the Statehouse on Bacon Hill—no Astroglide needed.

    After all, what self-respecting Democrat wouldn’t vote for Bwarney? He’s not one of those evil Republicans (like Scott Brown or Bill Weld)…

    Comment by RSG — January 5, 2013 @ 2:58 am - January 5, 2013

  3. At a friend’s blog, discussing the elections, a former RI resident said –

    …”Comment from S. Weasel
    Time: November 8, 2012, 6:36 pm

    Do you really think blue collar Massachusetts Dems voted overwhelmingly for Barney Frank each and every time, for decades? I don’t. I never did.

    His sexual orientation aside, he was deeply nasty in his interactions with his constituents and he never wore his freaking teeth. Jeez. Suddenly, they go to change his district and…he bows out.

    Many, many years ago, I read an article in something like the New Yorker. Someone volunteered to be a poll watcher in Mass and wrote a long-form piece about it. One of the things his more senior poll watchers showed him was how to lean on the lever at the back of the voting machine to ratchet up the Dem votes — not a lot, just enough for a modest little majority in every polling place. It was written in a haha…political types, what are they like? sort of voice, but it’s stuck with me all these years.”…

    Her perspective, but a comment or two down, someone says they live in that district and mentions them voting in another no-experience Kennedy over Bielat.

    Fun blog, btw,

    Comment by Annie — January 5, 2013 @ 11:02 am - January 5, 2013

  4. Scott Brown or Richard Tisei would be much better.

    What do you mean Massachusetts deserves him? He spends all his time in DC fucking up the nation as a whole, not just the Massholes…

    Comment by Tim in MT — January 6, 2013 @ 8:37 pm - January 6, 2013

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