Thursday, March 4, 2010

Add William Delahunt to the long list of retiring Democrats

Here is another Democrat the people won’t have the pleasure of kicking to the curb. 
From The Boston Globe: WASHINGTON -- Representative William Delahunt (MA-10) will not seek re-election to Congress, the seven-term Democrat will announce tomorrow, ending a nearly 40-year career in elected office and giving Republicans hope of capturing the seat, which stretches from Cape Cod to the South Shore.
"It's got nothing to do with politics," the Quincy Democrat said today. "Life is about change. I think it's healthy. It's time."
The 68-year-old lawmaker said he has been considering leaving the House for several years, but was talked out of it two years ago by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who convinced his friend he should stay and help President Obama with his first-term agenda.
"He said, 'Come on -- this is a new time. It's a new era. We [will] have a new president. We're all needed," Delahunt recalled Kennedy telling him. Once Kennedy died last year, Delahunt said he grappled with whether to stay and work on the issues Kennedy held dear.
Are any of you guys buying this?  Me neither. I think his handling of Amy Bishop’s brother murder has a lot to do with it. Also his BFF status with Hugo Chavez might be another reason.  Then again it could be the Scott Brown victory.  Add all of those reasons plus a forty-year run and he is looking very much like the type of politician that is so out of vogue this year.

I think it is safe to assume that he can now safely vote for ObamaCare, seeing how he voted for it the last time around.

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