Channeling Dad

11Mar10

Perhaps he feels driven, as his political career winds down, to prove that on some level he deserved to be down there with Dad. Patrick Kennedy certainly sounded like he was trying to live up to the family legacy as he gave a boisterous anti-media rant on the floor of the house yesterday.

U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy is blasting the news media as “despicable,” accusing it of ignoring the war in Afghanistan even as troops continue to die there.

The Rhode Island Democrat shouted, pointed and waved his arms excitedly during a speech on the House floor Wednesday on U.S. policy in Afghanistan.

He chastised the media for focusing “24/7” on former Rep. Eric Massa of New York, who resigned from Congress amid sexual harassment allegations, at a time when lawmakers were debating the future of the war.

Kennedy’s performance does have an unintended consequence – making Massa look sane.

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