Hotline’s Felicia Sonmez captures an odd moment aptly provided by Rep. Patrick Kennedy speaking with a gaggle of reporters after the Coakley rally in Boston yesterday that featured Barack Obama. Kennedy offered the novel insight that while state Scott Brown offers voters a quick fix, the problems created by “George Bush and his cronies” are not so easily solved:
“If you think there’s magic out there and things can be turned around overnight, then you would vote for someone who could promise you that, like Scott Brown,” Kennedy said. “If you don’t, if you know that it takes eight years for George Bush and his cronies to put our country into this hole … then you know we have a lot of digging to do, but some work needs to be done and this president’s in the process of doing it and we need to get Marcia Coakley to help him to do that.”
(Curiously, Kennedy mentioned Coakley repeatedly during his remarks to reporters, each time referring to her as “Marcia,” not “Martha.”)
I wonder where Rep. Kennedy was when Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to begin planetary healing. Kennedy’s comments sound like a thinly veiled critique of Obama voters who fell for his “magic” as chumps. In any event, we may have to invite Rep. Kennedy to write the introduction to our compilation of Quotations from Chairman Martha.
Via Hot Air.