View Full Version : "To go from the Kennedys to the Pauls [is] a pretty big difference...."

12-16-2010, 05:52 PM

This piece on the 'Kennedy legacy coming to an end' with the last Kennedy Congressman leaving Washington DC, ends as follows:

Norman J. Ornstein, a political scientist at the American Enterprise Institute, said that while Mr. Kennedy’s departure was minor in the scheme of things, that he and his father were being replaced as the only father-son team in Congress by Representative Ron Paul of Texas and Senator-elect Rand Paul of Kentucky, who hail from the libertarian Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, was indicative of “the kind of sea change we’re going through” on Capitol Hill.

“To go from the Kennedys to the Pauls,” Mr. Ornstein said, “I would say that’s a pretty big difference.”

12-17-2010, 10:45 AM
methinks Ron and Rand are now more than
a topical quip for they have truely arrived!

12-17-2010, 11:01 AM
Link to article:


12-17-2010, 12:14 PM
Another NYT article that is mentioning the Pauls. The subcommittee chairmanship and Rand's election have really legitimized the senior Dr. Paul.

12-17-2010, 12:15 PM
They tend to be introducing negative memes or splitting conservative group interests apart. I think the subcommittee chairmanship and Rand's election have really worried them.