Patrick Kennedy’s Swan Song

Patrick Kennedy announced that he will not seek re-election in Rhode Island. Poll after poll had shown him with a snowball’s chance in the global warming that causes snowballs of winning re-election.

The Kennedy political dynasty is officially over. Well, maybe not. Chris Matthews dubbed Barack Obama as “the last Kennedy brother” — a designation that doesn’t bode well for the president considering recent public sentiment for where that family’s politics have lead the country.

I’ll give Patrick credit for this though — not many politicians take the time to make an ad thanking their state for wanting them out of Congress: