RS Interview: Sean Bielat (R CAND, MA-04).

    This is Barney Frank’s old district, more or less… and it is an interesting choice of candidates.  On the one hand, we have Sean Bielat: businessman and Marine officer.  On the other hand, we have Joe Kennedy III: …um, Kennedy. No.  That’s pretty much it.  He’s a Kennedy.  He also thinks that Osama bin Laden was killed via drone strike, but never mind that right | Read More »

    Joe Kennedy III (D CAND, MA-04) thinks a drone strike killed Osama bin Laden.

    Unless the name is ‘Adams,’ they rarely last beyond the third generation, and for good reason. Background: somebody pointed out to Mr. Kennedy the President’s drone operations in Yemen/Somalia, and asked whether Kennedy supported the idea that the House needs to reestablish some of its oversight into the issue. This is actually a thorny problem; and while Kennedy’s answer (he essentially blamed that awful partisan | Read More »

    New Sean Bielat (R CAND, MA-04) ad.

    The major trouble with trying to talk about Joe Kennedy III as a candidate is… oh, heck, let the Sean Bielat campaign explain it: (Ad done by our own Ben Howe, btw) That’s it, in a nutshell: there’s nothing there except the ‘Kennedy’ and the ‘III.’ If this kid was named ‘Patrick Dolan’ or something then he wouldn’t be the Democratic nominee for MA-04 – | Read More »

    Joe Kennedy III (D CAND, MA-04 PRI) declares Tel Aviv capital of Israel.

    To put it simply: Joe Kennedy recently announced in a debate that he does not consider Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. This is not only a rejection of the commonplace observation that “every country has the right to designate its own capital”; it’s also a rejection of Joe Kennedy’s own public and official opinion on the topic.

    Sean Bielat aims to turn MA-04 from blue to red

    There are several second-time Congressional candidates vying for a chance to help increase the GOP’s hold on the House. Among them Sean Bielat is attempting to make sure Joseph Kennedy III doesn’t take over MA-04, the seat being vacated by Barney Frank. Bielat’s campaign admits the fight won’t be easy. Assuming he wins Tuesday’s primary (which seems more than likely), he’ll face an inexperienced Democrat | Read More »

    Barney Frank’s SO[*] heckles Sean Bielat.

    Via DaTechGuy and Fleming and Hayes comes forty-five seconds of amusement.  For those without video access, the video below shows Sean Bielat (Barney Frank‘s challenger in MA-04) being (badly) heckled by an onlooker. Turns out that said heckler was Frank’s SO[*] James Ready, who you might remember from the pot bust thing, or perhaps the yelling at ophthalmologists thing.   Sean Bielat, of course, you know | Read More »

    Barney Frank’s SO[*] heckles Sean Bielat.

    Via DaTechGuy and Fleming and Hayes comes forty-five seconds of amusement.  For those without video access, the video below shows Sean Bielat (Barney Frank‘s challenger in MA-04) being (badly) heckled by an onlooker. Turns out that said heckler was Frank’s SO[*] James Ready, who you might remember from the pot bust thing, or perhaps the yelling at ophthalmologists thing.   Sean Bielat, of course, you know | Read More »

    Meet Sean Bielat (R CAND, MA-04).

    Sean is running against Barney Frank, and any other year that might be a daunting prospect. This being 2010, and it’s sufficiently worrisome to Frank that he’s bringing in Bill Clinton to campaign for him. We talked to Sean about this, and other aspects of the race: Sean’s website is here. Keep an eye on this race; it’s got the right combination of a serious | Read More »

    Meet Sean Bielat (R CAND, MA-04).

    Sean is running against Barney Frank, and any other year that might be a daunting prospect. This being 2010, and it’s sufficiently worrisome to Frank that he’s bringing in Bill Clinton to campaign for him. We talked to Sean about this, and other aspects of the race: Sean’s website is here. Keep an eye on this race; it’s got the right combination of a serious | Read More »

    Gee. Barney Frank seems testy.

    It’s almost as if he doesn’t like people actually treating him as some sort of elected official, instead of His Excellency, Baron Massachusetts-Four. (Via @BrianFaughnan) How dare that commoner object to having what he said be corrected by his betters! Didn’t he know who he was talking to? Moe Lane PS: I almost imagine that Article I, Section 9 is beginning to grate upon certain | Read More »

    Barney Frank intervenes in keeping district GM plant open.

    (Via Protein Wisdom) How fortunate the subjects* of MA-04 are to have as their overlord someone who can make certain that the collective pain of an automotive company bailout ends up collectively pain[ing] everybody else but them: Rep Barney Frank (D-Mass.) won a stay of execution on Thursday for a General Motors plant in his district that the automaker had announced it would close. No | Read More »