“There are no second acts in American lives,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote. But what did he know? The Hill reports:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, may be headed back to the political spotlight as he’s considered a likely interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).
President Obama is set to tap Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of State, according to media reports.
This means Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) needs to find someone to fill Kerry’s seat until a special election can be held in the late spring or early summer…
“He’ll most likely appoint a placeholder. A lot of people speculating that’s Mike Dukakis,” said Jim Spencer, president of the Campaign Network, a Boston-based political consulting group. “That’s the most obvious choice. Everybody thinks it’s Dukakis.”
The other front-runner is Ted Kennedy’s wife. As long as they’re limiting their talent search to Massachusetts politicians who lost presidential elections, why not get Romney to do it? Nah, I doubt he’d want to switch parties. I doubt he’d want to work for the guys who accused him of causing cancer.
I’m rooting for Dukakis, because I’ll never get tired of laughing at this:
Well, this is what happens when your party is in power. You get to do whatever you want, no matter how silly. Like giving both John Kerry and Michael Dukakis more power in one move.