DC Trawler

Dukakis: Tanks but no tanks

I got my hopes up yesterday about Michael Dukakis becoming a senator. To replace Kerry! Two of the biggest punchlines in politics, in one wonderful story? It seemed too good to be true, because it was.


Former Gov. Michael Dukakis says he will not be a candidate for appointment as interim senator should Sen. John Kerry resign to accept appointment as Secretary of State.

In a brief State House interview Monday, Dukakis told WBZ-TV: ā€œIā€™m headed for the West to teach,ā€ alluding to his annual spring-semester teaching duties at UCLA.

Well, darn. I was looking forward to laughing about this some more:

They can’t take that away from us. Tanks for the memories, Mike.