Choosing Kennedy’s successor

By EDITORIAL  |  September 2, 2009

Other excellent names are also being bandied about, including former governor Michael Dukakis, former Massachusetts attorney general Scott Harshbarger, former state Democratic Party chair Phil Johnston, former state senator Lois Pines, and Democratic activist and former Tufts Health Plan CEO James Roosevelt Jr. All are deserving of the honor, as are many others.

But we think Kirk makes the most sense to serve out the next few months in Kennedy’s honor. The state legislature should move quickly to give Patrick the power to make it happen.

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