National Ledger - Edward Kennedy's Successor, Ted Wants Election Law Change "Who will be Senator Edward Kennedy's successor? He would like to hand pick that person. He wants the law changed so he can make certain he gets to hand choose his successor, special election be damned. Oh and the lawmaker would like to toss the Constitution out as well. Perhaps Kennedy should have retired. "I am writing to you now about an issue that concerns me deeply -- the continuity of representation for Massachusetts should a Senate vacancy occur," Kennedy wrote. *** How pathetic are Democrats in Massachusetts? The Sentinel and Enterprise points out that "Dem lawmakers actually took the power to appoint a replacement away from the governor in 2004 when Sen. John Kerry was running for president and Republican Mitt Romney was governor." "The hypocrisy of it all is incredible, because the change they're talking about is what we offered in 2004," said House Minority Leader Brad Jones, R-North Reading, according to the report. Should Kennedy now be able to change law even as he is dying? If lawmakers allow this - why should they ever be trusted again?" Sounds Typical. Change the laws to favor you. Then change it back when it no longer favors you. Terrible.