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  •  I couldn't find the link, but I remember (7+ / 0-)

    when Teddy rebuked a critic who called him a "career politician" or some other you're-an-insider jab.

    He said, "Public service is not done without sacrifice. Our family has lost my brother Jack and my brother Bobby to public service.  I think we've sacrificed enough."

    Or something like that. I expect corrections and a link to follow, so TIA!

    "Jersey_Boy" was taken.

    by New Jersey Boy on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 06:12:32 PM PST

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    •  Perhaps this exchange from the 1994 Senate race? (3+ / 0-)

      According to The Boston Globe:

      When Romney charged that Kennedy had benefited from a no-bid real estate deal, the senior senator thundered back with the full weight of his family's history behind him. ''Mr. Romney, the Kennedys are not in public service to make money,'' he said, delivering a rehearsed line to wild applause. ''We have paid too high a price in our commitment to the public service of this country.''
      (Boldface added)

      Also note: The famous story about Seamus being stuck on Romney's car roof appears earlier in the same BG article.

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