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  •  Where you have politics, you have nepotism. (0+ / 0-)

    The long colorful histories of Chicago and New York City politics help to paint that picture.

    Illegal now, though. Right?

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    by dinotrac on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 06:20:37 AM PDT

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    •  not illegal in this context (1+ / 0-)
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      In many places it's illegal (as well as unseemly) to directly appoint your kids, brother, etc. to appointed paid positions, or to hire them into civil service jobs that you control. But helping your kid, nephew, whatever get elected? Not at all. Do we imagine that Ted Kennedy got elected to his brother's Senate seat without Jack putting in a word for him anywhere? Or that the various Kennedy family next-generations got into office purely on merit, with no help from the family connection? Baloney.

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