Such Brazen Hypocrisy ...
... but then, brazen hypocrisy is hardly anything new when it comes to the "Lion of the Senate":
During the time Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, Senator John Kerry ran for President and looked at times that he might win. The state legislature, egged on by Kerry’s Senate partner Ted Kennedy, changed the law regarding the selection of a replacement Senator to require a state election, keeping Romney from the possibility of appointing — quelle horreur! — a Republican in Kerry’s place. Now that Ted Kennedy is perhaps too ill to continue, Kennedy now wants the law changed back, since there’s a Democrat in the governor’s chair.
More here on the efforts of a man who has held on to this Senate seat for so long that he feels it is his right to control it even from beyond the grave.