Joe Kennedy Bows Out

It appears the Senate will be without a Kennedy: Teddy’s nephew, Joseph P. Kennedy II, announced on Monday that he will not seek his uncle’s seat. Kennedy posted his decision on the Web site of Citizens Energy Corp., the nonprofit he founded to deliver free heating fuel to the poor. "My father called politics an honorable profession, and I have profound respect for those who choose to advance the causes of social and economic justice in elective office," Kennedy said in the statement. "After much consideration, I have decided that the best way for me to contribute to those causes is by continuing my work at Citizens Energy Corporation."