Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Temp

Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has, as expected, appointed Paul C. Kirk to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Mr. Kirk, a longtime friend of the Kennedy family and onetime special assistant to Senator Kennedy, is scheduled to take the oath of office on Friday and serve until a special election on Jan. 19; he has pledged not to run in the election. He said on Thursday that he would keep the late senator’s staff in place.

Good luck.