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Senator Barney Frank?

Just when you thought we’d heard the end of Representative Barney Frank — who has retired after thirty-two years of serving in the House — it turns out that he’s not ready to quite leave government behind.

On Morning Joe today, Frank — whose “accomplishments” include Dodd-Frank and completely missing the signs about how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going to lead to problems for the housing market — indicated he would like to take John Kerry’s spot as Massachusetts senator until a replacement is elected. 

“I’ve told the governor that I would now like, frankly, to do that because I would like to be a part of that,” Frank remarked in reference to the negotiations that will occur in light of the fiscal cliff deal. “It’s only a three-month period. I wouldn’t want to do anything more. I don’t want to run again.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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