Kennedy Might Not Return
Ailing Sen. Ted Kennedy may not return to the Senate, and speculation is brewing that the veteran Democratic lawmaker is setting up his wife, Vicki, to succeed him, according to a report Friday in the Boston Herald.
The article quoted friends of the family who said the Massachusetts senator's brain cancer has worsened and that he is resting at an undisclosed location in Florida.
Anthony Coley, a Kennedy family spokesman, disputed the Herald's report, telling FOX News that Sen. Kennedy is not on his death bed and continues to recover in warmer climates when not traveling back to Washington for Senate business.
"Normally I wouldn't just dive in with a retort to such reports," Coley added, "but the media is awash with these stories and I'm here to tell you that they're all wet. To be honest I really don't know precisely what it is they're driving at, but what I can tell you is that the Senator's rehab is coming along quite swimmingly. So before we all get in way over our heads it's past time to take a deep breath and let these rumors rest in peace."