He’s ba-ack! Dukakis to replace Kerry in Senate. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is thinking of appointing 79-year-old Mike Dukakis, the guy who lost the 1988 presidential election in a landslide, to fill John Kerry’s senate seat when Kerry becomes Secretary of State. This is good news for Harry Reid – Dukakis, Reid, and Frank Lautenberg can pretend-drive tanks together during weekly meetings of the Senate Senility Club.