[Guest post by DRJ]
Caroline Kennedy wants to replace Hillary Clinton as the junior Senator from New York. Her primary qualification seems to be that she’s a Kennedy and the daughter of JFK. Apparently even she realizes her limitations since she admits she will have to work twice as hard as anyone else:
“Caroline Kennedy told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that she knows she will have to work twice as hard as others if she is picked for the U.S. Senate. The 51-year-old daughter of President John F. Kennedy said she realized she will have to prove herself because of her famous background and her lack of political experience.
“I came into this thinking I have to work twice as hard as anybody else,” she said. “I am an unconventional choice.”
But Kennedy said there are “many ways to public service” and her accomplishments as a writer, mother and fundraiser for New York City public schools prepared her well for the post. “
I’m also a writer, mother and school fundraiser so keep me in mind, Gov. Paterson. You, too, Gov. Blagojevich.
But back to the point: I don’t see any way Caroline Kennedy is qualified for this appointment. Surely Democrats realize this, don’t they? I know there are liberals and/or Democrats who read and comment here. Even if I don’t always agree with you, I generally see both sides of the issues but I can’t here. Congressional ratings are low enough but to consider naming someone who is, at best, a genetic political celebrity makes a mockery of Congress. Tell me why I’m wrong.