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12/26/2008

Questions About Caroline Kennedy

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 4:31 pm



[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.

— DRJ

75 Responses to “Questions About Caroline Kennedy”

  1. If Hillary was qualified for the job, then Caroline is.

    Of course, this isn’t saying much.

    When Hillary hit a tough patch in her Senate office, her media friends covered for her. The media got her the job, and they helped her keep it, too.

    I think the Democrats are counting on folks to figure that, if Hillary could be Senator of NY, then Caroline can, too.

    Qualifications, credentials and experience be damned. It’s all about who you know to the Democrats.

    steveaz (754714)

  2. I agree Hillary was less-than-qualified to start with a Senate seat, but at least she ran for the job. Kennedy isn’t even doing that.

    DRJ (30954e)

  3. Who knew that DRJ shared the anti-royalist sentiments of Christopher Hitchens?
    Got to love those small-r republicans.

    Now, if there was only something we could do about those Capital-D Democrats,
    who don’t seem to be, you know,
    democratic?

    Another Drew (who will be known as AD in the coming year) (14f1e0)

  4. I disagree.
    Kennedy’s qualifications are the archtype of what Democrats are looking for in their candidates.
    Substance is perceived to spring from the proper blend of education and ideology.

    Plus if she doesn’t know how to vote she can call Uncle Ted. If she is driving drunk in DC, she can refuse to stop and then run into her cousins congressional office and conduct official business in between being passed out on the couch and barfing in the wastebasket…

    SteveG (a87dae)

  5. Does anyone else find it ironic that it is the Democratic Party that claims to be against “special privilege” and yet pushes these kinds of candidates?

    CK is all about a thirst among the Left to have their version of royalty.

    Let her run for office, as DRJ suggests. I dislike Cuomo, but at least he has a record of genuine public service.

    And CK’s business of refusing to release quite standard background details factors into this “American Royalty” business. She doesn’t have to prove anything; apparently genetics is what is necessary for the job.

    She should stay home and play Pretty Pretty Princess if that is her attitude. Or run for office.

    But who knows? She might get appointed after all, and then I promise that the MSM will have the Big O every times she says a freaking word.

    But watch what happens if Jeb Bush runs for Senate! Because that is entirely different.

    The hypocrisy in the MSM is breathtaking.

    Eric Blair (9294a8)

  6. Questions? Of course! I want to know if she was really sleeping with Pinch Sulzberger.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  7. You know, daley, you can’t un-know things, once you know them!

    By the way, is “sleepy” new, or one of the usual trolls under a new name?

    Eric Blair (9294a8)

  8. I want to know if she was really sleeping with Pinch Sulzberger.

    You won’t find out from the New York Times: Times City Room Will Not Mention Caroline Kennedy’s Special Friendship With Pinch Sulzberger.

    The money quote from the NYT blog:

    …we don’t report stuff like this, regardless of the people involved.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (ed9791)

  9. But back to the point: I don’t see any way Caroline Kennedy is qualified for this appointment.

    I disagree, DRJ. I think that you are putting way too much emphasis on the idea of “qualifications” for being a United States Senator. You made the joke that as a mother, attorney, and writer you have the same qualifications as Ms. Kennedy [Schlossberg] to be in the Senate, but I think you are absolutely right. I have a feeling that you would, in fact, make a fine Senator. Let’s face it, if Barbara Boxer can do the job, if Mary Landrieu can do it, if Ted Stevens, Lincoln Chaffey, Larry Craig, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Robert Menendez, Patty Murray, Bernard Sanders, and George Voinovich are qualified to be United States Senators then DRJ is too and so is Caroline Kennedy [Schlossberg].

    Now, the real question is whether Caroline Kennedy [Schlossberg] is the most qualified and most deserving person for that seat. To that question, I would answer a resounding “no,” as I am sure most everyone here would too.

    JVW (eb2e9f)

  10. Caroline is determined to join her father and her uncle is proving the Peter Principle.

    Ken Hahn (8df917)

  11. Well…it seems the NY governor is tired of questions about CK: Paterson: Stop the Senate Seat Gossip.

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (ed9791)

  12. The fact that she may be sleeping with Pinch is probably her most important qualification. She has connections with the NY Times, is no prude and can raise a lot of money. Are there any other qualifications for a Democrat ?

    In fact, the whole thing sounds like the east coast version of Blagoland. Paterson is going to appoint her because she can raise lots of money.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  13. JVW,

    I agree many people could potentially bring something valuable to the job, although obviously some would bring more than others, but in theory their abilities and contributions would become clear as they ran for office. Thus, I have no objection to Caroline Kennedy running for Senator.

    However, I see nothing in her (or my) experience that makes either of us appropriate people to appoint in mid-term. A replacement official should have experience relating to the job that would enable him/her to be immediately capable and effective. Obviously the theory with Caroline is that she can call on her relatives, especially Ted, and their staffs. If that’s the case, New York should appoint Ted, Patrick or whoever will be advising her. It makes more sense than giving it to Caroline.

    DRJ (30954e)

  14. Caroline has to work twice as hard because she is half as competent. Caroline was born on 3rd base, but she thinks she hit a triple. She says she is an “unconventional choice” ?!?!

    Also, she cannot speak. If you get a chance to see video of today’s (Dec 26) appearance on NY-1, look at it. “Um, you know, and uh, my mother was a patriot and would be proud of me … ” Good freaking grief.

    Wesson (3ab0b8)

  15. Caroline Kennedy has 2 very clear advantages.

    A, She’s a Kennedy.
    B. She’s a Democrat.

    So how could experience factor in?

    irongrampa (8332bb)

  16. I follow you, DRJ (6:38 pm), on the idea of being qualified for an appointment versus qualified to be elected. On the other hand, an appointment is a good time to take a chance on someone who might not normally be willing to go through all the rigmarole necessary to get a party nomination and win an election. A prominent businessperson, professional, labor leader (for the Dems), or even a entertainment personality might be a good person to appoint, knowing that it only lasts for two years and he or she will have to prove him/herself to the voters in order to keep the job.

    Having said that, though, I still agree with most everyone that Caroline Kennedy [Schlossberg] is not an appropriate person for a fill-in appointment. It smacks too much of a sense of entitlement, and people from political families like hers are exactly the kind of people that ought to win office the traditional way, by going through the nomination and election process.

    JVW (eb2e9f)

  17. I played football in HS and have visited California once. Under the Caroline Rules, I think this qualifies me to be the next head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

    Barry (f397dc)

  18. JVW,

    I’m open to that idea but I hate to start with a federal elected position, especially a Senate seat. Just because today’s Senators seem clueless doesn’t mean it’s an unimportant position. If we think there’s value in taking a chance on an untested and unconventional person, appoint them to a policy position or to an advisory role on a Senator’s staff.

    DRJ (30954e)

  19. “…and people from political families like hers are exactly the kind of people that ought to win office the traditional way, by going through the nomination and election process buying it.”

    Fixed it.

    Chris (cefe13)

  20. and people from political families like hers are exactly the kind of people that ought to win office the traditional way, by going through the nomination and election process buying it.

    Now it’s fixed, I think.

    Chris (cefe13)

  21. Comment by Barry — 12/26/2008 @ 7:21 pm
    Don’t know about the 49’s position Barry, but there is an opening in the front-office of the ex-Los Angeles Rams (who still have offices down next to the old Fox lot on Pico)….

    Another Drew (who will be known as AD in the coming year) (14f1e0)

  22. Giving up> Don’t want to go for “strike” three>

    Chris (cefe13)

  23. Chris,

    Sometimes the strike code doesn’t work. Try spelling out the word “strike.”

    DRJ (30954e)

  24. She’s not a politician. That’s got to count for something.

    nk maybe soon to sign in as Ptolemy XV The Great (20403f)

  25. The “change” we got was the establishment of the Aristocratic Party.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  26. Q: What do you call Her Royal Kennedyship, Countess Caroline Kennedy von Schlossberg, of the Grand Duchy of Fifth Avenue, mugging for a candid photo with the Hereditary Lord Chancellor of The New York Times, Pinch “Arthur” Sulzberger, Jr.?

    A: The Aristocrats!

    Official Internet Data Office (08bfab)

  27. DRJ,
    Thanks. I almost wrote, “Not a drop to drink either.” Oh well. Fixed that now.

    Chris (cefe13)

  28. Is Princess Caroline any less qualified than Al Franken? Or a worse choice than Teddy himself was starting, even pre-Mary Jo? His cheating in college and continuous womanizing and boozing didn’t cost him that Camelot appeal from Mass. voters.
    Since libs are so much into “feeling”, how does Mr. Schlossberg “feel” about the public knowledge that the studly Pinch is boinking sweet Caroline?

    What were Lurch’s qualifications for senate? Or algore, the silk pony and numerous others? W and Palin are not deemed qualified even having been governors. And yet, Biden Jr. is apparently well-qualified to fill dumbass daddy joe’s seat? Would not Chrissie Matthews be considered another buffoon of senate caliber, to replace RINO Spector?

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  29. If we filled all the political offices with incompetent people, we would end up with incompetent government.

    Oh, wait…

    navyvet (ef35a9)

  30. She’s certainty smarter than Barbara Boxer, but then so is my neighbor’s pet boxer. And she’s less embarrassing than Al Franken. Think of all the people who could be worse in the state of NY. And if Oprah can get appointed in Illinois, then why not Caroline?

    Kate (d75942)

  31. Have the harpies on the View vetted CK yet?

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  32. DRJ

    If you’d been on Obama’s VP selection committee, you’d never have served us Joe Biden like Caroline Kennedy did.
    Which in my mind should be an enormous point in your favor.
    That said, I was reading back through some archives by googling Obama VP selection committee and found a bunch of fools who felt that by virtue of being on the Obama selection committee, Caroline should have been the VP candidate.
    Presumably all these geniuses hated Palin.

    I couldn’t help bringing up cousin Patrick because Caroline mentioned “working twice as hard” and cousin Patrick is on record as claiming he was against Bush’s tax cuts, because Patrick… like most of the royal Kennedy’s, has “never worked a {bleeping} day in his life”.
    Twice zero is still zero

    SteveG (a87dae)

  33. I was also put off by her poor, halting English. Go back and count the number of times she said “you know” in 2 1/2 minutes…very distracting…also, she looks ill. My total reaction to her was that she sounded bored and mediocre.

    Cyndie Ross (23e718)

  34. I could almost suggest that she just get the seat already. The chances of it are strong anyhow by now, and the MSM has given their Mandate of the Morons to the idea.

    This could actually work out for us in the long run. Consider:

    1. The Center may actually begin to see the light on “Celebrity Senators”, and vote for some more common sense picks. (Before the Liberal Interlopers flog me for this, I do in fact mean ANYONE who has a damn clue as to what laws are and how they work…)

    2. These recent devolopments (Franken, Kennedy, etc…) are going to damage the “Prestige” and perhaps even the effectiveness of the Far Left in the coming four years. I shudder to think what embarassments they will turn out to be for this Country.

    In the end, I believe that the MSM is RAPIDLY digging a grave from which there will be no return. Their endorsements are becoming more transparent daily, and they continue to marginalize themselves right out of legitimacy.

    But what do I know…

    Evil Monk (4fbc7d)

  35. This is the Democrats’ “Harriet Miers” choice. All we need now is for Gov Patterson to call her “the smartest person he knows.”

    Sheesh. Talk about “liberal elite.”

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  36. My daddy was POTUS — I’m qualified
    My uncle held the same Senate seat — I’m qualified
    My other uncle killed a girl — I’m qualified
    My brother ran a magazine — I’m qualified
    My cousin killed a girl — I’m qualified
    My other cousin raped a girl — I’m qualified
    I’ve been a philanthropist — spending other people’s money makes me supremely qualified to serve in Congress
    My other other cousin died of a drug overdose — I’m qualified
    My other other other cousin is more qualified than me — therefore, I’m qualified
    My other to the 4th power cousin drove under the influence of Ambien — I’m qualified
    Did I mention that my brother bested my uncle by killing two girls AND himself?

    Icy Texan (b7d162)

  37. While I think that to pick her is laughable given our circumstances and have nothing but contempt for most Democrats, I still get nervous if we say we are going to look at the qualifications of congressmen.

    I think we may have elected a group of the most fatuous, self-absorbed, blowhards in our nations history.

    lonetown (cdb28b)

  38. 20 million New Yorkers, all those opinions, but they can’t even choose their own Senator?

    Again?

    EricPWJohnson (186d30)

  39. Congressional ratings are low enough but to consider naming someone who is, at best, a genetic political celebrity makes a mockery of Congress.

    Congress was a joke yesterday, is a joke today, will be a joke tomorrow. The Members deserve all the mockery we can bestow upon them. Or maybe they deserve pity?

    “Pity the poor, diseased politician. Imagine: to spend your days and expend your efforts making rules for others to live by, thinking up ways to run other lives. Actually to strive for the opportunity to do so! What a hideous affliction!” – The Second Book Of KYFHO (F. Paul Wilson, “An Enemy of the State”)

    Horatio (55069c)

  40. “I don’t see any way Caroline Kennedy is qualified for this appointment. Surely Democrats realize this, don’t they?”

    It’s Hillary Clinton’s seat. Her only qualification was marriage to Bill Clinton. The fact that she was obliged to run for the seat (with her husband’s sponsorship) is irrelevant: Midterm replacements are not done by election. People are free to change that fact and require a special election, but that has nothing to do with anyone’s qualifications for office. If marriage to Bill Clinton sufficed to “qualify” his wife, being JFK’s daughter equally “qualifies” Caroline.

    Federal Dog (9f7406)

  41. Re Barbara Boxer; my pet goat is better senatorial material than La Boxer. I’m not certain what kind of mind fake voo doo she imposed on the California electorate to get elected, but there she is, representing Californians. The shame of it all. And “CK”–that’s a brand of cheap jug wine out here.

    Mike Myers (31af82)

  42. Governors selects Senators the same way Presidents select Ambassadors:

    1. Who gave the most money?
    2. Who has the best chance to provide more money to the Governor’s re-election campaign?
    3. Who stands the best chance to enhance the Governor’s Presidential campaign?

    That, and the fact Hillary’s ‘seat’ was bequeathed from last of the Senate’s intellectual giants, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who, in turn, received the seat from Bobby Kennedy.

    SeniorD (50f696)

  43. “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.”

    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

    “There is no distinctly American criminal class – except Congress.”

    –Mark Twain

    Horatio (55069c)

  44. “About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.”

    “Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.”

    “Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?”

    –Will Rogers

    Horatio (55069c)

  45. Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.
    P. J. O’Rourke

    Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

    Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren’t present.

    Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.

    –P. J. O’Rourke

    Horatio (55069c)

  46. But watch what happens if Jeb Bush runs for Senate!

    The operative word here is RUNS. Should he enter the Senate, he’d be placed there by the good citizens of Florida, and not by the good ol’ boys of the New York Democratic Party.

    Insufficiently Sensitive (673620)

  47. DRJ wrote:

    I don’t see any way Caroline Kennedy is qualified for this appointment.

    Well, the Constitution specifies the qualifications to serve as a senator:

    No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

    Mrs Schlossberg meets those requirements. Indeed, she is, at least, far more of an actual New Yorker than the current occupant of that seat!

    And really, what does it matter? Regardless of whom Governor Paterson selects, the next junior senator from New York will be a Democrat, and vote pretty much the standard liberal line. Given those facts, I’m perfectly happy to have the next junior senator from New York be inexperienced and ineffectual.

    The Dana who did not get a journalism degree (556f76)

  48. Darn! Forgot to change the adjectives! If only our esteemed host would install the comment editing feature! :)

    The adjective-laden Dana (556f76)

  49. The Icy Texan came up with Mrs Schlossberg’s greatest qualification for the office:

    I’ve been a philanthropist — spending other people’s money makes me supremely qualified to serve in Congress.

    Sha-zamm! That’s a done deal: how can you be more qualified than that? :)

    The cynical Dana (556f76)

  50. […] Icy Texan, a frequent commenter on Patterico’s Pontifications, came up with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg’s greatest qualification to succeed Hillary Clinton …: I’ve been a philanthropist — spending other people’s money makes me supremely qualified to […]

    Common Sense Political Thought » Blog Archive » Why Caroline Schlossberg should be appointed to the Senate (73d96f)

  51. DRJ: I can’t argue with you on this one. I don’t understand the support for Mrs. Kennedy whatsoever.

    aphrael (9e8ccd)

  52. Outstanding post, Icy Texan. And I see you’ve got a publicist, too.

    Official Internet Data Office (08bfab)

  53. Federal Dog: I would not have voted for Mrs. Clinton in 2000, had I been a citizen of New York at that time; she seemed to have no qualification for the job and was a recent immigrant to the state, besides.

    In 2006, I might have; everything i’ve heard about her indicates that she did an unexpectedly good job as Senator.

    aphrael (9e8ccd)

  54. NY citizens, lay off CK! NY have no qualifications for US Senator: Shummer and Clinton are prime exapmles that a village idiot can be elected a Senator from NY, and CK is superior in every respect to them.

    Paul of NC (5a873e)

  55. OIDO: Now, if only he’d pay me for it!

    The money-grubbing Dana (556f76)

  56. 47- Indeed, Obama deserves a fawning, rubberstamp Congress to support his plan for making the rest of us work, do manadatory volunteerism, pay higher taxes and obey JFK’s call for Americans to ask what they can do for their country. Monkey boy Chavez has that kind of mandate in Venezuela. Why shouldn’t the Obamamessiah warrant the same?
    Fran Drescher also wants that Hillary Senate seat. It would be cool to listen to her pontificate and intellectualize with those dulcent Nanny tones.
    What’s with the National Enquirer? We quidnuncs can’t seem to find all that much dirt on Princess Caroline. They did have an article in ’06 about Uncle Ted’s love child, now 24.
    Caroline has three kids. Rose is 20, Tatiana 18 and John 15. So why don’t we see how they measure up in the looks department? Neil Diamond states his song Sweet Caroline was inspired by Caroline.
    Ok, Uncle Ted wants Caroline to be senator from NY and his wife Victoria to replace him in the Mass. Joe Biden wants his son to take his own seat in Delaware. Stuart Smiley is litigating hard for the Minn. seat. Some loyal leftist will be handed the Ill. Obama seat and so it goes. A Senate kind of like the cantina scene from Starwars.
    All the praise for Obama’s man boobs when Teddy K. sets the standard, at least for Congress. How many families have so much heartache and scandal? Don’t we owe them continued eternal support after they sacrificed so much for us? Very interesting, if not well-known stories about the Kennedy women. http://fatboy.cc/fatboyscrapbook.htm

    aoibhneas (0c6cfc)

  57. No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

    For the soon-to-be open seat as a United States Senator from the State of New York, I nominate:
    Ulysses S. Grant!
    …plus, he’s a better writer than Caroline.

    Another Drew (who will be known as AD in the coming year) (56c081)

  58. …unexpectedly good job as Senator.

    Care to define what you mean?

    Horatio (55069c)

  59. Look to the benchmarks….
    Kay Baily Hutchinson;
    Patty Murray;
    Olympia Snowe;
    Susan Collins;
    Mary Landreau;
    Barbara Boxer;
    Dianne Feinstein;
    Barbara Mikulski;
    Blanche Lincoln;
    Debbie Stabenow;
    Amy Klobuchar;
    Claire McCaskill;
    Maria Cantwell;
    Elizabeth Dole;
    Lisa Murkowski.

    A more distinguished group of Ladies would be difficult to find…
    (I am not responsible for the various liquids you have just spewed upon your keyboards)

    Another Drew (who will be known as AD in the coming year) (56c081)

  60. Dear commenter who will soon be formerly known as Another Drew: Is your post not an excellent argument for a return to restricting the franchise to white male property owners?

    The sexist pig Dana (556f76)

  61. (I am not responsible for the various liquids you have just spewed upon your keyboards)

    DAMN!! My keyboard is soaking wet. So is my monitor!

    Horatio (55069c)

  62. Is your post not an excellent argument for a return to restricting the franchise to white male property owners?

    Works for me. We had a better educated population then. Take away their vote too. Don’t care if they’re barefoot and pregnant as well.

    (ducking the incoming barbs and sharp objects.)

    Horatio (55069c)

  63. 60 & 62…
    Hey, I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck…

    I certainly don’t want to go there!
    I’ve got enough incoming now, I don’t need more.

    Another Drew (who will be known as AD in the coming year) (56c081)

  64. So the seat goes from Bobby Kennedy to Daniel Patrick Moynihan to Hillary Clinton and now to Caroline Kennedy?

    Man, talk about shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves….

    fat tony (d815f7)

  65. The lineage of this Senate seat went from Bobby Kennedy (D), to Charles Goodell (R), to James Buckley (Conservative Party of New York State), to Pat Moynihan (D), to Hillary Clinton (D).

    Official Internet Data Office (08bfab)

  66. I think Patterson should appoint Mayor Bloomberg to the Senate seat. After all, if the man wants to avoid term limits . . .

    Icy Texan (b7d162)

  67. When will Caroline start wearing the obligatory Yankees’ cap? She has better hair than Hillary so she can wear it in that stylized, poneytail-out-the- back look.

    She’ll need the earmuffs model now, though.

    PC14 (82e46c)

  68. I don’t remember where I read this, but when Caroline was ducking reporters’ questions in Syracuse, someone remarked re: her qualifications:

    She can see Syracuse from her apartment in Manhattan

    carlitos (ae0b26)

  69. Her Divine Kennedyness, Her Royal Ladyship the Countess Caroline Kennedy von Schlossberg und Onassis, of the Grand Duchy of Bergdorf’s, has just said something to The New York Times that I believe will keep her from being appointed:

    “But when asked Saturday morning to describe the moment she decided to seek the Senate seat, Ms. Kennedy seemed irritated by the question and said she couldn’t recall.

    ‘Have you guys ever thought about writing for, like, a woman’s magazine or something?’ she asked the reporters.”

    Uh-oh.

    Official Internet Data Office (08bfab)

  70. The Mayor of NYC wants Kennedy in the Senate seat for his own personal reasons. Yes, she mustered up donations/funds for children’s education, so what? Look where the children of NY are today? The schools in the Bronx have no libraries. Her buddie, the Mayor of NYC is cutting educational programs, closing after school centers and community centers, all in the hardest hit neighborhoods. The books these children use are out of date. I know this because my best friend is a school teacher. She spends more time updating, correcting and printing out history lessons than any teacher should ever. Caroline Kennedy’s lack of expertise has served the children of NY very well, indeed! As a New Yorker and disenfranchised Democrat, Camelot can go to hell!

    pumabydesign001 (7e77fc)

  71. I feel sorry for Caroline. Ignorance about her was bliss as far as her image was concerned. Let’s hope it’s a growth experience.

    Gary Ogletree (fa2048)

  72. ‘Have you guys ever thought about writing for, like, a woman’s magazine or something?’ she asked the reporters.”

    Uh-oh.

    This is wrong (offensive) on so many levels. And from a Dem? I thought after Palin and Hillary they might learn to weigh their words a bit.

    She’s “Camelot Barbie.”

    AWESOME. Too clever. It’s yours, Data.

    Vermont Neighbor (ceab4f)

  73. Okay, it’s new and it’s funny. Here’s the data (but I read yours first, OIDO).

    Men for Palin coined the nickname “Camelot Barbie” for Caroline Kennedy as she begins her quest for the United States Senate. The point of the nickname is obvious. Kennedy has absolutely no qualification for high office, other than high name identification. Her name identification is from an accident of birth that made her the daughter of a great American, Jack Kennedy, whose short presidency was dubbed “Camelot”. Apparently the good people at Red State liked the appellation, and has spread it around through their site. Remember, you heard the nickname “Camelot Barbie” here first.

    Obama could be Camelot Ken! . )

    Vermont Neighbor (ceab4f)

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