Caroline Kennedy seems to think she is entitled to her late Uncle’s (God Bless Bobby and John) NY Senate seat. What with her Op-Ed that helped launch a thousand rallies for PEBO and her turning over the keys to the kingdom and convincing Uncle Teddy to crown PEBO before the adoring masses in the run up to the Democratic Primaries, she apparently feels she now has ‘political experience’…
After all, she DID run the PEBO VEEP search committee which gave us the ground breaking pick of…….Joe Biden…
Uhm, yeah., Maybe not Caroline.
But wait! Fans tell us it would be so sweet, and she wrote books on Consitutional Law! Well so did Jeffrey Toobin of CNN and no one suggests HE would be qualified to hold the NYS Senate seat…
It is really all about the name, bottom line, and the endorsement for PEBO..
We are in a recession unlike any seen since..well frankly in my lifetime..inflation is low now, but I have no doubt that 70s era Carteresque inflation is coming in two years…Wall St brokerages have ceased to exist as we knew them..the commercial paper market is in turmoil….jobs are leaving NY in an exodus and taxes are going up..services are being slashed….we need Superman orwoman, we don’t need a painfully shy socialite with ZERO PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE in getting legislation passed..or even KNOWING the state and its needs…
Living in Manhattan and attending charity balls and fundraisers does NOT, I repeat, does NOT give you experience in NYS politics ..
Although I’m sure they raise money for good things, like the wee furry wonders of the world, but we wouldn’t have wanted Leona Helmsley running NYS either and she gave to charity too, although her dog probably has enough dough to run a fabulous campaign for the seat in 2010, thus qualifying him under Democratic Party guidelines..
If being rich or famous and living in Manhattan was all it took, then Fran Drescher would get the seat (and Fran is, you know, more ‘in touch’ with the people). It may get you a seat at Bloomberg’s dinner table and a friend in the schools chancellor when you raise money at charity functions but it does NOT equip you to go toe to toe and FIGHT for the PEOPLE…(speaking of which we ALL know Bloomberg hates Hillary in large part because she FIGHTS him when she feels the people would be better served by not pursuing his agenda)..Hey think Bloomberg is looking for a rubber stamp, I do!
Gee think I have an opinion on this or what? HA!
I have been trying to let it go by without commenting but after the DISASTROUS appearances Caroline made in upstate NY yesterday, we need to talk…she confirmed what I had suspected, she has ZERO ZIP NADA ZILCH base of knowledge about the needs of NYS and the people who live and work there…
First of all, it is classless not to call Hillary. Secondly, to not call her and then steal her theme of a conversation and listening tour and ASSUME that you are as experienced or frankly as good as Hill was a grave error on her part (maybe Caroline has been watching too much NBC and bought her own propaganda).
Hillary is a wonky goddess, she LOVES to learn, she LOVES to listen, she ACTIVELY listens and communicates and she went on tour after having learned all she possibly could…..Caro? not so much….(and PS anyone who is comparing this selection to Hillary get off it, Hillary was E-L-E-C-T-E-D- get it?)
How did her stop in Syracuse go? Surely the Mayors are all lining up to endorse the Princess?
WCBSTV: Afterward, CBS 2 HD spoke with Mayor Driscoll by phone. He said that although Kennedy was gracious, he wasn’t willing to back her candidacy … right now.
“I think it’s premature for me to say that,” Driscoll said. “I think there’s a lot of great candidates out there.
“But at the end of the day I think it’s important to have someone who represents you, knows New York State and really has an intimate knowledge of the state and upstate.”
What a novel approach!! SOMEONE WHO REALLY HAS KNOWLEDGE OF THE STATE AND UPSTATE!
Well how did the press handle it? Is the PEBO press bubble in which Caro traveled still in effect? Uhmmm no.
The black SUV pulled up to Syracuse city hall Wednesday morning. It was stop one on Kennedy’s upstate tour.
…reporters who wanted her to do more talking and less listening. “But you’ve never held public office so what experience [do you have]?” one reporter asked. “You’re not going to answer questions at all?” one asked.
“Where you headed next?” another demanded.
“To the car.”( she replied)
Ohhhh snarky with the press, baaad idea Caro, you’re not in PEBO’s golden bubble anymore girlie, these are the rough and tumble snowbanks of upstate NY now….
Caroline said to the reporters, ask not what I can do for New York State, ask what New York State can do for me. Okay, so she didn’t say that, but if they make this appointment they may as well..(MiM).
Ich ben ien Syracusian! no she didnt say that either, but she should have, maybe she would get a laugh….