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HILLARY named New Yorker OF THE YEAR!

In Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, New Years Eve, news, Politics, Rise Hillary Rise, Secretary of State, Woman of the Year on December 31, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Shhhhh! … The most powerful woman in the world…. Barr None! Hard work does have it’s Rewards!

Caroline, Look and Learn!

(look for Hill and Bill tonight  at midnight in Times Square) hillary-in-blue

So Hillary Clinton will become with the dawn of a new White House. Madam Secretary of State. A strong hand in a velvet glove, extended to the globe on behalf of the most anticipated presidency in generations.

Short of Barack Obama, no American today­ has a greater opportunity to shape international history than does New York’s departing ­ junior U.S. senator.

And, short of Barack Obama, no American played a greater role last year in influencing the choice of the 44th President of the United States. Clinton galvanized 18 million voters and made her ultimately successful rival much the better by testing him vigorously.

For carrying the banner of a history-making candidacy with a resolve and class worthy of this city — in victory and defeat — we today salute Hillary Clinton as the Daily News New Yorker of the Year for 2008.

Never in long memory was an electorate as energized as the Democrats were in a campaign that seemed to last for eons. They burned with a desire to reclaim the White House after the stewardship of George W. Bush. And they had genuine contenders in Barack Obama and . . . not Edwards, not Biden, not Dodd, not Richardson, not Kucinich . . . ­Hillary Clinton.

She alone — former First Lady, inheritor of the formidable Clinton ­political machine, admired and reviled in heaping measures — was Obama’s countervailing poll star. No one else had nearly the heft to give the inspiring upstart a run for his very considerable money.

Early on, conventional wisdom held that Clinton was the inevitable choice and would face the Republicans as a uniquely polarizing figure. To her loss and her gain, she proved the CW wrong on both counts.

The show was a spectacular. There was Clinton stumbling to a third-place finish in Iowa, a year after announcing, “I’m in. And I’m in to win.”

There was Clinton winning New Hampshire after becoming visibly emotional the day before the primary.

And airing the most effective commercial of the campaign, the “3 a.m. phone call” ad that questioned Obama’s readiness to handle a crisis.

And weathering controversies over race, and downing a shot of Crown Royal at Bronko’s Restaurant and Lounge in Indiana, and challenging Obama to a bowling contest, and refusing calls to give up the fight, and winning the Ohio and Pennsylvania primaries as a working-class heroine with roaring women’s support.

And conceding defeat with her head high.

“Although we weren’t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it’s got about 18 million cracks in it,” she told her troops. “And the light is shining through like never before, filling us all with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time.”

Now, Clinton is to be secretary of state. Senatorial confirmation is all but certain — a remarkable fact in itself. This is, after all, the same Hillary Clinton who not so long ago was the woman the political right loved to hate, the Democrat who stood for so much that Republicans could not stomach.

Not that they are in love with her, but Clinton did prove her mettle in the campaign while taking more muscular international stances than Obama did. Her greater firmness on Iran and Iraq and other matters helped give the Obama foreign policy team a much-noted centrist, pragmatic cast. So much so that the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Richard Lugar of Indiana, called Obama’s choices, which would include Clinton, “excellent.”

At the height of the primaries and after, many Democrats yearned for a dream team of a President Obama and a Vice President Clinton. The second spot went elsewhere, with its role and authorities still to be defined. There’s no such vagueness for Clinton: Obama gave her the planet as her portfolio at the very ­moment when the world is pleading for America to lead.
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Caroline, a cold, clunky cacophony of cataclysm..

In Caroline Kennedy, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, nepotism, New York Senate Seat, news, Politics, sexism on December 30, 2008 at 12:57 am

For many, the simplistic fall back for Caroline’s continued awkward foray into the world of politics seems to have arrived at the consensus, it’s sexism , mainly because of her lack of a noodley appendage.

In other words if Caroline were imbued with a noodley appendage, then all would be well and she would be accepted with open arms by the locals as the next senator from NY and any Negative PRESS would magically DISAPPEAR! Hmm.. in this case calling sexism, just isn’t a good fit for Caroline. She has been given far greater latitude by the Press in expressing herself when responding to questions than any of the other female politicians who have gone before her. I’d call it turning a Blind Eye and giving her a big, fat, pass!                                                                 

Remembering the article posted here is from the UK.

Thankfully there are other observations that do, more or less, give us pause, that ‘sexism’ isn’t necessarily always culpable. . The observations made by UK reporter Tim Reid writing in from Washington undeniably focus on the articulation of thought put into succinct pleasing words that comfort the auditor’s sense of understanding good grammar rather than furthering any explorations suited to a ‘sexism’ catchall.

This from Tim Reid:

“Caroline Kennedy’s quest to enter the US Senate has suffered a self-inflicted blow in a series of interviews in which she can only be described as . . . um . . . excruciatingly, you know, unerudite.” (A link to the video of that interview and article is here at the link.)

“During a series of meetings with the New York press, one of which was recorded and is now being admired on YouTube in all its ineloquent awkwardness, the daughter of President Kennedy was vague, unconvincing and displayed a potentially ruinous verbal tic.”

“In one sequence, lasting 2 minutes and 27 seconds, Ms Kennedy, 51, revealed that she had inherited none of the eloquence, energy or charisma associated with other members of America’s foremost political dynasty: she used the phrase “you know” no fewer than 30 times.

“Asked to justify her candidacy – after days spent with handlers advising her on how to fill Hillary Clinton’s vacant New York Senate seat – she began in a dull monotone: “Um, this is a fairly unique moment both in our, you know, in our country’s history, and, and in, in, you know, my own life, and um, you know, we are facing, you know, unbelievable challenges, our economy, you know, healthcare, people are losing their jobs here in New York obviously um, arh, you know. . . ”

“Yesterday The New York Times, which published the interview with Ms Kennedy on Sunday – calling her forceful, but vague and largely undefined – released the full 8,500-word transcript of the encounter, revealing a verbal landscape knee-deep in “you knows”. She used the phrase a grand total of 144 times.”

“Michael Goodwin, a veteran columnist with the New York Daily News wrote: “Fantasy is giving way to inevitable truth. The truth is that Kennedy is not ready for the job and doesn’t deserve it. Her quest is becoming a cringe-inducing experience.” ( no grumbling about the NYDN… you have to admit, sometimes a truism emerges that is undeniable)

Tim Reid focuses on a salient point while Mr. Goodwin puts a finer point on the pencil and I believe their analogies, much to my “sexism” relief, are spot on!

NOTHING Sweet about Caroline!! The Queen has spoken!

In Caroline Kennedy, Gov Patterson., nepotism, New York Senate Seat, news, Politics on December 27, 2008 at 8:16 pm

“I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I would be the best,” Mrs. Schlossberg said.

aka…the Rude, the Crude and Pretentious, Pompous Perpetrator of Paterson’s appointment to the NY Senate Seat! Kennedy-Schlossberg!

This is a Jim Dandy read from the NYT… If this doesn’t get your blood boiling. Then you are dead but don’t know it yet!

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“After weeks of criticism that she had not opened up to the public or the press, Ms. Kennedy has embarked on a series of interviews..

Facing a somewhat delicate task, where she is not running for office but seeking an appointment to an impending vacancy, Mrs. Schlossberg avoided questions about the other possible contenders, saying she did not want to criticize them. She praised Mrs. Clinton, but said it was too soon to say how she could improve on Mrs. Clinton’s performance as a senator. She said she had been personally affected by the economic crisis but sidestepped questions about her wealth, declining to say how much money she lived on each year.

Typical Caroline. Make a statement and never explain what you mean.

“This is the opportunity that’s presenting itself right now, and I’m interested if the governor thinks that I could do a good job and help New York and help him,” Ms. Kennedy said.”

And where the word “OPPORTUNIST” exactly came from…

“Ms. Kennedy said she had spoken “throughout this process” with Andrew M. Cuomo, the attorney general, who is a contender for the job himself and is divorced from Ms. Kennedy’s cousin Kerry Kennedy. There are at least half a dozen other serious contenders for the job, including Thomas R. Suozzi, the Nassau County executive, and Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney and Kirsten E. Gillibrand.”

Yes, Mrs. Schlossberg, we know. You picked Cuomo’s brain for any and all the information to bluff your way through the process… (Just so you know…it’s not working!)

“I’m not a conventional choice,” Ms. Kennedy said. “I haven’t followed the traditional path, but I do think I’d bring a kind of a lifetime of experience that is relevant to this job.”

Mrs. Schlossberg, you are NOT even in the running FOR a Choice. You are trying to prove to your-self and Governor Paterson New Yorkers will like and appreciate you and be a plus when Paterson is running for his appointed seat.

Truth be known, you will be a Jonah around his neck in 2 yrs and he will sorely regret appointing you when he had the chance to cut you loose with little pain, now!.

NY’ers are WAY AHEAD of YOU, because they think with their minds not emotion. If Paterson choses you over any other of the really qualified candidates, they will exact their revenge on Paterson in two years..and he will be swept out of office with the force of a tsunami and so will YOU!

Relevant quotes from page 2:

“As things wrapped up, a reporter tried to pose another question, but she interrupted him.

“I think we’re done,” she said.

IOW, peasant step aside. (Catch my drift? you speak when you’re spoken too!)

SHAME ON YOU, Mrs Schlossberg!

A few more interesting facts about Caroline:

“But let’s look at the facts. Caroline Kennedy lives on Park Avenue with her husband and three children. She is a lawyer, writer and has raised more than 65 million dollars for New York public schools. She is director of the Kennedy Library Foundation, a director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Commission on Presidential Debates. She has always shunned the limelight and is a very private person.”

Didn’t I tell you she thinks of everyone as hired help, her hired help?

Caroline need to look up the definition of ‘Public Servant’ and remember who pays her salary out of their Blood Tax Money.

Caroline has stiffed N.Y. Dems for years …

In Barack Obama, bias, Caroline Kennedy, economy, feminism, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, New York Senate Seat, Politics on December 26, 2008 at 7:15 pm

including the backstabbing of Hillary Clinton. The Primary reason for Hillary returning Caroline’s $2,300 dollar contribution to her Presidential Campaign..

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It is amoral actions like this that “Red Flag” Caroline as someone that cannot be TRUSTED not only as a friend, but an effective activist in the trenches fighting for her Constituency.

I believe, I could be convinced to think of Caroline otherwise. If she at least used the commonest of courtesies and called Hillary ahead of time and explained to her, she, Uncle Buck, Ethel, Maria and a few other cousins are going to support Obama. Leaving a few Kennedy’s back with her who had been actively and openly campaigning for her.

Instead she chose to keep her motivations secret. She wanted the impact of the Kennedy Clan to blindside Hillary into submission and happily used it as a tool to FORCE Hillary to step out of the race.

I could have maintained a modicum of respect for her. I consider Caroline Kennedy a dirty dog. I can’t express how sick and tired I am of dirty dogs! I’ve had it up to here—-> (pointing to neck deep) Perception is everything in Politics.

Caroline has barely involved herself in the political process actually working for PEOPLE and this includes VOTING! I don’t consider telemarketing fundraising rolling up her sleeves and getting off her *** and working for the People.

Caroline has done absolutely zero for Women’s issues. I just witnessed Caroline Kennedy make a statement on tv about how her mother felt about campaigning. She said, (direct quote) “My mother LOVED Campaigning!”.

I read Jackie’s biography years ago. One of the most poignant passages reinforced how much Jackie HATED Campaigning with and for Jack. The latest book “America’s Queen” written about the First Lady reiterates how much she HATED campaigning, going into the details of why she hated campaigning so much.

If Caroline is trying to pull another fast one… she’s been caught in a LIE…and I can only hope the media picks up and expands on how easily Caroline can pass off a LIE to those of us that (me as a kid) held her mother in such high regard!

I guess, I am not alone:

from the comment section and mostly NY’ers:

“The mound of evidence against Caroline Kennedy gets higher every day. Now we find out that she can’t even throw a few bucks at local Dems running for office. Geesh. How much more evidence does Governor Paterson need to tell Caroline she doesn’t get to be senator? She seems to have been totally disengaged from…everything. What has she been doing for all these years? Lots of women manage to raise their kids, work and regularly vote — without the benefit of millions of dollars to hire a nanny and a maid. Yet Caroline only says that she’s been raising her kids (and having someone ghost write a few books for her). I don’t think that Ms. Kennedy is well acquainted with multi-tasking and busting her ****. We need someone with a lot better track record to represent New York in these difficult times. Paterson needs to “man up” and just say “no” to Caroline Kennedy. Stop the madness!!!” Posted on Dec 26, 2008 5:28 AM

“How STUPID do they think we are: “An aide contended she voted for Ferrer, though she had worked for Bloomberg.” This person deserves ZERO handouts from the Democratic Party. If she wants to be a United States Senator, let her beat an incumbent candidate in a primary in 2010. Posted on Dec 26, 2008 5:33 AM

“Patterson will appoint her because he will need her money to get elected when his time comes. This guy is a bigger empty suit than Obama. Caroline appears to be a wealthy bored middle aged woman who figures she can easily do the senate job, and is obviously entitled to it anyway, even though she has zero qualifications.”
Posted on Dec 26, 2008 10:17 AM

“Why would New Yorkers want a senator who hasn’t worked a single day of her life to make a living? Caroline Kennedy has no idea what it’s like to survive in a faltering economy. Why not find somebody who works for a living? An ordinary person. Somebody who is angry that government at all levels robs us through taxation, making it more and more difficult to make ends meet. Somebody who doesn’t like big, incompetent bureaucracies. Somebody who isn’t an arrogant insider. The United States Senate is called “The Millionaire’s Club” for a reason. One hundred rich, out of touch members who decide how ordinary citizens should live their lives. Folks, we’ve got to put a stop to electing people (in this case, appointing) who see the role of ordinary citizens as pawns who will fund all their silly ideas. Taxpayers who make it possible for senators to stay in power; ordinary working stiffs who pay these so-called public servants a lot of money for very little work. The bottom line: we get what we deserve.” Posted on Dec 26, 2008 10:36 AM

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

In Christmas Day on December 25, 2008 at 8:55 am

pony-christmas


CARROTS-APPLES and SUGAR CUBES

under the Tree for ME?

Kennedy views constituency as “persona non grata”..

In Caroline Kennedy, economy, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, nepotism, New York Senate Seat, news, Politics, Secretary of State on December 24, 2008 at 3:24 am

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -The start of Caroline Kennedy’s “listening tour” was awfully hard to hear. So far, her first foray into politics has been one of private meetings, brief appearances, and unanswered questions about what she would do, say and think if chosen as New York’s next senator.

It’s a similar strategy to the one Hillary Rodham Clinton employed successfully in 1999 to meet and listen to residents and politicians, but with a big difference: Kennedy’s really campaigning for only one voter — Democratic Gov. David Paterson. He has the sole responsibility for naming a successor if Clinton is confirmed as President-elect Barack Obama’s secretary of state.

“It is not a campaign,” Kennedy said after a private meeting with Democratic officials in Rochester.

Yet there is an intense lobbying effort under way to persuade the people who can persuade the governor to make her a senator.

In that, the 51-year-old daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy is no different than the dozen or so other Senate hopefuls — but her effort has been far more closely scrutinized because she has never run for office and little is known about her politics, personality or priorities.

A big part of Kennedy’s effort is trying to convince upstate political bosses that she sees beyond the skyscrapers of Manhattan.

Upstate New Yorkers feel chronically ignored by New York’s political leadership, especially now that the governor and both senators live in or near New York City.
The region that sprawls from New York City’s suburbs to the Canadian border and west to Lake Erie has been in the economic doldrums for years, long before the financial meltdown.

Kennedy stumbled in her first public appearance Wednesday in Syracuse. She met privately for an hour with local politicians, then spoke to reporters for all of 30 seconds before being hustled away by an aide.

Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll said she “seemed pleasant” and added: “I think she’s certainly well-read.”

He said alot more than that. In a video interview, he said he didn’t think he would support her for Senator . Driscoll, was quite honest and candid about Caroline. I give him credit for standing UP and telling it like it IS !

Former federal prosecutor Dan French said she would return to Syracuse to talk more. “People need to let her jump into this,” French said. “She’s doing everything she can to meet people and hear from people, and she’s just begun.”

No one CAN stop her from jumping in to it! The more she speaks her mind; the less you like her. My only comparison to her… is her mother. Who was an interesting, charming and instantly likable woman . I’ve read Jackie’s biography… she was a soft spoken, enthused, out-spoken women. Caroline’s innate detachment from humanity speaks like thunder in the political world. She seems to project she’s more than what she is.. I can’t decide if it’s culture she’s lacking… or what it is… Women like her mother, Princess Dianna and now the warmth Hillary developed over the course of her presidential campaign.. What all these women have/had in common is they are/were approachable. Caroline seems to look at people like they’re ALL hired help…

Later in the day, in Buffalo, she opened up enough to speak publicly for about two minutes. But she was surrounded by security and media so it’s doubtful the public caught even a glimpse of her. The trip did not get good reviews.

“A drive-by visit,” the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle called it, urging her to come back and talk publicly to real people, not politicians.

By comparison, when Clinton came through Buffalo on her “listening tour” in August 1999, she dropped in on labor leaders, business leaders, ministers, family picnics and house parties. It was part of a long, concerted effort to showcase Clinton all over the state.

The then-first lady had an advantage Kennedy doesn’t: Time. She started introducing herself in mid-1999, more than a year before the election. Kennedy has only until January, or February at the latest, before Paterson makes his decision.

Oh, I beg to differ… If this sudden career change had really been thought out even as late as Nov 5th … or at Thanksgiving, she could have gotten herself out there and started lobbying people for support. Caroline would/could have caught fire by now had her approach been given some serious thought of what a Senate position entails…. Representing the Constituency… (remembering, Palin made her public debut look too easy. She was an instant hit.)
You feel it.. She’s the, “I’ll never ask them for anything” mentality. Those, yes those people, believe they are something special– Linda Harris comes to mind. The innappropriate comments, the nervous giggle, they interrupt or talk over you. You can’t wait for them to stop talking, because you’re gagging on their every word.
Kennedy’s public outreach so far may be scant, but her private talks have already paid dividends. Kevin Sheekey — the man behind Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s stillborn presidential campaign — has been promoting her privately, according to Democrats who spoke on condition of anonymity because the conversations are private.

UH! Big bonus for you, eh.. Skeekey? Get to work!

The backroom lobbying also centers around political operative Josh Isay, a former top aide to Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer whose clients include Kennedy, Bloomberg and civil rights activist Al Sharpton, who effectively endorsed Kennedy’s bid last week when he took her out for soul food at Sylvia’s in Harlem.

Yetch! Strange that Caroline chooses to do an end run around the People…
Those sorts of overlapping loyalties strike some as undemocratic, even in a process where a non-elected governor — Paterson rose to the office when Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace — is picking a non-elected senator.

“It looks like Bloomberg is creating a cadre of philosopher kings and queens drawn from the elite,” said Doug Muzzio, professor of politics at Baruch College. “I don’t know that it’s a positive development for New York politics, irrespective of her and her qualifications.”

Yup!

Bloomberg has lavished praise on her, and the politically powerful Kennedy clan has vowed to do everything they can to support her bid. After her meal with Sharpton at Sylvia’s, an appearance that is one of the rituals of running for statewide office in New York, Kennedy briefly addressed reporters waiting outside.

“I have, you know, quite a lot to learn, but I feel like I bring a lot with me, as well,” she said. “This is a time when nobody can afford to sit out. And I hope that I have something to offer.”

Well, no one can stand in your way Caroline… You just may be a casualty of the “Not likeable enough” syndrome… Alls I know is, you are giving Governor Paterson a Big headache and complicating HIS life… He is thinking about his election in 2 years knowing he will be challanged by Cuomo.. Paterson has a cure for that right now. Give the seat with your name on it to him. Problem solved.

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Caroline… Not Ready for Prime Time!

In Caroline Kennedy, economy, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, nepotism, news, Politics on December 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Watching Caroline’s performance visiting upstate NY is more than disappointing. As unprepared as she is offering up her paper thin resume of erstwhile experience attempting to bluff her way through to the NY Senate Seat.

I know working mothers in the PTA who have read books on the Constitution, worked as fundraisers for terminated after school activities because of school budget cuts, collected cans with the Boy Scouts for families hard pressed to put food on the table. And done it all undelegated , with their own two hands

Caroline running for the NY US Senate seat is nothing more than theatrics, PR firm and all. Her bid for one of the most complex and diverse states in the Union is being met with the resistance typical of NY’er brilliance at smelling something that just ain’t right! Sure they all liked JFK and RFK… we all did. They had a vision for NY’ers and the future. All Caroline is bringing to the table is her DNA.

Will that be enough to convince Republicans objecting to the legislation Caroline proposes germane to NY’er when it comes crunch time? What will she use for supporting arguments GOOGLE? Or one of Obama’s tricks; using a philosophical quote from a book she read in College? Or will someone else do the homework for her?

Knowing the street sense of New Yorkers, they will be very unhappy with the choice made by Governor Paterson if his choice to replace Senator Clinton is Caroline Kennedy. New Yorkers have all the RIGHT in the World to expect good service from their political appointments… Caroline demonstrates she just isn’t ready for Prime Time… even if Uncle Teddy has volunteered his help! He won’t be sitting in the HOT Seat when it comes time to vote!

Hillary Moves to Widen Role of State Dept.

In economy, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Rise Hillary Rise, Secretary of State on December 23, 2008 at 9:07 am

WASHINGTON — Even before taking office, Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeking to build a more powerful State Department, with a bigger budget, high-profile special envoys to trouble spots and an expanded role in dealing with global economic issues at a time of crisis.

Mrs. Clinton is recruiting Jacob J. Lew, the budget director under President Bill Clinton, as one of two deputies, according to people close to the Obama transition team. Mr. Lew’s focus, they said, will be on increasing the share of financing that goes to the diplomatic corps. He and James B. Steinberg, a deputy national security adviser in the Clinton administration, are to be Mrs. Clinton’s chief lieutenants.

Nominations of deputy secretaries, like Mrs. Clinton’s, would be subject to confirmation by the Senate.

The incoming administration is also likely to name several envoys, officials said, reviving a practice of the Clinton administration, when Richard C. Holbrooke, Dennis Ross and other diplomats played a central role in mediating disputes in the Balkans and the Middle East.

As Mrs. Clinton puts together her senior team, officials said, she is also trying to carve out a bigger role for the State Department in economic affairs, where the Treasury has dominated during the Bush years. She has sought advice from Laura D’Andrea Tyson, an economist who headed Mr. Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers.

The steps seem intended to strengthen the role of diplomacy after a long stretch, particularly under Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, in which the Pentagon, the vice president’s office and even the intelligence agencies held considerable sway over American foreign policy.

No one has forgotten Powell’s plea for the rush to War at the UN while holding up a vial of faux yellow-cake for the camera. Showmanship has always been a Powell strength mainly used for residual credibility for the public’s consumption. Powell is the Forrest Gumperism of the Bush dynasty. Take him out of moth balls and you don’t know what to expect.

Given Mrs. Clinton’s prominence, expanding the department’s portfolio could bring on conflict with other powerful cabinet members.

Mrs. Clinton and President-elect Barack Obama have not settled on specific envoys or missions, although Mr. Ross’s name has been mentioned as a possible Middle East envoy, as have those of Mr. Holbrooke and Martin Indyk, a former United States ambassador to Israel.

The Bush administration has made relatively little use of special envoys. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has personally handled most peacemaking initiatives, which has meant a punishing schedule of Middle East missions, often with meager results.

“There’s no question that there is a reinvention of the wheel here,” said Aaron David Miller, a public policy analyst at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “But it’s geared not so much as a reaction to Bush as to a fairly astute analysis of what’s going to work in foreign policy.”

Hardly- No one is reinventing the wheel here. What Mrs Clinton mission is, is replacing the wheels fallen off and left by the wayside since 2000.

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How this tragedy all got started in Betty Jean’s own words:

In Betty Jean Kling, feminism, Louisa Rhodas, misogyny on December 22, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Betty Jean’s DAUGHTERS CLING TO LIFE

WHERE MISOGYNY EVOLVES INTO ATTEMPTED MURDER!
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targetNo laughing matter CNN, no slap on the wrist matter either! Who will join me?

Louisa’s law Maybe ?

Keep the offenders away from these women not drive the women into shelters and away from their homes.

Do you have any idea how many women get their brains blown out daily in this country because we are too damned easy on men who abuse women? They abuse their wives and their families and the major reason they continue to do is because women have so little protection and because they are slapped on the wrist – they keep getting away with it till they finally blow someone’s brains out then they land in jail where a lot of them should have been kept in the first place.

Better yet – the first time they started to show disrespect for women and girls if we stood our ground- maybe it wouldn’t be a joke that that leaves me tonight looking at two daughters battling for their very lives! One from Cancer and the other from the gunshot wound to the head from the 23 year abuser who was left to become worse and worse till he finally became a would be murderer!

It all started with blond jokes- that the guys in the locker rooms thought were funny at the girl’s expense. Unchecked it graduated to degrading language then to shoves, then to short stints for spousal abuse which wound up sending the abuser right back home to abuse again.

Just On June 16th 2008 this man, attacked my sleeping cancer patient daughter with a hammer to the skull for her pain drugs. He spent 3 months in Jail then pled guilty to a lesser charge and they let him out ROR, and it ended up with her sister Louisa my youngest daughter’s brains on the living room wall last night!

You bet the 180 degree turn-a-round from fire Favreau to maybe we should send him to a battered women’s shelter and fix the bastard was a bit personal! Now I am on a death watch for two daughters.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

This has got to stop – too many innocent females are destroyed daily because we will not stand up and fight like hell. We want this stopped this was not a laughing matter CNN boys – come to Hackensack, Medical Center NJ and take a look at my daughter- Louisa Rodas. She has less than a 50/50 chance of surviving and if she does she will have one eye – one ear a half of a head and be paralyzed on one side – we have no idea how much brain damage.

STOP THIS NOW – PLEASE! For all our daughters !

Posted at : Wimmins Watch

This thread will be kept open for further updates collected from various sources..

Please pray and help send this angel to Louisa’s bedside..

Play the video to hear the amazing story… then scroll down to read the latest news I have in the comment section:

Senate-hopeful Caroline talks gays, war, and education

In Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, economy, feminism, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, nepotism, New York Senate Seat, Politics on December 21, 2008 at 2:26 pm

A Step backward for NY’ers IF Paterson picks Caroline!

I would venture to say, Paterson’s prospect of election to the office of Governor would be in jeopardy IF he pushes Caroline on NY’ers as their new Senator!

queen-of-hearts-233Bloomy is going to challenge Paterson for the gubernatorial position in the next election cycle.. Who do you think the Team players, who seem to LOVE throwing people under the bus, will choose? I say, Caroline will go with Bloomy. They have been cozy for some time! Paterson is just a little “too True to Himself and erstwhile” for a Kennedy!

THE DAILY NEWS SAYS:

“After a lifetime of avoiding the press, Caroline Kennedy is speaking out – and some of her views are straight out of LEFT field.

Democrat Kennedy, who is now openly campaigning to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate, said Saturday that she supports gay marriage – placing her to the left of President-elect Barack Obama and the former First Lady.

“Caroline supports full equality and marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples,” Kennedy spokesman Stefan Friedman said.

She and Obama do agree on one big thing – both feel invading Iraq was a big mistake. (so do millions of others people…no deal breaker there)

Clinton, who is on deck to become Obama’s secretary of state, voted in favor of the 2003 invasion. Obama was an early opponent of the war, but was not a member of the Senate at the time of the vote.

“Caroline opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning,” Friedman said. “She supports President-elect Obama’s plan to work with our military leaders to begin a responsible withdrawal.” (like she ever came out publicly to discourage the vote FOR War..where was she?)

heres the good stuff:

“Kennedy – who took a slew of written questions from a variety of media outlets through her spokesman – flatly refused to say whether she would back the Democratic nominee against Mayor Bloomberg, who plans to pursue a third term next year as an Independent.

DOES ANYONE EVER EXPECT AN HONEST, DETAILED, ANSWER TO A HARD QUESTION FROM CAROLINE?

The Senate hopeful danced around some of the questions posed, but her responses represent more than she’s said to date on a range of issues.

For example:

* Whether Gov. Paterson was right to rule out a tax hike to address the state’s budget problems: “Caroline believes that Gov. Paterson’s budget appropriately includes both revenue increases and budget cuts while still protecting the most vulnerable,” Friedman said.

But didn’t elucidate WHO are the most vulnerable and what is being done to protect them. Does she actually know?

* On the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity school-funding lawsuit: “Caroline did not take a public position at the time on CFE, but supports fair funding for New York City schools. She supports charter schools, using government money for charters and the right of teachers to organize at charters if they choose.” Kennedy supports continued mayoral control of city schools and opposes vouchers, Friedman said.

* On immigration, Kennedy believes “undocumented workers should pay a fine, learn English and go to the back of the line behind those who came here legally.” Friedman said she also supports stronger controls on the hiring of such workers for U.S. jobs.

And what is her plan for accomplishing this complex task even for seasoned politicos? … crickets!

* Friedman said Kennedy backs gun control and opposes the death penalty. She also supports rolling back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, but not right now due to the “fragile” state of the economy.

Just one of the reasons rolling back the Tax Cuts for the Rich… we are in a “fragile economy”!… Caroline easily stumped on the NO brainers

* Kennedy also said she supports the auto bailout package President Bush announced Friday, which uses funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program to help carmakers stay afloat.

Auto-makers Bailed Out before Homeowners is just plain WRONG! Auto-makers should file Ch 11 like everyone else and operate under the review of a US TRUSTEE of the BK Court!

*Asked if she would support an Israeli strike against a nuclear-capable Iran, Kennedy said she “strongly supports a safe and secure Israel,” but believes “Israel’s security decisions should be left to Israel.” She also said an undivided Jerusalem should be the nation’s capital.

Thats the Ball Game folks…if Caroline didn’t have a spokesperson she’d be floating a BLANK page for her proposed policy..


NY Daily News

Thanks to Not Your Sweetie for posting the graphic..and piquing my interest to know more…