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