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SNL closer to reality than mainstream Media…

In Caroline Kennedy, economy, Gov Patterson., mainstream media, nepotism, New York Senate Seat, news, Politics, Sarah Palin, WordPress Political Blogs on January 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

FAIR AND BALANCED MEDIA COVERAGE? YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!

At least Tina Fey’s mimicking of Sarah Palin was in good fun with Sarah Palin included in the joke. The unabashed ridiculing of Sarah Palin by the Media particularly Katie Couric was for what good reason?
Reporting the news as it was happening in a fair and balanced way? The unjustified cutting insults thrown at her family was for what good reason? Presenting a warped image of Sarah Palin’s personal life? To embarrass and humiliate her casting her as a less than capable intelligent contender for the VP slot?

Sarah Palin taking the bull by the horns… Good on her!

PALIN CABINET“I’ve been interested to see how Caroline Kennedy will be handled and if she will be handled with kid gloves or if she will be under such a microscope. … It’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out and I think that as we watch that we will perhaps be able to prove that there is a class issue here also that was such a factor in the scrutiny of my candidacy versus, say, the scrutiny of what her candidacy may be.”

Turning the tables on the media has it’s benefits. It will be on Sarah Plain’s terms not theirs. Their questions will be without notice. Responsible for answers that will be analyzed, scrutinized and dissected by the public.

Dean remained silent during the sexist and misogynistic attacks against Hillary and Palin during the election season. Only after the election did Dean finally speak up in outrage. But the outrage was feigned. Good riddance to Howard Dean.

If Gov. Rob Blagojevich is guilty of trying to sell a Senate seat in Illinois, then Caroline Kennedy is guilty of trying to buy one in New York.

It is time to lay the Camelot myth to rest, and it is time for Caroline to stop using the name Kennedy to get an appointment that she doesn’t deserve and instead use the name Schlossberg to apply for the many jobs she is eminently qualified for.

If Gov. Paterson appoints Caroline Kennedy to the United States Senate, it will be (to use the words that were said of the gifted attorney Sir Thomas Inskip when he was appointed England’s Minister for the Coordination of Defense in 1939, a job he was not qualified for) “the most cynical appointment since Caligula made his horse a consul.”

For Caroline, senate seat merely symbolic… more Cowbell!

In Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, economy, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, nepotism, New York Senate Seat, news, Politics on December 19, 2008 at 5:43 pm

UPDATE: IF Caroline Kennedy’s voting record is used as the measure of her qualifications for Hillary’s Senate Seat… She doesn’t even come close to measuring up to her father’s, Hillary’s or RFK’s vision and passion for creating a better America for their constituency.

RFK essentially used his senate seat as a bully pulpit for Civil Rights, helping the poor out of poverty, eventually launching himself into mainstream politics for his presidential bid.

JFK launched his bid for the House of Representatives with the encouragement and grooming of his father Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. JFK represented the state of Massachussetts in the US House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953.

Hillary leaves the Senate behind with a stellar record for Women’s Rights and as a strong, tireless advocate for Education and the Health and Welfare of Children.

Caroline chooses to trivialize the seriousness and determination her father, uncle and the predecessor, Senator Hillary Clinton possessed as representatives OF the people, FOR the greater good of the people by pointing her finger at the NY Senate Seat with nothing more to offer than:

“I want that!”

Her voting record is atrocious for someone considering so serious a responsibility.

“Caroline Kennedy, the former first daughter who is making her case to get tapped for outgoing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s seat, didn’t cast a ballot in the 2005 mayoral primary or the 2002 general election, The Post has learned.

City Board of Elections records show the registered Democrat also didn’t cast a ballot in the 1997 mayoral primary race, a Post review showed.

Kennedy, whose records show registered in the city in 1988, didn’t cast a ballot for almost 10 years after until 1997. Then stagnated for another three years until voting again in 2000, no vote in 2002 then voted 4 times more in 04′, 06′, the primary and general in 08′.”

Governor Patterson, based on how hard YOU worked to get where you are today, do not succumb to the whim and fancy of a candidate unworthy of taking up a space reserved for a candidate who actually respects and demonstrated a serious work ethic for their constituency.

After all, if Kennedy thinks she is the better person for the job, she is free to run for the position in 2 yrs., allowing New Yorkers to decide for themselves.

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In Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, economy, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, New York Senate Seat, news, Politics on December 18, 2008 at 8:03 pm

There is still time to sign…before this petition goes to Gov Paterson!

PETITION TO GOVERNOR PATERSON

There are two other choices for consideration…Kirsten Gillibrand and Carol Maloney!

Please Everyone, …Sign Ricki Lake’s petition..

In Barack Obama, bias, Caroline Kennedy, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, nepotism, New York Senate Seat, official announcement, Rise Hillary Rise on December 16, 2008 at 9:25 pm

NY Needs a Work Horse…Not a Show Horse. Caroline is UNqualified for NY Senate Seat

Please sign the Petition… Over 520 signatures since yesterday…HELP our NY Brothers and Sisiters STOP another preOrdained Senate Seat Give-A-way!

PETITION TO GOVERNOR DAVID PATERSON:

—-PETITION TO GOVERNOR PATERSON—-

you can leave a comment if you wish… or read the reasons and sentiments left behind at:

Caroline is NO Hillary Clinton!

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Caroline, The Red Queen

Caroline, The RED QUEEN

In Barack Obama, bias, Caroline Kennedy, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, nepotism, New York Senate Seat, official announcement, Rise Hillary Rise, Secretary of State on December 10, 2008 at 12:54 pm

queen-of-hearts-232Caroline doesn’t just express interest through the grapevine.. as the customary way of showing you “might” be interested in a date, buying a car or hinting through a friend: ….

“You Hate Surprise Birthday Partys!”

It’s called diplomacy… finesse- having a certain amount of cachet, savoir-faire, selling ice to the Eskimos (no offense Sarah Palin) with an astute understanding of the importance of impeccable social skills…

Can you tell? As much as I loved JFK and RFK… loved what they stood for and what they accomplished in their all too brief lives… no matter what… if they rubbed us the wrong way or said something we weren’t too happy about; at least they would meet the challenge spending time convincing us of their point of view and wouldn’t quit until we got it….. It’s the art of persuasion, personified in a politician who believes and has a vision, a better idea of how to get things done for creating a better quality of life for the world… [sheesh]

Fast forward 50 years later and the jaded remnants of what once was thought of as the vaunted idyllic world of Camelot- our dreams of Camelot are no more.. the beautiful child, Caroline, we watched grow up alongside her younger brother affectionately called…John-John… has raised her hand as if in the persona of the “Red Queen” and demanded she be considered above ALL others for the position of the state of NY Senate seat. Very soon to be dispatched by Governor Paterson’s appointment replacing the vacancy created by Senator Clinton’s “RISE, Hillary, RISE” to the ascendancy of the Secretary of State position!

The sweetness and light has gone out of the little blond headed child who’s love for her father, no one can deny. And been replaced with a silent arrogance of…

I’M CAROLINE KENNEDY – I’m here and I want that…

Oh, well.. honey, read some of your mother’s books. She would be rightly mortified at your behavior indicative of how well or unwell YOU turned out. Yes, we understand the social grooming and political lessons your brother John received from his ever graceful, societal super star, your mother.

I have to ask, where were you when your mom was instructing John in the ways of the world and how he has to earn his own way and prove himself by his own merit? How many times did she reinforce to you, just because you come from a family of privilege doesn’t give you the Right to trample and ride over people when you want something that is an open entitlement to anyone!

Do you realize the damage you’ve done to yourself bursting the public’s perceived bubble of this lovable responsible child grown into this pushy broad with name recognition that isn’t about to accept the word “NO” — If in fact, Gov Paterson, possesses a modicum of sense and sensibility, recognizes New Yorkers need and require a Work Horse NOT a Show Horse to steward one of the most complicated states in the Union through the next of the most financially critical two years?

I didn’t think so…

Go to your room with a knapsack full of books written by your mom… you might take her advise and return a better person for all her insights and experience expressed in a way that may resonate with you in the ways of humanity, the human spirit and politics as an animal you may not yet understand or control.

Nepotism alive and well.. Kennedy, Cuomo and Biden

In Caroline Kennedy, Gov Patterson., Hillary Clinton, nepotism, New York Senate Seat on December 9, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Kennedy, Cuomo, Biden – nepotism thriving in American politics.

LINK WASHINGTON — Caroline Kennedy’s apparent interest in Hillary Clinton’s New York Senate seat is just the latest example of that firmly entrenched tradition of American politics – nepotism. Kennedy’s reported behind-the-scenes play for the job, however, is not being greeted with the type of giddy hurrahs that might have been expected upon word that JFK’s daughter, a poignant symbol of the Camelot era, could finally be stepping into the public spotlight after a lifetime spent studiously avoiding it. It appears America might be tiring of nepotism.

“The woman has never run for office in her life,” Jane Hamsher, the woman behind the respected FireDogLake political blog, wrote recently. “She simply picks up the phone and lets it be known that she just might be up for having one of the highest offices in the land handed to her because – well, because why? Because her uncle once held the seat?

Because she’s a Kennedy? Because she took part as a child in the public’s romantic dreams of Camelot? I’m not quite sure.” A New York Times story earlier this week about how Ted Kennedy is lobbying for his 51-year-old niece garnered mostly negative comments. “The economy is tanking and we’re fighting in two wars. This is no time for New York to send someone to the Senate who would never be considered for the position if it were not for her last name,” one reader wrote. Gov. David Paterson has a few weeks to ponder his pick of Clinton’s replacement until the 2010 Senate race.

The former first lady will vacate the seat when she’s confirmed as secretary of state in Barack Obama’s forthcoming administration. The stable of candidates under Paterson’s purview is a veritable advertisement for political nepotism: Kennedy’s cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was in the running at one point, and onetime governor Mario Cuomo’s son, Andrew, currently the attorney general of New York, wants the job. Kennedy would hardly be the first in her extended family to follow in the footsteps of their famous fathers and uncles by entering the political arena.

Her uncle, Robert F. Kennedy, once held the seat she’s apparently coveting. Numerous Kennedy cousins, in fact, have political careers. Most of them, however, have done it the old-fashioned way – they’ve run for office rather than being appointed for what’s essentially a two-year test drive before facing the electorate.

The Kennedys, however, are far from cornering the nepotism market. Jesse Jackson Jr. is an Illinois congressman, and has been the leading candidate to fill Obama’s empty Senate seat.

That was in question Tuesday, however, upon word that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich had been arrested in Chicago on corruption charges stemming from the selection of Obama’s successor – something that could have ramifications for whomever the governor was allegedly pushing for. In Delaware, there’s speculation that Beau Biden, son of vice-president-elect Joe Biden, is plotting to make a run for the Senate in 2010.

Biden, Delaware’s attorney general, was rumoured to be ready to replace his father after Obama won the election, but took his name out of the running to serve in Iraq. And yet the appointment of Ted Kaufmann, a long-time Joe Biden aide, reportedly angered local Democrats who viewed it as an attempt to orchestrate Biden’s election in 2010.

“Beau has made it clear from the moment he entered public life, that any office he sought, he would earn on his own,” Joe Biden said in response to the criticism. “If he chooses to run for the Senate in the future, he will have to run and win on his own. He wouldn’t have it any other way.”