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THUMBS DOWN for Caroline’s appointment to NY senate Seat..

In Caroline Kennedy, DC, economy, Gov Patterson., New York Senate Seat, news, Politics, Washington, WordPress Political Blogs on January 17, 2009 at 3:40 am

Heres hoping Governor Paterson isn’t foolish enough to risk the anger and revenge of New Yorkers IF he appoints Caroline to Hillary’s seat!

It’s not like Caroline, if she intends to involve herself in politics, would snub an offer of an Ambassadorship to England, would she? There would be a certain historical symmetry to Kennedy becoming Ambassador to the Court of St James’s (the official title of the US ambassador to the UK). Her grandfather Joe was ambassador from 1938 to 1940, though he hardly covered himself with glory.

A successful stint in London by Caroline – and she seems admirably well-equipped for the job – would help remove the tarnish from that part of the Kennedy legacy. (Some insist Joe Kennedy was a Nazi sympathizer. I am not supporting the claim. Just stating it exists.) Plus Caroline is living with the fact, it’s not just herspotty voting record. I have read that she has been very parsimonious in giving financial backing or any kind of public support to fellow NY democrats running for office over the years.

For one who has shunned the public eye and shunned politics, who has no experience of actually running for office in any capacity, and who has done nothing for the State of New York (this is a Statewide office, not a New York City position) to presume that the job should be handed to her on a platter because she was born a Kennedy is not only ludicrous but insulting to those NY politicians who have labored for years for the party and the State.

Let her go to London. At least she can do no harm. I am sure that she is qualified to host dinners and order flower arrangements and preside over affairs of state and lost X-Pats Passports without much trouble. Caroline can make a run at the NY Seat next year, that is if she’s really interested in representing the state’s electorate.

I have to add, don’t you just love the fact that she has now dropped her married name? I guess Schlossburg doesn’t quite have the same cachet. If London isn’t quite good enough for Caroline, she should consult Joe (the former plumber) the War correspondent. He seems to have found the formula for winning over people simply because he can speak Truth to Power and really mean it.

Marist College released a poll showing 40 percent of voters back Cuomo to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton. Kennedy was favored by 25 percent; Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, 6 percent, and Reps. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan), each 5 percent.

Cuomo’s support has surged since a Marist poll last month showing Kennedy and him tied. In the new poll, 62 percent said Cuomo would do an excellent or good job as senator, while only 41 percent said the same of Kennedy.
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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.”

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!

NYTimes Link

“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… 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!

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…

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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