Caroline Kennedy Possibly to be Named to Hillary Clinton’s NY Senate Seat … What is Wrong with Today’s Govt … Entitlement!


More “Kennedy Entitlement” coming soon to the US Senate? Is this the pay back that Ted Kennedy will receive for his early endorsement of Barack Obama?

Who will fill the role of Hillary Clinton as Senator from New York after Clinton begins obama_caroline_kennedyher new role as Secretary of State in the Obama Administration? One name out there is Caroline Kennedy, a daughter of America’s most storied political family who for many years fiercely guarded her privacy.

However, it appears that an entitlement legacy for the Kennedy’s is now more important to Caroline Kennedy. According to the NY Post, Ted Kennedy has been working behind the scenes to have Caroline Kennedy, an individual who’s only qualification to be a senator is her last name, be Hillary Clinton’s replacement. The sense of entitlement by the Washington elite must end if there is to be any perception by “We the People” that politicians even pretend to care about their bob of serving the people.

What is one of the biggest issues that confronts American politics today? The sense of entitlement. The idea that name and money trumps accomplishment and a willingness to do the work of the people. It is the entitlement that comes with the “Kennedy” name where everyone is supposed to stop what they are doing and bow, drop to their knees and pray toward Hyannisport, MA and the Kennedy compound. Why does every fool think that a Kennedy in office is going to some how bring back the days of Camelot? I cannot say that I agree all that often with Firedog Lake; however, in this case we will make an exception.

The woman has never run for office in her life.  We have no idea how she’d fare on the campaign trail, or how well she could stand up to the electoral process.  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 publics romantic dreams of Camelot?  I’m not quite sure.

There’s an enormous problem in the Senate right now with entitlement, with the sense that its members owe their allegiance to each other and not to the public.  Witness Joe Lieberman’s recent confirmation of Homeland Security Chairman, when Democratic Senators circled the wagons and helped him hold on to power — despite the fact that he refused to hold hearings into the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina and protected billions of dollars in contractor graft from being investigated.  Nobody, including Howard Dean, seemed to think that his performance record as head of the Committee was something that should even be taken into consideration.

As the QandO blog states, it is rather amazing how selective that Democrats can be when it comes to entitlement and individuals who have no experience to serve in certain positions. Funny how 99.9% of Democrats did not have the same opinion of Barack Obama when it came to the idea that the presidency was “not a place for anyone to be wearing political training wheels.”

The new Senate [country] is going to face incredible challenges in the upcoming session, and we’re lucky this year that it will be infused with some much-needed new blood. It’s not a place for anyone to be wearing political training wheels.


I would not bet on it. This would be a great going away present to Ted Kennedy, a staunch supporter of Obama. Politics is nothing more than repaying favors.

THE odds of Gov. Paterson choosing Caroline Kennedy to re place soon-to-be Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the US Senate are no better than 20-1, a source close to the governor said yesterday.

The source was responding to news that Sen. Ted Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and other family members have been pushing hard for Caroline to replace Clinton.

“It looks to me like [Caroline's cousin] Bobby Kennedy may be trying to push Caroline more than Caroline is pushing herself,” a Paterson administration source told The Post.

UPDATE II: Kennedy Is Said to Be Politicking for His Niece

Is it any wonder why politicians have such a low approval rating these days. Serving in the House and Senate is no longer about working for the people, its about privilege, entitlement and a family names legacy.

While Caroline Kennedy is maintaining her public silence about whether she wishes to succeed Senator Hillary Clinton, her uncle, Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, has been working behind the scenes on her behalf, according to Democratic aides.

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    25 Responses to “Caroline Kennedy Possibly to be Named to Hillary Clinton’s NY Senate Seat … What is Wrong with Today’s Govt … Entitlement!”

    1. Scared Monkeys on December 7th, 2008 5:02 pm

      Muslims pray toward Mecca, Democrats get on their knees and pray toward Hyannisport and Camelot past.

      Why do people actually think that because one’s name is Kennedy, they are entitled to things they have never earned?

    2. Mary UK on December 7th, 2008 5:44 pm

      I dont know much about the American political system, dosent she have to be elected by the public????

    3. bob on December 7th, 2008 5:58 pm

      John John announced plans to run for that seat and soon thereafter his plane just drops into the sea on a crystal clear night. His sister may be allowed that seat because she, like Teddy, has sold out America.
      SM: Well John had no idea how to fly a plane using instraments or the type of plane he was flying.

      John, John would have been another example of a Kennedy without a clue being handed a political seat. Maybe after passing the bar on the 4th try that would have made him qualified.

    4. LouiseVargas on December 7th, 2008 6:54 pm

      To Mary UK:
      In certain states the Governor can appoint a person to a vacated Senatorial seat.

      To Red:
      Give me a break please. Caroline WILL be appointed to fill Hillary’s senate seat. She grew up surrounded by politics in the Kennedy family. It will not change the balance of power. She is a democrat filling the position of another democrat.

      Bush 43 ruined the republican party. The republicans are out of favor for the next four years at least, and maybe the next eight years. The majority of American voters chose a Democrat. I hope you can live with this because this is the reality.

    5. willie m glenn on December 7th, 2008 6:58 pm

      the kennedy name mean a lot os prosperity to a lot of americans.
      caroline kennedy is the most precious lady in america,
      the kennedy brand says a lot, america isnt dealing with poor trash. when it deal with the kennedy name,,,,

    6. Linda on December 7th, 2008 7:45 pm

      You mean unlike Reagan who had all that experience before becoming governor of one of the largest states in the country?

      What was all that experience again? Oh yeah he was an actor.

    7. Linda on December 7th, 2008 7:50 pm

      Talk about entitlement. What was George Dubya before he became governor of Texas?

      Doesn’t everyone know that owning a baseball team is the first step to becoming governor??

    8. Richard on December 7th, 2008 11:42 pm

      Well, Patrick Kennedy is a senator of Rhode Island, so I guess the entitlement comes naturally ….

      What I can’t imagine is how New Yorkers, a fractious lot at the best, tolerate being written off as “in the bag.”

    9. ANewGirl on December 8th, 2008 2:10 am

      #1… pray toward Hyannisport and Camelot past. lol Uh-hah—that’s pretty much the way it goes around here. Nothing personal against Caroline Kennedy, either…. perfectly fine person and lovely lady- but!….

      And, the answer to your question (unfortunately) is, Yes.

      NG from BOSTON

    10. rightknight on December 8th, 2008 3:04 am

      Spreading around other people’s wealth is akin to spreading
      around political jobs. Jobs that manage other people’s money
      for the government are coveted and special. The game seems
      to be who gets to do the spreading. Those earning the money
      in the first place are simply pawns in a real fun game.

    11. Scared Monkeys on December 8th, 2008 6:32 am

      To the clueless liberals that want to some how use Reagan and GWB as examples of entitlement …

      hey fools … what part about that they ran for office are not you getting? Ah duh … they were elected, not appointed.

      Some of you people really need to take some civics lessons, it is truly scary just how ignorant some people really are.

    12. Rusty Bridges on December 8th, 2008 9:05 am

      We are on the outside looking in, thats for sure.

    13. Michelle on December 8th, 2008 9:42 am


      Liberals do not care about facts. All they care about is hating on Bush and blaming him for everything from Global Warming to hurricanes. It is indeed scary that these people voted for an unknown, anti-American, socialist/marxist for President. I don’t know what President-Elect Obama is going to do but I keep praying that all will work out.

      Only time will tell.

    14. Sharon Chicago on December 8th, 2008 11:25 am

      Ok I am standing by to watch Hannity and Bill take on this one!!!

      Talk about being upset!

    15. txchic on December 8th, 2008 11:48 am

      one has to face the fact that if caroline ran for that seat she’d probably win on family association alone. the seat’s going to be given to a dem so why not give her a chance? if she screws it up too badly it gives conservatives a better chance of winning the next election.

    16. mary,uk on December 8th, 2008 4:24 pm

      I am happy to say “I dont ever see this happenning in the UK”, a NAME giving someone “entitlement” to a political post?????
      We have the House of Lords which i am not sure if the position is handed down families, but they dont have real power, just actually a bunch of old folk given something to do, they are on a sticky wicket as calls are being made to abolish it.

      I would be outraged if she was GIVEN the post, what happened to Democracy???

    17. Miss-Underestimated on December 8th, 2008 7:54 pm

      A little ot, but did the estate of JFK Jr. reimburse the US goverment for the sea searches? Do you suppose the government would spend so much looking for me or you? Not. It is called royalty, just look how Stinky Harry Reed talks about tourists. Wake up America, your children and grandchildren will pay the price of these idiots running our country. We will be looking at Russia and think they have it good compared to u.

    18. Miss-Underestimated on December 8th, 2008 8:00 pm

      We all know that Caroline will be the crowned princess, she will be the Ambassador without a clue. Another puppet, lips move but nothing comes out.

      Democracy, Mary uk, lol, that hasn’t happened since Clinton was elected. You’re too funny

    19. bob on December 9th, 2008 9:25 am

      Smand Miss Understood,

      JFK Jr. was murdered. He NEVER once flew without a co-pilot. Check out the evidence. This is more important than some girl in Aruba.

    20. Michelle on December 10th, 2008 10:40 am


      Whoa! Now wait a minute. Natalee Holloway was also murdered. Her family lost a loved one too. How can you say their loss isn’t as important as JFK’s family’s loss? When anybody looses a loved one it is devastating to the families. Natalee is just as important to them as JFK Jr. is to him family. Do not try to make light of Natalee’s case just because she wasn’t a Kennedy. Do not pretend that the Kennedy’s are God’s gift to the world. I have nothing against them and I’m sorry for their loss and IF he was murdered, then the people responsible should be prosecuted to fullest extent of the law. We want the same justice for Natalee.

      I’m not saying he was or wasn’t murdered but I don’t trust anything that comes from the so called 9/ sites or any equivalent thereof.

    21. Dolf on December 12th, 2008 9:31 am

      a) miss. Holloway is just as important as Kennedy.
      b) Kennedy was urdered, we THINK that miss. Holloway was murdered.

      btw. think the murder of Kennedy made him the “great statesman” that he is thought off 2day.
      We will never know what would have happened if he wasn’t…

    22. Dolf on December 15th, 2008 9:03 am

      Mary UK,

      don’t you have a house of lords….?

    23. Caroline Kennedy … Not Ready For Prime Time NY Senate Seat … “You Know” She Wants to be a Senator? | Scared Monkeys on December 29th, 2008 9:01 am

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    24. Sweet_Thang on January 5th, 2009 8:04 pm

      “20-1 shot…(?)”

      Whoa, poor choice of words, you know?

      All seriousness aside, why shouldn’t Sweet Caroline be included in the upcoming Coronation as a NY senatorial appointee, ya no? She’d be perfect to replace the hot air vacuum that her Olympic(-size) swimming Uncle Ted will someday leave!!

      How many other, y’know potential senate choices in NY have actual songs named after them, yes no? And Princess’s song is played at all Red Sox home games, and she’s not even from Massachusetts, y’all know?

      Who better than Ms Schlossberg to lead us (off the cliff) in the war on literacy, n’est pas? Public Schools and the Mainstream Media can’t do everything, oui?

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