Her name is the sole reason she even dares go for it. Camelot must be Gaelic for chutzpah.
Why does our Congress and Senate have such low approval ratings? Is is because Americans are tired of the fact that these people literally do nothing effective. Tired of the privilege and entitlement. Long ago politicians forgot what it meant to do the work of the people. Maybe it is because when it comes to privilege these candidates never were “the people”. Maybe part of the problem is that we do not elect the best people for the job.
We complain about entitlement and then along comes Caroline Kennedy for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat and all is supposed to change because her only qualification is that she is a Kennedy. We are supposed to all be in awe of the Kennedy name, drop to out knees and pray toward Hyannisport and the Kennedy compound. Are Senate seats supposed to be about entitlement? Clearly, Caroline Kennedy is not ready for prime time.
Some top Democrats were certain Gov. Paterson, a close-to-the vest electorate of one, would find Kennedy irresistible now and as a running mate in two years. All others were chopped liver next to her sudden star power.
But a strange thing is happening on the way to the coronation. The wheels of the bandwagon are coming off. Fantasy is giving way to inescapable truth.
That truth is that Kennedy is not ready for the job and doesn’t deserve it. Somebody who loves her should tell her.
Her quest is becoming a cringe-inducing experience, as painful to watch as it must be to endure. Because she is the only survivor of that dreamy time nearly 50 years ago, she remains an iconic figure. But in the last few days, her mini-campaign has proved she has little to offer New Yorkers except her name.
Talk about failing your job interview. Here is a hint to all job seekeers during your interview, do not ever use the phrase, “you know”. As Hot Air states, ‘The more you know about Caroline…’
Hat Tip: Cuffy Meigs video
Honestly, what is the difference between what is going on in Illinois with Blagogate, fee for Obama Senate seat, as opposed to what is perceived as a quit pro quo Ted Kennedy endorsement to Barack Obama? What is a Kennedy family endorsement worth to a Democratic Presidential candidate? I would dare say more than $1 million. So we ask ourselves, what are the qualifications of Caroline Kennedy to be Senator?
Asked about her qualifications, she fell back on gibberish and the Kennedy name.
“As a mother, as an author, as an education advocate and from a family that really has spent generations in public service, I feel this commitment,” she said. “This is a time when nobody can afford to sit it out, and I feel I have something to offer.”
The “sit it out” part is revealing. Among those who want the job, she has done the least public service by any measure. She didn’t even vote in about half the contested elections in the last 20 years.
Kennedy says 9/11, Obama led her to public service. Why didn’t she run for office sooner then seeing that 9/11 occurred in 2001? The point here being, run for office rather than being appointed.
Does anyone have the the guts to tell a Kennedy that it is over?
Talk about living in fantasy land, Caroline Kennedy is now talking about why she believes she is the best person to replace Hillary Clinton as the US Senator from NY. What is it with these people that they live in such denial with allusions of grandeur. Hot Air has a poll that states 52% of of Americans think Caroline’s qualified. Why are we supposed to give people with the last name of Kennedy a free pass? What makes these people so special when they have literally accomplished nothing but be born into a family?
The question isn’t whether life experience matters, it’s why Caroline’s life experience should matter more than any other woman’s (or man’s). Unless the people polled mean to suggest that every Ivy League grad who’s raised a family is qualified for Senate, they’re giving her bonus points based on nothing more than privilege.