When Kennedy’s Attack … Could Republicans take advantage in NY? Why is the Kennedy clan so appalled by political mudslinging, they have been doing it for years.
Caroline Kennedy does not get privileged treatment and the entire Kennedy clan goes into meltdown mode. The NY Post states that the Kennedy family is seething over the treatment of “Camelot Princess” Caroline and vows revenge on New York Governor David Paterson. How many times have the Kennedy’s done worse to their foe? Sadly, they expected Caroline to get special treatment throughout the process just because of her last name.
“The governor’s going to pay for this,” said a well-placed Democrat. “Ted is furious. The family is furious. The Kennedys are now against the governor.”
Among Paterson’s offenses was a request that Caroline lie about her unexpected withdrawal for “personal” reasons, according to NY magazine.
“You can’t withdraw. You’ve got to stay in this thing, and I’ll just not pick you,” Paterson reportedly told her over the phone late Wednesday.
The Other McCain writes, “Hell hath no fury like a Kennedy scorned” and he is 100% correct. The Kennedy’s will drag their minions into this fight and call in their favors to get even with Paterson on this one. Doesn’t Paterson know that all Kennedy’s are to be treated with kid gloves and it is only Kennedy’s that are allowed to treat others badly? The Ace of Spades brings up the point that it is not only the Kennedy’s that are pissed as Paterson seems to have snubbed many Democrats.
And it’s not just the Kennedy’s who are pissed that Paterson selected Kirsten Gillibrand for Hillary Clinton’s seat in the Senate. Plenty of downstate Democrats are mad and gun grabbing Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has already vowed to primary Gillibrand in 2010.
But that rift in the party may not be Paterson’s biggest worry. Some analysts are saying that the snub of Andrew Cuomo guarantees that Mario’s son will run against Paterson himself in 2010.
What is most hypocritical of the Kennedy’s is their outrage of Caroline’s treatment. They are shocked that their princess was treated in this manner, yet the Kennedy’s have made a living out of such actions and even worse. Why should it be any different for Caroline Kennedy? What makes her so special? Politics has always been a dirty game and if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the political kitchen. This all ties back to the fact that Caroline Kennedy did nothing to deserve or earn a Senate seat and now all this comes as such an affront to her person.