Liberals are gushing about Caroline Kennedy's interest in replacing Hillary Cilnton in the New York State Senate. Why? Because she's a Kennedy, that's why. And according to liberals, as long as you're a Kennedy you have a right to whatever it is you want:
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.Funny how the liberal press never seems to be able to bring up what Mary Jo Kopechne's family thinks about the great Kennedy legacy. Surely they remember Mary Jo? The young lady and ol' family friend of the Kennedy's who was left to die in Cowardly Lion Ted's submerged car in a freezing river one July night of 1969. Boy would political news aficionados like myself just love to know what a member of the Kopechne family thinks about the Kennedy legacy. But getting back to Caroline Kennedy's bullshit bid to serve as Senator of New York Via Handout...Governor Paterson needs to simply say no.
In recent days the Massachusetts senator has called Gov. David A. Paterson and Senator Charles E. Schumer, as well as Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who took over last month as head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee when Mr. Schumer stepped down.
Mr. Kennedy’s message, according to Democratic aides who were not authorized to discuss the conversations, is that Ms. Kennedy — backed by the Kennedy family’s extensive fund-raising network — would have the wherewithal to run back-to-back costly statewide races without having to seek help from Mr. Paterson or Mr. Schumer.
The ability to raise significant money is a key concern for Mr. Paterson, who has been deluged from every direction by politicians interested in the seat, which the governor is expected to fill early next year. Whoever is chosen will have to run in 2010 and again two years later.Efforts to reach Ms. Kennedy on Monday were unsuccessful. A spokesman for Senator Kennedy declined to comment.
By rejecting Kennedy Paterson will be sending a strong message that basically says that just because you happen to be a member of some political dynasty doesn't give you a pass when you've never run for political office in your life. And that just because you were born with unlimited money and power to get whatever you want in life doesn't mean that you can just call up one day and entitle yourself to a Senate seat. I'm sure that if he looks hard enough David Paterson can find someone much more qualified and deserving of Hillary's seat. Because by appointing Caroline Kennedy to a Senate seat, Patterson would be disgracing himself along with the entire state of New York.