Skip to comments.RFK Won’t Go to D.C., Says ‘Send Caroline’ He saw a Senate seat and explained why not
Posted on 12/06/2008 3:12:17 PM PST by COUNTrecount
Sentimental New York Democrats were rooting for Governor Paterson to appoint Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate seat his father once held. But Kennedys not interested. It was a heart-wrenching decision, and it occupied me throughout Thanksgiving with my family, with Teddy, he says. Its not a good time for me to move to Washington, because I have a large and young family. Theyre all in school. Thats expensivethough not as pricey as holding on to the seat. Against formidable opponents, most likely Peter King and possibly Rudy Giuliani, to defend the seat, Im assuming its going to cost $30 million, he says. That means $60 million in four years. Instead, Im urging my cousin Caroline to take it, because I think she would be fantastic, he says. I sent her a note; I havent heard back from her. Shell be a huge force in the Senate. Any other ideas? Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, he suggests. What about his ex-brother-in-law, Andrew Cuomo? I would leave those considerations to Governor Paterson, Kennedy says.
Is there a special election in ‘10 for this seat, or would the nominee serve the remaining 4 yrs?
He knows he is not qualified for a real job.
Boy, these people act like royalty, just assuming their family should be the anointed ones.
WOW! I never thought I’d see the day a Kennedy would turn down anything political. But it’s possible that there are too many skeletons in the closet to uncover.
I love the hypocrisy of the left, some candidates mentioned to replace Hillary are minority candidates, now why would Caroline want to prevent a black or hispanic from making history as a NY Senator? doesn’t seem very fair does it? I think she should withdraw her name and give a chance to someone who didn’t have the many advantages she had growing up. :snark:
“He knows he is not qualified for a real job.”
Neither is Caroline Kennedy. But being a Kennedy means you don’t have to have qualified. It’s kind of an entitlement thing.
Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy got DIVORCED??
RFK Jr. was convicted on drug charges years ago. And to listen to him talk, I think he was a heavy marijuana user, and that drugs affected his brain. Both the content of what he says and his speaking voice are off kilter.
Yes, and I think in the Clinton/Kennedy feud the Cuomo’s have sided with the Clintons.
Caroline wrote a book extolling Public Schools and when Imus asked her if she sent her OWN kids to public schools she was so taken back that Imus had to answer for her...”Of course you don’t”!! I still remember where I was when I heard that! What a HYPOCRITE she is...and CLASSLESS.
Just wait a few years, and Chelsea Clinton will be old enough to be a Senator.
Bill said that Chelsea has the best political skills in the family. She was basically eye candy in her mom’s presidential campaign, but, she would start out with some big advantages and name recognition if she ever wanted to go into politics herself.
Palin's not qualified to be Veep, because she's only been a mayor and governor.
I wonder why The Family didn’t consider Maria Shriver Schwarzenneger??
I love it when liberals are publically called on their hypocrisy :).
Agree Our representatives are too pompous and in for too long. 2 or 3 terms and they should be out. AND NO FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE ALREADY ELECTED. They all act like Kings and Queens.
I think RFK Jr figures that he can run for some other spot whenever he wants to, but that this is Carolineâs best shot at a Senate seat. I think RKF wants to horde more money working for various fake non-profits and he figures it’s all the same as long as a fellow Kennedy gets the job. These noxiously self-important and entitled Kennedys make me sick. I’m not wild about Mario or Andrew Cuomo, but Andrew Cuomo certainly deserves the Senate seat more than Caroline, who just shows up at benefits and makes platitudinous speeches about her father’s legacy and her mother’s favorite freaking poems or some such nonsense. What a bunch of losers are the people who actually root for any of the disfunctional Kennedy clan.
Special election, meaning having to run in ‘10.
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