Sat column ping (below). I just heard Gene Burns calling in to
the Jordan Rich show on WBZ (my friend Morgan White Jr. hosting)
and they were both saying how Caroline might make a good
senator, good people skills, etc. And then there’s Howie’s take:
Caroline Kennedy: Pampered wannabe pol plays the victim card
By Howie Carr | Saturday, December 27, 2008 | http://www.bostonherald.com
Forget the Profiles in Courage award. For this interview yesterday Caroline Kennedy deserves the Profiles in Chutzpah Award.
See, JFKs only surviving child wants Hillary Clintons seat in the U.S. Senate, although she has absolutely no qualifications for the position other than her last name, which by the way used to be Schlossberg until last summer.
Now all these dreadful, sweaty Albany and D.C. parvenus who actually had to run for political office are complaining about Ms. Kennedys ever-so-Kennedy-esque attempt to cut in line ahead of them. So Caroline grants - or should I say, grahhhhnts - an interview to the Associated Press, and she has the audacity to play the victim card. To get the Senate seat, she says, I have to work twice as hard as anybody else.
Huh? Youve never worked a day in your life, honey. Your pampered-poodle existence makes Uncle Teddy look like a working-class hero. Poor Uncle Teddy is worth a mere $103.6 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Carolines gotta be good for at least three times that.
I am an unconventional choice.
No, Caroline, you are about as conventional as it gets. Youre operating under the oldest rule in the book, the golden rule. He (or she) who has the gold, rules.
If I were to be selected, she says, and that last word is the key one - selected. Not elected, but selected. I understand that public servants have to be accessible.
Wow. She pledges to be accessible. Her income taxes wont be - thats one pledge we can be sure shell never go back on - but she will be accessible.
You know just how preposterous this whole idea is by the convoluted paeans to her common touch that are being trotted out by the doddering sycophants of Camelot.
Remember Al Hunt, formerly of The Wall Street Journal and CNN, now of Bloomberg, as in Mayor Bloomberg, who is playing Cardinal Richelieu to her dauphin. Knowing quite well on which side his bread is buttered, Hunt wrote that Caroline is indeed One of Us - why, outside her mansion on Park Avenue, she has been known to hail her own cab! Was it raining too, Al?
Shell have to work twice as hard, will she? You know how, when your basement or garage starts overflowing with junk, you have a yard sale? Caroline Kennedy knows what thats like, only she calls one of her garage sales a Sothebys auction. In 2005, she made $5.5 million, which was a drop from the 1996 auction where she took in $34.5 million, including $2.5 million for her moms engagement ring.
And then theres Mumsys cottage on Marthas Vineyard. She only has 366 acres. On the ocean.
But shed have to work twice as hard. Just like shes always had to, right? Is it too late for her to buy herself a Pulitzer Prize? Does anyone have Ted Sorensons phone number?
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view.bg?articleid=1141387
Regardless of what we normal, decent humans think, Caroline would be the perfect choice for the rats - - a complete idiot who will do exactly as she is told.
I'm surprised Howie didn't mention it, but didn't Caroline and John-John move to get the take from the auction of Jackie's stuff "reclassified" to pay lower taxes on it? Don't know how it went (my guess would be they succeeded!) and I don't move in the rarefied circles that can calculate the difference in inheritance tax and capital gains tax off the top of my head, but they wanted it reclassified one way or the other. You know, you must have asked the IRS for similar favors lots of times! ;-)