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  • Scozzafava Calls the Cops (GOP candidate calls cops on Weekly Standard reporter)

    10/19/2009 9:33:43 PM PDT · by ellery · 38 replies · 2,469+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 19, 2009 | John McCormack
    Tonight, Dede Scozzafava, the Republican candidate for the November 3 special election in the 23rd congressional district, spoke to about 100 Republicans at the Lewis County GOP dinner at the Elks Lodge 1605. After a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, Scozzafava fended off criticism that she wasn't as conservative as third-party candidate Doug Hoffman and urged her supporters to vote for her in order to keep her Democratic opponent Bill Owens from serving as a rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama's agenda in Washington. It was a fairly typical evening--until the speech ended and someone with...
  • Speaker Pelosi: "Reason NY Gov Picked Kirsten Gillibrand Over Caroline Kennedy?" Sexism!

    01/25/2009 10:07:15 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 78 replies · 3,005+ views
    ABC "This Week with,,, with,,,,, well,,,, whomever" | Nancy Pelosi
    In an exclusive interview with ABC George Streptococcus, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi again demonstrated her clear and concise view of America and American politics. Asked why New York Governor Patterson tapped Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand for Hillary's abandoned senate seat, rather than Caroline Kennedy, the Speaker had a ready answer. "Sexism!" I won't bore you with a reminded that like most humans named Kirsten, the new senator checked "female" on her driver's license application. It goes much deeper than that. Pelosi thinks the choice wasn't because now-Senator Gillibrand has years of elective government service experience. It wasn't because she...
  • Kennedy cites 'personal reasons' for dropping Senate bid [Issues Statement Confirming Drop Out]

    01/22/2009 12:26:20 AM PST · by Gondring · 109 replies · 4,249+ views ^ | Jan 22, 2009; 3:20 ET
    Caroline Kennedy has given up her bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. In a one-line statement citing personal reasons, the widely considered front-runner said Thursday she told New York Gov. David Paterson a day earlier that she was no longer interested in the job. "I informed Governor Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate." The statement, provided by Kennedy's press person Stefan Friedman, was issued after hours of divergent reports Wednesday evening.
  • Is She In or Out? Conflicting Reports on Caroline Kennedy

    01/21/2009 8:41:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 1 replies · 290+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | Jonathan Karl
    ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports: There are conflicting reports regarding whether or not Caroline Kennedy has dropped out of consideration for Hillary Clinton's vacated U.S. Senate seat from New York. A source told of Kennedy's decision told ABC News she was dropping out, echoing reports quoting anonymous sources in three New York City newspapers and, initially, The Associated Press. The source added that a formal statement confirming Kennedy's decision was expected shortly. But the AP later rescinded its initial report, quoting another anonymous source who said Kennedy was staying in the running for the U.S. Senate seat after all.
  • Caroline Kennedy Plans to Withdraw From New York Senate Consideration

    01/21/2009 4:09:47 PM PST · by Smogger · 33 replies · 1,402+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 1/21/2009 | NYTIMES
    Breaking News 6:59 PM ET: Caroline Kennedy Plans to Withdraw From New York Senate Consideration
  • New York governor: You know who I should appoint to the Senate? Michelle Obama

    01/20/2009 4:03:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 541+ views ^ | January 20, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Hey — she’s more qualified than Princess. He’s joking, of course, but acclimate yourself to the idea now: She’ll be only 52 in 2016, slightly younger than the last Democratic First Lady was when she joined the Senate. And wouldn’t you know it, 2016 also happens to be the year Roland Burris’s seat comes up for election. Assuming he runs and wins two years from now, he’ll be 79 and primed for retirement just as The One’s second term is expiring.
  • Sources: Fairy-tale princess “certain” to become Senator Princess

    01/19/2009 1:34:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 830+ views ^ | January 19, 2009 | Allahpundit
    I don’t know what to say, except that I never really thought it would happen. Surely someone or something would intervene — a power play by Andrew Cuomo, maybe, or a crescendo of popular sentiment against an obviously unqualified pick — to blast through the nexus of money, influence, and backscratching that’s pushed this dial tone to the brink. As cynical as we all are about politics, we’re not so cynical that we seriously believe the governor of New York’s going to appoint Caroline Kennedy to the Senate. But I guess we should be. Despite claims that he’s still undecided,...

    01/19/2009 5:30:47 AM PST · by King of Card Games · 34 replies · 1,083+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 01/19/2009 | Frederic U. Dicker
    DESPITE claims that he's still undecided, Gov. Paterson is "certain" to pick Caroline Kennedy to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton in the US Senate, several unhappy contenders for the job have told friends and associates in recent days. The contenders based their conclusion on the view that Paterson, after nearly two months of indecision, would "greatly embarrass" and "entirely humiliate" Kennedy, anger her prominent political family and even offend President-elect Barack Obama by picking someone other than President John F. Kennedy's daughter. As for the governor's claim to be weighing a last-minute finalist, the contenders agree with a close Paterson friend...
  • Clinton bids colleagues farewell (Someone have a tissue - ANYONE?)

    01/14/2009 8:03:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 568+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/14/09 | AMIE PARNES
    Clinton bids colleagues farewellBy AMIE PARNES | 1/14/09 9:31 PM EST At an emotional private party just off the Senate floor, soon-to-be Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told her Senate colleagues Wednesday night that serving in the Senate “has been the greatest experience of my life” and that leaving them was “like leaving family.” Clinton, whose eyes welled up as she worked the elegant LBJ room in the Capitol, hugged and kissed colleagues, posed for pictures and thanked them one by one as she reminded them she would be “just around the corner.” Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) nearly...
  • Pete King vs. Caroline Kennedy Battle Looms

    01/06/2009 5:27:04 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies · 1,029+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 6, 2009
    A 2010 showdown between Rep. Peter King and Hillary Clinton's Senate successor took another step toward reality yesterday as the Long Island Congressman had a favorable meeting with GOP leaders. Caroline Kennedy Through the Years View Gallery Have a look at Caroline Kennedy through the years as she launches her campaign for Hillary Clinton's New York Senate seat. The 63-year-old King (R-Seaford) had a sitdown with National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn and received his blessing for a potential 2010 run, Politico reported today. "Senator Cornyn believes Peter King would be a very formidable candidate. He believes the seat...
  • SHOCK POLL: Kennedy Trailing Cuomo Huge [Princess Of Camelot Losing Grip On New Yorkers.....]

    01/05/2009 4:45:41 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 949+ views
    SHOCK POLL: Kennedy Trailing Cuomo Huge Public Policy Polling Shows Princess Of Camelot Losing Grip On New Yorkers, Falls Behind 20 Points Among Dems NEW YORK (CBS) ― Caroline Kennedy appears to be losing momentum in her bid for Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate seat. A new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling shows 58 percent of voters would prefer to see Gov. David Paterson appoint state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to the seat. That's compared to Kennedy's 27 percent. Among Democratic voters, Cuomo leads by about 20 points. That's about the same lead Kennedy enjoyed just a month earlier. This...
  • Hillary Clinton Goes 'Pay to Play' with Contributor

    01/05/2009 10:15:12 AM PST · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 956+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 5 | Eric Florack
    The big headline story recently has been Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s “play for pay” scandal relating to the president-elect’s vacant Senate seat. We’ve also been watching money scandals surrounding other Democrats such as Charlie Rangel and William Jefferson, to name but a few. It now appears by way of the New York Times that they are not alone in violating ethics. Add Hillary Clinton to the list. The next secretary of state did a huge favor for a developer who contributed thousands to her campaign and her husband's library....
  • Caroline Kennedy Makes Case for Senate Opening

    01/04/2009 5:28:54 PM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies · 811+ views
    Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former president John Kennedy claims that her family’s experience and sacrifice makes her the best qualified candidate to fill the New York senate seat that will be vacated when Senator Hillary Clinton (D) leaves to become Secretary of State in the Obama Administration. “My father fought in World War II and was assassinated while president,” Kennedy pointed out. “My uncle Bobby was shot to death while on the verge of becoming president. My uncle Ted narrowly escaped drowning while trying to rescue a young woman, sacrificing his presidential aspirations in the process. The Kennedy family has...
  • Caption Princess Caroline

    01/04/2009 4:47:47 PM PST · by Sig Sauer P220 · 84 replies · 3,357+ views

    01/04/2009 2:53:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,045+ views
    NY Post ^ | 01/03/09 | BRENDAN SCOTT and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    STEINEM TOUTS KENNEDY FOR NY SEAT - IN HOUSE By BRENDAN SCOTT in Albany and MAGGIE HABERMAN in New York January 3, 2009 -- Feminist icon Gloria Steinem yesterday said Gov. Paterson should appoint Rep. Carolyn Maloney to the Senate - and ask Caroline Kennedy to run for Maloney's House seat instead of the Senate. Maloney, 60, who represents Manhattan's East Side and part of Queens, has been quietly pushing her case for the seat being vacated by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton even as Kennedy, 51, has received more attention. Steinem put forth her idea, unsolicited, as Maloney was honored...
  • Democrats urge Republicans to "Practice what you preach" - (Give Caroline a chance)

    01/03/2009 7:20:11 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 61 replies · 1,548+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 1/3/08 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM
    (Washington, D.C. - 1/3/09) Democrats across the board, including progressives on the far left, who are ardent supporters of Caroline Kennedy, are growing impatient with Republicans and others who are concerned about her apparent lack of qualifications for a likely U.S. Senatorial appointment. In a specious statement from the DNC, tolerance and understanding of this appointment are required: “We firmly believe Caroline “You Know” Kennedy is the absolutely best choice that could be made for the people of New York, the U.S. Senate and for the people of America. All of America should now be pleased there is a voice...
  • Pressure mounts over replacement for Clinton(push for Caroline)

    01/02/2009 4:53:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 842+ views
    FT ^ | 01/02/09 | Harvey Morris
    Pressure mounts over replacement for Clinton By Harvey Morris in New York Published: January 2 2009 19:45 | Last updated: January 2 2009 19:45 Facing one of the most nail-biting choices since the presidential election, David Paterson, the New York governor, has been told he would be guilty of “political malpractice” if he named anyone other than Caroline Kennedy as the state’s new junior representative in the Senate. Mr Paterson, under intense pressure from some of the country’s most powerful political dynasties as he ponders his decision, has sole discretion to appoint a replacement for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who...
  • Caroline Kennedy Will Be Senator, Officials Tell AP

    01/02/2009 11:21:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 116 replies · 3,079+ views
    Caroline Kennedy Will Be Senator, Officials Tell AP @ 2:12 pm by Walter Alarkon Caroline Kennedy will be named the successor in the Senate to Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), according to unnamed officials who spoke to the Associated Press. The AP also spoke to two people close to Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.) who said that he is still looking for his choice but that they believe Kennedy will be the pick. Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, has been lobbying for the seat since last month. Paterson's choice will serve until 2010, when voters will choose someone to...
  • Sources Say Patterson Staff "Arm-Twisting" for Carolyn Kennedy - Video 1/1/08

    01/02/2009 10:58:08 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 26 replies · 658+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    It appears the "fix is in" in New York on who will be chosen to replace Sen. Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate. Sources close to New York Governor David Patterson are saying they believe Carolyn Kennedy will be selected to fill the seat. Here is a local news report from New York that the state assembly leader is now supporting Kennedy, which sources say is a result of "arm-twisting" by Gov. Patterson's staff. That would certainly seem to indicate that Patterson will select Kennedy . . . . (See Video)
  • Paterson: No 'caretaker' for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat

    01/02/2009 8:11:24 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 12 replies · 644+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, January 2nd 2009 | GLENN BLAIN and KENNETH LOVETT
    Gov. Paterson won't appoint a "caretaker" senator to replace Hillary Clinton, he said Thursday as he warned powerbrokers to stop trying to influence his decision. Paterson said tapping a big name to hold Clinton's seat until a special election in 2010 would cost the state nearly two years of seniority in the Senate. "In the United States Senate, the most effective senators are the ones that have seniority," Paterson told reporters during a new year's open house at the Executive Mansion. His words end speculation that the governor would ask an old-guard political pro - such as former President Bill...
  • New Yorker of the Year: Hillary Clinton proved a woman of resolve and class [Barf Alert!]

    01/01/2009 9:48:35 AM PST · by melt · 24 replies · 614+ views ^ | 12/31/08 |
    The most powerful woman in the world. So Hillary Clinton will become with the dawn of a new White House. Madam Secretary of State. A strong hand in a velvet glove, extended to the globe on behalf of the most anticipated presidency in generations. Short of Barack Obama, no American today­ has a greater opportunity to shape international history than does New York’s departing ­junior U.S. senator. And, short of Barack Obama, no American played a greater role last year in influencing the choice of the 44th President of the United States. Clinton galvanized 18 million voters and made her...
  • Bill Clinton A Possible N.Y. Senate 'Caretaker?'

    12/31/2008 4:29:13 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies · 863+ views
    CBS ^ | Dec.31,2008
    Democrats Pushing Paterson To Name Temp Replacement For Hillary; Scenario Sets Up Wild Election In 2010 Sen. Bill Clinton? Don't completely rule it out. The former president is among several boldface names being touted as possible "caretakers" for New York's Senate seat -- people who would serve until the 2010 elections but wouldn't be interested in running to keep the job. As the process of picking Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's replacement gets messier, the option may become increasingly attractive to Gov. David Paterson, who has sole authority to name a successor. A big name like Bill Clinton or Democratic former...
  • Kennedy camp reigns in Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey’s Senate seat lobbying efforts

    12/31/2008 2:15:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 582+ views
    Kennedy camp reigns in Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey’s Senate seat lobbying efforts BY KENNETH LOVETT, ELIZABETH BENJAMIN and ADAM LISBERG DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 12:47 AM Caroline Kennedy's advisers have told Mayor Bloomberg's political pit bull to tone down his lobbying efforts for her for fear it will kill her chances to be named to the Senate. "There had been huge missteps in the way [City Hall] constructed this," said a source involved in the Kennedy effort to muzzle Bloomberg operative Kevin Sheekey. "It's just a dialing down of anything that would be harmful to her,"...

    12/28/2008 6:49:38 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies · 1,254+ views
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 28,2008 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    KIDS & HUBBY ARE ALL ABOARD RUN FOR SENATE - AND OBAMA'S 'ENCOURAGING' They're virtually unknown to New Yorkers, but the husband and children of Caroline Kennedy - the woman with one of the most famous names in American politics - are also dreaming of bringing back Camelot. Q&A With Caroline Kennedy In a sit-down with The Post, President John F. Kennedy's daughter, who has spent years guarding her family's privacy, said her three children - Rose, 20, Tatiana, 18, and John, 15 - and husband Edwin Schlossberg completely back her effort to be appointed to the Senate seat of...
  • Say goodnight, Caroline: How JFK's daughter flubbed the audition to become the next Senator Kennedy

    12/28/2008 7:34:41 AM PST · by safetysign · 86 replies · 3,646+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12.28/2008 | Michael Goodwin
    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...
  • Obama on Caroline Kennedy: “She’s at least as qualified as I am, and I was elected President”

    12/28/2008 8:07:16 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 77 replies · 2,475+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 12/28/08 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM
    (Hawaii - 12/28/08) In between his busy pre-Presidential duties such as ordering breakfast, lunch, dinner, taking his kids to the park, having no opinion other than wait and see on the Israeli/Hamas conflict and berating the press for reporting on such minute and minor details as his exercise routine, Barack Obama opined today on the candidacy of Caroline Kennedy for U.S. Senator from New York. According to MSNBC, his opinion was forceful and to the point causing a tingling sensation in the leg of the reporter: “We will have to wait and see how this works itself out. Rest assured...
  • WILLIE BROWN: Caroline Kennedy is in for a rough ride

    12/28/2008 9:20:02 AM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,827+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/28/8 | Willie Brown
    After a lifetime in the warm privacy of Camelot, U.S. Senate candidate Caroline Kennedy of New York is getting her first turn in the media barrel. And the ride has not been comfortable. Reporters have been going through all of quiet Caroline's voting history and all of her financial records to see whom she has been giving money to, and more importantly whom she has not been giving money to - namely the local Democratic Party. It reminds me of my first run for mayor when the San Francisco media demanded to see all of my tax returns. For the...
  • Analysis: (Caroline) Kennedy's Shine Obscures Other Hopefuls

    12/27/2008 7:29:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies · 500+ views
    <p>Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg waits for the start of the third presidential debate in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University on Oct. 15, 2008 in Hempstead, N.Y.</p> <p>Officially, Gov. David Paterson's main focus is the state's fiscal crisis, not the decision about whom to appoint if, as expected, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is confirmed as secretary of state.</p>
  • More Caroline: Spoke to Hillary, won't run if not selected

    12/26/2008 4:54:32 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 1,189+ views
    More Caroline: Spoke to Hillary, won't run if not selected Made a little more news on NY1 tonight, telling host Dominic Carter that she finally spoke to Hillary Clinton -- who didn't initially take her call -- and that, if she's not selected, she won't run for the seat. "We did have a very nice, you know, conversation, and obviously I'm not gonna talk about that, except to say that she said this was the greatest job that she'd ever had and could imagine having," Kennedy said. "So, she was very encouraging, and that was, you know, that was nice...
  • Caroline Kennedy: Pampered wannabe pol plays the victim card

    12/26/2008 9:54:29 PM PST · by Enchante · 41 replies · 1,613+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, December 27, 2008 | Howie Carr
    Forget the Profiles in Courage award. For this interview yesterday Caroline Kennedy deserves the Profiles in Chutzpah Award. See, JFK’s only surviving child wants Hillary Clinton’s 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. Kennedy’s ever-so-Kennedy-esque attempt to cut in line ahead of them. So Caroline grants - or should I say, grahhhhnts - an interview to...
  • Lack of donations to city, state Dems may hurt Caroline Kennedy's bid for Senate

    12/26/2008 7:22:18 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies · 1,616+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/26/08 | MICHAEL SAUL
    Lack of donations to city, state Dems may hurt Caroline Kennedy's bid for Senate BY MICHAEL SAUL DAILY NEWS POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT Friday, December 26th 2008, 1:20 AM President-elect Barack Obama and Caroline Kennedy during the presidential campaign. Dunand/Getty President-elect Barack Obama and Caroline Kennedy during the presidential campaign. Related News Articles Caroline Kennedy's supporters say she could raise tons of money as a senator, but when it comes to writing checks to New York Democrats, she's been largely AWOL. This decade, other than a $1,000 donation to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the Camelot heiress has not financially supported any...
  • Kennedy won't disclose details of finances unless she's chosen

    12/26/2008 11:11:16 AM PST · by Loyalist · 20 replies · 742+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | December 25, 2008 | Karen Matthews/Associated Press
    NEW YORK — At this time last year, Caroline Kennedy was promoting A Family Christmas, a collection of essays that featured the memory of her father letting her use the White House switchboard to call Santa. This year, after warily stepping into the political free-for-all for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, Ms. Kennedy's activities during the holiday season included fending off requests to disclose financial information.

    12/25/2008 2:07:34 PM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 22 replies · 1,300+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 24 2008 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    ALBANY - Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver yesterday strongly suggested that Gov. Paterson reject Caroline Kennedy as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's replacement - because she might be more loyal to Mayor Bloomberg than to the governor. "If I were the governor, I would look and question whether this is the appointment I'd want to make, where her first obligation might be to the mayor of the City of New York, rather than to the governor who would be appointing her," Silver said. He told Albany's Talk 1300-AM that he had no doubt that Bloomberg, a Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent who twice defeated Democrats while...
  • Matt Towery: Don't Give Caroline Kennedy a "Bailout"

    12/25/2008 12:46:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,349+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 25, 2008 | Matt Towery
    We saw what happened when the mighty and powerful captains of Wall Street and the big banks asked for a giant blank check from Congress. What was promised to be a stimulus to our economy turned out to be a money grab in which the banks can't or won't tell us how they are using the money. They aren't making loans; they aren't assisting families or small businesses. They've turned out to be arrogant parasites. Now we're getting the political equivalent of this with Caroline Kennedy, the lone surviving member of the family of John F. Kennedy. She has the...

    12/25/2008 5:50:31 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies · 2,496+ views
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 25, 2008 | PETER HOLLY and SALLY GOLDENBERG
    Gov. Paterson yesterday tamped down suggestions that Caroline Kennedy is at the top of the list to replace Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, asking, "How is she a front-runner?" The comment came as Paterson was arriving back from a trip to Iraq to visit the troops with Reps. Anthony Weiner and Steve Israel at La Guardia Airport. The governor was hit with a crush of questions about the Camelot scion's push to replace Clinton, who will be nominated to become secretary of state. He bristled when a reporter described Kennedy - who has never been elected to office and whose qualifications...
  • Princess Carolyn will not release personal financial info until after she is appoinyed to Senate

    12/23/2008 12:56:25 PM PST · by pabianice · 41 replies · 1,766+ views
    Fox News Live | 12/23/08
    Just when you didn't think the Dems could be any more criminal and wretched comes this word. Per Fox, Patterson ready to appoint Carolyn Schlossberg to the US Senate without her first meeting the legal requirements that she disclose her finances and taxes. Reportedly, this is because Carolyn has "special circumstances," whatever they are. The Princess reportedly will release what info she feels is appropriate after she is sworn in as a Senator. Now, just imagine if this were a Republican instead of Kennedy Royalty. WHERE are some conservative lawyers willing to fight this?? Oh, silly me!
  • Resistance to Kennedy Grows Among Democrats

    12/23/2008 10:07:37 PM PST · by melt · 32 replies · 1,833+ views ^ | 12/23/08 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    ALBANY — Resistance is emerging among Democratic officials against Caroline Kennedy as she pursues Hillary Rodham Clinton’s seat in the United States Senate, with Gov. David A. Paterson bristling over suggestions that her selection is inevitable, according to his advisers, and other leading Democrats concerned that she is too beholden to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The governor is frustrated and chagrined, the advisers said, because he believes that he extended Ms. Kennedy the chance to demonstrate her qualifications but that her operatives have exploited the opportunity to convey a sense that she is all but appointed already. He views this...
  • Hey Caroline: You're Not Entitled

    12/23/2008 5:17:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 1,109+ views ^ | December 23, 2008 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Caroline Kennedy apparently thinks that she is entitled to be appointed as the next junior senator from New York. She shouldn’t be. Think about it. Her qualifications? Her name is Kennedy and she can raise a lot of fat-cat money for herself and for New York Democrats who support her. Her strategy? Ignore the voters and the press and meet with the political bosses behind closed doors to persuade them to pressure Gov. David Paterson to appoint her to Hillary Clinton’s seat. Is there a more cynical message in the Age of Obama? Who’s supporting her? Among her chief backers...
  • In Kennedy Senate tussle, Schumer takes a pass

    12/22/2008 7:59:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 770+ views
    Sen. Charles Schumer, arguably New York's most outspoken politician, has publicly pledged not to take sides as Caroline Kennedy and others seek appointment to the U.S. Senate. It's an unusual stance for the man who has picked or backed Senate candidates in every other state in the union. Schumer recently relinquished his role as head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where he spent the past two elections hand-picking some candidates, and strategizing with others on how to win. Even his critics concede he was masterful at guiding Senate campaigns, helping the Democrats go from a minority party to a...
  • Kennedy Declines to Make Financial Disclosure

    12/22/2008 6:46:50 PM PST · by Joiseydude · 50 replies · 2,134+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 22, 2008 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    If she were applying to be, say, an undersecretary of education in Barack Obama’s new administration, Caroline Kennedy would have to fill out a 63-item confidential questionnaire disclosing potentially embarrassing text messages and diary entries, the immigration status of her household staff, even copies of every résumé she used in the last 10 years. If she were running for election to the Senate, Ms. Kennedy would have to file a 10-part, publicly available report disclosing her financial assets, credit card debts, mortgages, book deals and the sources of any payments greater than $5,000 in the last three years. But Ms....
  • Desperately Seeking Caroline

    12/22/2008 11:49:14 AM PST · by AJKauf · 21 replies · 1,205+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 22 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The probable Kennedy appointment is both laughable and yet a parable for our bankrupt times. We know in our hearts that Charles Gibson and Katie Couric, who mercilessly grilled pro-life, Christian Sarah Palin with the poor white twang, would pull in their talons—if given the chance to dialogue with Caroline. Yet there is no evidence that Caroline Kennedy knows any more about Waziristan than did Sarah Palin; there is a great deal of evidence that it is far more difficult for a nobody mom of five to make it through the electoral process into national politics from Alaska than it...
  • Caroline Kennedy's public campaign may box in Paterson (how do you box in a fool?)

    12/22/2008 9:31:23 AM PST · by bestintxas · 29 replies · 862+ views
    CNN ^ | CNN's Mary Snow
    (CNN) -- Caroline Kennedy is on a public campaign for Sen. Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, which may make it difficult for New York Gov. David Paterson not to send President John F. Kennedy's only living child to Washington. Caroline Kennedy vists Syracuse, New York, on Wednesday. While she has to win over only one voter -- Paterson -- Kennedy essentially began a political campaign for the seat, which was once held by her uncle, Robert F. Kennedy, with a visit to upstate New York on Wednesday.
  • Kennedy Offers Hints of a Platform, and a Few Surprises

    12/21/2008 5:24:28 AM PST · by publius1 · 39 replies · 1,282+ views
    New York Times ^ | Dec 20, 2008 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    ... [Kennedy] appears to support same-sex marriage, a significant difference between herself and Mrs. Clinton as well as president-elect Barack Obama, whose endorsement by Ms. Kennedy was a watershed event in the presidential race... On social issues, [she] appears to oppose restrictions on abortion rights, including laws that would require young women to notify a parent before obtaining an abortion. But asked if she would support any state or federal restrictions on late-term abortions, Ms. Kennedy did not directly address issues like so-called partial birth abortion... She appears to share mainstream Democratic views on most labor issues. Ms. Kennedy supports...
  • Divine Right of the Kennedys

    12/20/2008 4:42:20 PM PST · by Astronaut · 33 replies · 1,245+ views
    National Post ^ | 12/20/08 | Robert Fulford
    Caroline Kennedy opened a new stage in the evolution of the Kennedy Cult when she announced that she wants to be appointed U.S. senator from New York to fill out Hillary Clinton’s term. For 48 years, the Kennedys have treated American politics as family property, like a castle European aristocrats pass on from one clan member to another. Caroline, as John F. Kennedy’s daughter, believes she’s entitled. Kennedys think that Kennedys should have whatever they desire.
  • Caroline Kennedy Is No Sarah Palin

    12/19/2008 11:56:14 AM PST · by BAW · 59 replies · 2,472+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 19, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    It is a legitimate question: Why is the resume-thin Caroline Kennedy being treated seriously as a prospective appointee to the U.S. Senate when the comparatively more-qualified Gov. Sarah Palin received such a harsh review? It is legitimate, at least, to those inclined to see apples and oranges as essentially the same. Some of the differences between the two women benefit the pro-Palin argument, but the underlying premise of the debate is flawed. Though they both are women, the important distinction is the power differential of the respective offices being sought. There can be little debate that Palin, as a governor...
  • Do Not View This Caroline Video While Operating Heavy Machinery

    12/18/2008 6:02:25 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 2,135+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    --or driving a motor vehicle, as dangerous grogginess may result. After her underwhelming—some might say disastrous—foray into my upstate New York neck of the woods, you might have expected Caroline Kennedy to put in a peppier performance when she returned to the friendly confines of New York City. But Kennedy's statement after her meeting with Al Sharpton today was as soporific as a handful of Ambiens washed down with a slug of Stolichnaya. How bad? Enough that even Chris Matthews was left wondering on this evening's Hardball whether Caroline had displayed the requisite "starch," "gut passion" and political "bug." View...
  • Caroline 2016! (UNBELIEVABLE!!)

    12/17/2008 8:01:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies · 2,087+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | December 17, 2008 | Ross Douhat
    Ben Smith floats the balloon ... If Caroline Kennedy is appointed to the Senate and wins reelection, and Barack Obama serves two successful terms, Senator Kennedy from New York, into her second term after two high-profile campaigns, having amazed the pundits with her ability to step on and off charter jets in Rochester and be friendly to members of the City Council, will be an automatic top-tier candidate for president. ...and Allahpundit responds: Sounds good, but if we do it, let's do it the right way -- by electing a completely different Democratic ticket, having the VP resign and Caroline...
  • Camelot Princess Moves Right ... to New York

    12/17/2008 8:17:54 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 12 replies · 737+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 12/17/2008 | Dr. Dave
    Completely unpredictable, unfathomable, and unprecedented, Caroline Kennedy, daughter of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, will seek the open junior New York U.S. Senate seat. She immediately becomes the front runner, edging out fellow Democrat and philanderer William Jefferson Clinton (a former U.S. president, some time ago, when life was more innocent and...ahem...pure) and a host of no names among as many as 12 candidates to fill the vacated senate seat of Hilary Clinton. Republican (in name only) Mayor of New York Ron Bloomberg immediately declared her the winner. “There’s no need for debate here. Caroline’s our man. Really, she is...
  • Does [Caroline] Kennedy deserve to be Senator?

    12/16/2008 10:42:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,350+ views
    WSTM-TV Syracuse ^ | December 16, 2008 | Laura Hand
    Caroline Kennedy's interest in the U.S. Senate seat now held by Hillary Clinton is making for lots of talk, about whether having the Kennedy name is enough to qualify her for the position. Kennedy, who's 51, has been a very private person until her very public support of Barack Obama, and this week she's saying publicly she's interested. Reaction here in Syracuse: Outgoing Congressman Jim Walsh, honored by the Onondaga County Legislature for 20 years of service to the area, says 'Well, I think you have to earn this." He points to Clinton's tenure and asks 'Why did she come...
  • Kennedy Takes A Beating From Upstate Media [so what experience do you have?......]

    12/17/2008 2:36:56 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies · 3,377+ views
    Kennedy Takes A Beating From Upstate Media Reporters Jump All Over Mostly Silent Princess Of Camelot; Mayor Of Syracuse Doesn't Offer Endorsement Who Should Get Senate Gig? Siena Poll: Cuomo 26, Kennedy 23 Reporting Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) Caroline Kennedy took a page from Hillary Clinton's playbook and began an upstate listening tour On Wednesday. The road trip included stops in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo to help convince Gov. David Paterson and voters she's the one to replace Clinton in the U.S. Senate. But it was a tough crowd. The black SUV pulled up to Syracuse city hall Wednesday...