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She should have asked to be Treasury Secretary

NYT: Taxes, illegal housekeeper derailed Kennedy Senate candidacy.

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Caroline – she’s in, she’s out, she’s in, she’s out – for now, you know?

The Post says that Carline Kennedy has withdrawn her name from the NY Senate appointment because she wasn’t going to get picked anyway. I’ll be glad if she’s picked up her toys and returned to her penthouse but The Post is the same paper that reported just a day r two ago that her seat was a done deal, so I’ll hold off celebrating, for now.

Is it too mean to wonder if Governor Patterson decided he could afford to dump her because her uncle doesn’t look like he’s going to be the Senior Senator from Massachusetts much longer?

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Prayer for the day: please don’t give us the government we deserve

kingCaroline Kennedy will be New York’s next Senator. Her predecessor, you may remember, was related to a president. Joe Biden is holding his own vacant seat so that son Bo can fill it. The Bayhs did the same, and, last I heard, the Bush family too. Worst result of this nepotism is, of course, Chris Dodd, hands down, but it’s a pretty shabby system regardless (and what will we do with Andrew Cuomo, pray tell?)

The country is rapidly, and willingly, giving up its freedom in return for the perceived certainty of governmental protection and that depresses me but I’m just as discouraged by its willingness to accept dynastic rule. If I had to blame one thing for this decline, I’d look to the celebrity culture we’ve created via TV and People Magazine that people absorb to the exclusion of thought, reason or meaningful discussion. Bad news for everyone, I think.

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Chavez to Poor Americans: “Drop Dead”

Hugo Chavez has terminated his PR stunt of donating home heating oil to the wretched of America. Joseph Kennedy, a staunch supporter of Mr. Chavez and his long-time flack here in the United States, referred all questions to cousin Caroline, the new Senator from New York who said, “Well, it’s like, you know, kind of a bummer, you know? Because, like, you know, who’s gonna pay to heat these homes now, you know?”

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2 X 0 = 0

Kennedy: “If picked for Senator, I’ll have to work twice as hard”.

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