Looks like Caroline Kennedy — JFK's daughter, Teddy and RFK's niece, John-John's sister and America's Princess™ — is seriously eying Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be vacant Senate seat. I guess this means Governor Paterson won't be auctioning it off to the highest bidder (who would probably be named Kennedy, anyway).
Caroline Kennedy is no doubt an intelligent, accomplished woman who has
navigated the glare of unasked-for celebrity with singular grace. But
what, beyond her famous name and the fact that no Democrat could
possibly contest her, qualifies Kennedy for Congress?
Ya got me.
Actually, Kennedy has rarely, if ever, demonstrated a taste for the
back-stabbing, blood-lusting, ideals-crushing brouhaha that goes on in
the Senate. Her family appellation surely provides some cover, but they
ain't playing tiddlywinks up there, trust me. While no one would doubt
Hillary's ability to go pantsuit to power-suit, the characteristically
soft-spoken Caroline begs the (probably sexist) question: does she have
what it takes to represent New York State in a venue that can only be
described as high school with filibusters? Should we really take
another step towards monarchism in our supposedly representative
democracy? Would Jackie-O approve?
Let's hear what you think. . .