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Caroline Kennedy is Sarah Palin 2.0

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Only picked because she was a woman. Under-qualified. No experience. Sound familiar?


Everyone from Harry Reid to the New York Post is excited about giving Caroline Kennedy Hillary’s old Senate seat, but is she really anything more than a gimmick? 

There are many qualified candidates out there, such as Rep. Kristin Gillibrand, Rep. Brian Higgins, and Mayor Byron Brown of Buffalo. Andrew Cuomo, however, takes the cake. He was Secretary of the Deparment of Housing and Urban Development under Bill Clinton and is now New York’s Attorney General. And, sorry to break it to you over in Nevada Senator Reid, but the people of New York actually prefer Cuomo.

Along with the democratic insiders excited about her last name, feminist groups are also furiously lobbying the governor to choose a woman. Now I consider myself a feminist, but that’s just ridiculous. I thought we feminists wanted people chosen for their qualifications, not their gender. Cuomo is more qualified and I’d be writing the same thing if the choice was between Carl Kennedy and Andrea Cuomo. 

Now, I’m probably not going to be a fan of whatever liberal Gov. Paterson finally does appoint, but I do think that someone who has actually served the public and won an election before should be chosen over a philanthropist with a famous dad. 

I don’t want to put down Ms. Kennedy; she’s done some great work raising money for NY’s public schools. However, does anyone really believe she’d be considered at all if it weren’t for her family’s legacy?


Written by Sydney Vinick

December 18, 2008 at 11:13 pm

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  1. […] leave a comment » Bill’s resonse to Sydney’s post, “Caroline Kennedy is Sarah Palin 2.0“ […]

  2. Palin was selected to be VP, not Senator. The two positions are vastly different in level of expected knowledge and required experience.

    Kennedy has put her hat into the ring for US Senator. She brings as much experience with her as did Hillary during her first term. If Hillary – who was not from NY – was a great candidate then, why isn’t NY’er Caroline good enough for the Hillary set now?

    Frankly, had Caroline endorsed Hillary instead of Obama, the Hillary set would be all over themselves trying to get her into that vacant seat.

    It’s about retribution, not qualifications. Shame on those sore losers.


    December 19, 2008 at 4:38 am

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