Maureen Dowd of the New York Times fires the opening salvo in Camelot's Second Crusade: That is, go back and destroy the victors the same way you were gonna right before they destroyed you. Kinda like this wholly unself-evident death threat from Camelot via the New York Post:
Someone should ask Mayor Mike and Deputy Kevin how many 'umms' and 'ya knows' Caroline Kennedy could--theoretically speaking, of course--produce should she be forced to filibuster something which she knew nothing about? Or even filibuster something she should know a lot about, like say, how come she wants to be selected a senator?
Just joking, Kevin.
But kind of not, Kevin. Because my impression of what a senator does most is speak and make articulate and compelling arguments to one's colleagues in order to get something done--kind of like convincing people that one (Caroline) would make a great senator, and as thus, should be selected over someone whom already does this extremely well, like say, Kirsten Gillibrand.
It looks like Ellis Henican hit the nail on the head with Sunday’s column about Caroline (Kennedy) Schlossberg’s candidacy (note the title, "How THEY, Elected A Kennedy"). From the beginning, it seemed like something with the Caroline (Kennedy) Schlossberg nomination was fishy and Ellis did a good job of pointing out what it was.
...and the Mayor for Political Aspirations want David Paterson to hurry up and get with their non-partisan, good-government program for selecting Caroline Kennedy a US Senator:
I'm sure the governor appreciates the advice, Kevin.
...is that it's in New York, where they come out of the weeds after you. This includes ill-advised lunches with cleaned-up snakes in the grass, a tabloid wolf-pack, hostile natives, and various and sundry knee-cappers.
I need to vent.
Now that Caroline Kennedy has "staffed up" in an attempt to get the nod from Paterson, I find myself thinking more and more...How much is she paying these people? I sure hope that it is not much, because frankly, her rollout could have been so much better.
These past couple of days, traditional media has been blasting the Camelot theme...The daughter of JFK, how he hoped she would serve before she was born, every family member possible doing an interview...over and over, and over again.
Don't get me wrong, I love the Camelot theme...but since someone doing publicity for Sweet Caroline decided to package her tightly around it, the question of entitlement has come up. People are asking, what has she done? Is she just getting all this hype because she is a Kennedy??? And you know what? They have every right to ask these questions. Because that is all they are talking about on TV.
When someone has a press conference, and the headline is just that she held a press conference, is that person really ready to represent our state in the United State Senate?
In contrast, last week, Andrew Cuomo held a press conference, and the headlines were "Cuomo proposes consolidation of local governments".
Ladies and Gentlemen, please let's not support the appointment of someone without substance. The issues are too important and the stakes are too high to have a political novice representing our interests.
I've noticed there has been a lot of press recently, a lot of speculation about who will be tapped to replace Senator Hillary Clinton when she heads south to take over the Department of State. And as speculation goes, besides a smattering of usual suspects, I found this interesting:
Let me posit this: so far in this presidential cycle, Barack Obama may have gotten the four most significant endorsements of any presidential primary candidate ever; and definitely in my lifetime. These are namely (in order of importance): (1) Oprah Winfrey, (2) Caroline Kennedy, (3) John Kerrey and (4) Ted Kennedy. And with these endorsements in the bag Barack Obama needs to tighten the screws on the Billary Clintons. There are many ways to go about this in the short term.
To do this Barack needs to take a picture of himself and Caroline Kennedy, and use in a mailer, where he lifts the op-ed from the New York Times, in which she favorably compares him to her deceased father President John F. Kennedy. Then he needs to mail this to every democrat on the prime list (who is over 45 years old). You see Barack has already locked up the under -45 vote; this will be a coup de grace. After he does this he can stick a fork in Hillary Clinton: she will be cooked; done; finished. This will be one of the most extravagant mailing consignments ever, if he were to run it through all the Super Tuesday states (Feb.5th).