TUESDAY UPDATE: The New York Times said "she seemed less like a candidate than an idea of one: eloquent but vague, largely undefined and seemingly determined to remain that way."
SUDDENLY SENATOR MATERIAL?
When I think about the intense abuse that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took with grace from the feminist left so called intelligentsia as being unqualified (though she held experience, principles and a resume that ran circles around those of Mr. Obama and almost all of them) while she campaigned with John McCain for VP, and watch the process of Caroline Kennedy roll towards her being appointed to Hillary Clinton's Senate seat in New York, I want to gag. Gag I tell you! What's wrong with this picture? Just about everything.
First and foremost, Caroline decries a history of almost no interest in the political process over the years, starting with the most sacred of our rights and responsibilities---the right to vote. She's made few if any political contributions to candidates---as in putting her money where your mouth is.
But even more troubling is her work/volunteer experience that has little to commend her to becoming a U.S. Senator. If all that isn't enough, let's drive the nail in the coffin with her public speaking abilities: they're non-existent. Let me put it this way: if we had a dollar for every time Caroline said "You know" in one of her rambling sentences over the past several days, in explaining why she wants this job, why she'll be good at it, why she should suddenly have it, then we all could pay off our mortgages.
I mean, I mean, I mean, Caroline Kennedy for U.S. Senator from New York sucks.
And now, you know, along with the two other things in the world that make me gag---rancid oil and over-ripe avocados---her sudden attempts to be a senator make me a bit on the woozy, bilious side too.