Thursday, January 22, 2009

Caroline kisses senate seat goodbye

From the NY Post:

Caroline Kennedy tonight withdrew her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate after learning that Gov. David Paterson wasn't going to choose her, The Post has learned.

Kennedy's decision removes the highest-profile name in the ring to step into Clinton's now-vacant seat, as she departs after getting confirmed today as President Obama's Secretary of State.

Sources said the reason Paterson had decided not to tap the daughter of John F. Kennedy was her poor performances in media interviews and in in private sessions with various officials.

Aides to Kennedy couldn't be reached for comment.

18 comments:

Maspethian said...

She is in the race, you know, but now, you know is not in the race but now, you know, back in the race.

Repubs, we were gonna get a liberal any which way. Be happy it is a dumb one.

People who know her (I know too), know, she is THAT dumb.

Let Patty screw a Kennedy or face a real crappy election.

Wade Nichols said...

Thank you Mrs. Kennedy, don't call us, we'll call you.

Would you kindly ask the next hack in line to step inside for their interview?

georgetheatheist said...

Sayonara Mrs. Schlossberg. Now let's rename the bridge the Triborough.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance...but its not over yet. Patterson could select Tom Souzzi or Coumo II

Souzzi's wish is to do away with all zoning and cityfy everthing.

Coumo is a crazy liberal and gun grabber like his dad.

Anonymous said...

*Sayonara Mrs. Schlossberg. Now let's rename the bridge the Triborough.

Does anybody call it the new name?I and eveyone else ive come across call it the Triboro.Hope they used the money for the repairs they've been working on for months.RFK was a honest,smart politician unlike the bunch from the last 30 years on either side of the ilse.Caroline would be better off volunteering and actually putting in some hours.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to horsey face - give these folks an inch in NYS and there is a grab for miles.

Taxpayer said...

Anonymous said:
"RFK was a honest,smart politician unlike the bunch from the last 30 years on either side of the ilse."

He was so honest that he was wiretapping the phone and bugging the room of Martin Luther King.

He was smart, however. The black community knows all about the wiretapping, and continues to honor him as a civil rights hero. All while claiming that Bush is a civil rights violator by wiretapping the phones of terror suspects.

Yes, sir. That Bobby (and the rest of that family) sure are smart and honest!

Anonymous said...

Either she ticked off the organization by supporting Obama over Hillary (as offical sources claim), or

gay? drugs?

something in her background.

A head hunter told me once never use 'personal reasons' as an excuse.

Anonymous said...

She might think that she's Kennedy "royalty" and entitled to its privileges but she was raised in
the Bouvier fashion.

She possesses a quiet philanthropic fund raiser's mentality and doesn't have an ounce of the piss and vinegar necessary for a political career.

Imagine a quiet little mouse like her presuming to represent
New York.

I'm getting sick of the
national genuflecting that is still going on 40+ years later
when even a mediocre Kennedy steps into a room.

When elder statesman Ted eventually leaves the stage...no more dynastic entrants please.

We fought a long and bloody revolution to rid ourselves of kingship!

italian girl said...

Kennedy herself should have realized that there would have been the backlash that there was. Why did she presume that a senate seat would be hers? Because she raised some dough for the DOE and Obama? Ridiculous. She must be getting bored counting her grandfather's dirty money.

Caroline - you want to go into politics, you gotta get in the trenches, get your hands dirty and not stand around like a mute.

georgetheatheist said...

And what was her "bagel chips" trick?

According to Monday's front page NY Times profile ("In a Most Private Kennedy, a Lure of Public Duty"):

"One friend described her son's first play date [sic!] with John [Mrs. Schlossberg's son], where Ms. Kennedy taught the 3-year old boys how to eat bagel chips off the kitchen table without using their hands."

Hey Paterson, you sure you don't want to reconsider?

italian girl said...

George, you make such a ridiculous point. Who cares about that?

georgetheatheist said...

Italian "girl". Obviously the NY Times did with their front page attempt at humanizing her.

BTW how is it done? You lick the chips off by slobbering on the table cloth? You catch them in your mouth by playing tiddly-winks?

My prediction for Mrs. Schlossberg, way down in the distant future? She'll turn into another Little Edie Bouvier Beale, her wacko relation. Her kids will have her committed. Ya know.

italian girl said...

The New York Times needs to rethink what stories they want to cover. As for what Kennedy did on a playdate, who cares? She was entertaining the kids.
I don't agree with your prediction. She'll continue to do her fundraising and charity events or whatever it is that occupies her time. And she'll drift back into obscurity, where she belongs.

Must be nice not having to WORK for a living.

Anonymous said...

Peterson should stop teasing the voters and name a successor already. The longer he tarries, the less time Hillary's successor will have in preparing for the job.

Anyway, it's good to see Princess Caroline stepping aside.

Sergey Kadinsky said...

Unfortunately, while most road signs still say Triborough, newly-printed subway and bus maps say "Robert F. Kennedy."

In other words, if someone asks you for directions to the RFK Bridge, it's probably an out-of-towner. To us the Triboro will always be like 6th Avenue- an eternal name, in spite of the law.

Maspethian said...

I am surprised that instead of naming an RFK Bridge, they didnt name an RFK Senate seat bestowed upon whichever Kennedy is jobhunting. The only qualification is that said Kennedy doesnt sound like an 80's mallrat Valley Girl

Essie said...

Interesting how her resume leaves out when Mommy got her a job around the corner at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The staff couldn't wait for her to leave. She was obnoxious then.