A two-sentence summation of today’s opinion by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd:
People say Caroline Kennedy is coasting into the Senate on the basis of her connections to influential people, but that’s bizarre to assert, because what Congress needs is an infusion of class. She is a friend of mine and I can vouch [...]
Why is Caroline Kennedy as a U.S. Senator remotely possible and making such big news on the East Coast? I suspect the answer is the same as the answer to the questions:
Why is Andrew Cuomo the second-best shot for the Senate seat? Why did Hillary Clinton win that Senate seat in the first place? [...]
I’d love to be a U.S. Senator. I really would. I could not only vote on bills, but I could write them too. I’d be all over C-Span and would get to air my views each Sunday on the morning news shows. I think I could do a lot of good.
But my last name [...]