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Dowd on Kennedy: Hey, I Can Vouch for the Classy Insider Personally

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 [...]

How Democracy Works in America

1. Wealthy socialite and daughter of former president declares interest in becoming United States Senator.

2. Wealthy socialite gets in touch with billionaire mayor of the Big Apple.

3. Billionaire mayor deploys top aide to contact powerholders across New York State with message that wealthy socialite’s appointment to the US Senate is inevitable, “so get [...]

Caroline Kennedy is NOT Sarah Palin

She can talk, a little bit! What more does Caroline Kennedy need to do to prove that she is qualified to be a United States Senator? [...]

A Royal Story Ending in President Caroline Kennedy

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? [...]

Senator Caroline Kennedy: Because She Was On a Hiring Committee

But friends and associates say that Ms. Kennedy, 51, is no dilettante, and that her career is replete with examples of the kind of hands-on policy work and behind-the-scenes maneuvering that could serve her well.

This paragraph by the New York Times, justifying her bid to be appointed a United States Senator, is fleshed out [...]

Caroline Kennedy Wants to be a Senator

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 [...]