In a 1962 special senate election in Massachusetts the state’s attorney general, Edward McCormack, said his opponent:
“Teddy, if your name was Edward Moore instead of Edward Moore Kennedy, your candidacy would be a farce.”
Today we see the same thing.
After spending months trashing Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as being unqualified to serve in high federal office and raising questions about her devotion to her family, Democratic fanboys and girls are squealing with glee about Caroline Kennedy potentially replacing Hillary Clinton as the US Senator from NY.
For years, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg was praised for staying above politics. Now she is so ready to leap in at the top of the ladder that she has dropped her married name…sort of a reverse Hillary…in a tawdry grab for power that her grandfather Kennedy surely would have approved.
Take away the name and the estimated $100 million fortune, and there are dozens of New Yorkers who are as or more qualified than Caroline. The criticisms leveled at Sarah Palin apply in many ways to Ms. Schlossberg, and she should not be raised to the US Senate effectively as tribute to the sacrifices of her family.
To paraphrase a previous Senate campaign, “Caroline, if your name was Caroline Bouvier instead of Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, your candidacy would be a farce.”
The Democratic “Obamalot” is supposed to be all about fairness and reward for achievement instead of insider manipulation and reputation…let’s see when and if that actually occurs.