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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:27 PM
Response to Reply #66
68. It seems like Hillary Clinton herself is now supporting Caroline Kennedy.
That's a good sign.
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  -kos: NY-Sen: Avoiding that pesky "democracy" thing cali  Dec-16-08 07:02 AM   #0 
  - "American royalty". Didn't we fight a war from 1776 to 1781 to be rid of this shit? Of course,  salguine   Dec-16-08 07:14 AM   #1 
  - Yes, and it's apparently "anti-progressive"  Moochy   Dec-17-08 09:14 AM   #45 
  - Well, one of our founders had, himself, a son who ran for President and won.  CTyankee   Dec-17-08 05:33 PM   #69 
  - Kos is off base. The Senate isn't a lifetime appointment.  dkf   Dec-16-08 07:15 AM   #2 
  - But only a little off-base.  Orsino   Dec-16-08 07:24 AM   #4 
     - All I know is I'd give a few clams to Caroline Kennedy.  dkf   Dec-16-08 07:45 AM   #8 
        - Not following you.  Orsino   Dec-16-08 08:09 AM   #19 
           - She's the only one I'd donate to.  dkf   Dec-16-08 08:17 AM   #24 
              - Yeah, I don't see anything to dislike in her, either...  Orsino   Dec-16-08 08:43 AM   #25 
              - It sounds like she has a nice set of skills to work with.  dkf   Dec-16-08 09:22 AM   #34 
              - Rule rather than serve? Are you familiar with all the phenomenal, unpaid work she has done?  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 11:31 AM   #55 
                 - That's why I like her so much.  Orsino   Dec-17-08 12:36 PM   #65 
              - She is the only one my upstate inlaws would support  quiller4   Dec-16-08 09:00 AM   #30 
              - So you don't mean *actual* clams  Bucky   Dec-17-08 05:38 PM   #71 
  - A 'caretaker senator'?  Warren Stupidity   Dec-16-08 07:19 AM   #3 
  - Whoever gets the seat will have to run twice within the next four years. Caretaker, my foot.  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 11:33 AM   #56 
  - BOO HISS on Kos  LynneSin   Dec-16-08 07:31 AM   #5 
  - "An Icky Process"  Crisco   Dec-16-08 07:35 AM   #6 
  - The process by which Governors appoint vacant-seat Senators IS democracy.  Old Crusoe   Dec-16-08 07:40 AM   #7 
  - Democracy once-removed.  Orsino   Dec-16-08 10:57 AM   #36 
     - I get your point but the Constitution is clear.  Old Crusoe   Dec-16-08 08:12 PM   #37 
     - Is the constitution clear on this issue?  Warren Stupidity   Dec-17-08 07:40 AM   #39 
        - Given the range of states' individual provisions for said  Old Crusoe   Dec-17-08 08:49 AM   #40 
     - Blago has nothing to do with the NY appointment, though., Patterson is not Blago.  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 11:35 AM   #57 
  - As Benjamin Franklin said about John Adams...  S_E_Fudd   Dec-16-08 07:46 AM   #9 
  - Wait - weren't the Adams also a dynasty  LynneSin   Dec-16-08 07:47 AM   #11 
  - Yes. Kos is vital and I respect him, but he does go on these  Old Crusoe   Dec-16-08 07:56 AM   #13 
  - Can't any New Yorker ask the guv to be considered?  panader0   Dec-16-08 07:46 AM   #10 
  - Of course, completely ignoring that this "democracy" thing put that law into place.  Vash the Stampede   Dec-16-08 07:51 AM   #12 
  - Yeah, but I think the governor is supposed to pick 'the best person possible'  galaxy21   Dec-16-08 07:57 AM   #14 
  - There's no specific provision for limiting the Governor's choice, except  Old Crusoe   Dec-16-08 08:00 AM   #16 
     - But you're admitting she's not the best person for the job?  galaxy21   Dec-16-08 08:03 AM   #17 
        - The duty to appoint is both privilege and power,  Old Crusoe   Dec-16-08 08:06 AM   #18 
        - Amy Winehouse is British  Bleachers7   Dec-17-08 11:28 AM   #54 
  - Strongly agree.  Old Crusoe   Dec-16-08 07:58 AM   #15 
  - Why shouldn't Kennedy be the caretaker senator?  uberllama42   Dec-16-08 08:09 AM   #20 
  - Kos Still Hasn't Figured Out How Badly He and His Site Got Pwned  Crisco   Dec-16-08 08:10 AM   #21 
  - 'Pwned' used without any sense of irony  Moochy   Dec-17-08 09:11 AM   #44 
  - Who will be the "caretaker"?  Kristi1696   Dec-16-08 08:11 AM   #22 
  - What's ridiculous is the fact the person who serves out the term  mmonk   Dec-16-08 08:11 AM   #23 
  - They were so blinded by anger over the idea of this  Jake3463   Dec-16-08 09:04 AM   #31 
  - Anyone appointed avoids the "democracy" thing for two years and the guy needs a fact checker  Jake3463   Dec-16-08 08:46 AM   #26 
  - I love kos, but what about the Constitution? The rules say this is cool....nt  sohndrsmith   Dec-16-08 08:47 AM   #27 
  - Guy totally got his facts wrong about Carnahan  Jake3463   Dec-16-08 08:53 AM   #28 
  - Excellent point.  Old Crusoe   Dec-16-08 09:08 AM   #32 
  - Thanks Jake.  MPK   Dec-16-08 09:51 PM   #38 
  - have we ever had a caretaker Governor? I sure as heck hope not.  sohndrsmith   Dec-16-08 08:57 AM   #29 
  - Will wonders never cease!!!!  Beacool   Dec-16-08 09:21 AM   #33 
  - What's to stop the caretaker  Jake3463   Dec-16-08 09:37 AM   #35 
     - I would prefer in that position someone with more experience.  Beacool   Dec-17-08 09:07 AM   #43 
  - Yes by forcing her to run 2 very expensive election campaigns in 4 years  LynneSin   Dec-17-08 08:50 AM   #41 
  - Kos is a Kennedy hater . He's not really a progressive/liberal  Tom Rinaldo   Dec-17-08 09:00 AM   #42 
  - oh nonsense. you know better than that.  cali   Dec-17-08 10:04 AM   #47 
     - cali - I was joking  Tom Rinaldo   Dec-17-08 11:03 AM   #48 
  - Sorry Kos, but I don't agree. Like you care, but...  Hansel   Dec-17-08 10:00 AM   #46 
  - For Christ's sake, there will be an election in 2010.  Alexander   Dec-17-08 11:04 AM   #49 
  - I sounds like  zidzi   Dec-17-08 11:27 AM   #52 
  - AND 2012. The appointee will have to run twice in four years. Brutal.  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 11:36 AM   #58 
     - Yep. So this is actually more democratic than most Senate seats  Alexander   Dec-17-08 11:42 AM   #60 
        - bingo  swampg8r   Dec-17-08 11:58 AM   #62 
        - I have no clue why Clinton supporters would oppose Caroline. The issues in Hillary's run  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 03:07 PM   #66 
           - It seems like Hillary Clinton herself is now supporting Caroline Kennedy.  Alexander   Dec-17-08 05:27 PM   #68 
  - My response at dkos:  mmonk   Dec-17-08 11:20 AM   #50 
  - Good, but Caroline was born in NY and has lived there for some time.  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 11:38 AM   #59 
     - I believe I labeled her as a New York City dweller.  mmonk   Dec-17-08 03:10 PM   #67 
  - Good grief! The appointment IS the democratic process followed by elections in 2010 & 2012.  AtomicKitten   Dec-17-08 11:23 AM   #51 
  - How do you know in advance that an appointee will be only a placeholder? And, even if you could  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 11:27 AM   #53 
  - In a democracy, your last name is irrelevant. It should not get you an office, but it should not  No Elephants   Dec-17-08 11:43 AM   #61 
  - for the record, KKT ran a textbook horrible race in 02  Blue_Tires   Dec-17-08 12:06 PM   #63 
  - kos' assumptions about whether CK would be elected are unsupported by history  onenote   Dec-17-08 12:20 PM   #64 
  - So, (1) NY state should forfeit 2 years of seniority & (2) the law is undemocratic  Bucky   Dec-17-08 05:37 PM   #70 

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