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140. Prohibition only affect the working and poor classes. Those that were bootlegging
supported prohibition and they got rich. The rich always had booze available.
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  -Breaking news: It's Caroline! AtomicKitten  Jan-02-09 01:55 PM   #0 
  - Wonderful. I think she will make a fine Senator.  Cleita   Jan-02-09 01:58 PM   #1 
  - Congrats to our newest Senator Kennedy!  CTyankee   Jan-02-09 01:58 PM   #2 
  - As an expat New Yawkah I am proud to have Caroline Kennedy  Warren Stupidity   Jan-02-09 01:59 PM   #3 
  - I, as a former New Yorker.. I am very proud and happy that finally  Roberto1223   Jan-02-09 02:03 PM   #14 
  - Hooray!  LisaM   Jan-02-09 02:00 PM   #4 
  - Oh, good. Cuz if there's one thing a democracy needs, it's royalty. nt  mycritters2   Jan-02-09 02:00 PM   #5 
  - No royalty here. Only great work by Pres. JFK, Teddy and RFK.  Roberto1223   Jan-02-09 02:05 PM   #17 
  - You have no way of knowing what kind of Senator she'll be.  mycritters2   Jan-02-09 02:09 PM   #21 
  - Neither do you. And shame on Paterson if he APPOINTS Andrew Cuomo  Roberto1223   Jan-02-09 04:20 PM   #90 
     - "Charismatic?" HAHHAHHHAHHHAHAARRRRRRGGGGHHHH ptui!  iconocrastic   Jan-02-09 06:12 PM   #109 
     - He's also the ELECTED ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW YORK  gmudem   Jan-02-09 06:26 PM   #111 
  - You appear to be making the case it is 'royalty' after all  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-02-09 02:12 PM   #24 
  - I guess you mean Joe Kennedy Sr? Joe Kennedy the former  Dlicious   Jan-02-09 02:38 PM   #36 
     - Joe Sr was a Nazi sympathizer and bootlegger.  mycritters2   Jan-02-09 03:10 PM   #65 
     - I don't see why being a bootlegger is a bad thing, prohibition was stupid to begin with  Hippo_Tron   Jan-02-09 03:53 PM   #83 
     - Prohibition only affect the working and poor classes. Those that were bootlegging  rhett o rick   Jan-02-09 11:12 PM   #140 
     - JoeKsr. is right up there with Nancy Reagan and Roy Cohn on my 'spawn of Satan' list. nt  MookieWilson   Jan-02-09 08:32 PM   #125 
     - Yes, I will give you that. What I don't like is that Hugo Chavez then went on  Roberto1223   Jan-02-09 04:23 PM   #91 
  - And all that pissyness matters not one bit  demwing   Jan-02-09 02:51 PM   #47 
  - That's right, cause  MyPetRock   Jan-02-09 03:03 PM   #59 
  - Now that's just sexism  demwing   Jan-02-09 03:32 PM   #75 
     - hahahahaha...  MyPetRock   Jan-02-09 03:40 PM   #77 
        - Not as far as your "princess" slam  demwing   Jan-02-09 03:43 PM   #79 
           - The truth isn't sexist.  MyPetRock   Jan-02-09 04:03 PM   #86 
              - Just like the previous occupant of the seat, right?  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-02-09 04:26 PM   #93 
                 - If that's your best shot...  MyPetRock   Jan-02-09 04:28 PM   #94 
                    - The double standards are what's laughable.  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-02-09 04:39 PM   #95 
                       - Hillary won an election. nt  mycritters2   Jan-02-09 05:03 PM   #98 
                       - Yeah, but look at her opponent  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-02-09 05:07 PM   #100 
                       - Obama beat Alan Keyes to go to the US Senate.  mycritters2   Jan-02-09 05:13 PM   #102 
                       - Perhaps Illinois doesn't like carpet baggers?  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-02-09 06:29 PM   #114 
                       - Rick Lazio after Guiliani, legitimately, dropped out due to  whistler162   Jan-03-09 12:17 PM   #160 
                       - And she got to know the people of NY state by going  biopowertoday   Jan-02-09 05:09 PM   #101 
                       - And as we all know, only the most qualified candidates win elections!  demwing   Jan-02-09 05:45 PM   #105 
                          - In the process of an election, candidates have to make their case  mycritters2   Jan-02-09 05:52 PM   #107 
                             - Now you're just making shit up , lol!  demwing   Jan-02-09 11:46 PM   #145 
                       - Hillary has done an incredible job as the Senator from New York.  MyPetRock   Jan-02-09 06:59 PM   #120 
                          - I don't understand the argument.  Usrename   Jan-03-09 09:15 AM   #148 
  - Yeah, that pissiness matters  zidzi   Jan-02-09 03:51 PM   #82 
  - I'm sure you think John Adams is rolling in his grave.  Alexander   Jan-02-09 11:53 PM   #146 
  - Excellent!  Uzybone   Jan-02-09 02:00 PM   #6 
  - Great news!  Scurrilous   Jan-02-09 02:01 PM   #7 
  - Great! Senate gets a bit more progressive  mvd   Jan-02-09 02:01 PM   #8 
  - Astounding article. Nameless officials get their view trumpeted in the headline,  MADem   Jan-02-09 02:02 PM   #9 
  - I'd like a little more certitude myself,  bottomtheweaver   Jan-02-09 02:03 PM   #15 
  - I guess with the drip, drip, drip of the news cycle, this may be as good as it gets  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 03:14 PM   #68 
     - I'll take it!  bottomtheweaver   Jan-02-09 08:26 PM   #123 
  - especially since Kennedy's stock has been going down these  paulk   Jan-02-09 02:07 PM   #18 
  - I was wondering the very same thing! nt  MADem   Jan-02-09 02:49 PM   #46 
  - Isn't it a riot how folks here don't know how to read critically? nt  MookieWilson   Jan-02-09 08:33 PM   #126 
  - Damn, if only I had a famous last name; I could skip more qualified people in line.  GarbagemanLB   Jan-02-09 02:02 PM   #10 
  - Yep. That's what you get for being born one of the great unwashed.  mycritters2   Jan-02-09 02:03 PM   #16 
  - Famous last name like Burris and Bennet?  Uzybone   Jan-02-09 02:33 PM   #32 
  - Those two are more qualified than Kennedy, and you know it. She is only the frontrunner because  GarbagemanLB   Jan-02-09 02:36 PM   #35 
     - And her Christmas and Chanukah card list....  MADem   Jan-02-09 02:55 PM   #52 
        - Quid pro quo? Isn't that what got Blago in trouble? If he were a wise man,  mycritters2   Jan-02-09 03:12 PM   #66 
  - Whats you favorite fruit?  demwing   Jan-02-09 02:53 PM   #49 
  - absolutely. I'm sure its only your name that keeps you from being a US Senator  onenote   Jan-02-09 03:04 PM   #60 
  - pwned  phleshdef   Jan-03-09 12:15 PM   #159 
  - No doubt, you'd have denied JFK, RFK, and Hillary Clinton.  Hieronymus   Jan-02-09 05:07 PM   #99 
     - I think you're leaving something out.  gmudem   Jan-02-09 06:30 PM   #115 
        - Polls showed that they all would have lost to RudyG. THAT's why it was offered to HRC. nt  MookieWilson   Jan-02-09 08:35 PM   #127 
  - "Caroline Kennedy will be his choice, but the governor cautions he's still looking."  BuyingThyme   Jan-02-09 02:02 PM   #11 
  - hey BT, happy new year!!  alyce douglas   Jan-02-09 02:10 PM   #23 
     - Happy New Year, Alyce!  BuyingThyme   Jan-02-09 02:26 PM   #28 
  - I didn't support this, but I hope she does a good job  cali   Jan-02-09 02:03 PM   #12 
  - i'm fine with this  sundog   Jan-02-09 02:03 PM   #13 
  - EXCELLENT!  DJ13   Jan-02-09 02:07 PM   #19 
  - That's a relief!  Fire1   Jan-02-09 02:09 PM   #20 
  - Way to go!  peace13   Jan-02-09 02:09 PM   #22 
  - It's OK news. I'm sure she'll be adequate.  damntexdem   Jan-02-09 02:15 PM   #25 
  - K&R. I'm glad, as a New Yorker, the people trying to ridicule her and compare her to Sarah Palin  jenmito   Jan-02-09 02:16 PM   #26 
  - me too  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 03:46 PM   #81 
  - ...  jenmito   Jan-02-09 03:54 PM   #84 
  - I am cautiously optimistic  Hope2006   Jan-02-09 05:33 PM   #103 
  - Surprise.  pecwae   Jan-02-09 02:23 PM   #27 
  - I want her to do well, but....  peaches2003   Jan-02-09 02:28 PM   #29 
  - We should hold all members of congress to that same standard.  peace13   Jan-02-09 02:40 PM   #38 
  - Most Senators are much more adept at public speaking than she.  peaches2003   Jan-02-09 02:53 PM   #50 
  - Anyone can do it.  whistler162   Jan-02-09 04:17 PM   #87 
  - I think, you know, she got ripped off in terms of her education. Not a single class in elocution?  MADem   Jan-02-09 03:06 PM   #61 
  - I can't say exactly why, but I like Senator Kennedy.  midnight   Jan-02-09 02:30 PM   #30 
  - I hope it's true. It looks like HuffPo simply picked up the AP story  CakeGrrl   Jan-02-09 02:33 PM   #31 
  - Great! n/t  Phx_Dem   Jan-02-09 02:34 PM   #33 
  - This news cheered me up.  bvar22   Jan-02-09 02:35 PM   #34 
  - here's some info:  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 02:54 PM   #51 
  - Surprise, surprise,  MyPetRock   Jan-02-09 02:39 PM   #37 
  - Really....  catnhatnh   Jan-02-09 02:47 PM   #43 
     - Do you understand the concept of metaphor?  MyPetRock   Jan-02-09 02:52 PM   #48 
     - Yeah. That's exactly what PetRock meant.  mycritters2   Jan-02-09 04:24 PM   #92 
  - I think this is a news item floated to see how NY voters  Dlicious   Jan-02-09 02:40 PM   #39 
  - Get a grip folks, read the OP link, nothing official at all  mentalsolstice   Jan-02-09 02:41 PM   #40 
  - verbatim as posted on Huffington Post  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 02:47 PM   #44 
     - Huffington Post isn't infalable...  Juniperx   Jan-02-09 02:56 PM   #53 
     - my point is I didn't write the headline  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 02:57 PM   #54 
        - But you passed it along as fact... eom  Juniperx   Jan-02-09 03:00 PM   #55 
           - I posted it. You are welcome to believe it or not. Nobody is holding a gun to your head.  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 03:00 PM   #56 
              - Did you read the article? eom  Juniperx   Jan-02-09 03:07 PM   #62 
                 - If you have a complaint about the article, address it to Huff Post.  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 03:09 PM   #63 
                    - I don't really care one way or the other... this is up to the people of NY  Juniperx   Jan-02-09 03:12 PM   #67 
                       - wrong - this is up to Gov. Paterson  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 03:21 PM   #69 
                          - That doesn't make it right to post gotcha headlines... eom  Juniperx   Jan-02-09 03:25 PM   #71 
                             - it's gotcha to you because you don't like the idea of the appointment -- it's newsworthy to others  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 03:26 PM   #73 
     - M'kay, here's the exact quote  mentalsolstice   Jan-02-09 07:13 PM   #121 
        - It doesn't say it's official. It says "Officials: It's Caroline."  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 08:14 PM   #122 
  - Yah HOOOOO!!!  NYC_SKP   Jan-02-09 02:44 PM   #41 
  - back atcha  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 02:49 PM   #45 
  - Congrats Caroline!  zulchzulu   Jan-02-09 02:45 PM   #42 
  - I'm glad the NY Gov isn't one of those who discount qualified people just b/c of their last name.  AZBlue   Jan-02-09 03:01 PM   #57 
  - and to you  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 03:03 PM   #58 
  - If he had he might not have run for Lt. Governor or  whistler162   Jan-02-09 04:20 PM   #89 
  - Who says it's official?  democrattotheend   Jan-02-09 03:09 PM   #64 
  - Yep... Gotcha headlines shouldn't be allowed...  Juniperx   Jan-02-09 03:26 PM   #72 
  - It says 'OFFICIALS', as in "This is a quote from MORE than one official"  Trajan   Jan-02-09 03:26 PM   #74 
  - Excellent, sometimes you need new blood.  mkultra   Jan-02-09 03:23 PM   #70 
  - Now you have to define "new."  MyPetRock   Jan-02-09 03:42 PM   #78 
  - Yay...K & R!  Hope And Change   Jan-02-09 03:38 PM   #76 
  - K & R  politicasista   Jan-02-09 03:44 PM   #80 
  - Caroline was the obvious choice to replace Hillary. She's a real New Yorker.  InAbLuEsTaTe   Jan-02-09 03:54 PM   #85 
  - Are you being sarcastic or something?  gmudem   Jan-02-09 06:33 PM   #116 
  - Hopefully she will learn how to campaign or else we're fucked.  anonymous171   Jan-02-09 04:18 PM   #88 
  - Excellent!  riverwalker   Jan-02-09 04:58 PM   #96 
  - I think she'd be great but she hasn't been announced as the pick and this article is misleading.  kwenu   Jan-02-09 05:02 PM   #97 
  - Glad to hear it.  cwydro   Jan-02-09 05:41 PM   #104 
  - Wonderful news!!!  Hepburn   Jan-02-09 05:48 PM   #106 
  - Here's an interesting take on the New York  zidzi   Jan-02-09 05:54 PM   #108 
  - Disgusting. I thought it actually wasn't going to happen.  gmudem   Jan-02-09 06:18 PM   #110 
  - But wouldn't having a Kennedy be grand?? She was the daughter of JFK! What other requirement is  GarbagemanLB   Jan-02-09 06:28 PM   #113 
     - Obviously nothing!  gmudem   Jan-02-09 06:34 PM   #117 
        - Hey, Prince Charles still doesn't have a job.  Bette Noir   Jan-03-09 01:20 PM   #162 
  - I hope that they are right. She has an excellent chance to win in 2010  MasonJar   Jan-02-09 06:27 PM   #112 
  - So would any Democrat.  gmudem   Jan-02-09 06:36 PM   #118 
  - That would be nice, only it isn't Caroline yet  mtnsnake   Jan-02-09 06:36 PM   #119 
  - that's the precise front page headline earlier today, no play on the headline at all  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 08:50 PM   #131 
     - Oh sure like "Officials" isn't supposed to be mistaken by some as "Official"  mtnsnake   Jan-02-09 11:26 PM   #143 
  - SUCKER!!!! No one "official" said it. nt  MookieWilson   Jan-02-09 08:31 PM   #124 
  - it reads "officials say ..." and you aren't an editor-at-large (except maybe in your head) n/t  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 08:38 PM   #128 
     - No, but I AM an expert in political language, actually. nt  MookieWilson   Jan-02-09 08:43 PM   #129 
  - Go, Caroline.  Old Crusoe   Jan-02-09 08:44 PM   #130 
  - My sentiments exactly.  AtomicKitten   Jan-02-09 08:53 PM   #132 
     - She's a good soul. She'll work hard. She'll lift many boats.  Old Crusoe   Jan-02-09 08:55 PM   #133 
  - Not seeing this anywhere else.  Condem   Jan-02-09 08:56 PM   #134 
  - Politics and progressiveness are in her at a cellular level  texastoast   Jan-02-09 09:44 PM   #135 
  - "cellular level"? Sounds like a cross between royalty and god, to me.  iconicgnom   Jan-02-09 09:55 PM   #137 
  - Midichlorians? (sp)  Bette Noir   Jan-03-09 01:27 PM   #163 
  - what do you mean by "how to maneuver" ? nt  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-02-09 10:07 PM   #138 
     - i can explain it  texastoast   Jan-03-09 03:39 PM   #166 
  - same Huff Post article has Governor's spokeman saying NO  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-02-09 09:51 PM   #136 
  - Excellent.  dpbrown   Jan-02-09 10:24 PM   #139 
  - Great. She is not well liked by the Senate "Good Ole Boy Club" and I think that  rhett o rick   Jan-02-09 11:14 PM   #141 
  - I like her, but... she doesn't sound as someone who knows a lot  Katzenkavalier   Jan-02-09 11:17 PM   #142 
  - Wonderful news. An excellent choice by an excellent Governor  socialdemocrat1981   Jan-02-09 11:36 PM   #144 
  - Good Times Never Were So Good!!  Lightning Jack   Jan-03-09 12:51 AM   #147 
  - Hooray yet another royal bloodline legacy in a position of power  spiritual_gunfighter   Jan-03-09 09:23 AM   #149 
  - I had to get off this thread  NBachers   Jan-03-09 09:32 AM   #150 
  - I for one have no opinion on this, I guess we will see how it goes  LSK   Jan-03-09 09:46 AM   #151 
  - I hate the Yankees but I love Caroline! nt  Joey Liberal   Jan-03-09 10:20 AM   #152 
  - Two reasons I support Kennedy  liskddksil   Jan-03-09 11:13 AM   #153 
  - both excellent reasons  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 02:48 PM   #165 
  - >>> It is clear Caroline's opposition in her quest for the seat is Clinton by proxy.  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 11:25 AM   #154 
  - "Their seething resentment toward this appointment is crystal clear. "  Forkboy   Jan-03-09 11:37 AM   #156 
  - A case could be made  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 11:46 AM   #157 
     - Sculpting a platform? Even that article you're citing says she's been vague  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-03-09 04:31 PM   #168 
        - She's more liberal/progressive than Clinton and will serve NY well.  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 06:43 PM   #176 
           - "You" as in me?  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-03-09 09:13 PM   #180 
              - from my observations over the last few days  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 09:25 PM   #182 
  - but the same Huff Post article said Paterson had NOT made up his mind  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-03-09 04:29 PM   #167 
     - we all know where the "seat-warmer" suggestion came from  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 06:35 PM   #175 
  - As a great admirer of Caroline Kennedy, I'm still disappointed.  abq e streeter   Jan-03-09 11:34 AM   #155 
  - Ditto.  Bette Noir   Jan-03-09 01:32 PM   #164 
  - In a way it makes sense to select a big name  northernlights   Jan-03-09 12:03 PM   #158 
  - i thought this was posted yesterday, and it says the governor hasn't made his decision  MrsBrady   Jan-03-09 12:28 PM   #161 
  - see my reply 136 above - his spokesman says NO decision made. nt  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-03-09 04:33 PM   #169 
  - NO legislative experience but by gawd it's her birthright! you know ... you know ... you know.  ShortnFiery   Jan-03-09 04:33 PM   #170 
  - Everybody has to start somewhere, and better a Kennedy than another tool.  bottomtheweaver   Jan-03-09 05:46 PM   #172 
  - Caroline is not DLC; I thought that would appeal to you.  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 06:50 PM   #177 
     - so are Paterson, Silver, A. Cuomo, etc. Clintonites? oddly enough,  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-03-09 09:18 PM   #181 
        - Caroline leans toward Uncle Teddy's liberal-progressivism  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 09:30 PM   #183 
           - that wasn't what I asked - I'm wondering if you think every NY Democrat is a Clintonite. nt  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-03-09 09:32 PM   #184 
              - of course not - but there is a distinct Clinton vs. Kennedy vibe to this contest now  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 09:34 PM   #185 
                 - my question was about Silver, A. Cuomo, and Paterson. nt  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jan-03-09 09:37 PM   #186 
                    - I answered "of course not," but I wasn't referring to them earlier  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 09:39 PM   #187 
  - You know...all official like...you know...n/t  greguganus   Jan-03-09 05:27 PM   #171 
  - you're doing it wrong  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 06:30 PM   #174 
  - Ok, Seabiscuit.  BlooInBloo   Jan-03-09 05:47 PM   #173 
  - Second piece of good news for the Senate today! n/t  InvisibleTouch   Jan-03-09 07:01 PM   #178 
     - HuffPost apparently jumped the gun but this news is probably just premature.  AtomicKitten   Jan-03-09 07:03 PM   #179 
 

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