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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:42 AM
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4. Do you want a NY Senator who would win in 2010 and be a possible presidential candidate in 2016?
That's Caroline Kennedy.
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  -Explain Why Appointing Caroline Kennedy isn't Nepotism dynasaw  Dec-09-08 11:35 AM   #0 
  - I can't.  thecatburgler   Dec-09-08 11:37 AM   #1 
  - I'm curious: who do you think would be more certain to win election in the general?  onenote   Dec-09-08 11:49 AM   #9 
  - We got to see those people campaigning  cali   Dec-09-08 11:55 AM   #12 
  - when did moynihan and webb campaign before they were elected,  onenote   Dec-09-08 12:13 PM   #17 
  - Uh, wouldn't SHE be that placeholder?  NCevilDUer   Dec-09-08 01:00 PM   #36 
  - NY has lots of Congresscritters. I'm sure several are eminently qualified.  thecatburgler   Dec-09-08 12:44 PM   #28 
  - Rep. Mahoney is good - but too old. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-09-08 12:55 PM   #33 
     - She's 60. Not too old at all. nt  thecatburgler   Dec-09-08 01:09 PM   #39 
        - By most standards, but folks are looking to someone younger at the start. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-09-08 01:19 PM   #41 
        - she obviously lacks name recognition -- btw, its Maloney, not Mahoney  onenote   Dec-09-08 01:44 PM   #47 
           - I spelled it right in my post. nt  thecatburgler   Dec-09-08 02:35 PM   #50 
  - IMO, her biggest problem is not electability, but qualifications  clear eye   Dec-09-08 01:30 PM   #42 
  - it isn't nepotism. no one appointing her is her family, unlike *FRANK*  roguevalley   Dec-09-08 02:01 PM   #49 
  - It's not NEPOTISM!!!  Romulox   Dec-09-08 11:39 AM   #2 
  - But a nice change, perhaps, from carpetbagging. n/t  Orsino   Dec-09-08 01:43 PM   #45 
  - Well, the definition of nepotism used to reflect only relatives  hlthe2b   Dec-09-08 11:42 AM   #3 
  - Do you want a NY Senator who would win in 2010 and be a possible presidential candidate in 2016?  Eric J in MN   Dec-09-08 11:42 AM   #4 
  - and you know this how? As far as what kind of candidate she'd be  cali   Dec-09-08 11:56 AM   #13 
  - I Never Said It Wasn't Nepotism  Crisco   Dec-09-08 11:42 AM   #5 
  - I don't see what CK did to earn the seat, but...  Eric J in MN   Dec-09-08 11:45 AM   #7 
  - She's got as much ability as any other first-term senator has had.  8_year_nightmare   Dec-09-08 11:45 AM   #6 
  - No she doesn't. An experienced Rep like Hinchey or Slaughter  cali   Dec-09-08 11:58 AM   #14 
     - Everyone's started somewhere, even Hinchey or Slaughter.  8_year_nightmare   Dec-09-08 12:04 PM   #16 
     - Slaughter is nearly 80 and Hinchey is 70  onenote   Dec-09-08 12:19 PM   #20 
     - Hinchey, a true Progressive Liberal hasn't a snowball's chance in hell for the seat.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Dec-09-08 12:57 PM   #35 
     - Thay have no senority in the US Senate. What do you mean senority?  John Q. Citizen   Dec-09-08 02:55 PM   #52 
  - The US Senate seat in NY is up to the people in NY. Let the governor do what he needs to do........  suston96   Dec-09-08 11:47 AM   #8 
  - As a NYer, thank you. I am tired of reading all of these threads from out of state residents  OmmmSweetOmmm   Dec-09-08 01:02 PM   #38 
     - A NYer here, asking why would you be happy w/ Kennedy? n/t  clear eye   Dec-09-08 02:37 PM   #51 
        - Please see my post #35.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Dec-09-08 04:06 PM   #53 
  - So, you're saying he should appoint an enemy?  nichomachus   Dec-09-08 11:49 AM   #10 
  - It's not nepotism--Patterson isn't related to her.  WI_DEM   Dec-09-08 11:50 AM   #11 
  - Maybe new rules should be put into place...  LanternWaste   Dec-09-08 12:02 PM   #15 
  - I'm Pretty Sick of the Kennedys. I Have To Be Honest. They Are The "Old Democratic Establishment"  maddowfan   Dec-09-08 12:15 PM   #18 
  - yeah- fuck them and all the good they have done the country  Marrah_G   Dec-09-08 12:28 PM   #25 
     - That doesn't mean every one of their progeny gets first dibs on elected offices  thecatburgler   Dec-09-08 12:38 PM   #26 
        - Nor should it be used against them if they want to serve.  Marrah_G   Dec-09-08 12:43 PM   #27 
        - Okay, so you have no problem with nepotism. Got it.  thecatburgler   Dec-09-08 12:47 PM   #29 
           - It isn't Nepotism. I never said those words. You are a liar.  Marrah_G   Dec-09-08 12:53 PM   #32 
              - You are a drama queen. Good riddance. nt  thecatburgler   Dec-09-08 01:10 PM   #40 
        - They don't.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-09-08 09:31 PM   #57 
  - I say go for it if you can find one that isn't drunk or a womanizer to varying degrees. nt.  IndianaJones   Dec-09-08 12:17 PM   #19 
  - Common traits on Capitol Hill. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-09-08 12:57 PM   #34 
  - Maybe they should put the seat up for auction  economicgeography   Dec-09-08 12:20 PM   #21 
  - Is Caroline Kennedy related to the NY governor? I didn't know they were close.  dmordue   Dec-09-08 12:21 PM   #22 
  - Yeah, I'm sure if her name were Caroline Kinnipski she'd be up for consideration right now.  thecatburgler   Dec-09-08 12:49 PM   #30 
  - Bullshit! It stinks and especially in these hard times, we don't need POLITICAL ROYALTY.  ShortnFiery   Dec-09-08 12:21 PM   #23 
  - pretty sure it's not  Johonny   Dec-09-08 12:26 PM   #24 
  - Jane,  hootinholler   Dec-09-08 12:51 PM   #31 
  - Unless she's a family relative of Paterson, there is no way it's nepotism. Just read the  OmmmSweetOmmm   Dec-09-08 01:00 PM   #37 
  - My email to the Governor (and link)  clear eye   Dec-09-08 01:36 PM   #43 
  - Explain why this post isn't stupid and irrelevant  digidigido   Dec-09-08 01:37 PM   #44 
  - I wouldn't care if NY appointed Mickey Mouse,  rateyes   Dec-09-08 01:43 PM   #46 
  - Lisa Murkowski getting appointed to the US Senate by her father...  MinM   Dec-09-08 01:46 PM   #48 
  - so what difference does it make - if you need to be conivinced then you  28erl   Dec-09-08 06:37 PM   #54 
  - I'm starting to like her more and more just based on those against her.  Forkboy   Dec-09-08 06:53 PM   #55 
  - Nepotism would require  Warren Stupidity   Dec-09-08 09:30 PM   #56 
  - It is nepotism.  PM Martin   Dec-09-08 09:41 PM   #58 
  - Well, she isn't related to Patterson  PATRICK   Dec-10-08 07:47 AM   #59 
  - Some of the more pragmatic here  Karenina   Dec-10-08 09:52 AM   #64 
     - I wish Congress could quickly  PATRICK   Dec-11-08 09:51 PM   #65 
  - um...because she would win in a landslide anyway, if she ran?  PassingFair   Dec-10-08 07:51 AM   #60 
  - if words are to be given their actual meaning, no its not.  onenote   Dec-10-08 07:54 AM   #61 
  - May I just throw in a reminder that the Founding Fathers  Le Taz Hot   Dec-10-08 08:02 AM   #62 
  - She is as qualified as ANYONE sitting in those chambers  Horse with no Name   Dec-10-08 08:07 AM   #63 
  - I'm sick of the sick of the Kennedy's people  TheKentuckian   Dec-11-08 10:10 PM   #66 
  - I'm really burnt out on the Caroline bashing.  mmonk   Dec-11-08 10:30 PM   #67 
 

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