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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:41 PM
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The Hill: Caroline Kennedy Interested in Clinton's Seat
Caroline Kennedy Interested in Clinton's Seat
@ 2:13 pm by Walter Alarkon

Caroline Kennedy is interested in filling Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) seat once Clinton becomes secretary of State, according to multiple news outlets.

Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy and a campaign aide to President-elect Barack Obama, has talked to New York Gov. David Paterson (D) about the vacant post, according to ABC News sources.
New York State Democratic sources told NBC News that Kennedy has indicated her interest in being appointed to the seat, which was once held by her uncle, Robert F. Kennedy (D).

Another Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has taken himself out of the running, according to NBC's Andrea Mitchell. Other Democrats mentioned for the spot include New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Rep. Brian Higgins and Rep. Nydia Velazquez.

Though appointing Caroline Kennedy wouldn't appear to directly help Paterson with upstate voters he needs for reelection in 2010, she could help him win access to the White House and national donors, according to Senate Guru. Kennedy, along with Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), endorsed Obama early on in the Democratic nomination fight. She was also a member of his vice presidential selection committee.

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2008/12/05/caroline-ken...
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brianna69 Donating Member (339 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:45 PM
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1. Yay! Please do it Caroline. She would be fantastic
as the new senator from New York.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:48 PM
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2. she just doesn't seem the type that would want this
i'm not sure whether to believe it.

if it is true i admit it would be nice to have her in the Senate .
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:55 PM
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7. I feel the same way. The part I am most skeptical of is her wanting the seat.
However, she has involved herself more in this election then at any other time IMO - endorsing Obama early, writing the NYT OP - "A President like my Father", working on the VP selection and vetting team, campaigning A LOT for Obama - so it isn't exactly inconceivable that she does want it now.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:18 PM
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13. she could see this as a chance to participate and advance a legacy
like her dad's, one of hope and possibility. I would love this. She is such a great lady.
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:58 PM
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24. perhaps
she saw what a fuck up the last 8 years have been and decided to use her name to get involved and do something about it. She did a great job on the VP vetting team (ok if John McCain knew how to vet a VP, then maybe the race would have been closer).

I think she'd make a great senator, and my only regret would be not being one of her consituents.
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Hieronymus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:50 PM
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3. Do it, Caroline.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:51 PM
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4. Go Caroline !
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 01:53 PM by SpiralHawk
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:43 PM
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16. Cool lady. Facially, she reminds me of Jodi Foster. nt
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lurky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:53 PM
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5. She's great, but I'm sick of all these family dynasties.
She would be a US senator without ever running for or holding an elected office. Her qualification would be her family name, her connections, and the fact that she is "royalty".

I'm with Glen Greenwald on this kind of thing.
( http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/12/03/arist... )
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:55 PM
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6. She's got her act together
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 01:56 PM by SpiralHawk
She's a real Human Being. We need that in the U.S. Senate.
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brianna69 Donating Member (339 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:02 PM
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11. Amen SpiralHawk.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:57 PM
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8. And she would be subject to relection just like anyone else....
.... from what I know of her, I'd rather have her than some of the folks in there who's last name is oh .... say "Shelby" or "Chambliss."

As long as the dynasty in question isn't Bush, I dont see the problem.
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Hieronymus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:18 PM
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18. Trust me, Caroline Kennedy is qualified.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:58 PM
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9. Caroline would be an outstanding choice! n/t
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:00 PM
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10. I've heard that officials want a woman to take Hillary's spot.
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:11 PM
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12. Isn't there someone not named Kennedy, Clinton or Bush left who can run the country?
Just asking...
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mwei924 Donating Member (990 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:42 PM
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14. Yay! A Kennedy with a normal personal life!
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Seen the light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:45 PM
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15. I'm so sick of this crap
I defy someone that wants her in as Hillary's replacement to explain to me how she is the most qualified person for the job. She's not. Yet ANOTHER dynasty member.
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pecwae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:05 PM
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17. I've been told that she deserves it.
That word, 'deserves', has been used before.
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:26 PM
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21.  Women's Groups Endorse Carolyn Maloney for Clinton's Senate Seat
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 04:28 PM by atimetocome
looks like she has some competition.

I posted this eleswhere but fits here also.


edit to add link:

http://www.now.org/press/12-08/12-04.html



Women's Groups Endorse Carolyn Maloney for Clinton's Senate Seat

"Sen. Hillary Clinton leaves big shoes to fill, and Carolyn Maloney has what it takes. She knows how to tackle big issues and is willing to take on entrenched interests," said Kim Gandy, president of NOW. "She is a tireless advocate for her constituents, and one of the most effective legislators in the House."

"I have worked with many legislators over the course of several decades. Congresswoman Maloney gets things done whether in the majority or the minority," said Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority President. "She is an effective legislator who never takes no for an answer when it comes to fighting for women of the world or the citizens of New York."

With only 16 women out of 100 senators, the women of New York, the nation and the world need Carolyn Maloney's determination, tenacity, creativity and keen legislative skills to address the countless issues facing women, workers and families. Maloney has authored and passed key legislation including expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Debbie Smith Act for processing of DNA evidence/rape kits; she has a 100 percent rating from the Children's Defense Fund; is a leader on reproductive issues in the U.S. and internationally; and is a leader in the fight to end gender apartheid in Afghanistan.
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:22 PM
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20. I posted
a comment about the dynasty specter downstream before I read your post. You are right.
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:20 PM
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19. Caroline in the running does raise the specter of dynasty. I
said on another thread also, but since there is this thread--I will post again.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:38 PM
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22. Reading this thread title right after seeing the one about cardboard groping guy...
x(
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:07 PM
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23. .
:spank:
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vanderBeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:01 PM
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25. !
:rofl:
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