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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:44 PM
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Does anyone noit think that if JFK Jr. were alive he would get his uncle'sseat.
:shrug:
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:45 PM
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1. Well I don't
Mainly because he lived in NYC, not Massachusetts. Am I wrong on that?
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kevin881 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:52 PM
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4. JFK Jr. Lived in NYC. RFK was a senator from NYC. So, "his uncle's seat" is correct. -nt
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mwei924 Donating Member (990 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:48 PM
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2. He might've had the NY seat instead of Hillary but I don't think he was ever that serious about it.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:57 PM
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5. I agree. I don't think he was a particularly sharp or ambitious individual.
There is nothing wrong with that, but it is not terribly conducive to becoming a senator.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:50 PM
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3. Well, he lived in NY.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:58 PM
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6. I was in Martha's Vineyard the weekend his plane went down. It was so traumatic.
What a horrible experience. I don't even want to think about it.

Ithinkhe was a superstar in the making and he would probably have been considered for a Senate seat ifthe opportunity presented itself. I thought he was wonderful.

What a sad, sad day it was! I remember just being so depressed...we didn't even walk in the water at the beach, cuz I was so freaked out about their luggage washing up on shore at MV...a bad, bad day. I felt like I had spent my whole life mourning dead Kennedy's ...
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:19 PM
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9. .
:hug: I remember too, although I was thousands of miles away. Watching the news, hoping they'd all be ok... :cry:
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:05 AM
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23. Early that morning I got up to feed my baby granddaughter and heard a helicopter
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 08:06 AM by CTyankee
flying over. I picked her up to take her outside to see it. I remember thinking how strange it looked. It was orange. Later I learned that it was a Coast Guard helicopter.

My son in law came downstairs a few minutes earlier saying that he had just turned on the TV and there were reports that JFK, Jr.'s plane was missing over MV. A large boat from the Oceanagraphic center in Woods Hole was also dispatched to the island and then a very large plane (I had never seen such a lumbering huge plane that seemed to just hang in the air). AFter the big plane went over they determined the location of JFK, Jr.'s aircraft.

I still have my Black Dog T shirt with the year, 1999, on it...
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JSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:28 PM
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7. Why is this worth discussing?
Just wondering...
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:46 PM
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11. because it about as logical as a discussion of Caroline take the seat.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:59 AM
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20. What's it to ya?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:16 PM
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8. Maybe...as long as there wasn't an exam involved
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:20 PM
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10. I got the impression from interviews he did...
...that he wasn't much interested in running for office, but also felt some pressure to do it.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:58 PM
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12. I have almost every 'George' magavine that was published
which is the political/current events magazine that JFK Jr. edited up until his untimely death. Who knows whether or not he would have been primed for his uncle's former seat. I can say that I appreciated his work per his magazine. He showed a lot of promise per understanding the political climate of the time. I don't know that it would have translated into a senate seat.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:58 PM
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13. I think there is a good chance
that there would be no Senator Clinton if he hadn't died till 2004...and Senator Obama may be still State Senator Obama

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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:34 PM
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14. Frankly, he was a great fund raising draw for Democratic events, but his sister...
is much smarter and far more disciplined.

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LiberalCommiePinko Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:41 PM
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15. Before he died, I remember
reading that he was seriously considering running for governor of NY against Pataki. Is that not right?
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:43 PM
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16. Dunno. He was not all that successful in his "career". He had the same "appeal" as Obama.
Perhaps more.

But his personal life was a shambles.

Who knows?
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:56 AM
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19. And you put "career" and "appeal" within quote marks because?
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 01:58 AM by WinkyDink
Is "magazine publisher" NOT a career? Was his appeal---and is Obama's---somehow fictional?
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mwei924 Donating Member (990 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 03:29 AM
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22. I think he seemed less interested in policy stuff, and more into celebrity/entertainment.
After all, his magazine was more glamor and celebrity than substance. And he dated a string of actresses, celebrities, etc. It didn't look like he was looking for a career in politics.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:59 PM
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17. His death nearly broke my heart!
:cry:

He was fabulous and reminded me much of my brother.....They both have/had the over brimming natural charm that just make them shine no matter what room they walk/ed into. The Good looks that could not be rivaled, and the humility to carry them off. Always having the right thing to say, and telling stories like no one else could....and everyone wanting to be around in their orbit. My brother also has had a pilot license since he was barely a teen ager. He is a year older than me. Girls would come to spend the night with me, and would disappear in the middle of the night (sluts!) I was always told that I was good looking, but next to him, I was the ugly duckling. I have beautiful green eyes, people would reassure me ...but he had the outrageous peepers that hypnotized.

Obama reminds me much of them in that effortless way he has about his gifts.

I just pray that both my brother (he lives in Bangkok and directs a Thai freightline at that Airport that is currently under siege. He emailed me to say he was OK, but very busy dealing with the "mess" there) and Barack Obama will stay safe...because I will say again, John Kennedy Jr.'s death had me crying for days.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:55 AM
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18. I think Junior would have been Senator before now.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:11 AM
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21. Depends on what Governor Paterson wants
He may not want exactly what you want.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 03:24 PM
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24. What uncle? Ted Kennedy? He's still IN his seat. ????? John Jr. was not interested in politics.
Or so he said numerous times. Now, whether his family would've talked him into it, I don't know. But he clearly had no interest in it.
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 03:56 PM
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25. No Bobby's
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