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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:30 PM
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Caroline Kennedy WITHDRAWS from consideration of Hillary Clinton's Senate seat.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:31 PM by MyPetRock
This is per MSNBC. May have to do with her Uncle Ted's health. :shrug:
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SuperTrouper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:31 PM
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1. That is what the NY Times just reported...All my prayers for Teddy and his family
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:32 PM
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4. My prayers are with Teddy and family also.
O8)
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:31 PM
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2. Or may have to do that
polls in N.Y. showed Cuomo a favorite.
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SuperTrouper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:32 PM
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5. No. Polls showed Hillary the big favorite for Prez, remember?
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:32 PM
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3. because she wasn't going to get it. nt.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:08 PM
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13. No, but leave it to you to
have some negative snark.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:37 PM
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6. word for the day: credulous
Are we to assume that Patterson had already decided to pick her, then she called out of the blue and withdrew her name?

Are we to assume that Teddy Kennedy doesn't want her to get the seat? So she's stepping aside to disappoint a dying man because she's so concerned about him?

For heaven's sake...

Patterson said he would pick right after Hillary was confirmed. Hillary is confirmed and then Caroline bows out like an hour later?

Doesn't it seem likelier that she was paid the courtesy of being informed she wasn't the pick so she could make a face-saving gesture of 'withdrawing' her name?
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:41 PM
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7. That seems to be the most reasonable assumption.
But Uncle Teddy also became ill yesterday. However it seems that option 1 is the most likely scenario.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:44 PM
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8. The fact that Teddy's dying wish would be for her to be a senator undercuts everything
He would pitch a fit if she withdrew because he's sick.

In fact, from his perspective she would get to spend more time with him as a senator. (I assume Teddy will keep showing up for work to the bitter end.)

Sorry for my rudeness, BTW -- my post wasn't directed against you personally. I was reacting to a range of comments and theories offered throughout a number of threads.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:46 PM
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10. Actually, upon reflection, I must agree with that analysis.
Teddy WOULD be furious. It must have been a political deal. Patterson didn't want to appoint her, and gave her a time limit to withdraw.
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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:07 PM
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12. oh look at the haters dancing on her grave by making shit up --transparent as hell
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:11 PM
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16. We will give this poster the B of the D and assume he or she is incredibly drunk.
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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:13 PM
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17. you've been talking shit about Caroline so your ugliness is no surprise
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:13 PM by Lord Helmet
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:15 PM
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19. Glug, glug. glug. (And the word "concern" can be found in most of the better dictionaries.)
I think the idea of appointing Caroline Kennedy to the US Senate is low comedy.

I am not "concerned" about it. I just think it's medieval.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:16 PM
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20. Well, LORD Helmet,
some are uncomfortable with presumptive royalty taking control of this country.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:17 PM
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21. And weren't you just pissing in the Hillary Clinton thread?
Yes, I thought so.

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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:18 PM
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22. an illustration of what goes around comes around
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:20 PM
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23. But you do not disagree that you have such ill feelings for our SOS
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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:22 PM
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24. no I don't support her insane foreign policy views a la Dr. Strangelove
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:28 PM
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27. If that's true Obama should be impeached tomorrow.
He appointed an insane person with ideas like Dr. Strangelove to the second most important position in the executive branch after President???

What a head-case he must be...
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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:31 PM
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28. what I think is of no concern to Pres Obama
and doesn't cover up what a jerk you are about Caroline. I can't stand Clinton's foreign policy views. You have been slamming Caroline personally and that's really low for a democrat.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:35 PM
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30. Slamming Caroline personally? You are a liar. (Big surprise there!)
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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:37 PM
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31. riiiiiiiiiiight
you are a jerk
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:40 PM
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32. That's as may be, but you're fucking liar, and you have been called on your slander
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:41 PM by Kurt_and_Hunter
I have never said anything personal about Caroline Kennedy.

Ever.

If you are so screwed up that you think questioning whether an individual is the best person from our second or third most populous state for one of only a hundred Senate seats is a PERSONAL attack then it's no wonder you're so angry all the time. Life must be incredibly frustrating for you.

Slink away, psycho.
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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:43 PM
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33. you are transparent
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:45 PM by Lord Helmet
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:34 PM
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29. He did not "become" ill yesterday - he has been very seriously ill
since last May. He has had seizures at least twice before - and it was unfortunately said that these are what he has to live with going forward.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:09 PM
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14. No it doesn't but my mind
doesn't work like yours.
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:44 PM
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9. Opens the way for Bea Gonzalez
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:47 PM
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11. We have heard Cuomo being mentioned often
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:51 PM by PBS Poll-435
Is there anyone else that is being seriously considered?

The NYP article mentions Reps. Gillibrand, Israel, and Maloney.

I would prefer that Gillibrand stay in the House. That is a Republican seat that is hers as long as she wants it.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:10 PM
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15. Not that I know of.
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:14 PM
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18. only on DU can there be 5 threads on
"breaking news", hours after it happens.
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:22 PM
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25.  Keep well Teddy. I thnk it's for the best Caroline doesn't go for the seat she seems too good >
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:26 PM by cooolandrew
natured for this game called politics I wish her all the best.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:28 PM
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26. We have a dear friend who is dealing with terminal cancer.
It's a horror not only for the patient, but for family and friends. :cry:
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