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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:23 PM
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If Caroline Kennedy goes to the Senate, I will stand and cheer.
I'll probably also shed a few joyous tears.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:30 PM
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1. I doubt she's interested
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 03:32 PM by SharonRB
but I'd love to see it, too.

On edit:
I just heard on the radio that she's spoken to the governor about it, so maybe it's not so farfetched.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:35 PM
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2. Yup, reports are that she is interested
I'm thinking Uncle Teddy is talking to her.

Probably the same report you heard is what prompted this thread. Heretofore she's been quite specific in saying she wasn't interested.
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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:37 PM
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3. That would be so cool. She has everything going for her that would make a GREAT senator. nt
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:45 PM
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4. So would I. And I think New Yorkers would be proud as hell to have her represent them.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:45 PM
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5. Me too. She's supposedly the smartest of that generation of K's.
And the fact that she doesn't want it is a sign she might be a good senator!
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:00 PM
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26. Wouldn't it be nice if our rulers were drawn from the smartest of each generation of Americans?
rather from a few dozen families? :shrug:
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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:46 PM
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6. This would be fantastic
I've read her books on the Constitution and she is brilliant.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:48 PM
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7. I would join you.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:49 PM
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8. Hope Springs Eternal!
:bounce:


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freestyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:51 PM
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9. How about someone who has been elected to something.
I have immense respect for Caroline Kennedy, but there are literally dozens of elected officials throughout New York who would be good Senators. As a Marylander, I have minimal interest, but Governor Paterson has lots of better choices.
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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:58 PM
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11. What, like mayor of a town of 6000? (Sorry, but she has the smarts and education & would be great!)

She is a well-educated constitutional scholar and though never elected to some office she has tons of knowledge about governmental and world affairs -- obviously from a very early age.

And we need MORE WOMEN in all branches of government. With HRC leaving that seat it would be great to have it stay occupied by a powerful, intelligent woman.

If I lived in NY I would be incredibly proud to have her as my Senator.
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freestyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:09 PM
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16. Something like the U.S. House of Representatives. n/t
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:09 PM
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17. there are plenty of intelligent ELECTED women representing New York
in the federal House and in both houses of the state legislature.

And they would be MORE powerful than a freshman senator, because prior elected experience counts toward seniority in the Senate.

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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:11 PM
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19. This NYer thanks you - I want someone to explain how Caroline is more qualified
than Maloney, Lowey, Velazquez, Hinchey...

Hinchey isn't a woman, but you'd think DU would get behind a proven progressive.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:56 PM
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24. As a NYer myself, I agree with your fine examples.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:58 PM
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25. go so fired up about it I made a new thread
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:51 PM
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10. Women's Groups Endorse Carolyn Maloney for Clinton's Senate Seat

Looks like this Maloney person is also well qualified.



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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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:00 PM
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12. I think she is a much more realistic choice
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:05 PM
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13. She does apprear to have a good legislative progressive tract record.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:07 PM
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14. thank you - there are several Dem female reps if a female is required. nt
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:24 PM
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22. while I would like to see a woman replace Hillary, It is not a
requirement in my book.

Nor do I think a black should necessarily replace Obama in the IL seat.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:19 PM
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28. I agree. nt
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:19 PM
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27. I'd like her too, but how old is she? I think she's kind of old. nt
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:42 PM
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29. are you serious?
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:08 PM
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15. I'm not into dynasties. But she could probably do it. But I'd
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 04:09 PM by closeupready
rather see someone like Nydia Velazquez do it - someone who has a track record, a real down-and-dirty fighter for the people of New York. Not only a woman, but a woman of color.

But what am I thinking - Velazquez is a complete liberal. No, she would never work. :crazy:
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atimetocome Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:09 PM
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18. Caroline in the running does raise the specter of dynasty.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:14 PM
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20. Yes, unfortunately.
Obviously, the Kennedy's are great Democrats, but new blood would be healthy for the party.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:18 PM
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21. Hear!! Hear!! for no more political aristocratic dynasties. Let's find and elect some new blood.
I'm not saying Caroline wouldn't be good. I'm saying this country fought a war to get away from aristocratic rule, so why don't we do all we can to ensure that we do not return to that condition?

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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:55 PM
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23. She could (and should) be considered on her own merits
Her accomplishments are more than enough to be considered.

She has the "big picture" as evidenced by her non-profit work and books.

She know the nitty gritty via the legacy and connections.

I think she would be smart and diligent and if I lived in New York, would be happy to see her in the slot, history and name as side bars.
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