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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:24 PM
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Caroline Kennedy out of the quest for NY Senator
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:28 PM by blogslut
As per CNN, via the NYT

Cites the health of her uncle among the reasons for bowing out of consideration.

EDIT ADD: better link - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/22/nyregion/22caroline.h...
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:24 PM
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1. I'm not sure if I buy that at this point. n/t
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:27 PM
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4. I don't buy it either. n/t
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:28 PM
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5. Maybe she's worried she's stressing Ted out by running.
And maybe she was. Who knows?
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:25 PM
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2. I bet the DLC is celebrating...now they have a chance to get one of their "own" in there.
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Fluffdaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:27 PM
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3. Yes we are.....................You know?
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:29 PM
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6. Like who?
Who, of the people being considered is DLC?
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:32 PM
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8. Steve Israel & Kirsten Gillibrand are two
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:45 PM
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15. Steve Israel is a guy I've touted on here for a long time
He was my pick to replace Clinton. The guy can flat-out raise campaign cash and has a solid voting record.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:48 PM
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17. yeah a solid neocon / corporate voting record
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:50 PM by FLAprogressive
- big AIPACer....supported a declaration of war against Iran:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hc110-362

- big "free trader"

- "Israel received a "C" on the Drum Major Institute's 2005 Congressional Scorecard on middle-class issues."

- has been described by blogs as "Long Island's second most reactionary congressman"

he's not good news: http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/search?q=Steve+Isra...
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:34 AM
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25. Neither is high on the list of those being considered
It's far more likely to be Cuomo or even Slaughter.
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Fluffdaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:33 PM
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10. Almost anyone will be better then little miss princess...........You know?
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:31 PM
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7. kick
:hi:
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:32 PM
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9. Wow!
:crazy:
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:38 PM
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11. I think she pulled out
because she found out she would not be chosen.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:38 PM
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12. Probably has something to do with all the negative politics as well.
Well, at least now someone a lttle more politically slick can go in.
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Fluffdaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:40 PM
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13. You know............I agree
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:52 PM
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18. Of course. I was fishing.
;-)

I prefer a sense of service though to slick.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:41 PM
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14. do you have to live in Massachusettes
to be named a senator?

what if Teddy is going to step down and he wants Carolyn to have his seat?

Kitty would want to be with him, so she won't be seeking it.

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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:46 PM
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16. MA elects its senators by special election. My guess is that you have to live here to be elegible,
but I am not sure.

(Question: who is Kitty?).
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:14 PM
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19. do you have to have residency before you can qualify to run
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:15 PM
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22. if you want to be senator from Mass., yes
Article I Section 3:
"No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen."

Now, resident is an ill-defined term, and there have been cases of people moving to a state mainly to run for senator - Robert Kennedy, for example, who when elected didn't meet New York's residency requirements to vote for himself.

By my feeble understanding of the law, Caroline Kennedy could decide to change her principal residence to her Massachusetts property and try for senate from there.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:12 AM
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23. thank you for the info
perhaps that is what she will do

I don't understand why the gov of NY is having such a hard time with his decision.

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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:23 PM
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20. I can't see why it would be Teddy's health that she pulls out
I would think that Teddy would want a Kennedy in the Senate to carry on the legacy. I think she just got tired of the attacks and decided she couldn't take the political life.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:51 PM
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21. ACHTUNG!!! Olbermann just said Caroline Kennedy has NOT withdrawn her name from consideration.
The story gets more interesting...
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RFKJrNews Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:39 AM
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24. Confirmed in a surprise midnight announcement
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