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4 t 4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:40 PM
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Caroline withdrew Why ?
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:41 PM
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1. Who knows?
:shrug:
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:42 PM
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2. You might want to check out some of the 6 other threads already up about this. n/t
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:08 PM
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7. Only 6? Time for the hide button again
just like I use on all the Palin threads -- and a few other topics I don't want to get into a flame war over. Sheesh. Can't people scan the threads before starting a new one????
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:14 PM
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8. The most disregarded DU rule: Good citizens check for duplicates!
Everybody just has to be the first. There are usually at least 3 people who post simultaneously the first minute any important breaking news happens. Why would anyone think it is breaking news a half an hour or even hours later, but it happens here over and over.
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:44 PM
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3. I think she pulled out
because she got word that she would not be selected.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:55 PM
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4. My exact thoughts...n/t
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:00 PM
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5. Probably because she was being treated like Sarah Palin..
CAROLINE KENNEDY went on a "listening tour" through upstate New York on Wednesday, meeting with the mayors of Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo to advance her bid for the US Senate seat soon to be vacated by Hillary Clinton. But the Senate hopeful may have been doing a bit too much listening and not enough speaking - to reporters, who mostly got the silent treatment from an overly coddled Kennedy.

Have Kennedy's handlers learned nothing from the plight of Sarah Palin, who was so tightly managed that the few outings she was allowed with the press became do-or-die missions that she invariably flubbed? It didn't take long for the story line to set in that Palin was ducking tough questions and not ready for prime time. Kennedy is no Sarah Palin - she is articulate and temperamentally modest to begin with - but she faces some of the same obstacles in persuading the public, and New York Governor David A. Paterson, that she has enough experience to do the job.

Local coverage of Kennedy's swing through upstate was mostly breathless, but one video of her dash to a waiting limo in Buffalo did not help her cause. She stonewalled respectful and rather innocuous questions - "What is it about this position that interests you now?" "Do you have a position on the bailout program?" - while dark-suited aides created a flying wedge of protection that ushered her down the steps.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/edi...
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:01 PM
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6. unknown
although she probably wouldn't have been the greatest Senator anyway.

I wish her well.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:14 PM
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9. Perhaps a confluence of issues
- An ailing Teddy

- Her personality not well suited to the politicking, as she's a low key person.

- I also think that she may have felt that she was being rushed.

I'm thinking Gov. Patterson is going to choose Andrew Cuomo instead.
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