Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Caroline Kennedy has now announced that she is interested in Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. Liberal commentators and voters have not spoken on the matter, but I hope that they are against it.
Caroline Kennedy's qualifications for the job are -- what exactly? They are mainly one-- her last name. She has the silver spoon in her mouth. And what better way for such a person to become a Senator -- not by hard work and winning a competitive election, but by being appointed.
Liberals should be outraged that this person, who is the closest thing to an American hereditary aristrocrat, wants to become a Senator on the quick. It is against everything they are supposed to believe in.
Compare Kennedy to Sarah Palin, who was an ordinary person and worked her way up the political system. Even if one believes that John McCain made a mistake by putting her on the ticket too soon, she certainly had an impressive political career before that. But somehow I don't believe that Kennedy will get the Palin treatment.