Caroline Kennedy to replace Hillary?

Senate seat for Caroline Kennedy would extend legacy

Caroline Kennedy, who spent most of her life looking to steer clear of the spotlight, is capping off a year of unusually public — and political — activity with interest in the Senate seat that would be vacated by Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton.

And her interest in that seat could mean the continuation of a Kennedy legacy in the Senate that began 56 years ago with the election of her father, John F. Kennedy, as the junior senator from Massachusetts.

Her uncle Edward has represented Massachusetts in the Senate for more than four decades. Her uncle Robert served as junior senator from New York from 1965 until he was assassinated in 1968.

“Remember, [Clinton’s] seat in the Senate was once held by Robert Kennedy,” CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider said Saturday. “Her other uncle, Ted Kennedy, is ill right now. If [New York Gov. David] Paterson appoints Caroline Kennedy to the Senate, it means there could be a Kennedy staying in the Senate for quite a long time.”

Just what we need, another Kennedy in the senate. Why not just turn the whole thing over to the “elite” snobs and save us the trouble and expense of elections.


Caroline Kennedy to replace Hillary? — 4 Comments

  1. Yeah, I know. If Jeb Bush decides to run for the Senate, the Left will be squealing about “dynasties” until the cows come home.

    But a Kennedy…?

    Oh, that’s okay. Because as a group, the Kennedys, you know, have contributed SO much to our society — if you’re a Lefty.

  2. Looks like the beginning of a pattern here in New York: the junior senator spot has become a position where politically-connected wanna-bes get to join the club. Nice to know NY is perfectly happy issuing legislative learner’s permits to the supposedly worthy.

    I’m not surprised, though.

    Also, I thought I’d never see this day, but I found myself actually agreeing with none other than Jane Hamsher. (ht: Insty)

    The head, she spins.

    I do believe I’ll start drinking heavily now…

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