Looks like Caroline Kennedy — JFK's daughter, Teddy and RFK's niece, John-John's sister and America's Princess™ — is seriously eying Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be vacant Senate seat. I guess this means Governor Paterson won't be auctioning it off to the highest bidder (who would probably be named Kennedy, anyway).
Caroline Kennedy is no doubt an intelligent, accomplished woman who has navigated the glare of unasked-for celebrity with singular grace. But what, beyond her famous name and the fact that no Democrat could possibly contest her, qualifies Kennedy for Congress?
Ya got me.
Actually, Kennedy has rarely, if ever, demonstrated a taste for the back-stabbing, blood-lusting, ideals-crushing brouhaha that goes on in the Senate. Her family appellation surely provides some cover, but they ain't playing tiddlywinks up there, trust me. While no one would doubt Hillary's ability to go pantsuit to power-suit, the characteristically soft-spoken Caroline begs the (probably sexist) question: does she have what it takes to represent New York State in a venue that can only be described as high school with filibusters? Should we really take another step towards monarchism in our supposedly representative democracy? Would Jackie-O approve?
Let's hear what you think. . .