I’ve always looked at the open New York Senate seat in that David Patterson could nominate a horse if he wanted to, and I’m voting for Pete King in 2010 regardless, so I never really thought much aboot Caroline Kennedy. However I have been mildly entertained as the wheels have started to come off. Especially when you see her out “on the campaign trail” and she seems like she’s being forced to do this against her will.
Or my personal favourite, saying that if she wasn’t appointed she had no plans to run in 2010.
Here’s Michael Goodwin with more:
But a strange thing is happening on the way to the coronation. The wheels of the bandwagon are coming off. Fantasy is giving way to inescapable truth. That truth is that Kennedy is not ready for the job and doesn’t deserve it. Somebody who loves her should tell her.
Her quest is becoming a cringe-inducing experience, as painful to watch as it must be to endure. Because she is the only survivor of that dreamy time nearly 50 years ago, she remains an iconic figure. But in the last few days, her mini-campaign has proved she has little to offer New Yorkers except her name.
I stand by my originally assessment that she was nothing more than catnip to the national media, and that Gov. Patterson was going to pick one of our 24 D congresspeople. Kirsten Hildebrand was the name at the top of the list, but Patterson taking a sudden trip to Iraq with Long Island’s own Steve Israel definitely raised an eyebrow.
The question is, with Hillary Clinton not expecting to resign her seat until late January at the earliest, and with the coronation of Princess Caroline going the way it’s going, how long until Hildebrand or Israel (or anyone else) start to stand up and say, “What aboot me? When’s gonna be my time?”
UPDATE: Oh, that CNN…