Aww, well, isn’t that special?

It’s been what, again?

With the wind of her family’s legacy at her back, Caroline Kennedy says her quest for a Senate seat has been a long time in the making.

Yep. All she did was wait until she was of age, and then she stepped up and said, “Give it to me!” One would think if she had a shred of integrity she’d have actually run for that seat as opposed to asking the governor to just appoint her to it. I guess she thinks just because she’s a Kennedy she’s entitled to it. A lawyer and activist. Wow…and people called Sarah Palin unqualified. Ok then. I am glad to see, though, that certain New York politicians actually do have a problem with the way this is going down, but this particular quote caught my eye:

The bickering intensified Tuesday after New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver suggested that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his supporters have hijacked the process for their own political gain. Many of Kennedy’s advisers have close ties to Bloomberg.
“If I were the governor, I would look and question whether this is the appointment I would want to make, whether her first obligation might be to the mayor of the city of New York rather than the governor,” Silver told WGDJ-AM in Albany. Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, is the most powerful legislative leader in New York.

I see what he’s getting at, but here’s a thought: What about her obligation to the people of New York — you know, the people she’ll ultimately represent if she’s picked? What about their interests? Call that one more reason to hold a special election as opposed to just letting the governor make the pick. Of course, Paterson’s own whine, that “the bickering sounded ‘more like the prelude to a high school program than the choosing of a U.S. senator,'” implies that ultimately he’s just pissed off that the insulted New York politicians won’t sit back and accept what he wants to do. Which in turn suggests that HE doesn’t have the best interests of the people of the Empire State at heart either. Oh well. We all get the government we deserve, I guess.


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