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Monday, January 19, 2009

Another Slap in the Face to New Yorkers

NY Post's Fredric U. Dicker reports that Caroline Kennedy will be the next Senator from New York, appointed by Governor Paterson to take over Hillary Rodham Clinton's place when Clinton assumes the Secretary of State job. Writes Dicker:

"The contenders based their conclusion on the view that Paterson, after nearly two months of indecision, would 'greatly embarrass' and 'entirely humiliate' Kennedy, anger her prominent political family and even offend President-elect Barack Obama by picking someone other than President John F. Kennedy's daughter."

Another theory has it that Paterson will secure the payback of political and financial support from the Kennedys once he is up for election.

Dicker's prediction may prove to be foolhardy (it smacks of an over-reliance on limited sources), but if it comes true, the appointment of Caroline Kennedy will once again show how sleazy politics is being played at the expense of New Yorkers. I think Paterson is better than this, and so am holding out the hope that someone far more experienced and worthy for the position will be appointed. If not, it will be time to add Paterson to the list of politicos that will have to go come election time. We really have to clean house everywhere.


Anonymous said...

I guess Carolyn Maloney is just not rich enough or well-connected enough (even though she could run rings around Caroline Kennedy as far as qualifications and experience go) and Andrew Cuomo is just in the wrong family at the wrong time, notwithstanding all his experience and skills.

AnnieMae said...

Lord Mayor For Life Billionaireberg always gets his way. After all, he has the money to buy whomever he wants.