From Protein Wisdom:
Here’s how the Assoc. Press quotes Caroline Kennedy:
“I am an unconventional choice. I understand that. I haven’t pursued the traditional path. But I think that in our public life today, we’re starting to see there are many ways into public life and public service,” she said.
Here’s how the transcript really reads:
“And so, I, I’m an unconventional choice, I, er, understand that. I haven’t pursued the traditional path. But I think that, um, in our public life today, we, you know, are starting to see there are many ways into, to, public life and public service and it’s, uh, not as, um, all our institutions are … less, um, hierarchal then they used to be, and so, you know, I think that, you know, I bring, you know, my life experience to this and, you know, that includes, you know, um, being a mother, um I understand sort of those choices that women make that includes, uh, being a lawyer …”
In the 2 minute 16 second snippet of the grilled-cheese sandwich interview AP released, I counted 26 “you knows”.
Then from Powerline we learn:
It turns out that Caroline Kennedy failed to vote in numerous elections since she registered to vote in New York City in 1988. For example, she managed to skip the primary races for mayor in 1989, 1993, 1997, and 2005. She also missed both the primary and general elections in 1994, when Sen. Daniel Moynihan was running for reelection to the seat Kennedy hopes to fill. In all, Kennedy apparently did not vote in nearly half of the 38 contested elections since 1988, almost all of them primaries.
Kennedy claims that 9/11 prompted her to become more involved in civic life. Yet she didn’t make it to the polls in 2002 and 2005 either.
Politico informs us:
During the two years Caroline Kennedy worked as a fundraiser and goodwill ambassador for New York City’s schools chancellor, Joel Klein, co-workers would frequently drift by her workspace for a glimpse of the department’s most famous $1-a-year employee.
As often as not, they were greeted by an empty chair.
A passionate commitment to public education is one of Kennedy’s three main selling points in her bid to win appointment to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat…
Kennedy, who sent her three children to one of Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools, sat out the epic legal battle to secure billions in state funding for low-income students, and played an ambiguous role during her 22 months as the only city educational bureaucrat routinely harassed by the paparazzi.
Politico also reports that Caroline Kennedy wants to be appointed Senator, but if she is not appointed she won’t bother to run. She just wants the seat given to her, she doesn’t want to, you know, work for it. How bourgeois!
Caroline Kennedy is a dim-witted, inarticulate mediocrity who was so apathetic about politics that she often didn’t bother to vote and who has rarely worked in her life. She is passionate that Americans should be indoctrinated — excuse me, educated — in government schools, but like most politicians she hypocritically sent her children to private schools. She understands that the ruling class is better than than the ruled class and she sure as hell would never send her children to the government schools that produce those who are ruled.
From all this I conclude that Caroline Kennedy is PERFECT for the Senate. She will fit right in! What is Governor Paterson waiting for? Anoint her today!
UPDATE: If the Governor of New York does not give the Senate seat to Princess Caroline, then he should give it to this guy.