Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Enough With the Dynastic Politics

From the NY Times, via IHT:
Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of an American political dynasty, has decided to pursue the United States Senate seat being vacated by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York. The decision came after a series of deeply personal and political conversations, in which Kennedy, whom friends describe as unflashy but determined, wrestled with whether to give up what has been a lifetime of avoiding the spotlight.
If I had a say in the matter, I'd say not only "no," but "no fucking way in hell." This is even worse than the Tsar of the Baboons "coming into the president" eight years after his father. At least the Quarter-Bright Prince ran for the job (though his henchmen stole both elections). Hillary Clinton ran for her Senate seat.

When you drill right down to the core of the matter, while Caroline Kennedy may have done a lot of good works, the only reason that her name is in contention is because of her last name. She has not run for any elected office that I know of. Let the Party of Hoover engage in dynastic politics if they want, running one retard after another from the descendants of Prescott Bush (who at least cared about civil rights, which distinguished him from his idiot grandson).

Governor Paterson should appoint a Democrat who has proven that he or she can win an election. If Caroline Kennedy wants to be a senator, let her run for the job.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I often wonder if the reason Americans are suddenly so enamored of those with flashy last names is our laziness. Is this why royalty is so popular in certain places? The personality cult thing is a slow slide into fascism, not that you can convince the average citizen that the USA would ever be at risk of that!