Caroline Kennedys public campaign may box in Paterson

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  1. "(CNN) -- Caroline Kennedy is on a public campaign for Sen. Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, which may make it difficult for New York Gov. David Paterson not to send President John F. Kennedy's only living child to Washington."

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/18/caroline.kennedy.senate/index.html

    Nothing against Ms. Kennedy, but what makes her as qualified than others, who have long been involved in NY politics, for this position? Others, such as Rep. Carolyn Maloney, AG Andrew Cuomo and Kirsten Gillibrand? She suddenly decides she wants the plum job of NY senator, so she should get it?
     
  2. I am not a fan of Ms. Kennedy's politics which are far too liberal for me. Nevertheless, she is no less qualified and actually might be seen as more qualified that Senator Clinton when she entered office.

    Caroline Kennedy is quite lucky to be alive, having survived an assassination attempt by PIRA/Noraid/SF in October of 1975. The bomb exploded prematurely and killed one of London's leading cancer specialists, who was passing by the car.

    As someone who raised funds for the people who attempted to murder Ms. Kennedy and her hostess, Lady Antonia Fraser (Daughter of Lord Longford of Co. Westmeath, Ireland), how do you feel about this. Are you disappointed that your colleagues failed to murder her? Are you sorry that a bomb you paid for failed to change history?
     
  3. Like it or no, Ms. Clinton duly won a senate election - she was not appointed to the position. Whether her name or money influenced the vote is another story. The question here has nothing to do with the past, and all to do with the present - as we know if she serves a term or two as a NY senator, she would be well positioned to run for POTUS. Should Caroline Kennedy, a solicitor with powerful connections, be appointed to a position when others have worked their whole lives in public service, are passed by? Should Gov. Paterson be pressured into appointing her? No doubt, he will be.
     
  4. Was Caroline Kennedy,and not Sir Hugh Fraser, really an intended target of an IRA bomb?

    The killing of a Kennedy by the IRA probably would have changed history as you say, but, arguably, such an own goal would have been for the better.
     
  5. you defitnely are a disciple of gerry adams and murderer mcguinness

    BOC quiet clearly asked you this question

    As someone who raised funds for the people who attempted to murder Ms. Kennedy and her hostess, Lady Antonia Fraser (Daughter of Lord Longford of Co. Westmeath, Ireland), how do you feel about this. Are you disappointed that your colleagues failed to murder her? Are you sorry that a bomb you paid for failed to change history?


    and you 100% ignored it

    yet you come on here slagging off Ms Kennedys qualifications the same lady your mates tried to kill

    whereas Ms Kennedy never held public office she is an advocate for many different organisations
    she is part of a very political family
    and she has wrote gazillions of books on Constitutional Politics and Constitutional Law

    what qualifications have adams and mcguinness got for any political appointments or for that fact that hag mary lou mcdonanld
     
  6. I would guess Hugh Fraser was the intended target, not Ms. Kennedy. However, apparently, it was known she was would be visiting the Frasers at the time. But what a singularly stupid idea for anyone to target her, for obvious reasons, but who knows?

    Anyway, why do you say would have been for the better? Believe it or not, the Kennedys have done good for the people that elect them. That is not the objection to Ms. Kennedy being a US senator. It is the idea that, because she has now decided to go into politics, she should just be able to walk right into it because of her family name, money and connections, when there are others more qualified, who have long worked for the state of NY, who will be bypassed.
     
  7. Were you on the army council at the time?
     
  8. It is the idea that, because she has now decided to go into politics, she should just be able to walk right into it because of her family name, money and connections, when there are others more qualified, who have long worked for the state of NY, who will be bypassed.

    yes the cheek of her

    she should have murdered loads of people and robbed loads of money

    and then held 2 weak governements to ransom by saying let me into Politics or I will continue to murder and rob

    Kennedy and her namby pamby Constitutionality pah
     
  9. You are joking, I hope.
    Now, let's try to get back to the topic of Ms. Kennedy and the Senate.
     
  10. Oh so we only talk about what you want to talk about

    remember you hand in your arms and explosives ( Hopefully)

    so we dont actually have to do what you tell us any more
     
  11. Here are her 'qualifications':

    1) overseeing her father's presidential library and presenting the annual Profiles in Courage Award.

    2) editor of several books

    3) leadership roles in the arts

    4) solicitor

    She might make an excellent senator, but why should she be handed it with her limited background? Why doesn't she run for the state senate or other local positions instead? Would like to know what Americans think of this.
     
  12. here is the qualifications of Adams and McGuinness

    1- led one of Europes biggest criminal operations
    2- oversaw and ordered the murder of civilians and Soldiers
    3- approved the Northern Bank robbery

    4- conned idiots into collecting cash in furtherance of their criminal goals

    You ask why Kennedy didnt try local politics first

    why didnt adams and mcguinness try doing it in a lawful way first


    I would pick kennedy over your mates any day
     
  13. You've partly answered your own question;below

    But seeing as you've put the question-

    If any member of the Kennedy clan had been killed at the hands of the IRA, not only would it have caused the Kennedys to become disaffected with the IRA but additionally, Noraid would have suffered a blow from which it might never have recovered.
     
  14. That goes without saying, so for the RA to target her would have been foolish in the extreme.

    Now, what do you think of her becoming NY senator?
     
  15. Why would the Gunners target her?
    :x :x