I have been looking at Caroline Kennedy's resume and the only thing that I can see that qualifies her for Senator of NY is that she is the kid of a slain president, and more importantly a Kennedy. Sure, she went to the right schools, that was a given. But, over the years she has always been against being in the public eye, and her need for privacy. Well, it would seem that she is finally playing the one card that she has to play to take the seat of Hillary Clinton, that of being a Kennedy.
Ok, I will give her kudos for not going the way of the alcoholic like most in her family, but let's look at what she did. She wrote 2 books. Well, considering her mom was an editor for Random House at one point, Um, next.
She is a member of the Bars of NY and Washington. OK, but has she ever PRACTICED law? Richard Bradley says in his article:
Kennedy has always seemed more interested in avoiding public issues than engaging them. As an adult, she has tended to work at jobs that didn't require her to work all that hard and didn't require her to mingle with ordinary people. She has a law degree but does not practice law, instead co-writing two books about important Supreme Court cases. The books were typical of Kennedy: high-minded, earnest, but distant, as if she never really wanted to take a position on something relevant to the events and debates of the day.
My view is that Caroline Kennedy will only get the seat of Senator of New York because of her name, not any real experience. She has not proven that she cares about the people she would be serving. If she did, she would stop making the calls to the powerful and get on the street and talk to people. Being a Kennedy should not be a blank check to whatever you want in America. She is not her dad or her mom. Nor is she Ted Kennedy, but a woman who has shown disdain for all the ordinary people, and now wants to "serve" them. Nope, that would be a travesty to put a socialite in one of the most powerful offices in America, just because she is a Kennedy.
Also, remember she stabbed Hillary Clinton in the back when she endorsed Barack Obama. It was cold and calculating. Oh, wait, maybe the debutante is ready for politics.