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Democrat Debacle: Palin’s Alaskan Career, Caroline Kennedy And Rod Blagojevich

by | 10th, December 2008

THE best time for the other team to score is right after they’ve conceded. Barack Obama and the Democrats win. And then Rod Blagojevich is in the mire and a Kennedy pops up:

CAROLINE Keenndy? Ross Douthat slates her as a replacement for Hillary.

Caroline Kennedy is no doubt more prepared – in terms of her base of knowledge about national politics, her comfort with the ways of Washington, etc. – to be a United States Senator than Sarah Palin was to be Vice President. But if you consider where the two women started and stack their subsequent accomplishments against one another, Palin’s Alaskan career is roughly six times more impressive than Kennedy’s years as a high-minded Manhattan socialite and custodian of her family’s good name. That doesn’t mean that McCain was wise to pick Palin as his running mate. But if you think he wasn’t, then you should definitely hope that the Democratic Party of New York hunts a little longer through its ranks before handing a Senate seat to the editor of The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.


ANN ALTHOUSE: “Why am I getting the feeling that the mainstream media will do what it can to obliterate the connection between Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama?”


The real news from Chicago. “Sure, the name Rod Blagojevich came into the story, but each announcer in turn tripped over himself to assure the audience that BARACK OBAMA HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.”

Tim Blair smells something:

More than 900 words from Anne Davies about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich … and not one of them is “Democrat”, despite mentioning Democrat Blagojevich, Democrat Barack Obama, Democrat Valerie Jarrett, Democrat John Harris, Democrat Tony Rezko and Democrat Al Gore. By comparison, here’s a recent Davies piece on another troubled politician:

The Republican Party’s longest serving senator, Ted Stevens of Alaska, has been found guilty on all seven charges of failing to disclose $250,000 worth of gifts he received …

Bring back a Kenedy:

Paterson (Via):

“I’m not going to comment on anything that happened in any other state, but what I would say is that just hearing the news makes me more resolved to the fact that this has to be a merit process. The only thing I should be thinking about is the merits of the candidates. … [B]ecause of the precious nature of seniority in Washington, I’m hoping that a candidate that I select would win in 2010. … [S]eniority is very important.”

KEnndy. Illinois corruption. Plus ca change…

Posted: 10th, December 2008 | In: Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink