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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 03:46 PM
...due to problems with a housekeeper, and taxes, according to MSNBC.

Apparently Ted's folks are angry she is blaming it on his health.



 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 04:35 PM
It's probably for the best. Just because she's the last link to Camelot doesn't mean she's qualified to hold a Senate seat. Best of luck to her, anyway. Wonder who the front runner for the appointment is now?

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 04:44 PM
Yet another democrat who apparently considers herself above the law...

Housekeeper and Taxes Are Said to Derail Kennedy’s Bid
By DANNY HAKIM and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

ALBANY — Problems involving taxes and a household employee surfaced during the vetting of Caroline Kennedy and derailed her candidacy for the Senate, a person close to Gov. David A. Paterson said on Thursday, in an account at odds with Ms. Kennedy’s own description of her reasons for withdrawing.

The account emerged 14 hours after Ms. Kennedy announced that she was taking her name out of contention for the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and as Mr. Paterson, according to two well-placed Democrats told of his thinking, was leaning toward selecting Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand, an upstate lawmaker in her second term in Congress.

Hard feelings toward Ms. Kennedy were clearly building among the governor’s staff on Thursday, after a dramatic evening in which she was reported to be dropping out, then wavering, then ultimately, shortly after midnight on Thursday, issuing a statement ending her candidacy.

The person close to the governor said Mr. Paterson “never had any intention of picking Kennedy” because he had come to consider her unready for the job. The person did not describe the exact nature or seriousness of the tax and household employee issues.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 04:48 PM
Dick, do you really want to go there? I can find quite a few Republicans in the same boat....

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 04:53 PM
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Dick, do you really want to go there? I can find quite a few Republicans in the same boat....


She's apparently done what she's done, Stevie. 'Republicans in the same boat' or otherwise are irrelevant, haven't you heard? It's ALL about democrats and no one else for the foreseeable future.

We have one party rule so it's ALL on the ruling party, good, bad or indifferent.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 05:04 PM
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Yet another democrat who apparently considers herself above the law...

Housekeeper and Taxes Are Said to Derail Kennedy’s Bid
By DANNY HAKIM and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

ALBANY — Problems involving taxes and a household employee surfaced during the vetting of Caroline Kennedy and derailed her candidacy for the Senate, a person close to Gov. David A. Paterson said on Thursday, in an account at odds with Ms. Kennedy’s own description of her reasons for withdrawing.

The account emerged 14 hours after Ms. Kennedy announced that she was taking her name out of contention for the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and as Mr. Paterson, according to two well-placed Democrats told of his thinking, was leaning toward selecting Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand, an upstate lawmaker in her second term in Congress.

Hard feelings toward Ms. Kennedy were clearly building among the governor’s staff on Thursday, after a dramatic evening in which she was reported to be dropping out, then wavering, then ultimately, shortly after midnight on Thursday, issuing a statement ending her candidacy.

The person close to the governor said Mr. Paterson “never had any intention of picking Kennedy” because he had come to consider her unready for the job. The person did not describe the exact nature or seriousness of the tax and household employee issues.



A PARTIAL LIST OF REPUBLICANS WHO AVOIDED PAYING TAXES:

Republican Vice President Spiro Agnew
Republican Alaska Governor Sarah palin
Republican Indiana Candidate Luke Puckett
Illinois Republican Martin Ozinga
Minnesota Republican Brian Davis
Virginia Republican Keith Fimian
Ohio Republican J. Kirk Shuring
Nevada Republican Dean Heller
Idaho Republican Bill Sali
Florida Republican Vern Buchanan


 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 05:06 PM
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Yet another democrat who apparently considers herself above the law...

Housekeeper and Taxes Are Said to Derail Kennedy’s Bid
By DANNY HAKIM and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

ALBANY — Problems involving taxes and a household employee surfaced during the vetting of Caroline Kennedy and derailed her candidacy for the Senate, a person close to Gov. David A. Paterson said on Thursday, in an account at odds with Ms. Kennedy’s own description of her reasons for withdrawing.

The account emerged 14 hours after Ms. Kennedy announced that she was taking her name out of contention for the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and as Mr. Paterson, according to two well-placed Democrats told of his thinking, was leaning toward selecting Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand, an upstate lawmaker in her second term in Congress.

Hard feelings toward Ms. Kennedy were clearly building among the governor’s staff on Thursday, after a dramatic evening in which she was reported to be dropping out, then wavering, then ultimately, shortly after midnight on Thursday, issuing a statement ending her candidacy.

The person close to the governor said Mr. Paterson “never had any intention of picking Kennedy” because he had come to consider her unready for the job. The person did not describe the exact nature or seriousness of the tax and household employee issues.



A PARTIAL LIST OF REPUBLICANS WHO AVOIDED PAYING TAXES:

Republican Vice President Spiro Agnew
Republican Alaska Governor Sarah palin
Republican Indiana Candidate Luke Puckett
Illinois Republican Martin Ozinga
Minnesota Republican Brian Davis
Virginia Republican Keith Fimian
Ohio Republican J. Kirk Shuring
Nevada Republican Dean Heller
Idaho Republican Bill Sali
Florida Republican Vern Buchanan




'Republicans in the same boat' or otherwise are irrelevant, haven't you heard, Boy Wonder? It's ALL about democrats and no one else for the foreseeable future. You're cutting and pasting ancient history.

We have one party rule so it's ALL on the ruling party, good, bad or indifferent.

 

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Yet another democrat who apparently considers herself above the law...

Housekeeper and Taxes Are Said to Derail Kennedy’s Bid
By DANNY HAKIM and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

ALBANY — Problems involving taxes and a household employee surfaced during the vetting of Caroline Kennedy and derailed her candidacy for the Senate, a person close to Gov. David A. Paterson said on Thursday, in an account at odds with Ms. Kennedy’s own description of her reasons for withdrawing.

The account emerged 14 hours after Ms. Kennedy announced that she was taking her name out of contention for the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and as Mr. Paterson, according to two well-placed Democrats told of his thinking, was leaning toward selecting Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand, an upstate lawmaker in her second term in Congress.

Hard feelings toward Ms. Kennedy were clearly building among the governor’s staff on Thursday, after a dramatic evening in which she was reported to be dropping out, then wavering, then ultimately, shortly after midnight on Thursday, issuing a statement ending her candidacy.

The person close to the governor said Mr. Paterson “never had any intention of picking Kennedy” because he had come to consider her unready for the job. The person did not describe the exact nature or seriousness of the tax and household employee issues.



A PARTIAL LIST OF REPUBLICANS WHO AVOIDED PAYING TAXES:

Republican Vice President Spiro Agnew
Republican Alaska Governor Sarah palin
Republican Indiana Candidate Luke Puckett
Illinois Republican Martin Ozinga
Minnesota Republican Brian Davis
Virginia Republican Keith Fimian
Ohio Republican J. Kirk Shuring
Nevada Republican Dean Heller
Idaho Republican Bill Sali
Florida Republican Vern Buchanan




'Republicans in the same boat' or otherwise are irrelevant, haven't you heard, Boy Wonder? It's ALL about democrats and no one else for the foreseeable future. You're cutting and pasting ancient history.

We have one party rule so it's ALL on the ruling party, good, bad or indifferent.



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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 05:31 PM
Caroline Kennedy withdraws from Senate consideration...

This is probably the best choice for everyone involved, the Kennedy family, we the voting populace and the members of the Senate all benefit. Lack of experience, an inability to speak in the public forum and the stage presence of a nervous teenage school girl. Kennedy or not, I'm glad her Senate "run" ended before it really ever began.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 05:33 PM
I saw a funny political cartoon some time back, wish I could find it now, but it was a guy asking Tina Fey,

"Hey, you don't do Caroline Kennedy do you?"

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 05:39 PM
I originally didn't think her lack of political experience would be a hinderence and all things considered, still don't, however, the longer she was exposed to the scrutiny of the media, it became more and more obvious there were other atributes for the position that were missing. As eloquent a speaker as was her father, Caroline did, on occassion, have a Palinesque quality about her style that was detracting.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 06:59 PM
The media wouldn't stand for it, obviously. It will be a sad day when we have, for the first time in a half century, no Kennedy to speak for the working people of America.

[Edited on 1/23/2009 by lespaul58]

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 07:12 PM
She is just saving face she was not going to be appointed so she bowed out.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 07:56 PM
Congrats, Ann, on inventing a new word, Palinesque.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 08:12 PM
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It's probably for the best. Just because she's the last link to Camelot doesn't mean she's qualified to hold a Senate seat.


BINGO....

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 09:07 PM
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The media wouldn't stand for it, obviously.


Why? Isn't Andrew Cuomo more qualified having actually achieved something in the political realm?? And, it might not even be him picked.

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It will be a sad day when we have, for the first time in a half century, no Kennedy to speak for the working people of America.



I know what you mean. I'm a big fan of John F. Kennedy and his ideas on tax cuts, business, facing down folks like the communist Soviets and more, believing that the spread of freedom and democracy in the world is good for America, the Space program and more. I was a fan of RFK as well. Sadly, Ted and Caroline pale in comparison politically.

 

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I know what you mean. I'm a big fan of John F. Kennedy and his ideas on tax cuts, business, facing down folks like the communist Soviets and more, believing that the spread of freedom and democracy in the world is good for America, the Space program and more. I was a fan of RFK as well. Sadly, Ted and Caroline pale in comparison politically.


Ted devoted his life in the Senate to trying against all odds to promoting the welfare of working Americans. I think he should be recognized for that.

 

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I know what you mean. I'm a big fan of John F. Kennedy and his ideas on tax cuts, business, facing down folks like the communist Soviets and more, believing that the spread of freedom and democracy in the world is good for America, the Space program and more. I was a fan of RFK as well. Sadly, Ted and Caroline pale in comparison politically.


Ted devoted his life in the Senate to trying against all odds to promoting the welfare of working Americans. I think he should be recognized for that.


He will be. But I don't think it's a family trait. I love JFK and RFK as much as anyone but I think it's time to give the family a rest for a generation or two.

 

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I know what you mean. I'm a big fan of John F. Kennedy and his ideas on tax cuts, business, facing down folks like the communist Soviets and more, believing that the spread of freedom and democracy in the world is good for America, the Space program and more. I was a fan of RFK as well. Sadly, Ted and Caroline pale in comparison politically.


Ted devoted his life in the Senate to trying against all odds to promoting the welfare of working Americans. I think he should be recognized for that.


Sorry but Welfare is not the right word to use when you speak of Uncle Ted.

 

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  posted on 1/23/2009 at 10:08 AM
Gillibrand gets the gig....For now, anyway:


An aide to Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand has confirmed to North Country Public Radio that she will be the next junior Senator from New York. Gillibrand was offered the post early this morning and will accept at a noon ceremony today in Albany. The New York Times and the Associated Press are both reporting that the Governor's choice was made just after 2 am on Friday. Gillibrand's rise marks the next chapter in a remarkable political journey that began in November 2006 with her upset victory over Rep. John Sweeney. Gillibrand won re-election handily last year, despite stiff opposition from North Country Republican Sandy Treadwell.

Gillibrand outlasted the other likely candidates for the Senate seat, primarily Caroline Kennedy. Kennnedy's campaign imploded following a series of missteps and confused statements about her reasons for wanting the job. She formally withdrew from the process this week.

Gillibrand is a moderate who opposes same-sex marriage and gun control. Long Island Democrat, Carolyn McCarthy, says she'll challenge Gillibrand in the primary next year. Gillibrand will be officially named today at noon at an event in Albany. She will likely face stiff opposition in a special election in 2010 and again in 2012. Possible Republican opponents include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Governor George Pataki. But Gillibrand has proved herself to be a ferocious campaigner and fundraiser.

Governor Paterson's pick sets off a round of political musical chairs across the North Country. State Senator Betty Little, a Republican, is expected to make a bid for Gillibrand's seat. Should she win, that would trigger another contest for her state Senate seat. Other likely candidates for Gillibrand's seat include Sandy Treadwell, from Essex County, who ran in 2008.


 

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  posted on 1/23/2009 at 11:18 AM
I don't live in the state of New York but I suspect she would have done a pretty good job. Seems to me growing up in a political family like she did just by osmosis she would have learned quite a bit and would have been very capable of handling the day to day mechanics and processes of governing. On the other hand up until now she has been a very private person so maybe she simply wasn't prepared to deal with the spot light and all the public scrutiny.

 

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I know what you mean. I'm a big fan of John F. Kennedy and his ideas on tax cuts, business, facing down folks like the communist Soviets and more, believing that the spread of freedom and democracy in the world is good for America, the Space program and more. I was a fan of RFK as well. Sadly, Ted and Caroline pale in comparison politically.


Ted devoted his life in the Senate to trying against all odds to promoting the welfare of working Americans. I think he should be recognized for that.


The citizens of Massachusetts seem to really like the job he has done. You know Massachusetts one of the original 13 colonies where many of the concepts and ideas for the birth of our country and formulation of the constitution originated.


[Edited on 1/23/2009 by Peachypetewi]

 

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I don't live in the state of New York but I suspect she would have done a pretty good job. Seems to me growing up in a political family like she did just by osmosis she would have learned quite a bit and would have been very capable of handling the day to day mechanics and processes of governing. On the other hand up until now she has been a very private person so maybe she simply wasn't prepared to deal with the spot light and all the public scrutiny.


Nice logic. Wasn't George W. Bush's father the president? Maybe living in a political family doesn't make one capable of holding office.



I suspect living in a political family all coked up and drunk for 45 years you tend to miss a lot of details.

 

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I don't live in the state of New York but I suspect she would have done a pretty good job. Seems to me growing up in a political family like she did just by osmosis she would have learned quite a bit and would have been very capable of handling the day to day mechanics and processes of governing. On the other hand up until now she has been a very private person so maybe she simply wasn't prepared to deal with the spot light and all the public scrutiny.


She didn't grow up in a political family. Jackie kept her and John far away from the rest of the Kennedy's. She grew up more as a socialite.

 

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I don't live in the state of New York but I suspect she would have done a pretty good job. Seems to me growing up in a political family like she did just by osmosis she would have learned quite a bit and would have been very capable of handling the day to day mechanics and processes of governing. On the other hand up until now she has been a very private person so maybe she simply wasn't prepared to deal with the spot light and all the public scrutiny.


She didn't grow up in a political family. Jackie kept her and John far away from the rest of the Kennedy's. She grew up more as a socialite.



Hmmm. Is that right? I watched her speech at the DNC and she stated otherwise. Anyway it's a moot point.

 

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