Talk about a double standard. Nope, we’re not referring to Rubashkin being denied bail, but a senatorial appointment in the making.
A seat’s been left vacant in the US Senate, the result of Hillary being appointed Secretary of State. The two front runners: New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Caroline Kennedy, uh…New York housewife.
And here we are again. It’s a different party, and a different coast, but once again, a woman is attempting to gain a political office for which she is unqualified.
There’s one major difference: Apparently if your name is Kennedy lack of political experience and know-how is unimportant.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is leading all the polls. But don’t worry, Governor David Paterson is taking the high road, and won’t be “swayed by outside influences.” Thank you, Mr Paterson, for remaining loyal to the true first family of American politics. Even as the new aristos are just days away from taking over the White House, we can count on you not to sideline the Kennedys. Screw democracy. After all, polls are just media manipulation – except of course when predicting the anointing of Obama.
Looks like New Yorkers aren’t keen on putting a soccer mom – oops, Upper East Side philanthropist, our bad, – into the Senate.
Lucky for Mr Paterson this appointment isn’t decided by the pesky people of New York, so the reinstatement of the Democratic machine can finally be fully consolidated.
Thank you, Mr Paterson, for putting the world to rights.