Dame Caroline finally speaks for herself (well…y’know…kinda…y’know)

By John Burke | Related entries in Kennedy, New York, Senate

(Hat tip: Politico.com)

Dame Caroline of Camelot finally sat down with several major media outlets over the past few days, presumably to counter growing criticism of her running away from questions and saying little or nothing about the issues that will come before the Senate she wants to join.

At her sit-down with The New York Times, she got testy about the questions she was asked.  Reactions in the rest of the media — print, broadcast and online — was, to be generous, less than enthusiastic.  New York Daily News columnist Michael Goodwin delivered this especially blunt assessment:

But a strange thing is happening on the way to the coronation. The wheels of the bandwagon are coming off. Fantasy is giving way to inescapable truth.

That truth is that Kennedy is not ready for the job and doesn’t deserve it. Somebody who loves her should tell her.

Her quest is becoming a cringe-inducing experience, as painful to watch as it must be to endure. Because she is the only survivor of that dreamy time nearly 50 years ago, she remains an iconic figure. But in the last few days, her mini-campaign has proved she has little to offer New Yorkers except her name.

The YouTube video above is actually the audio of portions of one of her interviews.  In a way, I wish it were different, but I’ve listened to hundreds of office seekers in my time and, IMHO, compared to many of them, Dame Caroline seems uninformed, uninterested, uninteresting, and at times incoherent.

Listen to it and judge for yourself.

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2 Responses to “Dame Caroline finally speaks for herself (well…y’know…kinda…y’know)”

  1. Justin Gardner Says:


    But then again, who can ignore Obama’s “ummms”? He’s definitely a stumbler too and yet he’s known for his eloquence.

    One thing’s for sure…Caroline better get her game straight otherwise she’s done for. From hearing her speak elsewhere, I thought she was better than this.

  2. Donklephant » Blog Archive » Y’know, Caroline Kennedy, Y’know, Is Having Problems Says:

    [...] John wrote about this a couple days ago and now NBC picks up the meme. [...]

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